Chef Bernard Guillas at the Marine Room

Looking for a culinary experience worthy of four stars? Celebrated chefs aren’t hard to find in San Diego. Sampling the cuisine from these culinary superstar will leave no doubt that San Diego is a top-notch epicurean destination.

Artfully presented dishes are par for the course at the Marine Room

The Marine Room

A landmark in La Jolla for more than 70 years, the Marine Room may be just as famous for its notable chef as for of its spectacular surfside views. Chef Bernard Guillas was recently inducted into the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France.  Induction into the exclusive group places Guillas among iconic chefs such as Paul Bocuse, Eric Ripert and Fernand Mischler; Guillas is the only chef in San Diego to join the ranks of the 204 Master Chefs from around the world.

Excellent service matches excellent food at Addison


As San Diego’s only Five Diamond restaurant, Addison exudes culinary decadence from the moment you step through the majestic doors of The Grand Del Mar resort where the restaurant is located. Their tasting menus created by Chef William Bradley present course after course of delicious gems. Chef Bradley’s accolades include semifinalist for a 2010 James Beard Foundation award and Grand Chef designation by Relais & Château.

Chef William Bradley in Addison's kitchen

The Mediterranean Room

The La Valencia Hotel decorates the La Jolla landscape with its rosy pink façade, but the San Diego culinary scene is brimming with excitement about decorated chef Jason McLeod. The talented chef recently returned to San Diego from Chicago, where he was awarded two Michelin stars. Chef McLeod is using his culinary chops to design a new, fresh menu for La Valencia’s landmark Mediterranean Room.

Deliciously fresh ingredients shine at The Mediterranean Room

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  2. We previewed La Valencia’s “Sunday Suppers” recently. These family-style meals will debut May 29. It was a pleasure to meet Chef McLeod and sample his innovative dishes. My favorite veggie was the chanterelle mushrooms with turnips. Absolutely yummy. My husband really liked the softshell crab, and I’m still tasting the fresh berries in creme fraiche flavored with Prosecco wine. I recently did a review of La Valencia on my blog “La Jolla Travel Information”

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