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Fine Dining at Andrea Ristorante at Pelican Hill

written by John Chow on June 13, 2013

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So I just came off a really successful Home Business Summit weekend in Long Beach, and I decided to celebrate with Marc and Oscar. They’re the team members who helped me make the Home Business Summit one of the most profitable events I have ever spoken at. We brought the wives along because dinner is always more fun with female companions, and the place we went to kinda requires it.

We decided on the spring tasting menu at Andrea Ristorante at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach. I’ve always wanted to check out Pelican Hill because it’s where the rich go to show the other rich how rich they are. The resort offers things that are simply not available at other resorts. Like a children’s etiquette program. For a mere $249 per child, your little rascals can learn life saving skills like how to accept butler-passed Hors d’ Oeuvres and beverages, how and when to curtsy (girls), how to seat a lady (boys), and all the other social protocols of the rich and famous. As soon as Sally is old enough, I’m signing her up!

Andrea Ristorante is located inside The Resort. The room is very big and offers an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean if you’re dining on the terrace. We went for the five-course spring tasting menu, and added their signature dish: a risotto made table side in a big wheel of cheese. They shaved in some black truffles to kick up the taste, and the bill, a couple of notches. Other stand-out dishes include the house-cured duck breast carpaccio, and the Greg Norman Wagyu tenderloin.

Overall, dinner at Andrea was a lot of fun. The bill came to $900, which wasn’t as fun. At least the valet parking was free ($5 tip) and my SL550 looked right at home parked next to the Bentleys and Rolls.

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