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

The Study of Cacao

thursday, march 7, 2024

The Study of Cacao

gather and celebrate the season overlooking the pacific ocean presentations of CACAO paired with luxury ingredients.
RESERVE YOUR SEAT

This event will take place at the following restaurants:

The Kitchen

Master Sommelier Michael Jordan Wine Dinner

Wednesday, March 13

Master Sommelier Michael Jordan Wine Dinner

An intimate evening with MS Michael Jordan at CUCINA enoteca Irvine five course- five wine dinner Five-time Sommelier of the Year and Veteran Restaurateur affectionately named “Sommelier for the People,” Michael Jordan is Director of Global Key Accounts for Jackson Family Wines. Michael holds both a Master Sommelier Diploma and the Certified Wine Educator Diploma from the Society of Wine Educators— he is one of only 15 people in the world to hold both!  
RESERVE

This event will take place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA enoteca Irvine

Festa della Donna / Women’s History Month Dinner

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Festa della Donna / Women’s History Month Dinner

RESERVE YOUR SEAT

This event will take place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA urbana


Past Events

ARTIFACT at Night: GERMANY

Thursday, February 22, 2024

ARTIFACT at Night: GERMANY

Explore GERMANY as ARTIFACT at Night's regional dinner returns in February Culinary Director Tim Kolanko and Chef Tony Coito prepare a four-course family-style prix fixe menu exploring the region

This event took place at the following restaurants:

ARTIFACT at Mingei

Valentine’s at ARTIFACT

February 14, 2024

Valentine’s at ARTIFACT

Celebrate LOVE at ARTIFACT and join us for a special dinner service. Featuring west african suya spiced half chicken, seared scallop, harissa date glazed pork tenderloin, gianduja chocolate trifle and persimmon tart

This event took place at the following restaurants:

ARTIFACT at Mingei

Three Course Valentine’s Dinner

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Three Course Valentine’s Dinner

celebrate love at CUCINA urbana three course valentine's menu

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA urbana

ARTIFACT at NIGHT: PIEDMONT

January 25 + 26, 2024

ARTIFACT at NIGHT: PIEDMONT

Explore the Northwest Italy region of PIEDMONT as ARTIFACT at Night Returns in 2024. Culinary Directory, Tim Kolanko and Chef Tony Coito prepare a four-course family-style prix fixe menu exploring the region of PIEDMONT.

This event took place at the following restaurants:

ARTIFACT at Mingei

The Study of Roots – The Kitchen @MCASD

Thursday. January 18, 2024

The Study of Roots – The Kitchen @MCASD

Experience the ingredients of the season paired with luxury proteins overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Kitchen @MCASD sunset series returns Thursday, January 18th $110/ per person

This event took place at the following restaurants:

The Kitchen

New Year’s Eve at UKG

Sunday, December 31, 2023

New Year’s Eve at UKG

ring in 2024 and join UKG for dinner and brunch!

SUNDAY, DEC. 31 regular menus + chef specials CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach (lunch + dinner) CUCINA enoteca Irvine (lunch + dinner) CUCINA urbana dinner

bone-in prime New York strip

lobster puttanesca pasta half a lobster - half lobster

oysters + blood orange mignonette + trout roe + fine herb half dozen

roman cheesecake roasted grapes  + saba

ARTIFACT at Mingei (lunch)

The Kitchen @MCASD ( breakfast, brunch, lunch)

Gold Finch (closed)

all ukg locations will be closed new years day.

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA urbana

CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

CUCINA enoteca Irvine

CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach

ARTIFACT at Mingei

Gold Finch

The Kitchen

CUCINA Wine Shop- Holiday Gift Guide

December 24,2023

CUCINA Wine Shop- Holiday Gift Guide

The Most Wine-Derful Time of the Year!

looking for the perfect gift?

visit the CUCINA wine shops for luxury reds, celebratory bubbles+crowd-pleasing wine packs. 

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

CUCINA enoteca Irvine

CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach

Feast of the Seven Fishes

December 18-December- 24

Feast of the Seven Fishes

A CUCINA spin on an Italian Tradition | Over 7 days, enjoy 7 seafood specials made with love! Each CUCINA location will offer a seafood special from December 18-December 24. Ask your server for each nights selection! 2023 schedule  Monday 12/18 CRAB Tuesday 12/19 HALIBUT Wednesday 12/20 SCALLOPS Thursday 12/21 SWORDFISH Friday 12/22 OYSTERS Saturday 12/23 LOBSTER Sunday 12/24 PRAWNS

This event took place at the following restaurants:

CUCINA urbana

CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

CUCINA enoteca Irvine

CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach

INDIA – ARTIFACT AT NIGHT November

Thursday, November 16, 2023

INDIA – ARTIFACT AT NIGHT November

Experience INDIA with Chef Tim Kolanko and Chef Tony Coito as they welcome Chef Aarti Sanghavi into the kitchen.  

This event took place at the following restaurants:

ARTIFACT at Mingei

The Study of Cheese Dinner

Thursday, November 9, 2023

The Study of Cheese Dinner

Celebrate the season overlooking the Pacific Ocean- The Kitchen @MCASD sunset series returns November 2nd.

This event took place at the following restaurants:

The Kitchen