Restaurant Recipes

Sauteed Mushrooms

Chef Arturo Mejia

Restaurant: Donovan's of Downtown | San Diego

Mushrooms are full of flavor and make for the perfect side dish. Now you can make delicious sauteed mushrooms at home, Donovan's style. This recipe pairs well with savory food, just the right addition to any steak, and it's perfectly capable of serving as a main course. Open a door to the possibilities and discover how flavorful mushrooms can really be.


Spinach and Artichoke Cheese Fondue Recipe

Table Setting

Restaurant: The Melting Pot - Gaslamp | San Diego

This cheese fondue appetizer is a fan-favorite among Melting Pot guests and staff alike.


The Whole Chicken

Restaurant: Foundation Room | Las Vegas

This recipe is for a whole chicken and is a great entree to make for any occasion. It serves two generous portions; great for a romantic dinner for two or a family dinner at home with accompaniments. Not only does the recipe create a delicious poultry plate, but the ingredients are nutritious as well, with diced onion, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme, and mushrooms, just to name a few. Using the whole chicken allows picky chicken eaters to enjoy their favorite parts of the bird. With simply prepared ingredients masterfully mixed into a wonderful combination of textures and flavors, The Whole Chicken is bound to be a repeated recipe!


White Truffle Mac & Cheese

Patio Seating

Restaurant: Gaslamp Strip Club | San Diego

While the White Truffle Mac and Cheese is a mere side dish at the Gaslamp Strip Club--where steaks take center stage--the dish can certainly hold its own as a main course. Rich and creamy, with the unmistakable aroma of truffles, this decadent creation is a surprisingly easy dish to prepare.


Cajun Seared Lamb Chops

Restaurant: Donovan's of La Jolla | San Diego

At Donovan's Steak and Chop House, the emphasis, is of course, on the steak. Yet while Executive Chef Sal Reynoso takes steak and potatoes seriously, he also has fun with other items on Donovan's menu. His Cajun Seared Lamb Chops, for example, combine feisty Cajun flavors with cool ranch dressing. The dish is served as an appetizer at the restuarant, but makes a hearty main course at home. It is easy to prepare and is sure to please.


Dungeness Crab Cakes

Chef

Restaurant: Oceana Coastal Kitchen | San Diego

Head Chef Steven Riemer presents the ever-popular Dungeness Crab Cakes, a delightful appetizer sure to please any appetite. This seafood creation features generous helpings of scallops and crab meat with a seared texture. Accompanied by a zesty watercress and radish salad, this dish is enjoyable any time of year. A sweet white wine, such as a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, pairs best with this appetizer by heightening the succulent flavors even more.


Fleming's Potatoes

Restaurant: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar La Jolla | San Diego

This dish is a heaping loaf of thinly sliced au gratin potatoes with two types of cheese, jalapeños, and leeks incorporated between the layers. It is an indulgent dish from top to bottom, finished off with a thick layer of melted cheese, butter, and cream then baked to create a crisp outer crust. One bite in, and you will understand why this is a signature dish here at Fleming’s.


Champagne-Poached Peaches with Fresh Berries and Creme Anglaise

Peaches and Champagne

Restaurant: Restaurant at The Pearl | San Diego

The summer season does not only bring San Diegans great weather and long days, but it also brings a craving for something light and rejuvenating while soaking in some rays under the radiant sun. Restaurant at the Pearl's Sous Chef Jonny Tran and Bar Manager Emily Arney has created a simple yet classic summer recipes that utilize a medley of refreshing fruits, such as peaches, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. Champagne-Poached Peaches with Fresh Berries and Creme Anglaise is a satisfying treat that pairs well with the summer season and is ideal for a appetizer or dessert (add ice cream to intensify the experience) or appetizer dish for brunch, lunch or dinner.


Pearl Tempura Squash Blossoms with Organic Arugula and Strawberries

Squash Blossom Tempura

Restaurant: Restaurant at The Pearl | San Diego

Restaurant at the Pearl has provided a sensational summer recipe that will refresh palates with fresh squash blossoms deep fried with tempura batter, and organic arugula and strawberries. This dish is a suitable candidate to be a great starter for brunch, lunch, or dinner, maybe outdoors while enjoying some sun? Simple and easy, Tempura Squash Blossoms with Organic Arugula and Strawberry will wow you and your guest's.


Legendary A1 Burger

Entrance

Restaurant: Hard Rock Cafe | San Diego

The signature burger from the Gaslamp's Hard Rock Cafe, the A1 features a 10 oz angus patty, Cajun spiced bacon, and a touch of San Diego love. This hearty, flavorful burger would go great with any tasty beer on tap at the Hard Rock Cafe.