Marine Room Chef Inducted Into Academie Culinaire De France

image4The Marine Room, a San Diego landmark and award-winning coastal treasure for over 75 years, is pleased to announce Executive Chef Bernard Guillas’ induction into the Académie Culinaire de France (French Culinary Academy) on Monday, June 17, 2018 at the French Consulate in New York City.

This honor is bestowed annually on a select group of chefs – all trained by French chefs – who exemplify the organization’s mission to carry on the great tradition of culinary excellence. This year’s ceremony included the induction of six highly respected chefs, including American chef Thomas Keller, owner of the French Laundry in Napa Valley.

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Guillas – who in 2011 was inducted into the groups’ sister organization, the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France – has been instrumental in upholding the rich traditions of The Marine Room for 24 years. Under his direction, the San Diego landmark has introduced exciting programs and events, including the popular High Tide Breakfast and Dinners, Le Voyage Dinner Tastings, and annual Cooking Class series, which Guillas co-hosts with Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver. His partnership with Oliver has also led to the publication of two highly acclaimed, award winning cookbooks and accolades for the world-renowned restaurant, including its recent recognition as “Best French” by the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association.

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An avid culinary explorer, Guillas has a roster of impressive credits that include appearances on The Today Show, Martha Stewart Radio, Food Arts Magazine and the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of the World television series. He has been guest chef multiple times at the James Beard House in New York and he has been named Chef Magazine’s Chef of the Year and San Diego’s Best Chef numerous times.

Chef Guillas promotes sustainability and plays an active philanthropic role in supporting events benefiting local charities while infusing the San Diego culinary scene with his unique talent and engaging personality. He travels extensively throughout the world promoting The Marine Room restaurant and the San Diego region.

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The Marine Room is located at 2000 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla and is owned and operated by the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. For more information and reservations, call 858.459.7222, or visit www.MarineRoom.com.

About The Marine Room

Voted “2017 Most Romantic Restaurant” by the San Diego Union Tribune, one of the “100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America” for 2017 by Open Table and “2017 Best Executive Chef” by Ranch & Coast Magazine, The Marine Room and its famed Executive Chef Bernard Guillas offer diners global cuisine rooted in French classics. Its spectacular views, exemplary service and outstanding wine list have made it San Diego’s premier dining destination for over 75 years. The Marine Room is owned and operated by La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. and is located at 2000 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla. Visit www.MarineRoom.com for more information.

 

NEW Tasting Menu at The Marine Room

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Fans of The Marine Room rejoice! A NEW tasting menu available at The Marine Room, “Le Voyage,” available Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

The Marine Room, a San Diego landmark and award-winning coastal treasure for over 75 years, invites you to celebrate Spring and join them for their new “Le Voyage” Tasting special, as well as their highly anticipated High Tide Dinners. With sweeping panoramic views of La Jolla Shores, culinary excellence and first-class service, they invite you to be amazed by the incomparable ocean-front experience The Marine Room offers.

“Le Voyage” Table Tasting Dinner – Embark on a global culinary journey with this new, six-course, prix fixe tasting menu designed by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver. Le Voyage is a dining experience showcasing signature dishes from the restaurant’s dinner menu including Ocean Trilogy (Lobster Medallion, Ahi Tuna Tartare, Hiramasa Sashimi) Main Diver Scallop and Hudson Valley Foie, Cervena Farm Elk Medallion and a “Share the Love” dessert quintet. The monthly evolution of the Le Voyage menu will feature unique ingredients provided by the goodness of Mother Nature’s Land and Sea. Available Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Cost is $115 per person. Full table participation (but no passport!) required.

High Tide Dinners – The Marine Room welcomes their signature High Tide season back this spring with dinner dates starting in April. With numerous anticipated high tide dates, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to see nature in action and witness eye-level waves crashing against the thick, protected, floor-to-ceiling windows of The Marine Room. High tides typically range between 4 and 5 feet above sea level, so the predicted 6- to over 7-foot high tides during these special evenings will make dining at The Marine Room a memorable experience. Enjoy a seasonal menu with à la carte choices fresh from the farmer’s market and nightly dinner specials.

