Join Us on Our Next Irvine Food Tour Destination with Irvine Commissioner Melissa Fox and UCI Professor Catherine Liu!


“Food, meals, rituals, and sociability are integral building blocks of civil society . . . tied to the civic virtues of thoughtfulness and generosity practiced in everyday life in foodwork and mealtime conversations.” Janet A. Flammang, The Taste for Civilization: Food, Politics, and Civil Society

As we said when we initiated our Irvine Food Tour, our wonderful cultural diversity in Irvine is expressed in many forms and it should come as no surprise that Irvine is home to scores of amazing restaurants featuring cuisines as diverse as Irvine’s population.

I would like to share my love of Irvine’s many cultures and cuisines with you.

Please join me as we continue our Irvine Food Tour with Commissioner Melissa Fox and UCI Professor Catherine Liu.

Our next tour stop is on Monday, November 11, 2013, at 6:00 PM for dinner at Irvine’s fantastic Mokkoji restaurant, featuring contemporary Japanese shabu-shabu cuisine.

Our very special host will be Mokkiji’s owner and chef Tommy Kim, who will guide us through an extraordinary dining experience!

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

What: “Irvine Food Tour with Commissioner Melissa Fox and Professor Catherine Liu.”
When: Monday, November 11, 2013, at 6:00 PM
Where: Mokkoki Shabu Restaurant, 14041 Jeffrey Rd., Irvine, CA 92620

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

See you there!

[Photo by The City Stroll and used with permission.]

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.