Located on the 12th floor of the 5th Avenue Financial Center building, experience modern American food with French and Mediterranean influences at this stunning penthouse restaurant just minutes from downtown. The dining room is light and bright with floor-to-ceiling windows boasting panoramic views of San Diego Bay, Balboa Park, Coronado, Point Loma, and even the world-famous San Diego Zoo. I love to dine al fresco on the heated outdoor patio. Offering a seasonal and revolving menu, Chef de Cuisine Stéphane Voitzwinkler sources all of his produce from Chino Farms in Rancho Santa Fe and varies his seafood use based on what is available from local purveyors. While French ingredients and techniques dominate, Voitzwinkler’s German influence makes itself evident in his dish of Maine Lobster “Strudel” with Cognac Lobster Sauce and Forest Mushrooms. Light and simple preparations that offer a refined elegance include the Traditional Style Escargot, Soft-Shell Crab or Sautéed Maine Scallops.
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Ten local restaurants will be competing this Sunday for our first annual Ceviche Showdown at 57 Degrees (Fifty Seven Degrees) for your tasting pleasure. Ready to see who’s ceviche is the best? Advance tickets sales end Saturday night, so get your tickets now!
As most French bubbly is very traditional when it comes to branding, packaging and flavor profile, Le Grand Courtâge, a new gold-medal winning French sparkling wine, provides a dry, crisp, yet fruit forward with very balanced flavors.
In addition to delighting the palate, this beautiful wine offers a timeless, yet contemporary eye-catching packaging. An innovative sparkler, Le Grand Courtâge offers a French elegance and cachet combined with an American appeal and price point.
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Burger Lounge, the San Diego born-and-raised fast-casual concept heralded for its 100 percent grass-fed beef burgers and vegetarian options, is beefing up North County with the opening of a new restaurant in Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade. The restaurant will be the company’s tenth locale throughout San Diego and Los Angeles. Burger Lounge’s Del Mar outpost is located at 2710 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA, 92014, and will be open from 10:30am to 10pm, Sunday thru Thursday, and 10:30am to 11pm, Friday and Saturday. (858.720.1200,www.burgerlounge.com)