Press Release




Toast to the Season at the Holiday Craft Beer Dinner
Hosted by The Grill at Torrey Pines

November 2012

Award-winning chef pairs distinctive brews from The Lost Abbey with seasonal cuisine

(SAN DIEGO, CA) Craft beer aficionados will again have the opportunity to raise a glass of local brew while they sample dishes created exclusively for the experience at the Holiday Craft Beer Dinner hosted by The Grill at Torrey Pines. Executive Chef Daniel Boling partners with The Lost Abbey on Wednesday, December 12 for this popular culinary event. Beers ranging from year-round Belgian favorites to new seasonal ales will be paired with culinary selections that complement each rare brew.

Dinner Schedule & Menu

6:30pm – Reception
Dungeness Crab-stuffed Mushrooms: paired with Red Barn

7:00pm - Dinner
Duck and Fig Mince Pie, Wild Rocket Salad, Dried Green Mango, Creamy Coriander Dressing: paired with Gift of Magi
Tuscan White Bean Soup, Lecano Kale, Bacon Toast: paired with Cuvee de Tomme
Cocoa Braised Beef Cheek, Parsnip Mascarpone Gratin, Bloomsdale Spinach: paired with Deliverance
Arroz Con Leche, Spent Grain Churros, Mexican Cinnamon, Dulce de Leche: paired with Mayan Judgment Day

The cost of The Grill’s Brewers Dinners includes the special craft beers, dinner and valet parking. Cost is $75 per person and reservations can be made by calling 858.777.6645.

Executive Chef Daniel Boling Places Top in the World Food Championship
The dinner will also celebrate a recent award won by The Lodge at Torrey Pines Executive Chef Daniel Boling. Known for his flavorful farm-to-table cuisine, Chef Boling received recent accolades at the World Food Championship held in early November in Las Vegas. He garnered second place in the highly-prized World Chef Challenge after three days of intense cooking competitions. Boling boasts 17 years of culinary experience. During his tenure at The Lodge, he has been honored with a Gold Medallion award from the distinguished California Restaurant Association six years in a row.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a tribute to the California Craftsman Movement and is modeled after Greene and Greene’s famed Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, California, two of the finest examples of early 1900s Craftsman-style architecture. The Lodge features 170 spacious guest rooms, including 8 suites, more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, a 9,500 square-foot full-service spa and two restaurants serving contemporary California cuisine. The Lodge is adjacent to the Torrey Pines Golf Course and is within walking distance to the Torrey Pines State Reserve.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is owned and operated by Evans Hotels, San Diego. For more information, visit www.LodgeTorreyPines.com