L’Auberge Del Mar’s new Executive Chef Scott Thomas Dolbee describes the cuisine as playful, whimsical and modern. “Our goal was to present an interactive and memorable dining experience that showcases the highest quality products available, progressive cooking technique and innovative thinking.”
A proponent of slow food and utilizing fresh, local, sustainable products, Dolbee’s menu highlights San Diego’s diverse culinary landscape by showcasing regional products in sections- raw, artisan, cure, coastal, inland and sidekick. Inspiration for each dish not only came from the products available, but also from Dolbee’s culinary passions and nostalgia.
“For me, there are no rules in the kitchen, only endless possibilities,” says Dolbee. “Food should be very well thought out, with a reason for being put together. The objective simply is the ultimate interactive flavor experience driven by thoughts, ideas and feelings.”
Modern and comfortable, KITCHEN 1540 blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, simple atmosphere. While the menu is all new, diners will find that the restaurant’s philosophy of plentiful portions, contemporary-chic sophistication and a price point that does not exceed $32 for entrees remains the same.
Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L’Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, this historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area.
The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in Del Mar.
L’Auberge Del Mar
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014