In its 20+ years perched atop Del Mar Plaza, Pacifica Del Mar has solidified its reputation as a fresh fish haven. This past October, after Chris Idso's decade-long reign as executive chef came to a halt due to his promotion to managing partner, his position was passed along to the young and experienced Stephanie O’Mary-Berwald, whose resume includes tenures at the acclaimed kitchens of renowned chef Todd English and James Beard winning chef, Michael White, as well as a degree from Columbia University. As food aficionados, we had to make our way to Del Mar to sample some of the new chef's offerings and a glimpse into the future of Pacifica Del Mar.
Each of Chef Stephanie's dishes had wonderful elements, but there were also some subtle missteps along the way. Certainly, as she hones in her skills and becomes more comfortable in her new role, she will settle in and progress as an integral component of the future of Pacifica Del Mar.
PACIFICA DEL MAR
1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar
Monday-Friday 11:30-2:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11:00-4:00 pm
Monday-Friday 5:00 pm to close
Saturday and Sunday 4:00 pm to close