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Addison

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 GAYOT.com's blog.

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Dinner Tues.-Thurs. 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
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Addison, San Diego, CA

Addison Restaurant Review

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About the restaurant and décor: 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.

About the food: 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 foie gras pot de crème with passionfruit gelée and chocolate brioche; a coddled farm egg with white asparagus, morels and Parmesan fondue; caramelized sablefish with toasted kale, scallion and bouillon japonais; and candied apple parfait with milk and honey. The cheese cart, featuring a simple but attractive and fragrant assortment, is yet another highlight of the experience.

About the wine: Options on the 38,000-bottle wine collection, managed by Rafael Sanchez, 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 $75 per bottle (limited to three), provided the wine is not on the restaurant's list.



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