Lemonade, Fashion Island, Newport Beach

In Dining by LA Travel Magazine

Los Angeles-based restaurant company, Lemonade has made its arrival as the newest addition on the Newport Beach dining scene with its new Fashion Island location. The restaurant theme is upscale cafeteria-style with a seasonal southern California influence. As with all Lemonade locations, the eatery will offer around twenty marketplace salads, slow-cooked braises, artisan sandwiches, soups, decadent desserts and of course various high end flavors of lemonade.  Unique to the new Orange County location will be a wood burning oven for roasting vegetables and flatbreads and a rotisserie for preparing whole roast rib-eye, leg of lamb and chicken.

Lemonade captures the southern California spirit of culinary adventure, and an appreciation of the freshest seasonal ingredients, highlighted in familiar dishes with innovative twists from Chef and Founder, Alan Jackson.  “I like to think of Lemonade as a choose-your-own-adventure for lunch or dinner,” Says Jackson.  “A delicious and healthy change of pace, Lemonade marries quality and convenience.”

Bringing that philosophy to the shopping destination, this fast-casual restaurant is ideal for patrons wanting a quick lunch or healthy “grab and go” dinner.  Visitors are invited to continue the “shopping” experience at Lemonade as it allows patrons to “eat with their eyes” by grabbing a tray and selecting from a buffet of prepared hot and cold dishes displayed at the counter.  As with all Lemonade locations, the eatery offers around twenty marketplace salads, slow-cooked braises, artisan sandwiches, soups, decadent desserts and of course quenching flavors of lemonade.  Unique to the new Orange County location will be a wood burning oven for roasting vegetables and flatbreads and a rotisserie for preparing whole roast rib-eye, leg of lamb and chicken.  “We are thrilled to open Lemonade in Newport Beach,” says Ian Olsen, Chief Operating Officer of Lemonade Restaurant Group. “After a long search for the ideal location in Orange County, we believe Fashion Island is a perfect fit.  We are excited to bring our relaxed L.A. approach of contemporary California cuisine to the on-the-go shoppers or patrons catching a movie at Fashion Island.”

987 Newport Center Drive, AT FASHION ISLAND MALL, Newport Beach, CA 92660,  949.717.7525, www.lemonadela.com