Birthday brunch at Pelican Grill. What a treat! In all the time I have lived in Orange County I have never been to Pelican Hill Country Club. It was a beautiful sunny day with a great view of the ocean.

The brunch was delicious, the service impeccable, and we were entertained by a very talented guitarist singing tunes from the eighties! After a Bloody Mary toast, we all ordered the specials of the day — breakfast for Jeffrey and Mickey of flatiron steak and eggs with side salads of mixed greens, roasted tomatoes and grilled artichokes. I opted for the luncheon version of a filet with mushroom mashed potatoes and the side salad.

The waiter surprised me with a lovely birthday dessert complete with candle. It was chocolate with layers of chocolate ganache. It was just the right size for me not to have to share!!

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The grounds are very beautiful – lots of trees and carefully manicured lawns. The “rich and famous” playing golf or cocktailing on the patio overlooking the driving range on one side and the ocean on the other.

The Other ThingĀ  – I didn’t see the dinner menu but the brunch and lunch menu items were very reasonably priced. We all agreed that this was a place to which we would return.