Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club Announces New Executive Chef Tom Capretz

Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club welcomes chef Tom Capretz as its new Executive Chef. Mr. Capretz joined the Mission Viejo golf club’s restaurant in July after a long run at Montage Laguna Beach.

Capretz, an Orange County native, has already begun adding his culinary touches to the contemporary California cuisine served on the O’Neill’s Bar & Grill menu. He’s currently working on seasonal specialties for the upcoming fall season.

Capretz has a diverse cooking background, but his specialty is Italian cuisine, which he learned by enrolling in the Apicius Culinary School in Florence, Italy, where he refined his skills and technique. His original cooking influence comes from the Cajun, and Creole cuisine served by his grandmother on trips to New Orleans in his youth. Capretz would watch her masterfully create gumbo, jambalaya, catfish etouffee, po boy sandwiches and other signature Louisiana cuisine. That experience inspired a desire in him, he says, to enjoy cuisine from all cultures.

Professionally, Capretz got his start at Culinary School at Orange Coast College before landing his first job at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel. At this five-star resort hotel, Capretz was able to gain a vast variety of kitchen knowledge, which he then applied in a move to Las Vegas to work at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill in Caesars Palace. The value of teamwork and dedication was embedded in Chef Capretz in helping the Mesa Grill earn a Michelin Star.

Capretz’s training in Italy followed his time in Las Vegas and led to his return to Southern California as the Sous Chef at Andrea, a critically acclaimed restaurant in the Resort at Pelican Hill. After his brief time at Andrea, Capretz moved on to Studio at Montage Laguna Beach. Studio is the signature restaurant that combines French and California influences. Capretz would later become garde manger chef at Montage, overseeing menu development, recipes, and training among other duties.

Capretz now oversees the culinary operation at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, which includes O’Neill’s Bar & Grill, Golf Tournaments, Banquets, and Weddings.

About O’Neill’s Bar & Grill:

O’Neill’s Bar & Grill at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club prides itself on being a hidden gem for avid golfers and foodies alike in Orange County. Its signature BBQ entices both with the smell of meats prepared from a smoker on the patio overlooking the 18th hole and Saddleback Hills. The tranquil design and architecture of O’Neill’s enhances the rustic feel inside and serene outdoor patio overlooking the lake.

Unlike most golf courses, O’Neill’s offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a Sunday brunch. O’Neill’s boasts a welcoming atmosphere, top-notch service, spectacular views and a beverage menu highlighted by craft beers, signature cocktails and an award-winning list of hand-selected wines.

Regulars and guests alike are encouraged to visit Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club to experience and enjoy how Chef Capretz evolves the dining experience at O’Neill’s to continue to make it one of the best in Orange County.

O’Neill’s features a full-service bar, including its own draft lager, and flat-screen HD televisions. The patio and fireside areas are the perfect dining experience — quietly tranquil and effortlessly comfortable.

O’Neill’s offers a variety of events, including a weekly Champagne Brunch on Sundays (live entertainment from 10:00am-2:00 pm), Live Jazz on Thursday and Friday, with Live Blues on Saturday (5:00pm-9:00 pm). The restaurant creatively integrates the leisure of a golf course with the refinement and indulgent pleasure of fine dining.

 

Champagne Brunch Special: Cheers To Saving On Your Event With Us

‘Tis the season … to save on your special event at Arroyo Trabuco!

Book a holiday party, wedding, banquet, tournament, corporate event or other special event with us BEFORE Oct. 31st and you’ll receive a complimentary champagne brunch!

The rolling hills that surround our club and course provide the perfect scenic backdrop and setting for your special occasion. Our spacious ballroom can seat up to 240 people, and our experienced staff will cater to your every need, including catering. Our talented culinary team will craft the perfect menu for your celebration and our ranch-themed O’Neill’s Bar & Grill and patio are at your disposal to host your guests.

Call to book!

(949) 305-5111

Cheers!

Please Support Us As Best Of OC

We always appreciate the support of our members and patrons and are asking for it in the Orange County Register’s Best of OC 2017.

Voting has begun and runs through June 2nd. We’d particularly appreciate your votes for Best Golf Course, Sunday Brunch, and BBQ. There may be another category or two where you see as a candidate, please vote away.

The contest is a win-win. You can support us and get a chance to win $100! If you vote in 10 categories or more, you’re entered into a drawing for the prize, which will be awarded to five lucky winners.

Follow the link to vote: voteocbest.ocregister.com

Thank you for your patronage and for taking the time to vote us Best of OC!

The Summer Concert Series is Back at Arroyo Trabuco

Live music, delicious food, great weather, and beautiful sunsets that reveal twinkling stars; last year guests raved about the Summer Concert Series. This year we’re bringing it back early.

Help us Kick Off our Summer Concert Series!

Join us May 11th from 7:30PM – 10:00PM on O’Neill’s Patio to hear 2017’s first band…

His Boy Elroy

His Boy Elroy plays Classic Rock, Dance & Blues Music. They played last year and were awesome!