The Marine Room welcomes their signature High Tide season with dinners on:

  • April 27-29
  • May 26-29
  • June 10-13, 23-27
  • July 9-13, 23-27
  • August 7-11, 22-26
  • September 5-9
  • October 5-7

For peak tide times and complete menus, visit MarineRoom.com. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 858.459.7222or by visiting our website.

Celebrate Father’s Day in La Jolla

How about that special dad in your life? This Father’s Day, why not treat him to a special occasion? Let’s eat, stay, and play! Where? Where better of a location than the La Jolla Shores Hotel, right on the ever beautiful Pacific Ocean!

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For more than four decades, the exclusive La Jolla Shores Hotel has been welcoming and embracing guests from around the globe for short getaways and enjoyable extended vacations. Conveniently situated on the stunning California coast with the beach as its welcoming mat, the hotel is also near the astounding and ever popular village of La Jolla and mere miles north of downtown San Diego.

Visitors have the option to choose from 128 rooms, including many with kitchenettes and sweeping as well as all-encompassing views of the scenic Pacific coastline.

Better yet, why not give the gift of love to dad and enjoy the very best in contemporary American cuisine in the hotel’s family-friendly Shores Restaurant, all the while soaking up the hotel’s appealing old-world atmosphere?

For in excess of 40 years, the La Jolla Shores Hotel has been the continuous beach haven of choice for families and holidaymakers. Nestled smack dab on the Pacific Ocean in the ever popular La Jolla Shores community, the hotel’s sociable, heartfelt and hospitable staff is just one of the many highlights of an experience guaranteed to be remembered long after your stay. Unlike most hotels, the rooms at La Jolla Shores Hotel are more than just a place to lie one’s head for the evening. Indeed, they are an annex of the immaculate Pacific Ocean right outside your door. From the wide-ranging views, to the vivacious breezeways and balconies, to the tranquil beach vibe, every room is permeated with the well-known laid-back spirit that is California.

So why not celebrate your special father by ordering a great meal at The Shores? The beachfront restaurant extends extensive views of La Jolla Shores and furthermore provides patrons with an opportunity to feast mere steps from the sand.

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Father’s Day Brunch Buffet – Thank the father in your life for all he has done and continues to do with an extraordinary and unforgettable oceanfront repast for the entire family. Named “Best Sunday Brunch” by the La Jolla Village News, The Shores’ Sunday à la carte brunch will be specifically tailored for Father’s Day with an astonishing buffet with menu highlights that include the following:

  • Appetizers: Fishermen’s Catch, American Cheese and Charcuterie Board and Seafood Trio on Ice.
  • Main Courses: Seafood Paella, Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef and St. Louis Style Natural Pork Ribs.
  • Side Dishes: Loaded Mashed Potatoes and Hickory Smoked Bacon, Italian Sausage.
  • Children’s Station: Turkey Meatballs Marinara, Mac and Cheese. What kid doesn’t like macaroni and cheese, especially when prepared by amazing chefs?
  • Desserts: Rocky Road Brownie, Triple Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake and Hazelnut Coffee Opera.

Forget the diet and splurge because you and your wonderful father deserve it!

Conversely, The Marine Room, a San Diego landmark and esteemed coastal treasure for over 75 years offers sweeping, panoramic views of La Jolla Shores, culinary superiority and uncompromising service. You’ll simply be astonished by the incontestable ocean-front experience The Marine Room offers this summer for Father’s Day celebrations and the continuation of our signature High Tide Dinner season.

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Father’s Day – Gather up the troops and give special thanks to dad for all he does with an unforgettable oceanfront meal this Father’s Day. Exceptional dinner dishes will be served all weekend, including Line Caught Local Swordfish and Wild Caught Prawns, American Kobe Beef New York Steak and Country Meadow Rack of Lamb.

