Great atmosphere, food was just ok!Atmosphere 5/5: the restaurant is a former house divided into very unique sections. There is a fireplace by the hostess with couches where you can sit to wait...
For more than two decades, two generations of the Luhan family have set the standard for Orange County’s ever-evolving culinary landscape. The first to introduce the use of fresh pasta to the local dining scene, the Luhans were also the first to manufacture their own line of homemade olive oils made on the premise of their farm in Tuscany and shipped to their OC restaurants.The origins of the Luhan’s culinary dynasty can be traced to long before the family opened their first establishment, What’s Cooking? Bistro located in Newport Beach. It began with the family matriarch, Mary Vallera, first to set sail from her homeland of Prota, Italy who traveled to the land of opportunity - the United States.While her three daughters often surrounded her in the kitchen, it was her youngest daughter Lucia who displayed the most intense interest in culinary activities. She was curious about the use of ingredients, the fine art of pasta making and the many recipes her family used for creating sauces. Lucia’s keen interest in gastronomy continued to develop throughout the years.
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