experience our one-of-a-kind culinary events

Urban Kitchen Group’s restaurants host culinary events such as our renowned Beast Feast, wine lunches, pasta-making classes, holiday events, and so much more. We hope you’ll join us at one of our upcoming events.


Upcoming Events

PASTA MAKING CLASS | august 2019 | CUCINA sorella

Saturday, July 27, 2019

PASTA MAKING CLASS | august 2019 | CUCINA sorella

Join Executive Chef Tim + learn how to make beautiful laminated dough + stuffed pasta. Our classes are hands-on, include a glass of wine + lunch + your freshly created pastas to take home.
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This event will take place at the following restaurants:

cucina SORELLA

Drink Pink! | CUCINA enoteca Irvine

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Drink Pink! | CUCINA enoteca Irvine

Rosé s'il vous plait! Summer is in full swing, sip the night away at CUCINA enoteca Irvine, Sunday, August 25th from 6 - 8 pm. Enjoy cleverly paired fare from Executive Chef Tim Kolanko + chat with our Wine Director, Augusto Ferrarese as he comes around with some stellar facts + shares insights with you. Don't forget to wear pink!
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This event will take place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA enoteca Irvine

PASTA MAKING CLASS | august 2019 | CUCINA sorella

Saturday, August 24, 2019

PASTA MAKING CLASS | august 2019 | CUCINA sorella

Learn how to laminate fresh herbs into beautifully hand stuffed pasta! Join Executive Chef Tim Kolanko August 24th for a hands-on class, including a glass of wine + lunch + your freshly created pastas to take home.
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This event will take place at the following restaurants:

cucina SORELLA

Beast Feast Duck Duck Goose | CUCINA urbana

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Beast Feast Duck Duck Goose | CUCINA urbana

Join CUCINA urbana for our whole-animal series ‘Beast Feast.’ Beast Feast is CUCINA’s family style, themed menu series. A creative outlet for our chef teams, Beast Feast highlights techniques and sourcing based on sustainability and seasonal cooking.
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This event will take place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA urbana

Beast Feast Duck Duck Goose | CUCINA enoteca

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Beast Feast Duck Duck Goose | CUCINA enoteca

Join CUCINA enoteca for our whole-animal series ‘Beast Feast.’ Beast Feast is CUCINA’s family style, themed menu series. A creative outlet for our chef teams, Beast Feast highlights techniques and sourcing based on sustainability and seasonal cooking.
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This event will take place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach


Past Events

Beast Feast Tuna | CUCINA enoteca

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Beast Feast Tuna | CUCINA enoteca

Join CUCINA enoteca for our whole-animal series ‘Beast Feast.’ Beast Feast is CUCINA’s family style, themed menu series. A creative outlet for our chef teams, Beast Feast highlights techniques and sourcing based on sustainability and seasonal cooking. Chef Tim Kolanko + one of Southern California's fish monger extraordinaires, Paddy Glennon from Superior Seafood will delight you with their knowledge + dishes. You're sure to be hooked!

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach

Beast Feast Tuna | CUCINA urbana

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Beast Feast Tuna | CUCINA urbana

Join CUCINA urbana for our whole-animal series ‘Beast Feast.’ Beast Feast is CUCINA’s family style, themed menu series. A creative outlet for our chef teams, Beast Feast highlights techniques and sourcing based on sustainability and seasonal cooking. Chef Tim Kolanko + one of San Diego's fish monger extraordinaires,  Tommy Gomes from Catalina Offshore will delight you with their knowledge + dishes. You're sure to be hooked!

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA urbana

CUCINA 10 NOW + THEN

Monday, June 24, 2019

CUCINA 10 NOW + THEN

Celebrate CUCINA urbana’s 10th anniversary with a family style feast and optional wine pairings created by current Executive Chef Tim Kolanko + Beverage Director, Augusto Ferrarese, in collaboration with the opening team of Executive Chef Joe Magnanelli + General Manager Ben Kephart. Can’t make dinner? Swing by from 8:30 – 10 and enjoy a mini CUCINA menu to continue the party with us!

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA urbana

Test Your Sense with Peter Neptune

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Test Your Sense with Peter Neptune

1… 2…3… sip! Join CUCINA enoteca and enjoy an afternoon blind tasting 5 wines with a Master Sommelier. Test your senses in this highly interactive class which includes light fare. No peeking!

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA enoteca Irvine

Baja Wine + Italian Street Food Bites with Master Sommelier Chris Miller

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Baja Wine + Italian Street Food Bites with Master Sommelier Chris Miller

Vamonos! Join CUCINA enoteca Del Mar + Master Sommelier Chris Miller + Tresomm wines as we take a short trip + a sip through the exciting world of Baja wine with a CUCINA twist. Eat + sip at tasting stations of Tresomm wines cleverly paired with Italian style street food snacks.

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

Mother’s Day at CUCINA

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother’s Day at CUCINA

In celebration of mom's+ women we love so much, join CUCINA for a day of delicious bites, wine + cocktails! CUCINA enoteca Del Mar + Newport Beach - brunch buffet. CUCINA enoteca Irvine - regular brunch menu + chef's specials. CUCINA urbana + sorella - regular dinner menu + chef's specials.

