October 11, 2017


COSTA MESA, CA – October 2017 – From complimentary flourless chocolate espresso cake to three-course prix fixe menus, South Coast Plaza’s fine dining and fast-casual restaurants will continue to offer a delicious assortment of special menu items in October to highlight the 50th anniversary of the world-renowned retail center.

In March, South Coast Plaza rolled out an impressive array of celebratory cuisine options for diners and shoppers on the go to indulge in culinary treats such as cocktails, desserts and cookies.

The commemoration continues this month with chefs creating special dishes for the milestone as varied as a choice of paella and braised lima beans to a signature cream puff and complimentary mini dessert trio.

Fifty years ago, on March 15, 1967, the Segerstrom family unveiled what would become an internationally acclaimed shopping destination on former lima bean fields in Costa Mesa.

South Coast Plaza’s 50th anniversary will be celebrated throughout 2017. Diners will find a variety of anniversary offerings throughout the month of October: 



Antonello Ristorante: A favorite of South Coast Plaza developer and arts philanthropist Henry Segerstrom for decades, the time-honored Italian restaurant will feature Spaghetti alla Segerstrom — an Italian classic of pasta pomodoro discovered by Henry Segerstrom in a unique restaurant in Rome and faithfully replicated by restaurateur Antonio Cagnolo using the finest ingredients.

The Capital Grille: Receive a complimentary mini dessert duo of flourless chocolate espresso cake and cheesecake for the table with purchase. Patrons must mention “SCP50” when making reservations by phone or OpenTable (enter into comments box). One per table.

Mezzet Mediterranean Cuisine: Partake in a $50 three-course menu that includes choices of appetizer, entrée and a glass of house wine.

Water Grill: Experience Chef Damon Gordon’s side dish of Segerstrom-braised lima beans with kale and bacon to commemorate South Coast Plaza’s 50th anniversary.

Vaca: Enjoy Chef Amar Santana’s $50 three-course prix fixe menu with the first course featuring two tapas, an entrée with a choice of paella shared family style for two, and a third course with one dessert. The anniversary menu is for a minimum of two guests, costs $50 per person and does not include tax or gratuity.



Champagne French Bakery CafeCoffee drinks will be stenciled with a fanciful “50” for guests during the month of October.

Godiva Chocolatier: A commemorative South Coast Plaza anniversary sleeve will wrap around an eight-piece assorted chocolate gold gift box.

Starbucks Reserve Coffee: The coffeehouse company has created a “Golden Carousel Blend” propriety coffee in honor of the 50th anniversary. The medium blend is 80 percent Veranda with 20 percent single-origin Ethiopia.  Whole beans may be custom ground.

Lawry’s Carvery: Enjoy a complimentary crème brûlée dessert with a $50 purchase or more. Please mention “SCP50.” 

Via de France: Treat yourself to a signature cream puff with a medium coffee for $5 at a $6.75 value. Please mention “SCP50.”

Wahoo’s Fish Taco: Place an order for the popular Combo Number One (taco or enchilada, rice and beans) for $5 at a $6.45 value. Please mention “SCP50.”

zcafé: The soup of the month for October is the Segerstrom Family Lima Bean Soup made with their heirloom recipe and beans from the Segerstrom Ranch in Costa Mesa. The soup is available all month by the cup, bowl or as a side on sandwich combos or individual pizza combos and as part of a combo (bowl or soup and side Caesar or cafe salad.)



Renowned as a leading international shopping destination, South Coast Plaza is home to more than 250 prominent boutiques, critically-acclaimed restaurants and the adjacent celebrated Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It is the West Coast’s premier shopping experience, with its proximity to beaches and John Wayne Airport, customized concierge services, and unparalleled collection of diverse retailers — from Gucci, Hermès, Cartier and Harry Winston to Roger Vivier, Dolce&Gabbana, The Webster, Dior, Dior Homme and more. Now celebrating its 50th year, South Coast Plaza is located in Orange County, California, in the city of Costa Mesa. Information: southcoastplaza.com or 800.782.8888.