This is Day 1 of the La Jolla Blue Book’s 12 Days of Great Holiday Gift Ideas. For the next twelve days we will be posting a gift idea. We know it can get complicated when gift shopping for love ones, so we are here to help you out.
There is no better way to kick off the holiday spirit than by attending Balboa Park’s December Nights. December Nights, on its 35th year now, will take place on Friday, Dec. 6, 3-11 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 7, noon-11 p.m. Come out and see how Balboa Park is transformed into a holiday wonderland.
With the holiday season approaching, many individuals are beginning to plan their holiday party or gathering at a La Jolla restaurant. There are many local eateries that are offering specials throughout the month of December from prix fixe holiday menus to buffet options with all the traditional fixings.
For visitors or residents looking for a great holiday restaurant, there are a few restaurants in La Jolla that will be open on Christmas Day to celebrate the holiday with you and your family and friends. Here are some of the mouth-watering brunch or dinner meals you can enjoy on the twenty fifth:
The Shores Restaurant
The Shores will be open on Christmas Day from 10am to 2pm serving guests a holiday brunch including clam chowder, ranch poached eggs Benedict with main course highlights of roasted Black Angus beef steamship and an almond citrus zest crusted butterfish. There will also be a children’s station for dessert as well as caramel gingerbread pudding.
The Nine-Ten, a chic restaurant and bar found on Prospect Street in La Jolla, is a local favorite featuring San Diego’s best seasonal cuisine. The restaurant will be open from 7:30am to 1:30pm serving from their regular brunch menu. Chef Jason Knibb and pastry chef Esteban Acosta will also be preparing a few special offerings for the holiday.
Whaling Bar and Grill at La Valencia Hotel
The Whaling Bar and Grill of La Valencia, one of the boutique hotels in La Jolla, invites friends and family to enjoy a four coursed fixed price menu, $75 per adult and $35 per child ages 12 and under. There will also be a variety of sweet treats for kids to enjoy and adults can enjoy ocean views and holiday acoustics. Open from 1pm to 8pm, premium seating is also available at the Hotel’s Sky Room.
The Marine Room
Diners can celebrate the season and enjoy a special a la carte menu from 12pm to 7pm on Christmas day. The menu will feature bobwhite quail confit, center cut angus filet mignon, free range veal medallions, and more. For desert, choose from the warm butter pear torte, hazelnut praline Yule log, cobblestone plantation pie, amarula crème brulee, or a gold dusted chocolate pyramid.
La Estancia Hotel will also be offering a holiday inspired brunch and prix fixe dinner in their Adobe El Restaurante in addition to George’s at the Cove. George’s California Modern which will be open from 2pm to 9pm and will also be serving items from a special holiday a la carte menu.
With the restaurants in La Jolla offering delicious menus throughout the year, these holiday options are sure to please all diners. Book your reservation today and begin planning a memorable meal complete with stunning ocean views and award winning cuisine.