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Del Mar, Calif. -  Whether gathering with friends and family at the popular KITCHEN 1540 for an elegant Thanksgiving dinner or finding a few minutes of autumn-inspired relaxation at Spa L’Auberge, L’Auberge Del Mar is a San Diego favorite for giving thanks this season.

KITCHEN 1540 Thanksgiving Menu

KITCHEN 1540’s Executive Chef Brandon Fortune has created a modern Thanksgiving menu with a Southern twist that offers diners a perfect blend of traditional dishes and progressive, artistic cuisine. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 858-793-6460.

The menu includes a choice of:


Cold Smoked Trout and Beets: one of Chef’s most requested dishes with heirloom apples, whipped bleu cheese & toasted walnuts  

Wyoming Bison Tartare: egg yolk, “everything cracker,” shaved wild mushrooms, & red mustard frill

Organic Greens Salad: heirloom pears, Valdeon blue cheese, toasted pumpkin seed & red wine vinaigrette

Pumpkin Spice Soup: graham cracker crumble & warm maple drizzle

Still Smoking Scallops: another Kitchen 1540 favorite with tangerine dust, wild mushrooms, cauliflower-vanilla soup, smoked almonds & mache 


King Salmon: black-eyed pea hummus, kale two ways, smoked ham hock & winter succotash

Slow-Cooked Free Range Turkey: thyme potato puree, confit thigh & sage stuffing

Beef Tenderloin: naturally feed & raised, horseradish potatoes with béarnaise, local vegetables

Duck Breast: mole negro, seasonal tamale, pickled nopales & tomatillo salsa

Vegetarian Ravioli: black butter, roasted chestnuts, parsley froth & winter truffles


Low ‘n’ Slow Baked Bread Pudding: The hotel’s best-selling menu item with bourbon toffee caramel, candied pecan crumble & apple butter ice cream

Crust-less Pumpkin Pie: vanilla Chantilly cream & orange caramel

Carrot Cake: cinnamon crème cheese frosting & candied carrot tops


Thanksgiving Spa Specials

Spa L’Auberge invites guests to celebrate Thanksgiving all month long with special prices on its treatments designed with the season in mind: Purifying Pumpkin Wrap and Hot Toddy Mani Pedi.

The Purifying Pumpkin Wrap is a deliciously, nutrient rich 50-minute treatment that provides instant radiance by deep cleansing the skin and improving uneven skin tones throughout the body. The treatment starts with a dry brush exfoliation all over the body, followed by the pumpkin mask application. The session concludes with a full body caramel moisturizing body milk application to leave the skin soft and supple. The treatment is priced a $115 (regularly $145) through November 31, 2014.

For more fall fun, guests can try the Hot Toddy Mani Pedi that starts with a foot and hand soak, followed by a warm, buttery, rum and brown sugar scrub to exfoliate hands and feet. A hydrating masque is applied to overworked heels, before an application of sweet cream moisturizer. This manicure pedicure is finished with the perfect fall polish of choice. The treatment is priced at $99.00 (regularly $110) through November 31, 2014.

For reservations or more information, call 858-793-6493 or visit


About L’Auberge Del Mar

Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. This intimate hotel, presents 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with leisure and whirl pools. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, Coastline for waterfront al fresco dining, the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles and The Living Room Bar, a hub for socializing and people watching, serving handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers. For more information, please visit


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The options are many and the food is always fresh. Whether you dine in our award-winning signature restaurant KITCHEN 1540, take in the fresh ocean breezes on Coastline, kick back poolside at Bleu Bar, or stay cozied up in your guest room, Executive Chef Nathan Lingle and his culinary team will deliver a fresh and authentic experience showcasing local produce and sustainable seafood.

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