News for Restaurants in San Diego
West Steak and Seafood is offering a new weekly culinary program in which executive chef Eugenio Martignago and chef de cuisine David DiSalvo host a series of dinners. Guests are invited to trust in the whims of the chefs, who will design a six-course prix-fixe menu based on their handpicked selections of seasonal ingredients from West Farm. On the morning of an event, Martignago and DiSalvo will visit the three-acre farm to personally choose the freshest and most desirable ingredients to pair with fish, steak, chops or pasta. The chef series will feature Martignago on Tuesday evenings and DiSalvo on Thursday evenings. Reservations are required three days in advance, guaranteed with a credit card, and cost $95 per person or $145 per person including wine pairings. West Steak and Seafood, 4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008, 760-930-9100.
Don’t miss the authentic tastes of Japan at the Mitsuwa’s Gourmet Food Fair June 13-16, 2013. At the popular San Diego store, there will be myriad regional delicacies of Japan including fresh soba noodles, savory manju, crab sushi, mushroom croquettes, sweet pumpkin waffles and more. More than 100 products will be featured at the fair this year. Look for specialty dishes like fried octopus, as “Takoyaki” of “Takoya Kukuru” from Osaka is back to share the flavorful dish with its rich sauce to anyone attending. For more information, visit www.mitsuwa.com.
Elizabeth Huettinger has been appointed wine director of Addison at The Grand Del Mar. Among her responsibilities are overseeing the 37,000-bottle wine collection at the restaurant, as well as coordinating wine dinners, tastings and educational seminars. Huettinger was most recently the assistant wine director at Spago Beverly Hills. Before that she was a sommelier at Cavaillon in San Diego and Aubergine in Carmel. Addison, The Grand Del Mar, 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego, CA 92130, 858-314-1900.
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