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Connection to community brings Pacifica Del Mar to 25th anniversary

Views of the ocean make dining at Pacifica Del Mar a special occasion.

While its seasonal menus have changed, Pacifica Del Mar has remained a permanent fixture in the Del Mar community for a quarter-century.

Award-winning local Chef William Bradley lends talent to new Bijou French Bistro

Chef William Bradley

Award-winning Chef William Bradley – executive chef and director of Addison, the signature-dining venue at The Grand Del Mar – is lending his talent to another eatery operated by the resort: Bijou French Bistro in La Jolla. The new restaurant, which opened June 27 on 1205 Prospect Street at the former site of Amaya La Jolla, features classic French bistro fare.

Since he opened Addison eight years ago, Bradley has garnered much acclaim for his artisanal approach to contemporary French haute cuisine. Now, collaborating with Bijou French Bistro Chef de Cuisine Shaun Gethin, who most recently served as the sous chef at Addison, Bradley presents his preferences for tried-and-true classic French bistro favorites.

Peri-Peri brings spicy taste of South Africa to local residents

Hot Rock Filet Mignon – Certified Angus

Restaurateur William Sussman has spiced things up on the North County dining scene with the addition of Peri-Peri.
The dining establishment — named after its signature fiery sauce — opened March 1 in the Torrey Highlands Village Center, at 7845 Highland Village Place, Suite C101, in San Diego.
“We’re looking forward to giving San Diego’s South African community a taste of the traditions they love, whilst introducing these new, vibrant flavors to the local San Diego community and creating a hub of gastronomical goodness for everyone to enjoy,” Sussman said.

Gluten-free café opens in Solana Beach

The Curious Fork  Photo by Lauren Radack

There’s a new, all-in-one café, shop and cooking school in Solana Beach.

Co-founded by chefs Barbara McQuiston and Kai Peyrefitte, The Curious Fork opened mid-June in the Ocean Pointe complex just north of the Del Mar Racetrack at 512 Via de la Valle.

“It’s been an adventure getting this place opened up,” said Peyrefitte.

New coffee shop and eatery Café Cantata opens in Flower Hill Promenade

Owner Johan Engman has opened up Café Cantata in Flower Hill Promenade.  Photo by Karen Billing

Café Cantata, a new coffee shop and eatery opened up on June 18 in Flower Hill Promenade near Del Mar, filling the space left behind by Pannikin. The new café comes courtesy of Johan Engman, the owner and founder of the popular Fig Tree Café.

Cash Mob comes to Del Mar Village to support ‘Shop Local’ community efforts

Torrey Pines Gourmet, a food specialty store which recently opened in the Village, will be the first Cash Mob location. Set for Saturday, June 14 from 11 a.m. until noon, Del Mar residents are encouraged to support Cash Mob efforts and join owner Alex Boswell as she shares recipes, cooking tips and refreshments.

Addison’s Chef William Bradley wins Robb Report Culinary Masters Competition for 2014

Executive Chef/Director William Bradley of Addison

Unveiled in the January 2014 issue of Robb Report, the magazine has named Executive Chef/Director William Bradley of Addison, the signature restaurant at The Grand Del Mar, as the winner of its second annual Culinary Masters Competition. Bradley, nominated for this competition by master chef Thomas Keller, showcased his elegant, winning five-course dinner at the Fairmont Miramar in Los Angeles on Aug. 10, 2013.

New Searsucker restaurant now open in Carmel Valley with goal of providing a family-friendly eatery

A Searsucker small bite of squid, "sweet heat" sauce and apple.

Del Mar Highlands’ Searsucker has taken big efforts to introduce itself to the community as a brighter, simpler, less-cluttered, quieter, more family-friendly eatery than its predecessor Burlap

Sea & Smoke opens in Del Mar

Sea & Smoke is celebrating its invite-only grand opening on Aug. 25, but locals have been able to try the new restaurant in the Flower Hill Promenade for weeks. Headed by owner and Executive Chef Matt Gordon, the American-style brasserie opened its doors July 24 at 2690 Via de la Valle.

Searsucker now open at Del Mar Highlands Town Center

The eatery in Del Mar Highlands Town Center opened on July 17, bringing a downtown San Diego hotspot up to North County.

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    About 100 Rancho Santa Fe residents showed up on Friday, Oct. 17, for a health club and pool community meeting, the last outreach before ballots were mailed on Monday, Oct. 20. On the ballots, members are being asked whether the Rancho Santa Fe Association should spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase for the potential new community amenity. RSF Ass […]
  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
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