And why not consider starting a family tradition and pamper dad and the family in an amazing Father’s Day Brunch with menu highlights that include:

  • From the Bakery: Hazelnut Chocolate Brioche French Toast, Felix’s Farmer’s Market Vegetable Frittata, Baked Stone Fruit Blintz.
  • Starters: Fisherman Smokehouse, Butcher Block Charcuterie and Heirloom Baby Tomato Salad.
  • Entrées: Cracked Pepper Cacao Nib Crusted Angus Ribeye, Berkshire Pork Cheek Casserole, Agave Ancho Chile Smoked Mary’s Farm Turkey Breast and Saffron Vermouth Braised Petrale Sole.
  • Patisserie: Spicy Mayan Chocolate Squares, Marine Room Spindrift Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier Anglaise and Raspberry Linzer Tart.

Additional information and the entire menu is available here.

The Father’s Day Brunch buffet is available this Sunday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The price is a mere $58 per person with special pricing for children. For kids 6 to 12 years of age, the price is $29, and $4 for kids ages 5 and under. La Jolla Shores is conveniently located at 8110 Camino Del Oro, in scenic La Jolla.

If you’re looking for a great place to shop for dad, celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with a few of his favorite things from Hi Sweetheart! Hi Sweetheart carries stationery, jewelry, home decor, tabletop, books, kitchen goodies, children’s items, and more and features brands from Los Angeles and Newport Beach. Gift cards and wrapping available too! Wednesday through Saturday 10am-6pm.

Come Enjoy The Marine Room Holiday Menu!

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The Marine Room has hosted celebrities, world figures, local residents, and myriad visitors from around the world for three-quarters of a century. Fine dining at The Marine Room has become a tradition for many people who enjoy quality, inspired cuisine along with a spectacular seaside panorama replete with crashing surf so near one can almost feel the aromatic mist. From fresh seafood to exclusive and imaginative seasonal dishes, The Marine Room is the premiere go to restaurant in San Diego. The exquisite dining and fantastic scenery has made the world-renown Marine Room one of the region’s most iconic dining establishments.

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Now that the holidays are here again, award-winning Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver have joined together in a labor of culinary love to create a superb, mouth-watering, holiday menu chockfull of incredible flavors featuring local ingredients with a stylistic, global flare.

Come celebrate the season and allow The Marine Room staff to take care of the cooking while you and your loved ones take in the breath taking views. Enjoy Christmas Eve specials such as Heirloom Bacon Wrapped Atlantic Monkfish and Oregon Kobe Beef Ribeye Steak. On Christmas Day, come relish in an à la carte menu featuring Maine Diver Scallop and Baja Prawns, Cervena Farm Elk Loin, and many other exquisite favorites. After your sumptuous memorable meal, finish up with deliciously decadent desserts such as Dulce De Leche Cheesecake, Warm Buttered Bosch Pear Tart, or Feuillantine Callebault Chocolate Crunch.

More than enjoying fine dining with the specially prepared holiday fare, relax and delight in the up-close sight and sounds of the Pacific. Both window-side and elevated booth tables offer almost reach-out-and-touch views of the incoming, crashing surf. Additionally, patrons seated window-side during high tide can experience palate pleasing food as curls of ocean surf play good-naturedly off windows mere inches away.

Make plans now to ring in the New Year with culinary merriment to harken back to years from now. Patrons may opt from an exquisite five-course menu that features such delights as Hume Plum Wine Braised Oregon Kobe Beef and Agrume Ginger Butter Basted Maine Lobster Tail.

Seating begins at 8:30 p.m. sharp. The price is a steal at $165 per person and includes live Blues music from the critically acclaimed Whitney Shay Band. For those looking to bring in the New Year a little earlier, a three-course dinner for $95 per person is available at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to take in the mood, character and savor the menu as you toast the beginning of 2017 with family, friends and loved ones.

“The holiday season is my favorite time of the year. The Marine Room, our Grande Dame iconic restaurant is a San Diego holiday tradition, where memories of a lifetime have been celebrated for over 75 years.  Friends and family gather to toast the spirit of goodwill, health, love, friendship and the birth of a joyous New Year. Energized by the beauty of life and the art of cooking, my kitchen is a central part of the festivities with culinary delicacies and spirited libations for all to enjoy” say Bernard Guillas, Executive Chef, The Marine Room. “Wishing everyone a happy holiday season. Life is delicious…taste it every day.”

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For more information and reservations please call 858.459.7222 or go to www.MarineRoom.com.