Chef Patrick Ponsaty is working his magic and hypnotizing diners with show-stopping culinary art at his new restaurant aptly named Ponsaty’s in Rancho Santa Fe, California. We recently visited, took our seats in a lavish dining room that’s screams with style, and experienced a delightful 9-course menu that left us feeling as if we had just dined in the French Quarter in New Orleans.
Every morning Ponsaty personally visits his farmer friends and hand selects seasonal produce to be presented to diners each evening. This awe-inspiring chef makes dinner an EVENT not to be missed.
Diners can take a culinary journey through Europe, no passport required. The famed French restaurant Ponsaty’s in Rancho Sante Fe is launching a French dinner series at the beginning of March running through the month of June. Each month will have a themed menu dedicated to a specific region in France.
Celebrity Chef Richard Blais is a busy man, but I was able to catch up with him about his popular chicken eatery, The Crack Shack. What began as a restaurant in Little Italy San Diego, is now expanding to the beach city of Encinitas in North County. “It is food you crave,” Blais says. “Fried chicken and eggs made with ingredients that a Michelin star restaurant would use; Jidori chicken, local produce, Bread & Cie, and many other southern California farms and purveyors.”
San Diego’s iconic hot spot for the most important meal of the day, Breakfast Republic, has hatched another location in the East Village, kicking off the brand’s continued expansion for 2017. Known for their extensive menu incorporating innovative and classic breakfast foods, branded décor and humor-cracking signage, Breakfast Republic in East Village will grow to be downtown’s breakfast destination for locals and tourists to flock to every morning.
Westfield UTC will continue to evolve as an urban lifestyle and elevated dining destination with a diverse array of new culinary offerings set to debut in 2017 – from cutting-edge casual concepts to award-winning upscale eateries. To date, leases have been signed by Arbor, Great Maple, Javier’s Finest Foods of Mexico, La Colombe, Shake Shack, Smokeyard BBQ and Chop Shop, The Winery, True Food Kitchen, Din Tai Fung, and more.
In addition, the existing dining terrace has already begun to introduce new dining options, including all-American burger joint, Johnny Rockets, which opened in early January; Korean eatery Bibigo; poke spot Kazanori Poke & Wraps (from the creators of San Diego-favorite, Pokirrito); and several others, with openings planned within the next several months and later into the year.