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This summer we will unveil a unique dining experience.  A "choose your own adventure," if you will.  The journey takes place in a fresh space, involves lots of forks, lots of plates and white flags too.

You create your dining destiny, we provide the adventure.

Change is good. Arriving Summer 2011.

Father's Day at L'Auberge Del Mar

Treat Dad to a seriously sweet Father’s Day brunch this year. We’ll be serving up all your farm-fresh favorites, plus a brand new menu of AM cocktails certain to make Pop one happy camper. Take in the view alongside your eats at the Waterfall Terrace or soak up the sun on the KITCHEN 1540 patio. And, don’t forget to tell us how sweet your Dad is…you could win big.

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How Sweet is Your Dad Contest

What makes your dad sweet?  Drop us a few words, pictures or even upload your favorite video featuring your very own pop on L'Blog and you'll be entered to win a treat just in time for Father's Day.  Whether you choose an indulgent 60-minute massage at Spa L'Auberge or Father's Day Brunch for four at KITCHEN 1540 or Waterfall Terrace, you'll show your dad just how much you care (Oh, you're the favorite? We thought so.)

The deadline to enter is June 14th and the winner will be notified by email June 15th.  We look forward to hearing all about these wonderful men!

Submit your entry here.

Introducing Our Newest Cocktail Offerings

In the mood for a delicious libation?  Well, we have just the fix – completely revamped cocktail selections. 

Darby Kelly joins the L’Auberge team from Sin City, where spent over 5 years as Lead Bartender at the Wynn Las Vegas.  As Resort Mixologist, he has not only revitalized our cocktail offerings, but added his own signature flair to Lobby Bar, Bleu Bar and KITCHEN 1540's style.  So don't be shy.  Come on in to meet Darby and take one of his cocktails for a spin.  This guy knows his stuff, and we're thirsty.  

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The Opening Day After-Party at L'Auberge Del Mar

Anticipation is growing for Del Mar's favorite day of the year: Wednesday, July 20th. That's 70 days and counting until Opening Day at Del Mar Race Track. And boy, are we excited.

Racing fans are already making plans for the big day; searching high and low for the perfect hat, scoping out the very best seats at the track, and studying into the wee hours of the morning to find that lucky horse. There is one thing they won't have to gamble on this year...and that's the perfect Del Mar Race Track Opening Day After-Party at L'Auberge Del Mar.

With culinary treats from award-winning KITCHEN 1540 and fabulous entertainment for all, it’s certain to be one sweet night at this exclusive event.

Advance tickets for the event are available now and can be purchased for $75 per person. And, for a more private, plush experience, reserve a cabana.  Space is limited for this special event, but should they still be available, day-of tickets can be purchased at the door for $100 per person.  But we wouldn’t count on it...

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Culinary Adventures in the Great Outdoors

Outstanding in the Field has been revolutionizing the local dining experience since 1999 by packing up their big red bus and hitting the road.  Traveling across the country to various unique locations, the OITF crew joins forces with a celebrated chef of each region and work together to create an eclectic meal straight from the land to the table.  Whether the location is by the shore or in the mountains, the consistent theme surrounding this lengthy farm table is to honor the local farmers, producers, and culinary artisans who help craft the feast.

This year, the big red bus is heading our way.  KITCHEN 1540's very own Executive Chef Paul McCabe will be joining the fun on June 26th at Crows Pass Farm in Temecula, a producer of a variety of farm-fresh harvest (and one of our favorite spots for local produce).  Chef Paul will help diners reconnect with the land by producing a fresh meal centered on organic and sustainable resources.

Hopefully you are one of the lucky ticket holders to this sold out event.  If not, you can catch the bus at another fantastic local farm, Olivewood Gardens on May 15th, in National City with local Chef Brian Malarkey of Searsucker.

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Get Social at L'Auberge Del Mar

It's time to get social.  And, have we got a treat for our most gregarious of guests during the months of May and June.   

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the scoop (and the monthly password!).  Simply say the password when you check-in for your next stay at L'Auberge, and reap the benefits...but we're keeping them a surprise for now (who doesn't love a little surprise?).  You'll see why getting #socialatlauberge is sweet.

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