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5200 Grand Del Mar Way (Carmel Country Rd.) Send to Phone
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Exceptional, seasonal haute cuisine in a lavish European-style setting at Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort.  For more about Addison restaurant, read's blog.
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Addison, San Diego, CA

Addison Restaurant Review

: Addison sits regally overlooking the verdant fairways of Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Soft lighting, professional service, fine cuisine and opulent décor make for a sensory evening. Thoughtful attention to detail can be found in every corner, from the 22-carat gold leaf etchings in the ironwork to the inlaid limestone and aubergine marble flooring. Thanks to his dedication and research through his personal collection of vintage cookbooks, executive chef William Bradley continues to create innovative recipes. Guests are invited to tailor their own four-course tasting menu ($110) or opt for the multi-course Chef’s Tasting menu ($250). Dishes pay respect to the purveyors, built around whatever produce is at its peak, shifting both seasonally and perhaps weekly. Paired with a Champagne specially made for the restaurant could be an amuse-bouche of verjus consommé with saffron and sultanas. The meal might continue with Kumamoto oysters, preserved lemon, horseradish and watercress; the “porc pressé” with onions, morels and Parmesan; Kobe beef short rib complemented by mushroom gratin and potato croustillant; and a peach parfait or mille-feuille with dark chocolate, espresso and hazelnut. The cheese cart, featuring a simple but attractive and fragrant assortment, is yet another highlight of the experience. Options on the 37,000-bottle wine collection may range from Austria’s 2006 Loimer "Lois" at $45 all the way up to a 1982 Château Pétrus just shy of $13,000. Corkage is $50 for the first bottle, with subsequent bottles requiring an additional purchase from the wine list plus corkage fee.

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