I’m in the midst of writing an article for San Diego Restaurant Week. The foodie’s dream starts Jan.16 and goes through Jan. 21. I’m localizing for Coronado, so I’m only writing about four of the over 160 participating restaurants, but it’s making me so hungry!
Never heard of restaurant week? Shame on you. Restaurants all over SD pull together a prix fixe menu that includes an entree with basically a complimentary appetizer and dessert. There are three different options in each category (that is, apps, entrees, and desserts) that you can choose from and you pay one awesome price (usually $30 or $40). The restaurants are usually higher end that I couldn’t afford, so it’s pretty awesome to see the price of one entree gets you a whole lot of (reallllly good) food.
Here’s some of the dishes that really get my tastebuds watering:
From Peohe’s: Herb-Steamed Artichoke–Poached in seasoned broth. Served with clarified butter and lemon-basil aioli.
Coconut Crunchy Shrimp–Large shrimp breaded in tempura batter, coconut and panko breadcrumbs. Served with sweet yet tangy plum sauce.
Macadamia Nut Ice Creme Brulee–Homemade custard topped with caramelized sugar, macadamia nuts and fresh berries.
From 15oo OCEAN: Peppercorn Tagliatelle–duck sugo, pecorino (OMG!)
Spice Crusted Albacore–puttanesca, shaved fennel-blood orange salad, pistachio dust
Rogue Blue Cheese–roasted grapes, honeycomb, raisin toast (yes! I LOVE cheese for dessert!)
From the Boathouse: Clam Chowder–Award winning New England style chowder
Orange Basil Salmon–Served over a citrus beurre blanc sauce (can you taste it?? i can!)
Coffee Mud Pie–With Chocolate sauce and whip cream (coffee mixed with chocolate will always win my heart over)
From Mistral at Loews: Yellow Frisee & Duck Prosciutto Salad–Garlic Crouton, Red Endive, Crispy Duck Skin,Truffle Vinaigrette (if only I still ate meat!)
Brandt Beef New York–Creamy Potato, Haricot Vert, Green Peppercorn Sauce(If you haven’t tried Brandt Beef, you haven’t lived)
Lavender & Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee–Marinated Raspberries (yes, another creme brulee. one of my favorite desserts)
Sounds pretty good, right? My stomach is literally grumbling while I write this and read all the different prix fixe menus.
Live in San Diego and want to find out what restaurants are participating near you? Click here and start your search for good food at ridiculously good prices.
psst: George’s at the Cove is participating! Have no idea what I’m talking about? Read all about my sumptuous experience there!