Irvine Food Tour with Commissioner Melissa Fox and Professor Catherine Liu — Join Us!

Geoff.carrots.01“You can judge the diversity of a community by the diversity of its restaurants.”

“Great communities have great restaurants.”

If these quotations aren’t real, they should be. One of the many blessings that have come to the City of Irvine as a result of its great cultural diversity is an extraordinary number of wonderful restaurants featuring cuisine from around the globe.

Food is an expression of culture and a central focus of family life. Here in Irvine, our cultural diversity is expressed in many forms, including restaurants. It should come as no surprise that Irvine is home to scores of amazing restaurants featuring cuisine as diverse as Irvine’s population.

I would like to share my love of Irvine’s many cultures and cuisines with you. That’s why I’ve launched “Irvine Food Tour with Commissioner Melissa Fox.”

It is also an opportunity to support our local Irvine businesses.

Our first Irvine Food Tour with Commissioner Melissa Fox is set for this coming Friday, October 11th at 12:00 Noon, and will be co-hosted by UCI Professor Catherine Liu.

Join us at Four Sea Restaurant, 15435 Jeffrey Rd. in Irvine, serving Northern Chinese delicacies brought to us through Taiwan. Professor Liu will make suggestions and answer questions while guiding you through traditional Taiwanese Cuisine. She explains: “This will be a great opportunity to try some Chinese breakfast that isn’t dim sum.”

Catherine Liu is Professor of Film & Media Studies and Director of the UCI Humanities Collective. She studied at Yale University and received her Ph.D. in French from the Graduate Center, CUNY. She also speaks Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian, and Spanish.

There’s going to be great food and great conversation.

Hope you will join us!

What: “Irvine Food Tour with Commissioner Melissa Fox and Professor Catherine Liu.”
When: Friday, October 11, 2013, at 12:00 Noon
Where: Four Sea Restaurant, 15435 Jeffrey Rd., Irvine 92618 (Jeffrey and Irvine Center Drive)

If you have any questions, please contact me at 949-683-8855 or

See you there!

Please note: The Irvine Food Tour is the creation of Melissa Fox and Dr. Catherine Liu, based on their love of Irvine’s many cultures and cuisines and their desire to share Irvine’s many wonderful cultures and cuisines with you, as well to support local businesses, and is not an official activity or event of the City of Irvine.