News for Restaurants in San Diego
During San Diego Restaurant Week, held January 11-16, diners can enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe dinner menus for just $20, $30 or $40 per person (beverages, tax and gratuity not included) at more than 140 restaurants. Participating restaurants will include Croce's, A. R. Valentien, Nine-Ten and Pamplemousse Grille. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, please visit www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com.
Roy's is offering a winter prix-fixe menu, which will be available through March 31. For a first course, diners have the option of Pulehu style "Kalbi" sirloin, kimchee and edamame fried rice; seafood chowder, shell and fin fish; or crispy chicken katsu salad with creamy Asian ranch dressing. Choices for the second course include blackened shrimp with creamy polenta, garlic spinach, lemon and herb caper sauce; flat-top grilled salmon steak with wasabi and shiitake pan sauce; braised pork pot roast with creamed corn sauce; and "Hawaii Kai" style beef short ribs. For dessert, guests decide between a warm banana crème brûlée tart and Roy's Melting Hot Chocolate Soufflé. The cost is $35 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Roy's, Costa Verde Center, 8670 Genesee Ave., San Diego, CA 92122, 858-455-1616.
California Spiny Lobster season has arrived, and various San Diego restaurants are offering specials and menu items featuring this local delicacy. The Oceanaire Seafood Room chef and "Top Chef 3 Miami" contestant Brian Malarkey has created an "Angry Lobster" preparation with lobster caramelized in garlic butter, seasoned with Serrano chilies, basil and orange zest, and drizzled with Sriracha hot sauce and Louie dressing. Chef Trey Foshee at George's California Modern offers a five-course local lobster tasting menu for $95 per person with dishes like a Surf and Turf featuring prime hanger steak, butter poached lobster, ricotta-tarragon gnocchi, wood roasted mushrooms and lobster-red wine sauce, while Zenbu has brought back its three-course sashimi-style dinner of lobster tail sashimi, a local lobster dynamite roll and lobster miso soup.
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