Playing with Fire Dinner Series Featuring Chef JoJo Ruiz & Mission BreweryJune 13, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Chef  Jojo Ruiz from Serẽa and Lionfish will show off his talents during a collaborative dinner with The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ venerable Executive Chef Kelli Crosson and Chef de Cuisine Paul Arias. Hosted on The Grill’s patio overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course, every event includes selections of various proteins and seasonal sides cooked over a wood-burning fire. Guests will also enjoy pours from this event's featured local brewery Mission Brewery.

$95 per person (+ tax)

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About Executive Chef JoJo Ruiz

A San Diego native, JoJo Ruiz is the Executive Chef of both​ Lionfish at ​Pendry San Diego and ​Serẽa, located at the historic Hotel del Coronado​. Chef Ruiz earned the prestigious accolade of​ James Beard Certified Smart Catch Leader ​due to his commitment to sustainable seafood practices in early 2019, and has been awarded the title again for 2020.

In partnership with Andy Masi of Clique Hospitality, Chef JoJo Ruiz opened Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine at Pendry San Diego in February 2017. At Lionfish, Chef Ruiz showcases a seasonal San Diego-inspired menu serving fresh sustainable seafood and modern coastal cuisine. As a technique-driven eatery, chef Ruiz sets Lionfish apart from other restaurants in the city, showcasing his careful precision that elevates each dish for the diner, offered in an inviting restaurant environment. In 2019, Ruiz and Andy Masi continued their partnership with the opening of Serẽa, a sea-to-table coastal cuisine dining experience offering an expertly curated menu of sustainable seafood, meats and other signature selections with a Mediterranean flair. 

Playing with Fire Dinner Menu

1st Course

Local Halibut Ceviche
Coconut Milk, Cucumber, Avocado, Mint

Cilantro Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Roasted Corn, Marinated Feta, Red Wine Vinaigrette

2nd Course

Whole Roasted Snapper

Grilled Spigarello Broccolini
Crispy Quinoa, Beemster Aged Gouda, Garlic-Tahini Dressing

Baked Gigantes Beans
Tomato and Herb Labneh


Fire-Roasted Stone Fruit
Preserved Lemon Whipped Cream

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