Category archives for: Food

Fanciful French fare finds fans in La Jolla at Bijou Bistro

Gnocchi à la Parisienne with olives, lemon and noisette is among the ‘Plats Principaux.’ Photos by Kelley Carlson

There’s a new culinary gem in “The Jewel.” The team behind Addison at The Grand Del Mar has conjured up a new idea for the space previously occupied by Amaya La Jolla, on Prospect Street. Bijou French Bistro — whose name means “jewel” — presents a menu with classic bistro fare that can be enjoyed in a European-influenced setting.

Bijou French Bistro’s Tarte aux Fruits with Lemon Curd

Tarte aux Fruits with Lemon Curd Serves: 6-8 Ingredients: Tart Shell 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cups powdered sugar ¾ teaspoon salt 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) butter, cold and cubed 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 ½ ounces water 4 egg yolks Lemon Curd ¾ cup lemon juice ¾ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 2 [...]

Curious Fork’s Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 25 • 2 1/3 cups plus 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour (cup for cup or other gluten-free blend) • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda • 1 teaspoon kosher salt • 5 ounces 55 percent chocolate, cut into chip-sized pieces • 5 ounces 70 percent to 72 percent chocolate, cut into chip-sized pieces • 8 ounces (2 [...]

Gluten-free menu puts Curious Fork in the spotlight

A latte made from Blue Bottle brand coffee. Photos by Kelley Carlson

One of Del Mar’s newest eateries, The Curious Fork, aims to satisfy people’s increasing appetite for healthy, gluten-free fare. It’s accomplished through a three-pronged approach: a quick-service cafe, cooking classes and a culinary retail center.

Café Cantata: A coffee shop and a whole lot more!

aked Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with powdered sugar, berries and orange zest syrup  PHOTOS by Kelley Carlson

Fig Tree Café owner Johan Engman has branched out with a new restaurant concept. In June, he opened Café Cantata in Flower Hill Promenade, in the space previously occupied by longtime fixture Pannikin.

Café Cantata’s Gluten-Free French Toast

Serves 4 people Batter: • 2 cups heavy cream • 5 egg yolks • 1/3 cup brown sugar • 1 Tablespoon Captain Morgan Rum • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract Mix all ingredients together Cut 8 slices of gluten-free cinnamon raisin bread, approximately 1″ thick. Marinate in batter for about 7-8 seconds. Set oven to 300 [...]

Shake It Up! Skateboarder Tony Hawk assists at milkshake shop opening in La Jolla


The new ShakeAway milkshake bar — which opened its first U.S. location at 723 Pearl St. in La Jolla July 18 — is really shaking things up.

The Taco Stand offers authentic Mexico fare on Pearl St. in La Jolla

Angus Beef Carne Asada Taco is the top-selling item at The Taco Stand. (Courtesy Photos)

Freshly made corn tortillas on demand, hand-ground guacamole, freshly made salsas and high-quality produce are just a few of the ingredients adding authenticity to The Taco Stand in La Jolla.

Habañero BBQ Shrimp Flatbread

Habañero BBQ Shrimp Flatbread INGREDIENTS • 1 naan • ½ cup Monterey Jack cheese • 8 pieces shrimp, prepped • 1 ounce grilled red pepper, sliced • 1 Tablespoon barbecue sauce • 5 to 7 fresh cilantro leaves • ½ teaspoon olive oil • 1 teaspoon habañero honey barbecue sauce 1.    To prep shrimp, butterfly [...]

PGA TOUR GRILL: This airport eatery is par for the course

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Cinnamon Pancakes with berries and syrup. Photos by Kelley Carlson

The airport-based PGA Tour Grill concept seems to be taking off. Since May 9, the new golf-themed restaurant chain (a partnership between HMSHost and the PGA Tour) has opened in three cities, with several more planned through 2015.

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