“To get a taste of Anaheim all in one space, the Packing House offers several food outlets in a massive public market similar to those in South America and Europe.”
A recent press trip to Southern California with Marriott’s Convention and Resort Network took our group on a culinary exploration of San Diego, Anaheim and Los Angeles. Here are five SoCal dining options that highlighted the destination’s local flavors alongside some hefty cocktails.
Marina Kitchen Restaurant & Bar
This waterfront restaurant at the 1,360-room Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is known for using fresh, local cuisine to create modern comfort-food treats like its Maker’s Mark milkshake with bacon on top. Designed specifically to accommodate groups, the restaurant features private event seating for up to 200 attendees.
Center Street Cheese Shop
Like most cheese shops, Center Street Cheese Shop in Anaheim is better for smaller groups. But what it lacks in space, it makes up for in flavor. The full-service shop offers both domestic and imported farmstead and artisanal cheeses that can all be paired with wines for attendees seated at an idyllic white table inside the space.
To get a taste of Anaheim all in one place, the Packing House offers several food outlets in a massive public market similar to those in South America and Europe. The restored facility that once housed the Anaheim Citrus Packing House when it was built in 1919 now hosts restaurants such as Urbana, home to some of the city’s best tacos.
WP24 by Wolfgang Puck
At the top of The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, groups can dine at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, which serves up the celebrity chef’s modern take on traditional Chinese fare. The high-end restaurant touts some of the best panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles in addition to private dining space.
“Go here” are the only words I need to describe Otium. The open kitchen gives the restaurant a very social vibe, while serving up some of the area’s freshest ingredients. Himachi with dill and roasted cauliflower alongside grapes are merely a few of the innovative plates on the menu.