Royal Thai Cuisine 4001 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA92663 A large wooden elephant greets visitors to Royal Thai Cuisine, located on West Coast Highway just north of Newport…More Boulevard. Inside, there's a bar to the right with some table seating as well. To the left, there's a full dining area. The chairs are particularly striking, featuring carved wood designs. Royal Thai's menu is, naturally, Thai-based, with a popular seafood section. Beyond simple drinking and dining opportunities, Royal Thai also offers cooking classes on a regular schedule.
Sur La Table 832 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA92660 Sur La Table opened 38 years ago in Seattle. Its first shop, which imported and sold unique kitchenware from France,…More quickly grew. Today, there are more than 75 stores across the country. Sur La Table now sells a huge array of kitchen utensils from around the world. It sells just about anything, from food processors and waffle irons to glassware, cutlery, cookbooks and wine openers. Sur La Table also has a small selection of food, including exotic coffees and teas. This location off of Avocado Avenue hosts <a href="http://www.surlatable.com/browse/storeCalendar.jsp?storeId=007">daily cooking classes</a>, but sign up quickly as space fills fast.