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Sep 16, 2008 02:07 PM

Very special occasion in N. San Diego County

Need a very special occasion restaurant in N. San Diego County (La Jolla or further north). Thinking about Addison at the Del Mar Grand, or Mille Fleurs in Rancho Santa Fe. Has anyone been to either recently...or have other suggestions? We love El Bizcocho, but will likely be there for another event shortly before this occasion.

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  1. What about:
    Market (on Via de la Valle, about a mile east of I-5 and the Del Mar Fairgrounds). Truly innovative food, great service, upscale and modern decor.
    Blanca (on Highway 101 in Solana Beach). Top-notch food.

    Haven't been to Mille Fleurs in a long time, but I haven't heard anything bad about it going down hill or anything. I think it's pretty solid.

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    1. re: encinitaseater

      Agree that both Market and Blanca are terrific spots, but I'm looking for something more special...I suppose I mean formal, somewhat dressy, and with wonderful atmosphere for a truly special occasion. Therefore I thought about Mille Fleur or Addison. In the past, Mille Fleurs was wonderful, but I don't know how it is now...and I've read about, but never been to Addison.

      1. re: josephnl

        I wouldn't call it dressy but it is definitely upscale and delivers excellent food: Cavaillon. Their 50course tasting menu is very good (often not on the menu, so just ask),

        1. re: honkman

          Have never heard of Cavaillon. Can any other CH comment re this restaurant vs. Addison or Milles Fleurs?

          1. re: josephnl

            Just do a search on this board for Cavaillon. It will pop up quite often as one of the favorites in North County for fine dining, e.g.



              1. re: josephnl

                Addison for the special occasion.

                But do try Cavaillon later -- it's a great place too!

              2. re: honkman

                50 course? is that a typo? I agree on it being excellent but it's not fancy in nearly the same way as Addison or Mille Fleurs.

                1. re: DougOLis

                  Hopefully it's a salad, a steak, and 48 desserts. :) I'd try that ... once.

                  1. re: DougOLis

                    Haven't you heard ? That's the new culinary trend to have at 40+ courses for the tasting menu ;)

            1. Hi.. we went to Addison for my bday in July.. I think I wrote about it not sure.. Anyway the dinner was superb,service excellent..they do do the prixe fixe menu these days..and even though I do not eat seafood I was happy.. It is a wonderful place for a special occasion..and priced as such.. Make SURE you ask for the Rotunda room ,unless you are a large party .otherwise the dining room side for two is not the best ./
              place to sit....

              Mille Fleurs is also nice.. having been redone it is very elegant..not as upscale as Addison however..

              I would opt for Addison as you said a special day..we sat in the Rotunda room once when a hot air balloon dropped down right in front of us.. pretty amazing..

              1. Cavvillon .Market, Blanca are all nice restaurants.. NOT for a special occasion..well Blanca used to be.. but go for Addison or Mille Fleurs..

                actually we are going to Ocean 1500 this weekend ..for a special occasion.. I have not been there yet...but we went to Addison in July....

                1. Addison is the most formal of all the suggestions below. Really good food and service. The last time we were at Mille Fleurs, it was solid but nothing that was spectacular.

                  1. Thanks everyone. Addison seems to be the winner. We will go in a few weeks and I will report back.