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The Patio at Night Pop-Up Opens April 18; Friday Bleu Bar Pop-Up Opens May 25

DEL MAR, Calif. (March 26, 2018) – KITCHEN 1540 at L’Auberge Del Mar, will bring back its popular alfresco dinners, The Patio at Night Pop-up, starting Wednesday, April 18, continuing through the summer. Every Wednesday through Saturday from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m., Chef Nathan Lingle’s patio pop-up menus will be putting ever-changing, straight-from-the-farm ingredients up front and center. In addition, a new Friday afternoon Pop-up at Bleu Bar is the perfect way for guests and locals to wind down the week and springboard into the weekend – starting Memorial Day weekend and lasting through Labor Day weekend from 3 to 5 p.m. each Friday.

The Patio at Night Pop-up at KITCHEN 1540
Starting April 18, Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Chef Nathan Lingle sources his starring ingredients for each pop-up menu from a farm truck brimming with spring and summer crops picked by regional farmers, and featured proteins are also locally sourced. Depending on any given day, the menu might offer small plates and shareables such as Speckled Romaine with strawberries, smoked blue cheese and malt vinaigrette and Burrata Cheese with grilled peaches, smoked almonds and arugula salad. Family plates and mains might be Cioppino with a tomato fennel broth, Lamb Porterhouse with broccoli rabe and chickpea ragu or Skuna Bay Salmon with corn and tomato succotash.

A special addition to this pop-up experience is Wine Wednesdays featuring market-priced bottles and no corkage fees. And, guests’ pups are welcome on The Patio where the canine set can savor bowls from the Baxter’s Bites menu with choices such as the Royal Treat of beef tenderloin, three grain salad and farmers market vegetables. Patio pop-up nights are alfresco, casual and romantically enhanced by local performers entertaining nightly.

The entrance to The Patio at Night Pop-up is from L’Auberge’s front drive or the resort’s amphitheater (no need to come into the hotel itself). Market lights strung overhead lead the way, and a chalkboard announces the day’s local farm menu. KITCHEN 1540’s patio invites guests to enjoy ocean breezes, private dining cabanas, fire pits, a waterfall, and alluring hanging lanterns.

For reservations for The Patio at Night Pop-up at KITCHEN 1540, please call 858-793-6460.

Friday Pop-up at Bleu Bar
Starting May 25, Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m.

Hip and happening, Bleu Bar is a great spot to relax to take in Pacific views and sip creative cocktails. Its new Friday Pop-up perfectly transitions the wind down from the work week to the gear-up for the weekend with Sangria and tapas. Guests might opt to stay for a glorious sunset as the fire pit lights up for the evening.

        L’Auberge Del Mar
        1540 Camino Del Mar
        Del Mar, CA 92014

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. Part of the Destination Hotels collection, this intimate hotel presents 121 recently refurbished 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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