OC Restaurant Week Menu

Lunch $15
Lunch Menu available (M-F)  from February 25th to March 1st

First Course

Contemporary Greens
Mesclun greens tossed with our world famous
White House passion fruit vinaigrette


Pasta e Fasoi Soup
“Verona Specialty” Customary preparation with Italian sausage, 
pasta & cannellini beans

~ Choice of Entrée ~

Shrimp Salad
Fresh seasonal greens, firm tomatoes, crisp cucumber and 
Belgian endive tossed with a gourmet Dijon mustard dressing 
and Pacific Shrimp

Pappardelle Bolognese
Extra large Fettuccine pasta tossed in a traditional Bolognese style sauce

Whitefish Florentine
Bocourti whitefish prepared Florentine style, 
topped with spinach and lemon beurre blanc

Stuffed Chicken
Chicken breast, imported ham, local Mozzarella cheese, 
Italian Porcini mushroom sauce

Pork Tenderloin
Pan roasted pork tenderloin presented with a Dijon mustard sauce


Dolce dello Chef
A special dessert creation prepared by our award winning Pastry Chef

Not valid with any coupon, promotion or discount
Menu subject to change without notice

Dinner $30

Kir Royale
French Champagne with Chambord® Liquor and lemon zest

First Course

Contemporary Greens
Mesclun greens tossed with our world famous 
White House passion fruit vinaigrette


Ravioli Formaggio
Ricotta & Pecorino cheese filled ravioli with 
an Italian Porcini mushroom sauce

~ Choice of Entrée ~

Bucatini con Gamberi
Thick hollow center spaghetti-like pasta, sautéed Pacific shrimp, soy sauce

Hanger Steak
Peppered Hanger steak, herbed Chianti infusion

Whitefish Florentine
Bocourti whitefish, Florentine style, topped with spinach

Pappardelle Bolognese
Extra large Fettuccine pasta, traditional Bolognese style

Stuffed Chicken
Chicken breast, ham, local Mozzarella cheese, 
Italian Porcini mushroom sauce


Dolce dello Chef
A special dessert creation prepared by our award winning Pastry Chef

Not valid with any coupon, promotion or discount
Menu subject to change without notice

OC Housewife Vicki Gunvalson

RumorFix interviewed Vicki Gunvalson 
during our 500,000th Meal Caterina's Club event.

She shares her thoughts on Chef Bruno, Caterina's Club, and the next season of RHOOC.

Caterina's Club 500,000

February 19, 2013
Iphone photos of Caterina's Club 500,000th meal.

Bobby Ryan, Paul Sorvino, Mira Sorvino, Chef Bruno, Christopher Backus, Luca Sbisa,  Luca's friend, & Erin Lastinger

 Anaheim Ducks Bobby Ryan; OC Housewife Vicki Gunvalson; Academy Award Winner Mira Sorvino

Dessert!    It's a full house (photo via @paulmoulton_)

Ribbon ceremony.  Let the meals begin!

 Anaheim Duck's Brad Stabitz & Luca Sbisa

 KTLA's Wendy Burch with Anaheim's Finest, Randy Bruegman and John Welter

Chicken Soup for the Soul's Mark Victor Hansen, his wife Crystal and Carlos Gardes

 Chef Bruno, David & Tim;  Norman Dillard of the Hyatt and our own Jamie Kugelberg

Former Ms. Italy with Misses from Caterina's Club

Best PHOTO BOMB by Mark Victor Hansen and his wife, Crystal. photo from @dcal25

 Minnie and Mickey, Chef Bruno and Disney's Ambassador Megan.

 Wendy Burch, Chef Bruno, Vicki Gunvalson;  Paul Sorvino

These two…

 Anaheim Duck's Bryan Allan going beyond the call of duty

Those Ducks...

Chef Bruno, resisting the Dark Side.

