Best Restaurant in Del Mar

By on January 11, 2013
Best Restaurant at The Grand Del Mar

RUM PARTIES AT CLUB M, MIXOLOGY & COOKING DEMOS,

WINE DINNERS  AND MORE AT AMAYA & ADDISON…

The Grand Del Mar Announces Culinary Happenings Schedule for 2013

Throughout the year, The Grand Del Mar presents special culinary programming that offers guests unique educational and highly enjoyable experiences created and conducted by the resort’s award-winning team of chefs, mixologists, and sommeliers. 2013 brings a new schedule of interactive food-, wine- and cocktail-centric events to this AAA Five Diamond/Forbes Five-Star fine dining and Wine Spectator Grand Award winner including wine dinners, food and beverage demos by the experts, themed parties including a festive 85th Academy Awards viewing shindig, and Tastings on the Terrace at signature restaurant Addison. No more wondering where to eat in Del Mar to enjoy fine food and exclusive entertainment.

Following is the 2013 schedule for upcoming culinary events at The Grand Del Mar:

Rum & Rhythm: Rum Tasting, Salsa Dancing & Tapas at Club M

Thursday, Jan. 24 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Includes: Tasting of four to five different high-end rums, salsa dancing to live music, cigar rolling by Payne-Mason and special menu featuring delicious Latin and Cuban bites.

No cover charge; rums, cigars and food priced separately.

Château Palmer Wine Dinner: One-of-a-Kind Evening ~ Where to Eat: The Addison

Thursday, Feb. 7 starting at 6 p.m.

Addison’s Executive Chef William Bradley creates a magnificent five-course dinner to be paired with exquisite wines from legendary Château Palmer vineyards in Margaux, France. Palmer Wines from 1995, 1996, 2001, 2004 and Alter Ego 2006 and 2008 will be poured. $220 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. For restaurant reservations: 858.314.1996.

Love on the Rocks Mixology Demo at The Grand Del Mar

Thursday, Feb. 7 starting at 7 p.m.

Mixology expert Martin Cole will demonstrate how to concoct Valentine’s Day-inspired cocktails that will be paired with luscious hors d’oeuvre prepared by Amaya’s chefs. $45 per person includes four exclusive cocktail tastings and bites pairings with recipes. Restaurant reservations at 858.314.1996.

85th Academy Awards Soiree at Club M

Sunday, Feb. 24 starting at 4 p.m.

Equipped with four 85-inch flat-screen TVs, Club M offers a chic setting at which to celebrate the awarding of Oscars to the best in the movie industry. Live music starts the festivities during the Red Carpet segment as guests sip Oscar-themed Club M cocktails during the viewing along with a selection of savory global tapas created by Chef Ernest Lopez: Crispy Chicken with Oaxacan Mole, Duck Confit Flatbread, Club M Bacon Fries and more. Special opportunity for up to 15 people is the rental of a semi-private VIP booth. No cover charge or restaurant reservations required.

Blackbird Vineyards Wine and Fine Dining at Amaya

Friday, March 29 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Featuring the terroir-driven, Pomerol-inspired wines from ultra-premium label Blackbird Vineyeards in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, this dinner will also be made memorable by chef-prepared creative three-course pairing choices. $78 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. For restaurant reservations: 858.314.1996.

Spring Flavors Mixology Demonstration at The Grand Del Mar

Thursday, April 4 starting at 7 p.m.

Mixology pro Martin Cole creates four different spring-inspired cocktails to be enjoyed with hors d’oeuvre pairings from Amaya. $45 per person includes four cocktail tastings and bites pairings with recipes. Restaurant reservations at 858.314.1996.

Catch of the Day: Cooking Demo & Dinner with Wine Pairings

Thursday, April 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. in The Grand Del Mar Wine Room

The inside scoop on how to cook fish at home and what wines to serve with these “fresh catch” recipes is shared by the culinary team, a local fisherman from Catalina Offshore Products known for its premium fish and seafood, and Wine Director Jesse Rodriguez. Demo, dinner and wine tasting for $65 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations: 858.314.1996.

Rum & Rhythm: Rum Tasting, Salsa Dancing & Tapas at Club M

Thursday, April 25 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Once again, Club M throws a party that offers the tasting pleasure of several fine rums, live salsa music for dancing, cigar rolling by Payne-Mason and a Latin- and Cuban-inspired menu. No cover charge; rums, cigars and food priced separately. No cover charge; rums, cigars and food priced separately.