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA urbana

cucina SORELLA

CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

CUCINA enoteca Irvine

CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach

Beast Feast Buffalo | CUCINA enoteca

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Beast Feast Buffalo | CUCINA enoteca

Join CUCINA enoteca for our whole-animal series ‘Beast Feast.’ Beast Feast is CUCINA’s family style, themed menu series. A creative outlet for our chef teams, Beast Feast highlights techniques and sourcing based on sustainability and seasonal cooking.

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach

Easter Brunch at CUCINA

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter Brunch at CUCINA

Greet Easter morning with CUCINA!  Join us for a buffet of goodies + a variety of breakfast cocktails at CUCINA enoteca Del Mar + Newport Beach and delicious specials at CUCINA enoteca Irvine

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

CUCINA enoteca Irvine

CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach

Beast Feast Buffalo | CUCINA urbana

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Beast Feast Buffalo | CUCINA urbana

Join CUCINA urbana for our whole-animal series ‘Beast Feast.’ Beast Feast is CUCINA’s family style, themed menu series. A creative outlet for our chef teams, Beast Feast highlights techniques and sourcing based on sustainability and seasonal cooking.

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA urbana

the fundamentals of blind tasting | CUCINA urbana

Saturday, March 23, 2019

the fundamentals of blind tasting | CUCINA urbana

Join CUCINA urbana + enjoy an afternoon spent blind tasting with Master of Wine, Lindsay Pomeroy. Lindsay Pomeroy has helped foster a community of knowledge thirsty wine drinkers in San Diego throughout her 12 year tenure as the Chief Wine Educator and founder of Wine Smarties, San Diego County’s first wine education company. Lindsay Pomeroy is also the exclusive instructor for the Wine & Spirits Education Trust and French Wine Scholar in San Diego and Temecula counties.

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA urbana

Orange County Restaurant Week

Sunday, March 3, 2019- Saturday, March 9, 2019

Orange County Restaurant Week

Never is that sense of community more magical than when we are sitting around a table! Orange County Restaurant Week is a 7-day dining event that takes place March 3rd -9th, 2019. Join CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach + Irvine along with Orange County’s best restaurants for a delicious meal + warm memories. Choose from our prix fixe lunch + dinner menus. Cin, cin! CUCINA enoteca | Newport Beach + Irvine pre fixe lunch menu  $25 + $30 | pre fixe dinner menu $35 + $40

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA enoteca Irvine

CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach

buehler vineyards wine dinner | CUCINA enoteca irvine

Friday, March 8, 2019

buehler vineyards wine dinner | CUCINA enoteca irvine

Join CUCINA enoteca Irvine and enjoy an evening hosted by Helen Buehler of Buehler Vineyards. Dedicated to honesty, quality + family, the Buehler Vineyard has been farming Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel for more than four decades. Their goal is to combine meticulous vineyard management and minimal winemaking techniques to create wines of uncommon complexity and depth at a fair + reasonable price.  

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA enoteca Irvine

Valentine’s Day | CUCINA urbana + sorella + enoteca

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day | CUCINA urbana + sorella + enoteca

Follow your ❤️ to CUCINA! Taste the love at CUCINA on  February 14, 2019. Choose from our prix dinner menu at CUCINA urbana + chef’s specials at CUCINA enoteca. Cin, cin! CUCINA urbana | prix fixe dinner menu  $50. cucina SORELLA | chef's specials + daily menu  CUCINA enoteca | Del Mar, Newport Beach + Irvine | daily menu + chef’s specials

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

Beast Feast | mollusk | CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Beast Feast | mollusk | CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach

Join CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach for the first dinner in our whole-animal series ‘Beast Feast.’ Beast Feast is CUCINA’s family style, themed menu series. A creative outlet for our chef teams, Beast Feast highlights techniques and sourcing based on sustainability and seasonal cooking.

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach

Beast Feast | mollusk | CUCINA urbana

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Beast Feast | mollusk | CUCINA urbana

Join CUCINA urbana for the first dinner in our whole-animal series ‘Beast Feast.’ Beast Feast is CUCINA’s family style, themed menu series. A creative outlet for our chef teams, Beast Feast highlights techniques and sourcing based on sustainability and seasonal cooking.

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA urbana

San Diego Restaurant Week

Monday, January 20, 2019- Sunday, January 27, 2019

San Diego Restaurant Week

Nothing brings people together like good food! San Diego Restaurant Week is a 8-day dining event that takes place January 20 -27, 2019. Join CUCINA + San Diego's best restaurants for a delicious meal, warm memories + satisfying moments. Choose from our pre fixe lunch + dinner menus. Cin, cin!

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA urbana

cucina SORELLA

CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Monday, January 14, 2019- Sunday, January 27, 2019

Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Nothing brings people together like good food! Newport Beach Restaurant Week is a 14-day dining event that takes place January 14 -27, 2019. The event showcases Newport Beach as Orange County’s premier dining destination offering diners a wide variety of culinary experiences. Choose from our pre fixe lunch + dinner menus. Cin, cin!

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach

New Years Eve

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Years Eve

Ring in the New Year with CUCINA. Enjoy our regular menu + chef’s specials at CUCINA enoteca + CUCINA sorella.

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA urbana

cucina SORELLA

CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

CUCINA enoteca Irvine

CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Tuesday, December 18-Monday, December 24, 2018

Feast of the Seven Fishes

A CUCINA spin on Feast of the Seven Fishes. Over 7 days, enjoy 7 seafood specials made with love!

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA urbana

cucina SORELLA

CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

CUCINA enoteca Irvine

CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach