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Full-On Foodies Flock To The Cork and Craft

1st course. Strawberry Burrata Tartine: sourdough, caviar, mint pesto, and compressed strawberry radish.

With a menu that strikes an edible equilibrium of bar food with steady entrées that attract full-on foodies, Executive chef Scott Cannon is changing the way people think about dinner at The Cork and Craft.  “The best thing about being a chef is having something that is constantly pushing me to be better everyday, ” he says. “I  love teaching and expressing myself through food.”

2nd course. Heirloom Tomato Salad: sun dried tomato biscuit, ramp pesto, arugula, and basil ricotta purée.

Cannon attended the Institute of Technology Culinary Arts program, but his hands-on training came from Paul McCabe and the culinary team he worked with at Kitchen 1540; his first kitchen job in San Diego.

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Ponsaty’s Paella Party

On July 13th, leave the passport at home and visit Ponsaty’s for an unforgettable paella experience. On Thursday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., live Spanish entertainment will serenade diners through French Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty’s award-winning seafood paella while they sip sangria on the courtyard patio.

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Visit Parioli Italian Bistro in Solana Beach

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Parioli is an Italian bistro located in a simple little one-story beach house along Highway 101. This is the perfect place to enjoy upscale Mediterranean fare without the formality of a fine dining establishment.

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Surf vs. Turf Chef’s Throwdown at The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Get your tickets for the upcoming Surf vs. Turf Chef’s Throwdown taking place on Thursday, June 15th starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Oceanaire Seafood Room in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter.

In this epicurean battle, Chef Kyle of The Oceanaire Seafood Room will go head-to-head with Chef Derrick of Morton’s, each determined to serve the best 5-course menu. In this challenge, guests are the judge.  Each guest will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite dish in each round while enjoying complimentary wine pairings to help crown the winner of the Surf vs. Turf Battle.  Ticket prices are $150 inclusive of tax and gratuity and can be purchased HERE.

See this year’s menu below: 
 
First Course
Quail Deviled Eggs, Toast Point, Smoked Salmon, Black Caviar, Fried Capers
vs.
Kumiai Oyster on the Half Shell, Kaffir Lime Mignonette, Matcha Green Tea Pearls
** Paired with Lavender Martini

Second Course
Charred Spanish Octopus, Roasted Corn Salsa, Fresno Aioli, Tempura Fried Avocado
vs.
Pork Tenderloin, Apple Rosemary Beurre Blanc
** Paired with Lovelock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Third Course
Maine Lobster and Fennel Salad, Toasted Brioche, Tarragon Vinaigrette, Maple Cured Bacon Lardon
vs.
Frisée Lettuce, Cucumber, Jicama, Red Bell Peppers, Goat Cheese with Mango Jalapeño Vinaigrette and Tequila Lime Scallops
** Paired with Butter Block Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay

Fourth Course
Chilean Sea Bass, Sautéed Watercress, Oyster Mushrooms Sautéed in Bone Marrow with Red and Yellow Bell Pepper Sauce
vs.
Cast Iron Seared Wagyu Flat Iron, Charred Green Onion Sauce, Smashed Fingerling Potato, Roasted Baby Carrot
**Paired with Chappellet “Double C Ranch” Napa Valley Red Blend

Fifth Course
Pan Seared Wild Alaska Salmon, Smoked Cipollini Demi, Pickled Cherries, Boniato Sweet Potato
vs.
Lamb Wellington, Port Wine Reduction, Celery Slaw and Roasted Honey Red Potatoes
**Paired with Communion Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

Dessert
Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

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