‘Rising Star’ chef to appear at special Sea & Smoke dinner in Del Mar


Sea & Smoke chef Matt Gordon says he is ecstatic to have James Beard Award-winning chef Nate Appleman in his restaurant for a collaboration dinner to welcome Appleman to San Diego, his new home. The special dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at Sea & Smoke in Del Mar.

The chefs will be working with local artisan producers of food and beverages to craft a menu that helps introduce Appleman to the bounty of San Diego. Providers include Sonrise Ranch, Butcher’s Brewing Company, Malahat Spirits, Mikolich Honey, Eben Haezer Egg Ranch. A portion of the proceeds from this dinner will be donated to the Kawasaki Disease Foundation, a cause close to Appleman’s heart as the parent of child with KD.

A Food and Wine Magazine “Rising Star” chef, Appleman is the honorary Chef Chair for the annual Kawasaki Disease foundation gala that takes place in San Diego each autumn, which Chef Matt Gordon has also participated in each year.

The multi-course dinner will be $65, with local beverage pairings available at an additional cost. Reserve to events@seaandsmoke.com or call Sea & Smoke at 858-925-8212.