Thanksgiving Dinner Destinations

San Diego Food FindsFor visitors and locals alike these restaurants are sure to provide unforgettable evenings offering both traditional Thanksgiving buffets with favorites like roasted turkey and herb stuffing, to three and four-course dinners with unique savory and sweet selections.

Tidal at Paradise Point Resort & Spa | Mission Bay

Gather at Paradise Point Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, Tidal, right on the shores of San Diego’s Mission Bay for a coastal dining experience this Thanksgiving. Chef Dan Tangalin welcomes you to taste a festive three-course Thanksgiving dinner with optional wine pairings. Seasonal savory menu highlights include apple and walnut salad, butternut squash soup, brown sugar brined free range turkey, maple leaf duck breast, apple cider-coriander glazed pork cheeks, and more followed by delectable desserts such as pumpkin mousse. Reservations are recommended and available from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Adults $65, wine pairings $25, kids $32) with vegetarian and kids options available. To make a reservation call, 858.490.6363.

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Flavors of Fall Specials

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Rustic Root

With San Diego Restaurant Week approaching on September 25 – October 2, we’re sharing following local dining destinations offering special menus. Locals can delight in flavors of fall, prix-fixe menus and more from these restaurants in downtown up to North County.

Rustic Root | Downtown San Diego, CA

Experience a dynamic menu of flavorful American cuisine at Rustic Root in the heart of the Gaslamp District. The special San Diego Restaurant Week menu spotlights signature dishes created with unique and tasty twist. A selection of appetizers includes truffle cheese toast, salmon tartar and the rustic wedge; entrees such as potato chip crusted sea bass and rustic shepherd’s pie; and dessert options of caramelized lemon poundcake and chocolate lava. This special menu is $40 with the option of adding a $15 wine pairing per person. Full menu, here.

1500 Ocean at Hotel del Coronado | Coronado, CA

During San Diego Restaurant Week enjoy a delectable three-course dining experience at Hotel del Coronado’s signature restaurant, 1500 Ocean. The three-course menu prepared by Chef de Cuisine Meredith Manee will feature an epicurean adventure that pairs the bounty of the sea and San Diego farms with herb and vegetables from Hotel del Coronado’s beachfront garden. The all encompassing dining experience spotlights California Coastal cuisine and will be paired with boutique wines, a spectacular ocean view, and a dazzling sunset. Dinner at 1500 Ocean during San Diego Restaurant Week is $50 per person and an additional $40 with wine pairings, not including tax or gratuity. For reservations please call 619.522.8490 or visit HotelDel.com

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Double Barrel Herradura Tequila Tasting At Avant

AvantAVANT’s 2nd Double Barrel Herradura Tequila Tasting, is coming up on Thursday, June 30th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Guests and locals can sip on handcrafted tequila from four action tasting stations, intentionally presented by Ruban Aceves, International Brand Ambassador of Herradura Tequila. Pair these premier cocktails with specially curated bites created by AVANT’s Chef de Cuisine, Aaron Thomas, including crab cakes with blood orange, jalapeño aioli and micro cilantro, skirt steak with fire roasted tomato, peach and onion puree, traditional seafood ceviche, and more.

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AVANT at Rancho Bernard Inn

AVANT draws on the best of wine country dining – inspired culinary exploration, leisurely socializing, and the freshest of seasonal ingredients – and moves it forward with a contemporary California mindset. Led by acclaimed chef Nicolas Bour, the restaurant serves up vibrant, creative dishes and artisan libations that embrace items foraged, farmed, hunted or fished. An inviting setting defined by its indoor-outdoor design, dynamic spaces and social settings, you need to try this.

(Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

(Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Executive Chef, Nicolas Bour Nicolas Bour has cooked for two presidents; steamed scallops in a clay pot for Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia; created authentic curry dishes for the sultan of Brunei; and served up huge pans of post-Superbowl paella for the New Orleans Saints. But ask him about his favorite culinary experience and you won’t hear about any high-profile appearances – instead, he’ll talk your ear off about Iris, the highly acclaimed Atlanta bistro he launched in 2002. Opening his own restaurant didn’t come without hiccups and heartache, but the craftsmanship that went on behind the scenes made every minute worth it.

Wine Vault and Chef's Table (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Wine Vault and Chef’s Table (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

That’s because Bour, Executive Chef of AVANT and Rancho Bernardo Inn, inherited a passion for food, fresh ingredients and authentic flavor from his French father and American mother who raised him on a working organic farm. Meals were made with the day’s harvest, and even at a young age, Bour formed an appreciation for the simplest ingredients.

“My cooking philopsophy is simple and fresh,” says the chef who took the reins at Rancho Bernardo Inn in 2010 and led the way for the property’s new signature restaurant. “AVANT menus highlight the best quality ingredients San Diego has to offer, and our team brings them out the best we can.”

Cheese Plate (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Cheese Plate (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Charcuterie (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Charcuterie (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Red Quinoa and Avocado Salad (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Red Quinoa and Avocado Salad (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Superior Farms 'PURE' Lamb Loin (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Superior Farms ‘PURE’ Lamb Loin (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Coffee and Doughnuts (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Coffee and Doughnuts (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Goat Cheese Cheesecake (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Goat Cheese Cheesecake (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

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