10/11/2006

San Diego Restaurants

Eat here and you'll be the Star of the Sea in San Diego

"Nearly every dish I tried was flawless, both the quality of the raw ingredients and in the preparation." - Maria Hunt Restaurant Critic San Diego Union-Tribune

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Anonymous said...

If you're going to be in San Diego next January, be sure to take advantage of San Diego Restaurant Week. Here's a report about the 2006 activities.

Foodies Rejoice An exposition of the county's most diverse and tantalizing flavors, San Diego Restaurant Week 2006 will demonstrate why the region's dining scene is rapidly becoming one of the nation's hottest.

The second annual event will be held from January 15-20, 2006, and will feature specially prepared dishes from over 100 restaurants.

There are no passes, tickets or coupons required. Simply choose a restaurant and select from a special three-course dinner menu for $30 per person. Reservations are strongly recommended.

San Diego's eclectic neighborhoods and bustling growth produce many dynamic dining options. The county's proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Mexico, and nearby wine country, as well as its abundant Mediterranean-style agriculture, influence a rich diversity from menu to menu. These unique factors have helped to attract many up-and-coming culinary talents, which has accelerated San Diego's development into a respected dining community.

Make reservations today for San Diego Restaurant Week! Contact any participating restaurant for details. For a complete list, click here!

Anonymous said...

You can't go wrong at The Top of the Cove, La Jolla

As one of La Jolla's first structures, the original bungalow was designed and built in 1893 as a residence for the George M. Hawley family by the Thorpe and Kennedy Firm. Although it has gone through alterations over the years, some of the distinguishing features that remain include the hipped roofs and dormer, beautifully proportioned leaded windows and some of the interior detailing. (A fireplace was rediscovered as recently as the early 1980's during a refurbishing project).

In 1920 Frederick L. Brown and family bought the cottage. One of the "founding fathers" of La Jolla, Brown opened the village's first real estate office and founded Mary Star of the Sea Church.

The cottage was converted into a restaurant in 1953, when it opened as the Buffet Restaurant. Its second incarnation was in 1955, when it reopened as Top Of The Cove.

Although the creation of an "Old La Jolla Historic District" was opposed in 1976, the cottage survived the fate of other "older" buildings that were demolished to make way for new plazas and developments.

These days Top Of The Cove has earned the reputation as one of the finest award-winning dining establishments. Your guests will enjoy the timeless elegance of the atmosphere and professional and personal attention of a staff that wants to ensure a memorable occasion.

It is the intention of the staff of Top Of The Cove to provide all of your guests with memories of an unforgettable evening. From the very first moment they walk through the door they can be assured of the kind of professional and personal attention that has resulted in our many awards to date and all the others that will surely follow.

Ron Zappardino has been the proprietor of the landmark restaurant since August of 1985.

"An important restaurant....very much the place where one would go for a special occasion"
David Nelson - Los Angeles Times

"View is terrific, the candlelight flattering, and the invitation to romance explicit"
Leslie James - San Diego Union

"The wine list, like the service, decor and view, serves to elevate the restaurant to a rather rarefied plane"
David Nelson - Los Angeles Times


DISTINGUISHED RESTAURANTS OF NORTH AMERICA
DiRoNA Award -1992 - 2001
One of the only 6 selected in San Diego County

THE WINE SPECTATOR
Grand Award - 1985 through 2003
One of the 82 in the world for this highest honor
SAN DIEGO HOME/GARDEN LIFESTYLES
Celebrity Choice Award - 1997
SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE
Readers Choice Awards
Best of the Best 1993 -2000
Most Romantic 1988 -2001
Best Wine List 1998- 2001
Best service 1998- 2001
Best Dining with a View 1998- 1999
THE AUTO CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Four Diamond Award

CALIFORNIA WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Two Stars
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT WRITERS
Award of Gold Merit - Continental Cuisine
Award of Gold Merit - Continental Service
Award of Golden Bacchus - Wine Selection and Service
ZAGAT - LOS ANGELES/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT SURVEY
Top Food
Top Service
CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
Continental Gold Award