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Friday, September 26, 2014

A.R. Valentien - Lodge at Torrey Pines

The Lodge’s signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien, takes its name from a talented early-1900’s California artist whose works in ceramics, watercolors, and oils are now valued collectors items. A.R. Valentien features fresh regional San Diego cuisine served in an elegant, timbered room overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course. The restaurant’s decor also includes an exhibit of original Valentien artworks.

The restaurant itself is a tribute to Southern California heritage and Craftsman architecture, with a metal-strap post-and-beam structure, handcrafted wood-framed windows, stained-glass lanterns and a frieze painted with pine boughs. The layout of the restaurant is also conducive to elegant San Diego fine dining, with several small rooms and plush booths to lend intimacy.

Jeff Jackson brings more than 30 years experience to The Lodge at Torrey Pines. As the former Executive Chef at Shutters on the Beach and winner of the esteemed USA Bocuse d'Or Culinary Gold Cup, the cooking of A.R. Valentien is market driven and seasonally influenced. The emphasis is placed on the quality and freshness of foodstuffs, which are prepared with the least amount of handling, and cooking methods that benefit the flavors and textures to the fullest.

11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
858-453-4420
www.lodgetorreypines.com

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