Girl Scouts and Chefs Unite During 2015 OC Restaurant Week
March 1st – March 7th, 2015
Orange County,(Perfect Meal Today) 2/18/15/— – Girl Scouts of Orange County is partnering with OC Restaurant Week from March 1st – 7th to celebrate the world’s largest girl-led business, Girl Scout Cookies sales, during Orange County’s favorite culinary event!
During OC Restaurant Week – which happens to be the last week that Girl Scout Cookies will be available on sale in Orange County until 2016 – select restaurants will offer delicious desserts inspired by and featuring Girl Scout Cookies! Some of the OC Restaurant Week participating restaurants are even hosting local Girl Scouts for a Preview Tasting, where girls will get the chance to taste the sweet treats and meet with the restaurant’s chef – all important as many of them strive to earn culinary and business badges.
Featured desserts include:
–Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants – Lemonades Cookie Cream Soda
–Maro Wood Grill – Girl Scout Cookie Crunch Sundae with Gluten-Free Trios Crumble
–Pascal – Thin Mints Mousse Cake
–Paul Martin’s American Grill – Homemade Ice Cream with Assorted Girl Scout Cookies
–Provenance – “Girl Scouts Rock” – Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse Torte with Gluten-Free Trios Cookie Crust
–Slapfish – Caramel deLites Chipwich with Thin Mints-studded Ice Cream
–Slater’s 50/50 – Peanut Butter Patties Push Pops and Caramel deLites Push Pops
–Sundried Tomato American Bistros and Catering – Lemonades Cookie Sandwich
In 2015, new Gluten-Free Trios were added to the traditional cookie lineup. These Girl Scout Cookies feature chocolate chips nestled in a gluten-free peanut butter oatmeal cookie. Meet all the cookies here: http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/meet_the_cookies.asp.
Watch this video featuring Girl Scouts of Orange County as they prepare a decadent dessert: https://vimeo.com/channels/foodenthusiast/119776627.
ABOUT THE GIRL SCOUT COOKIE PROGRAM
People may say it’s just a cookie, but no university has produced as many female business owners as the Girl Scout Cookie Program. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the world, providing girls with the opportunity to learn real-world business skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. In 2014, more than 16,000 Orange County Girl Scouts sold more than two and a half million packages of cookies, earning funds for their troop activities, camp, community service projects, travel and more. All Girl Scout Cookie proceeds stay in Orange County to provide leadership experiences, safe facilities, trained volunteers and financial aid for more than 22,000 Girl Scouts. According to a recent study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute in conjunction with an independent research firm, women who were Girl Scouts as children display significantly more positive life outcomes than non-Girl Scout alumnae. Girl Scout alumnae have higher perceptions of self, higher rates of volunteerism and civic engagement, higher rates of college education and higher household incomes than non-alumnae. To join, volunteer, reconnect with or donate to Girl Scouts, call (949) 461-8800 or visit www.GirlScoutsOC.org. For more information on the Girl Scouts Cookie Program, visit http://www.girlscoutsoc.org/cookies-more.
ABOUT OC RESTAURANT WEEK
The 2015 Orange County Restaurant Week will be held Sunday, March 1st through Saturday, March 7th with more than 100 restaurants participating in the countywide event. During the weeklong event, participating restaurants will offer special three-course menus, many with a cocktail or signature item at no additional charge. Each restaurant will have the freedom and flexibility to showcase its best offerings by talented chefs who will, no doubt, personalize each menu to reflect their individual culinary style. Participating restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus within the following price categories: lunch for $10, $15 or $20, and dinner for $20, $30, $40 or $50. Guests will have the opportunity to search the list of more than 100 expected participating restaurants by name, location and price point at http://www.orangecountyrestaurantweek.com.
Presenting sponsor for the 2015 Orange County Restaurant Week is The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, in Huntington Beach, who will host the event’s official launch party on February 28, 2015. Other sponsors include Orange Coast Magazine, The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel, 95.5 KLOS, The Fork Report with Neil Saavedra, Irvine Spectrum Center, Fashion Island, Celebrity Cruises, Sub-zero and Wolf, Orange County Register, OC Mom Network, Archive, Melissa’s Produce, Ketel One Vodka, Open Table, Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Greer’s OC, BREAD Artisan Bakery, and The Toll Roads.
For general information, or to learn about participation or sponsorship opportunities during Orange County Restaurant Week, please visit www.OrangeCountyRestaurantWeek.com. To learn about or join the Orange County Restaurant Association, visit www.OCRestaurantAssociation.org.
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