Escape to Nine-Ten located inside The Grande Colonial Hotel for an unforgettable gastronomic experience! Executive Chef Jason Knibb passionately redefines California cuisine with eloquent presentations and spice-laden touches from his Jamaican background. By gathering veggies and herbs from a garden just outside the back door of the kitchen, Knibb honors his commitment to create innovative cuisine using only the freshest, local ingredients. Treasured dishes include Jamaican Jerk pork belly with spicy jellies and seared duck breast with an 18-year aged balsamic and duck jus. Allow the chef to utterly pamper you, and opt for his “Mercy of the Chef” special prix-fixe and wine-pairing menu. Nine-Ten, 910 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037; (858) 964-5400; nine-ten.com; California Modern; $$$$. ©Food Lovers’ Guide to San Diego
Get Chef Knibb’s Recipe for Jamaican Jerk Pork Belly in my new book ‘San Diego Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes From America’s Finest City’.