This Local Aussie-Inspired Restaurant Makes Hosting a Breeze
Up the ante from last year’s potluck holiday party and let Costa Mesa’s OUTPOST Kitchen take the reins of your holiday event with vibrant, natural and fresh cuisine. The Australian-inspired eatery’s curated menu will wow your guests with an organic and sustainable dining experience that omits deep fryers, microwaves and canned products. OUTPOST Kitchen’s Costa Mesa location is not only stunning but features several indoor and outdoor spaces that can accommodate everything from a 12-person brunch to a 100-person cocktail hour. Leave the party planning to the pros and let the chefs do what they do best this season—here’s how OUTPOST Kitchen can take your event to the next level.
Party Size: 12 people (Dine-in)
Nothing speaks of friendship more than satisfying the group’s appetite with a farm-to-table experience. ‘Tis the season to invite friends, coworkers or pickleball pals to dine in for brunch and enjoy an Aussie take on brekky. Since OUTPOST Kitchen sources its ingredients daily from local farmers and bakeries, patrons can delve into a healthier take on classic comfort dishes with various egg options paired with Hungarian sausage or grass-fed beef with potatoes. Guests can surf the menu for vegetarian and gluten-free options, like strawberry banana pancakes and pistachio granola, or keep things hearty with the chorizo-stuffed Bam Bam Burrito, grass-fed Fork & Knife Burger or smoked salmon and shrimp Benedict. The patio is dog-friendly, so if you prefer to dine alfresco with your pup, all are welcome!
Occasion: Group Fall Dinner
Party Size: 24 people (Dine-in)
Send a screenshot of the dinner menu at OUTPOST Kitchen, and you’ll have about 24 coworkers rapidly RSVPing to a dinner party. Rent out a section of the indoor dining space, which is airy and light-filled with clean lines and colorful accents. Take a trip around the world beginning with scrumptious appetizers, including lamb toasties, zesty shrimp on the barbie and hummus coupled with meatballs, matched with a selection of seven beers on tap, hand-crafted cocktails and wines by the glass or bottle. Warm up on cooler evenings and continue your culinary journey with fresh coconut fish curry and a Kurobuta pork chop, which is known for its deep and robust flavor. OUTPOST Kitchen’s spacious interior and diverse fall dinner menu make the restaurant perfect for a celebratory dinner out.
Occasion: Cocktail Hour
Party Size: 100 people (Dine-in)
Celebrate the holiday season in SoCal with a swanky cocktail soiree! Hosts can request to rent a section or the entire patio decorated with striped umbrellas, a wooden gazebo and potted plants—the perfect setting for sipping and mingling. With a cocktail list full of innovative libations, such as the gin-infused Butterfly Effect, mezcal-forward My Secret Romance and citrusy Party Paloma, everyone at your party is sure to find something to sip on. OUTPOST Kitchen adds a twist to their cocktails with freshly squeezed juices of cucumber, celery, spinach and apple spiked with vodka, gin or tequila. Groovy beats complete the vibe and nibbles of rainbow rolls, flat-top popcorn and sweet potato fritters solidify a sure-to-be-successful December celebration.12/12
Occasion: Company Breakfast or Lunch
Party Size: 150-500 people (Off-site event)
Need catering for a company event but want to maintain the fresh flavors and uniqueness of dining out? With several partnerships with local Orange County businesses, the OUTPOST Kitchen team is well-accustomed to catering large office parties of a few hundred or more. They’ve your next corporate gathering covered with a catering menu that wows. Dishes like Brekky Sandwiches on toasted ciabatta and avocado toast with housemade red pepper pesto dot the breakfast menu and come in sets of 10. For lunch, you and your crew can indulge in lunch packages like a tray of 10 fried chicken sandwiches, 10 ahi wraps and 10 Date Mate Salads. It’s a Gold Coast Christmas, and we’re here for it!12/22