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Retail Therapy: See our sailors off to sea

April 16, 2014|By Candice Baker

Set sail for Newport: Visitors are welcome to view the 65th Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race starting at 11 a.m. April 25 off the Balboa Pier. The last boat is expected to pass by at 1:30 p.m. More than 130 boats enter the competition, which involves a world-famous, 125-mile overnight race. Information: (949) 644-1023 or newporttoensenada.com.

Wine with a view: The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar opened a second location this week, at 3131 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. The sophisticated décor and contemporary California cuisine have been a strong draw at the concept's first location, in the District at Tustin Legacy. The new location will boast ocean views, a dining patio, a cigar patio and a stone-and-wood interior. Eight certified sommeliers will be on staff. The restaurant will be open for dinner only, seven days a week. Information: (949) 999-6622 or visit thewineryrestaurant.net.

A recipe for celebration: Antonello Ristorante, 3800 Plaza Drive, in South Coast Plaza Village, will offer a special Passover menu through April 22. The three-course, prix fixe menu includes a choice of salad or matzo ball soup; lamb chops, lamb osso buco or duck ravioli; and ricotta chocolate tart for dessert at $39 per person. For reservations, call (714) 751-7153 or visit antonello.com.

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Easter hunt for grown-ups: Blackmarket Bakery will hide five eggs throughout The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, each day through Saturday this week. The eggs may contain coupons for free pastries, shirts, Keán Coffee and more. Information: blackmarketbakery.com.

Easter with spice: Join Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, for brunch starting at 11 a.m. Brunch fare will include a breakfast quesadilla, breakfast enchilada, spinach and wild mushroom omelet, pork verde and eggs, and migas, all priced under $15. Try the make-your-own-drink bar, where for $4 you can craft the perfect Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria, mimosa or screwdriver. Information: (714) 979-7469 or ztejas.com.

Easter on the beach: The Deck on Laguna Beach, 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane, will offer an extensive brunch menu, with baked goods on each table, appetizers ranging from oysters on the half shell to lobster bisque and cake desserts. Entrees include blueberry pancakes and Laguna cioppino. Reservations: (949) 494-6700. Information: thedeckonlaguna.com.

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