Playing with Fire Guest Chef Greg FreyOctober 7, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is bringing back the popular monthly outdoor grilling event series in 2019. Executive Chef Jeff Jackson will partner with Chef Greg Frey from Golden Door to showcase The Grill’s custom-built, wood-fired grill and rotisserie.

Hosted on The Grill’s patio overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course, every event includes selections of various foodstuffs cooked over wood and paired with a featured local craft beer, wine or distillery cocktail for guests to enjoy.

$60 per person (+ tax)

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Chef Greg Frey

Greg Frey’s culinary career began at the Charleston Grill in Charleston, SC where, under the tutelage of Executive Chef Bob Wagner and Executive Sous Chef Michelle Weaver, he quickly rose through the ranks, eventually earning a trip to stage at Le Bougainvillier in St Galmier, in France. Frey moved to Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley where he learned how to “cook from the farm”. Next came San Diego when he landed at Pamplemousse Grille as Executive Sous Chef in 2010; the position of Chef de Cuisine at La Costa resort for Bluefire Grill followed a year later.  

Today, Frey is the Executive Chef at the Golden Door in Escondido, CA. He works to achieve the ultimate in spa cuisine: food that is nutritious and delicious. Greg’s culinary background has been focused on providing a healthy mindful presentation and building a strong food sourcing base with relationships with local farmers, fisherman and ranches. The focus is on sustenance rather than deprivation.

Playing with Fire Menu


Asian Pear and Spinach Salad
pomegranate, flax crunch, fourme d’ambert, crispy shallot, hazelnut vinaigrette


Chili Saffron Roasted Hen
piri piri sauce, chicken crackling

Surf Clams Açorda Style
garlic, cilantro, soaked baguette Rosemary

Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes

Late Summer Golden Door Garden Ragout


Cardamom Spiced Apple Cake

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