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Amaya Restaurant Review: Set in the elegant old-world Mediterranean resort The Grand Del Mar, Amaya may be the casual restaurant at the hotel, but it's still a study in opulence and good taste. Opt for a seat in the attractive bar area, a large booth in the dining room or an al fresco spot under the striped awning on the terrace. Guests can start the day off with a plate of smoked salmon and an egg white frittata with spinach, tomatoes and goat cheese, or nibble on truffle fries and burgers at lunch. Chef Camron Woods deftly prepares California-meets-the-Mediterranean-style food. His mushroom risotto makes for an earthy, aromatic delight, while seared scallops are served three ways, with caponata, rosemary potato with tomato-caper berry jam, and apple-raisin chutney. Toffee cheesecake and strawberry-almond shortcake are sweet ends to the meal. Go big with a memorable three-course tasting menu with wine pairings ($85) from an exciting list (focusing on Spain, Italy and France). If you choose to bring your own wine for your meal, corkage is $25.