500,000th Meal Celebration

Celebs Join In Milestone Event at Anaheim White House

Mix together 1 Oscar winner, 2 star NHL players, a couple of local newscasters, a reality TV star and a man with a giant heart and what do you get?   Tons of love and compassion for one of the neediest segments of our population -- 200 local area “motel kids” who will attend the Anaheim White House gala celebrating the 500,000th meal served through the nonprofit Caterina’s Club.
Before diving into the food, the children will have a ball -- literally -- as 30 massive beach balls and 2 bounce houses will help transform the lawn outside of the restaurant’s West Wing into a colorful playground.  On hand to help serve dinner afterwards are Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, Anaheim Ducks players Bobby Ryan and Teemu Selanne, “OC Housewives’” star Vicki Gunvalson, newscaster Wendy Burch and 2 of the world’s biggest celebs whose identity will be revealed at the event to be held Tuesday, February 19 at 3 p.m. (887 South Anaheim Street, Anaheim).
In honor of his mother, Bruno Serato founded Caterina’s Club, an organization dedicated to making sure the region’s most vulnerable population – its children -- receive a hot meal before they are tucked into bed each evening. The milestone dinner served on Feb 19 will include stuffed ravioli, filet mignon with mushroom sauce & chocolate cake.  Usually, they enjoy pasta dinner, which is served 7 nights a week.  In addition to the nightly meals, Serato has begun placing some of these families into homes of their own.
Serato's extreme generosity has earned him worldwide status.  He was named one of CNN's 10 Heroes of the Year and has been featured in magazines (People, Elle, Vogue), television ("CBS Evening News," "EXTRA,") and newspapers (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, OC Register) countless times.  He is due to become knighted by the Italian government, was honored on the steps of the U.S. Capitol with a humanitarian award and has received any number of proclamations, Man of the Year awards and other forms of recognition.

NY Jets News

‘Chef’ Sanchez Helps Feed Kids in SoCal

John Holt, Reporter @nyjets #JH
Original article here

For Mark Sanchez, Orange County, Calif., has always held a special place in his heart.

It’s where he spent his childhood and established some of his fondest early memories.

The Jets QB returned there shortly after the 2012 season concluded and wanted to make a difference.
photo via OC Register

On Feb. 1, he reached out to the Long Beach Volunteer Center and helped distribute food to Grant Elementary School. The Food-For-Kids program delivers filled grocery bags of food to hungry elementary school students.

The giving back didn’t stop there. Last week No. 6 visited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim and passed out food to 300 children.

"This means a lot, because you actually do some of the work," Sanchez told the Orange County Register. "The demographic of these kids — there's a lot of Hispanics, and that means a lot to me, helping underprivileged kids that don't get a ton of help.

"These are the kids we really want to channel our energy and effort to help."

Hours before attending the Boys & Girls Club, Sanchez stopped by the Anaheim White House Restaurant to actively prepare the food items. Inside the kitchen, he was instructed by chef Bruno Serato.

The 6’2”, 225-pounder dropped noodles into a pasta boiler, sliced broccoli and tomatoes and placed each ingredient into a large mixing bowl with marinara sauce. While the last part of the recipe was pre-cut chicken, Sanchez’s final task was to stir everything. Before exiting the restaurant, he presented Serato with a check for an undisclosed amount.

When the 26-year-old arrived at the Boys & Girls Club, he was welcomed with open arms. Before entering the kitchen to serve the food, he took a tour of the facility, posed for pictures with children and signed autographs.

"I want to meet these kids, whether I'm playing handball with them or giving them food to eat," Sanchez said. "Let's interact. Let's do some hands-on stuff; some low-key stuff that doesn't get a lot of attention, and this is perfect."

When he finished his duties in the kitchen, the former USC Trojan went outside and provided the kids an afternoon to remember, leading them in some passing routes.

"You see these kids,” the Green & White signalcaller said. “They're awesome, and all they want to do is come up and give you a high-five and they smile. ... It's a great thing to see."