Maison Roche de Bellene Portfolio Burgundy Tasting

Friday, May 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Hosted by winemakers Nicolas Potel and Ernie Loosen, participants will have the extremely pleasurable experience of tasting six fine burgundy wines from the Maison Roche de Bellene portfolio, a new highly respected Burgundy négociant house. The evening event will also include passed hors d’oeuvre from Amaya’s kitchen and charcuterie and cheese delicacies from Venissimo Cheese. $45 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Restaurant reservations: 858.314.1996.

BBQ from A to Z: Demo, Dinner & Wine Tasting at Aria Pavilion

Friday, June 7 from 7 to 9 p.m.

No matter how inexperienced or skilled you are in the arena of barbequing, there is always more to learn. For this evening filled with fun and BBQ tricks and tips, local expert Jonathan Sacks of family-owned San Diego Hamilton Meats & Provisions will be on-hand, along with specially prepared summer food and exclusive wine recommendations from Wine Director Jesse Rodriguez. $65 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, for demonstration, dinner and wine tasting. Restaurant reservations: 858.314.1996.

Flights of Wine Tastings on the Terrace at Addison

Every other Friday from June 21 through August 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Dates: 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 8/30

A delightful way to start a summer weekend. Enjoy a thoughtfully selected flight of three wines each Friday on Addison’s Terrace from June 21 through August 30. $25 per person.

Summer of Riesling: Third Annual Wine Celebration at The Grand Del Mar

Friday, June 21 through Saturday, Sept. 21

Guests greatly enjoy The Grand Del Mar’s Summer of Riesling celebrations. Different selections of Riesling are offered at Addison, Amaya, Club M and the Lobby Lounge throughout this event that is also featured at restaurants around the globe, all extolling the wonders of the Riesling grape.

Summertime Mixology Demo by Expert Martin Cole at The Grand Del Mar

Thursday, June 27 starting at 7 p.m.

Paired with hors d’oeuvre from Amaya, cocktail specialist Martin Cole creates drinks inspired by summer ingredients and sunshine. $45 for four cocktail tastes and hors d’oeuvre pairings.

Reservations: 858.314.1996.

Amaya Three-Course Wine Dinner Featuring Mouton Noir & Vision Cellars

Friday, July 19 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Amaya welcomes back Andre H. Mack from Mouton Noir Wines for a 5th year wine dinner at Amaya and Mac McDonald from Vision Cellars for its 3rd year at the restaurant. This three-course repast with wines from these notable California wine companies promises to be a great culinary experience. $78 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations: 858.314.1996.

Rum & Rhythm: Rum Tasting, Salsa Dancing & Tapas at Club M

Thursday, August 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.

At Club M, Rum & Rhythm nights mean tasting several premium rums, dancing to live salsa music, cigar rolling by Payne-Mason and a special menu featuring Latin and Cuban treats. No cover charge; rums, cigars and food priced separately.

Fall-Inspired Cocktails & Paired Tastes at The Grand Del Mar

Thursday, Sept. 26 starting at 7 p.m.

The resort’s mixology pro Martin Cole demonstrates the making of four autumn-inspired cocktails paired with delicious seasonal tastes to accompany. $45 for four cocktail and hors d’oeuvre tastes plus recipes. Restaurant  reservations: 858.314.1996.

Vibrant Rioja Grand Tasting at The Grand Del Mar

Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Hosted by Vibrant Rioja, this Spain-themed casual evening of luscious Rioja sampling, Spanish tapas from Amaya and charcuterie and cheese tastes from Venissimo Cheese will be an Olé! experience. $55 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Restaurant reservations: 858.314.1996.

Rum & Rhythm: Rum Tasting, Salsa Dancing & Tapas at Club M

Thursday, Nov. 7 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Once again, Club M throws a party that offers the tasting pleasure of several fine rums, live salsa music for dancing, cigar rolling by Payne-Mason and a Latin- and Cuban-inspired menu. No cover charge; rums, cigars and food priced separately.

Celebrating 20 Years of World-Class Wines Made in California: Lewis Cellars Wine Dinner

Friday, Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

At Amaya, guests at this Lewis Cellars Wine Dinner will savor three courses created to highlight the nuances and special characteristics of the wines from this highly acclaimed producer. $78 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Restaurant reservations: 858.314.1996.

 

Where:  The Grand Del Mar

5300 Grand Del Mar Court

San Diego, CA 92130

858.314.1996

www.TheGrandDelMar.com

 

About Jacqueline Maddison

Jacqueline Maddison is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Rancho Santa Fe Magazine. She believes in shining light on the best of the best in life. She welcomes you into the world of the ultimate luxury lifestyle.

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