Along with live music, our chef and his team will prepare a mouth-watering feast. The buffet will open at 7:30pm and is just $19.95 per person. We will also have a limited dinner menu so you can get your O’Niells Bar & Grill favorites.

Join us for live music from His Boy Elroy and delicious food under the stars!

Summer Concert Series

His Boy Elroy Band – Classic Rock, Dance & Blues
Thursday, May 11th — 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Dinner Buffet Pricing $19.95 per person
Limited Dinner Menu Also Offered

Enjoy a Concert Under the Stars at O’Neill’s Bar & Grill

 

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O'Neill's Bar & Grill

Open Daily
Monday – Thursday: 6:30am – 8:30pm
Friday – Saturday: 6:30am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 6:30am – 9:30am, 11:00 – 8:30pm

O’Neill’s Bar & Grill is known for it’s delicious food, tasty cocktails and beautiful views. Diners enjoy the atmosphere inside the rustic dining room as well as outside on the links side patio.

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O’Neill’s Bar & Grill featured by SCGA

O’Neill’s Bar & Grill was recently featured in a video series called The 19th Hole presented by FORE Magazine.

The video highlights O’Neill’s Bar & Grill for it’s great food, from seasonal dishes to favorites from the on-site smoker, and it’s lively atmosphere. Jeff Ninnemann from FORE Magazine interviews Executive Chef Jeff Platt and Head Golf Pro Michael Block.

Unique, O’Neill’s is a full service restaurant located at a golf course. The Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s open on holidays and has a great brunch on Sundays. The restaurant provides delicious food for more than just golfers.

Watch the video to get a sneak peek into Chef Platt’s process. He cooks up Scottish Salmon, a new winter menu item at O’Neill’s. It’s made with tender salmon, gnocchi, pan fried pancetta, chef’s favorite curry squash, roasted chestnuts, fragrant garlic, fresh herbs, and a hearty parmesan broth #mouthwatering! Keep watching to see O’Neill’s famous smoked menu items.

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A New Dining Doubleheader At Arroyo Trabuco

This fall, Arroyo Trabuco has introduced a new dining doubleheader. So, begin your week with us at O’Neill’s Bar and Grill. On Mondays, in conjunction with Monday Night Football, we have a new gourmet burger and beverage special. On Tuesdays we have everyone’s favorite: Italian. Find out more about each of these dining options:

Monday Night NFL Showdown

2016-01-22-18-02-32We’ve crafted eight gourmet burgers for you to try and compare, each named after an NFL team, while you watch Monday Night Football. For $15.95 you can enjoy a burger and your choice of beverage – house wine, well cocktail or draft beer.

The Rams (California Burger) and Chargers (South of the Border Burger) each have their own burger as do six other teams. The options offer everything from grilled chicken (Buffalo Bills) to BBQ pork (Kansas City Chiefs). Come sample them all and let us know your favorite!

Tuesday: From Italy With Love

√ONiells Bar and Grill at Arroyo Trabuco

Italy is known for its beautiful scenery, rich history, and vibrant culture. Famous for artistic treasures and wine, and renowned for it’s food; it’s no wonder that many people consider Italian food the most romantic cuisine. If you or your amore love Italian food then our Tuesday night From Italy With Love is for you.

Our entrée options include eggplant parmesan ($17.99), chicken fried steak parmesan ($18.99), or meat and summer vegetable lasagna ($19.99) with house ricotta and parmesan. Each can be paired with your choice of family-style house or caesar salad, bruschetta or house spaghetti with garlic and olive oil.

We also offer a special menu for kids 12 and under for $4.95. It consists of salad, bruschetta and spaghetti.

 

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Wine Tasting at Arroyo Trabuco

Fall Wine Tasting
Over 100 wines to taste
Thursday, November 10
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

$30 ATGC Members
$35 Non-Members

Come join us for a taste of fall! We’ll be sampling over 100 wines and – at wholesale prices – hopefully you can stock up for the holidays!

On Thursday, November 10 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm bring your taste buds and join us to find your favorites.

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Mixology Night – July 21

Mix up your Thursday night with Arroyo Trabuco’s Mixology Night.

Join us on our fireside patio for signature drink tastings from our talented mixologists. We will have a variety of delicious appetizers and, as always on our fireside patio, beautiful views.

Mixology Night
O’Neill’s Bar & Grill – Fireside Patio
Thursday, July 21 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$25 for Members – $35 for Non-Members

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Our mixologist will be preparing the following drink recipes for guests to enjoy…

Mixology Menu

Country Thyme Lemonade
Blue Ice Vodka
Simple Syrup
Lemon Juice 
Blackberries
Fresh Thyme

Vesper Martini
Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin
Blue Ice Vodka
White Apartiff Wine

Negroni
Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin
Sweet Vermouth
Gran Classico Bitter Liquor

Boulevardier
James E Pepper Straight Rye
Sweet Vermouth
Gran Classico Bitter Liquor

Manhattan
High West American Prairie Whiskey
Sweet Vermouth
Dash of Bitters

Cuban Daiquiri
Aged Amber Rum
Simple Syrup
Lime Juice 

Mixology Night is July 21