News for Restaurants in San Diego
Fine-dining choices abound at The Grand Del Mar this Thanksgiving. A sumptuous brunch will be served in the Capella featuring made-to-order waffles and omelettes along with citrus gravlax, smoked green lip mussels, house-cured tuna, Snow Crab claws, Prime rib and slow-roasted veal loin. The cost is $85 per adult; $25 per child. Addison will offer a four-course extravaganza featuring the talents of chef William Bradley---think gourmet surprises like ham hock risotto and turkey rôti with caramelized cornbread and Périgord truffles. The price for this menu is $98 per person. Amaya boasts a three-course fall tasting menu for Thanksgiving with entrées like turkey, roast rack of lamb, Loch Duart salmon with seasonal vegetables and sweet potato pie or pumpkin tiramisu for dessert. Prices are as follows: $65 per adult; $90 with wine pairings; $25 per child. The Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct., San Diego, CA 92130, 888-314-2030.
La Jolla’s latest seafood haunt, Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House restaurant, specializes in über-fresh Florida stone crab, whose season started October 15. Truluck’s has its own fleet of crabbing boats in Naples, so the crab you eat in San Diego hits the table in less than 24 hours from being caught. They plan to give the spiny lobster season a run for its money. Truluck’s also serves 100% antibiotic- and hormone-free Niman Ranch beef, pork and lamb and has an excellent wine list. Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House, 8990 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122, 858-453-2583.
On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the month of December, The Marine Room will open for a special lunch service so you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Pacific and share some holiday cheer with friends or family in beautiful La Jolla. Executive chef Bernard Guillas and chef de cuisine Ron Oliver have created a menu featuring seasonal treats such as classic seafood crepes, Nebraska center-cut filet mignon, cashew-spiced Baja shrimp cocktail and the three-layered Callebaut chocolate mousse. The Marine Room, La Jolla Shores Hotel, 2000 Spindrift Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037, 858-459-7222.
Hotel Indigo San Diego invites you and your dog for an evening out at their pet-friendly "Canine Cocktails" happy hour in the lobby every Tuesday through December 29. Guests can enjoy specialty drinks and tapas from Phi Bar & Bistro between 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. (One dollar of every drink sold will go to the San Diego Humane Society.) A special doggie menu offers complimentary dog bones, snacks and bottled water. Hotel Indigo San Diego, 509 9th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101, 619-727-4000.
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