Finding The Classic Martini

Del Sur Watermelon Basil Martini (courtesy photo)

“Shaken, not stirred.” With an innate elegance and level of mystique, the classic martini has continued to swoon cocktail fanatics since its rise to popularity in the mid 1900’s. The intricacy of flavors that presents itself in each variation is what makes this drink magnificently unique in the cocktail realm. With martinis on the rise in San Diego’s progressive craft cocktail scene, it can be difficult to choose your martini go-to, so make it dirty with these San Diego restaurants serving up the finest martinis in the city!

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A Taste of Summer With Top Chef Lauren Lawless

Top Chef Lauren Lawless (courtesy photo)

Don’t miss a Taste of Summer, a unique event that will feature a 6 course meal personally prepared by San Diego top chef Lauren Lawless (Masterchef Contestant Season 8).

This black tie event will feature some of the best foods San Diego has to offer. You will have a chance to mingle with some of the top profile people from San Diego and LA county.

Event will be hosted at a beautiful estate in the heart of Encinitas. and a red carpet will showcase all of the top press outlets from San Diego County. Enjoy a full bar, live music, servers and valet service.

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STACKED Favorites Available In A Variety of Party Sizes

STACKED: Food Well Built now has a new way to share your favorite menu items with family and friends. Introducing the  STACKED catering menu for events and parties of all sizes.

STACKED’s new catering menu allows guests to STACK their own event menu choosing from numerous combination platters featuring delicious appetizers, fresh salads, creamy mac ‘n’cheeses, and yummy sliders. Individual item and customizable sandwich platters are also available.

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Officine Buona Forchetta Is Hot New Restaurant

Burrata Sorrentina

Recently, I was in Italy dining with Master Italian Chef Mario Cassineri. No wait, I was actually at Officine Buona Forchetta in Liberty Station, which is located in the Point Loma community of San Diego. Cooking from the heart, Cassineri serves up simple but universal dishes that remind me of my Italian home, initiating comfort food memories that will last a lifetime.

Salmon Salad

Restaurant founder Matteo Cattaneo joined forces with Cassineri (executive chef and partner of BiCE), to launch Officine Buona Forchetta. Driven by authentic Italian-inspired dishes, the menu draws from the original Buona Forchetta location in South Park, including their hard to beat Neapolitan-style pies, as well as upscale Northern Italian entree and dessert selections overseen by chefs Mario Cassineri, Francesca Peroncelli and Fernando Gorrino. 

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From Sea, Ranch, and Farm at Herringbone

Whole Fish Ceviche with Shallot, Fresnos, Lime and Micro Cilantro

In the heart of La Jolla and just blocks from the ocean, guests are in for a treat at this beautiful restaurant where dining tables are scattered amongst six live 100-year old olive trees from Napa Valley.

Stone Crab Cake with Pink Lady Apple, Celery Root and Green Goddess

Born and raised in Hawaii, Executive Chef Jessie Glessner knows a thing or two about taking the freshest ingredients from sea, ranch, and farm to create dishes with unexpected flavor profiles based on line-caught seafood and quality meats.

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