December 2016 Around Town 2

Pascal Lorange Brings Crudo to Carmel Valley

Making a big splash and not to be missed for foodies and locals – Pascal Lorange’s Crudo is the newcomer to Carmel Valley. The new concept highlights the passion of traditional cuisine from the Mediterranean coast with Japanese-inspired infusions. Crudo is inviting, elegant, simple yet makes a powerful statement from the moment you walk in. Presentation is passionate, informal, inspiring, a sophisticated simplicity. A must try is Crudo’s trio dipping sauce selection served with several of their dishes. Chef Lorange replaced the traditional Asian served ginger, wasabi and soy sauce with the elegant, yet refined homemade trio. A world renowned chef who has cooked in Michelin-star kitchens, Chef Lorange brings an incredible resume and background to Carmel Valley. He has travelled the globe but most recently launched the concept of Fig & Olive Restaurants, and managed the openings from LA to NY and DC for over a decade. He has cooked for numerous dignitaries, including Bill and Hillary Clinton as well as President Obama. Head to Crudo to see his latest creation and what all the buzz is about at the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. CrudoPL.com

L’AUBERGE DEL MAR #1 “TOP HOTEL IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA”

L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, has been named the number one “Top Hotel in Southern California” by Condé Nast’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2016. This was determined by a record number of 300,000 survey takers who submitted millions of ratings and a total of 75,000 comments across all categories. The hotel also named Terry Buchholz as general manager. He will oversee all day-to-day operations at the 121-room hotel directing activities such as sales and marketing, food and beverage and ongoing property repositioning. LAubergeDelMar.com

La Valencia Hotel’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Tickets are on sale for the December 15th Gatsby Gala, 90th Birthday Celebration at La V – a charity celebration to benefit La Jolla Historical Society. The luxurious Roaring 20s themed event will feature live music and dancing. The hotel’s dining and public spaces – THE MED, Café la Rue, La Sala Lounge and the mezzanine Galeria – will be transformed into a palace Gatsby himself would envy with speakeasies and a Jazz Age dance hall. Tickets $290 per person. LaValencia.com

Del Mar Favorite, MARKET Restaurant + Bar, Celebrates 10 Years

Through its exceptional cuisine, MARKET is consistently ranked a top restaurant in the San Deigo area. Chef Carl Schroeder has been selected as a James Beard Award semi-finalist for “Top Chef – Pacific” three times since opening MARKET. MarketDelMar.com

Flower Child’s First San Diego Location Opens

Flower Child, the healthy, happy, fast-casual restaurant by Sam Fox, debuts its first San Diego location at Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade this month. The restaurant offers conveniently nutritious food in a setting reminiscent of a modern bohemian abode. IAmAFlowerChild.com

If I Was a Bird Yoga

Moms can shop while their kids get a dose of creativity and healthy exploration with a fun-filled class at If I Was A Bird Yoga – a kid’s yoga studio which specializes in yoga for kids, tweens, teens and families. Each class is designed by founder and creator, Tiffany Gullberg. IfIWasABirdYoga.com

Del Mar Village Holiday Voucher Program

Until December 31st, enjoy $15 toward dining at Del Mar Village restaurants when you spend $75 at any participating Del Mar Village retail shop using the Holiday Voucher Program! VisitDelMarVillage.com