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October 2014 Archive

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Openings

David Spatafore, the local hospitality maestro behind Coronado’s Blue Bridge Hospitality (MooTime Creamery, Village Pizzeria, Lil’ Piggy’s Bar-B-Q, Coronado Coffee Company, Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge) has announced the plans for Liberty Public Market, a public arena for local artisans, handcrafted food and specialty items, all under one roof. The 22,000-square-foot space will house more than 30 purveyors, allowing brick-and-mortar opportunities for small businesses. Acting as a one-stop specialty shop, as well as a daily farmers' market, Liberty Public Market is similar to Napa’s progressive Oxbow Public Market. The market will be set in sprawling Liberty Station, adjacent to Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. It is expected to open in summer 2015.http://www.gayot.com/restaurants/liberty-public-market-san-diego-ca-92106_13sd151102.html Liberty Public Market, Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego, CA 92106, no phone.
 

News Bytes

Fall Menu & Thanksgiving at Tidal at Paradise Point
Chef Amy Dibiase has released her new fall menu at Tidal, the bayside restaurant at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Celebrating the season’s ingredients, dishes include ricotta gnudi; cider-glazed pork cheek with Brussels sprouts, smoked parsnip and pickled apple; and cauliflower soup with curry brown butter, Gruyére and brioche. Tidal will also serve a festive Thanksgiving brunch Thursday, November 27, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for $55 per person. Reservations are suggested. Tidal, Paradise Point Resort & Spa, 1404 Vacation Rd., San Diego, CA 92109, 858-274-4630.
 
Omni La Costa Gingerbread House Competition
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa challenged San Diego bakers and holiday enthusiasts to create their own signature gingerbread houses for a chance to win $1,000 in cash and prizes. In addition, a $1,000 donation will be made in the winner’s name to the Carlsbad Boys & Girls Club. The gingerbread houses will be on display in Omni La Costa’s lobby beginning December 4. A panel of judges will determine the winner. Prizes will be given at the resort’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony December 5. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, 2100 Costa del Mar Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92009, 760-438-9111.
 

Chef Shuffle

Coronado’s iconic seaside retreat has appointed Meredith Manee as its new chef de cuisine at the property's signature restaurant 1500 Ocean. Classically trained at California School of Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu program, Manee has worked with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for the duration of her career. She served as the executive restaurant chef of Edge Restaurant & Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver and also had stints at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Four Seasons Hotel Houston, Four Seasons Resort Hawaii - Lanai at Manele Bay, Four Seasons Newport Beach and Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara. At 1500 Ocean, Manee will present a California Coastal menu and will make use of The Del’s on-site herb garden year-round for garden-to-table flavors, while also integrating artisanal products from local purveyors and farms. 1500 Ocean, Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118, 619-522-8490.
 
With the departure of executive chef Eugenio Martignago, Bistro West welcomes a new top toque, Jeff Campagna, who will oversee the Carlsbad eatery, known for its authentic farm-to-table cuisine harvested from its own three-acre farm. Campagna brings 30 years of experience to the Bistro West kitchen, having helmed several prestigious restaurants in Northern California including “Z” in Los Altos and Southern Exposure Bistro in Aptos. In addition he has both pastry and private chef experience, and has cooked for luminaries such as Mikhail Gorbachev and Ozomatli. Campagna will produce a seasonal menu, presenting artistic plates with French, Asian, Latin, Italian and California influences. Bistro West, West Inn complex, 4960 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008, 760-930-8008.
 


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