Meet the Chefs of Del Mar on April 22

Front row: Jose Montano, Ian Espanol, Bobby Daitch, Izzy Balderas; standing: Marco Galliano, John Parker, Eddie Zamarripa, Mauricio Pineda, Antonio (Tigre) Ortiz, William Bradley, Jorge Benitez, Jeffrey Strauss, Saori Matsumoto, Dan Schreiber

Casa de Amparo has announced that 16 of Del Mar’s finest restaurants will participate in the 2012 Meet the Chefs of Del Mar event on Sunday, April 22, at the Hilton Del Mar.

“This is a popular event that sells out almost every year,” said Laura McPhee, event chair. “It’s no wonder, with dishes like Honey Red Oak Beef Short ribs over Pesto Mashed Potatoes or Macadamia Dusted Scallops plus fine wines from Young’s Market Company to complement every dish, including a fabulous dessert buffet. We are fortunate to have so many award-winning chefs in one place at the same time, joining together to support Casa de Amparo’s work in treating and preventing child abuse and neglect.”

Restaurants and chefs participating in this year’s event include William Bradley/Addison at the Grand Del Mar, Randy Gruber/Americana, Mason Garske/Del Mar Brigantine, Tony Su/Del Mar Rendezvous, Roberto Gerbino/Il Fornaio, Dustin Anselm/Jake’s Del Mar, Scott Dolbee/Kitchen 1540 at L’Auberge, Izzy Balderas & Jorge Benitez/Pacific Coast Grill & Belly Up, Mark Bolton/Pacifica Del Mar, Jeffrey Strauss/ Pamplemousse Grille, Mourad Jamal/Poseidon, Jose Montano & Mauricio Pineda/Red Tracton’s, Antonio (Tigre) Ortiz/Ruth’s Chris Steak House Del Mar, Ian Espanol/Sbicca, Takuya Kudo/Shimbashi and Francisco Castaneda & Marco Galliano/Silks at the Hilton Del Mar.

Tickets are $150 for the Chefs and Wine Event, 1-4 p.m., with live music by Coastal Eddy, and $200 including a VIP reception at 12:15 p.m. with wine tasting from Silver Oak Cellars, gourmet cheese tasting from Venissimo Cheese, a special performance by pianist Jordan Perez and valet parking. Tickets are available online at or call 760-754-5500. All proceeds from the event support Casa de Amparo’s programs and services for abused, neglected and at-risk children throughout San Diego County. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, see

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