All About San Diego Restaurant Week: Dine Diego

Looking for a new restaurant in San Diego? Dining al fresco has become the newest trend in San Diego in light of recent events, not to mention it’s pretty much in San Diego’s DNA with the year round perfect weather. San Diego Restaurant Week is putting on a month of Dine Diego for you to enjoy dining at San Diego’s most delicious restaurants! 

What is Dine Diego/Restaurant Week?

San Diego Restaurant week is typically a week long event, where participating restaurants will offer speciality 3 course menus giving locals a chance to try a new restaurant. This year is a little different, the restaurant industry is struggling because of the COVID19 pandemic and forced closures/no inside seating. Because of this – the California Restaurant Association and San Diego Restaurant Week is doing Dine Diego this year. From Sept 15 – Oct 15, 2020 you can dine al fresco at some of the hottest restaurants in San Diego. 

“This has been a year unlike any, and we appreciate your support!  By supporting our local restaurants, you are giving back to our employees, our farmers, our suppliers and so many more.” – The San Diego Restaurant Community.

By supporting our local restaurants, we can continue to have a space to celebrate the big moments, the small moments and all those delicious meals in between. Tonight’s occasion? Date night. 

Nine Ten La Jolla Restaurant

Cacio e Pepe dish at Nine Ten La Jolla

sauvignon blanc

I decided to participate and try a restaurant that’s been calling my name – Nine-Ten Restaurant. This spot is filtered as “American, California, and Contemporary” in cuisine or you can filter by “La Jolla.” 

With an “Evolving California Cuisine” their menus are dictated by the local harvest, a true farm to table restaurant. Their menus dictated by the local harvest aka their menu is created daily to take advantage of fresh products. You can choose to sit outside on the terrace overlooking the ocean or on the patio to watch passerbyers (people watch), where you can’t go wrong with either. They are even letting a small percentage dine inside with the latest guidelines. 

We enjoyed locally-inspired ocean dishes cooked to perfection like the Cacio e Pepe (porcini mushroom spaghettini, cured egg yolk, parmesan, cracked black pepper, shaved mushroom) paired with a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Also we had to try their famous burger with truffle fries. It was all incredible! Pro tip: make sure you save room for dessert. We got the half baked chocolate cake,  which has caramel sauce, choice of whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream.  Plus take a look at the sunset view! 

Sunset in Downtown La Jolla

San Diego Restaurant Week

If you are looking for a new restaurant to try you can filter by cuisine and neighborhood. The California Restaurant Association has partnered with the San Diego County Health Department to ensure restaurants are safe, sanitary and adhering to all Restaurant Reopening Guidelines.  Visit their website to view these guidelines. 

Ready to dine? Tickets are not necessary for this drool worthy month of dining, but reservations are recommended! Check out an up close and personal look at my dinner on my stories!

Now tell me, what restaurant in San Diego are you dying to try during Dine Diego?! 

~ XOXO, the undercover food critic, Amanda // Blonde out of Water

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