3 Signature San Diego Dishes We Love

The Editors | June 29, 2017 | Feature

The 50 finest things happening in San Diego's food scene right now.
As constructed by executive chef Bernard Guillas, The Marine Room's Cashew Blue Crab Cake is a work of eye candy.

Cashew Blue Crab Cake, The Marine Room
A perennial must-order at The Marine Room, the Cashew Blue Crab Cake is constructed out of the sweetest crabmeat to ever be pressed into a patty, diver scallop mousse, apricot glaze and cashew nuts, sitting atop a tangle of acorn noodles. Toss in agrumes, citrus zest confit, a touch of ginger and pepper cress sprouts. On the plate is a buttery puddle of sauce made with achiote puree, and infused with vermouth and herbs. 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, 855.923.8057

SEÑOR CROQUE, The Crack Shack
Poultry lovers have a friend in The Crack Shack, which just opened a second location in Encinitas earlier this year. The Señor Croque sandwich—the reigning fan favorite—is a mouthwatering mix of fried chicken, bacon, egg and miso-maple butter, served on a brioche bun. 2266 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy, 619.795.3299

Les Moules Frites, Bleu Bohème
At Bleu Bohème, one of the most romantic restaurants around, the spirit of France fills both the room and the menu. In the mood for mussels? You can’t go wrong with Les Moules a la Crème d’Ail, a bowl of black Mediterranean mussels roasted in garlic cream, shallots and white wine, served with perfect pommes frites. 4090 Adams Ave., Kensington, 619.255.4167


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