CLIENT: Destination Hotels & Resorts
ARCHITECT: Joseph Wong Design Associates
KITCHEN ARCHITECT: Andre Kikoski
CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS: Graham Anderson of Campbell-Anderson & Associates Inc. and Jim Pavisha of Lowe Hospitality Group
COMPLETED: June 2008
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: In June 2008, Destination Hotels & Resorts reopened the doors of L’Auberge Del Mar after a seven-month grand renovation and repositioning. The restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, was designed by renowned New York architect Andre Kikoski and offers guests an elegant and contemporary take on a classic coastal restaurant; with white vaulted ceilings; an open presentation kitchen; modern table settings; a private dining room wrapped in wine-encased glass walls; and an outside dining and lounge area. The al fresco experience offers private cabanas for intimate dining, a water wall, a fire pit to gather around and hanging lanterns to set just the right mood.
PUBLICATIONS: Food Arts (Oct. 09), Riviera (2009 Restaurant Guide), Ranch & Coast (Choice Best of 2009), North County Times, Ranch & Coast (Jan. 09), Riviera (Jan. 09)
PROJECT ADDRESS: 1540 Camino Del Mar, San Diego, CA 92014
PROJECT WEBSITE: http://www.laubergedelmar.com/kitchen1540/
*Project Lighting Design by Mark Greenawalt, PE, LC, LEED AP while employed by Creative Designs in Lighting, Inc.