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Memorable Experience in North County

Chitown11 Jan 27, 2013 10:32 PM

Hello all!

My sister jsut got married and will be visiting me in Carlsbad soon. She has treated me many times in LA to some pretty incredible meals and I would like to show her and her new husband a good time. I was hoping for something modern or unique.

Can anyone recommend something in North County?

I was hoping I could find a Prix Fixe restaurant but surprisingly there doesn't seem to be many options here.


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  1. Rodzilla RE: Chitown11 Jan 28, 2013 12:00 AM

    I'd say make the trek down to Georges. TBL3 would be the ultimate, but the nightly 6 course tasting would be quite good as well.

    Market in Del Mar offers a tasting menu. I haven't seen much talk about them lately, but they've gotten a ton of positive press in the past. I enjoyed my visit, but it's been over a year now.

    You might call ahead and see if they could do something special at 1540 - the sous Jon Bautista has come up with a lot of their modern/unique dishes, he's spent time at Voltaggio's INK in LA, and staged at Alinea.

    Ditto Flavor Del Mar - Brian Redzikowski has spent time at Robuchon's Mansion, and Nobu Matsuhisa's namesake restaurant in aspen, for a time they we're offering a tasting menu..perhaps if you call and ask if the Chef would be able to accommodate they would.

    Chef Jason Knibb's tasting menu at Nine-Ten in La Jolla is another one.

    I would go for Georges, if you really want to show a menu that is unique and representative of San Diego.

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    1. re: Rodzilla
      koreansoup RE: Rodzilla Feb 7, 2013 11:46 PM

      flavor del mar closed..........(

    2. chris2269 RE: Chitown11 Jan 28, 2013 06:58 AM

      I live in North County... Oceanside and for what your looking for no. Let me phrase that with not yet. Rodzilla has a good take on it.

      Market just has not moved forward. 1540, Flavor, Georges are all great choices.

      1. Beach Chick RE: Chitown11 Jan 28, 2013 06:58 AM

        George's Modern in La Jolla
        Veladora at Rancho Valencia resort
        Park Aviara Hyatt

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          Chitown11 RE: Chitown11 Jan 29, 2013 11:28 PM

          Thanks to everyone who responded. I think I will try Georges and will follow up to see how it all goes down.

          Special thanks to the legendary Rodzilla for showing up in my thread.


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          1. re: Chitown11
            Rodzilla RE: Chitown11 Jan 30, 2013 12:57 AM

            Good choice, I'm excited to hear more!

            special thanks for the incredible flattery, I'm E-blushing :D

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