San Diego Restaurant Week: Alluring Options in La Jolla

Nine-Ten

With breathtaking views of the coast and some of San Diego’s most celebrated chefs, you don’t need much of an excuse to head to seaside La Jolla for dinner. During San Diego Restaurant Week you can indulge in a luxurious meal at a fraction of the regular price. If the echoing barks of La Jolla’s most famous residents call to you like a siren’s song, top off your day in La Jolla with a delicious dinner at one of these top spots:

Nine-Ten

Nine-Ten

Nine-Ten

Dinner – $40
Fresh from an appearance on the Food Network’s Iron Chef series, Chef Jason Knibb will knock your socks off with the cuisine that got him invited to face off with Bobby Flay. Located in the historic Grande Colonial hotel, the elegant dining room offers dishes both classic and creative. Their Restaurant Week menu options include a savory Jamaican jerk pork belly with plantains, black-eyed peas, spicy jellies as well as Alesmith Speedway stout-braised short ribs.

Whisknladle

Whisknladle

Whisknladle

Dinner – $40
At Whisknladle, everything from breads and meats to ice cream and pasta are baked, churned, smoked, aged, cured and pickled in-house. The farm-to-table joint also scores points for offering a wide variety of their usual menu items during Restaurant Week. You can choose from mussels and fries, tagliatelle, squid ink risotto, ricotta gnudi, Maine diver scallops, grilled trout, line-caught albacore, Fulton Farms chicken, house-made boudin blanc, prime hanger steak or the Whisknladle burger…and that’s just the entrée selections!

The Shores

The Shores

The Shores

Dinner – $30
One of San Diego’s most well-regarded chefs, Amy DiBiase, set up shop this fall as the new Chef de Cuisine at The Shores, so there’s never been a better time to visit this surfside venue with one of San Diego’s best dining room views. During Restaurant Week, you can sample DiBiase’s local shellfish stew, rice paper wrapped sole and a trio of decadent desserts for just $30 per person. For an additional cost, wine pairings carefully selected by The Shores’ expert Wine Director, Lisa Redwine, are also suggested for each course.

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Foodie, craft beer nerd, shopaholic, music geek, photographer and contemporary art fan could all be used to describe me. I’m a big proponent of highlighting San Diego’s hidden gems and local businesses and breaking stereotypes about our city. We’re more than just sunshine and beaches (though those are nice, too!). What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day? Eating and shopping around my favorite neighborhoods: Golden Hill, South Park, North Park, Little Italy and Hillcrest. Then popping into one of our great art museums and capping off the night with some live music and a a local beer at The Casbah. What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity? Does shopping count as an outdoor activity? Or checking out the public art around town, like at Chicano Park? I do love visiting the La Jolla tide pools in the summer and ice skating at the outdoor rinks that go up each winter. Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine? Let's get one thing straight here: San Diego craft beer goes with everything, not just burgers. Though it is really good with a burger. Latest music purchases for my iPod player are… I’m lucky to be married to a music journalist, so advance copies of the newest albums are constantly available to me for free. But I can’t seem to stop playing the new album by CHVRCHES, and San Diego band Rocket from the Crypt have been on repeat a lot lately. Follow Candice on Twitter @candicesd

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