Kitchen 1540

Kitchen 1540 at L'Auberge, Del Mar, California

Skills: restaurant

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)
AWARDS:

  • San Diego Reader: Best New Upscale Restaurant – 2009
  • Ranch & Coast Magazine: Best New Restaurant – 2009
    944 Magazine Editor’s Picks: Eat This – 2009
    Open Table: Diners’ Choice – 2009 Chef Paul McCabe
    Riviera Magazine: Crush of the Year – 2009
    Ranch & Coast Magazine: Best Executive Chef – 2009
    Discover SD.com – Top Ten New San Diego Bars & Clubs – 2008

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.