We recently joined a group of San Diego food writers and media to check out the renovations and newly enhanced menu at the seven-year-old Beaumont's Eatery. It was admittedly our first time dining there, but whenever we cruise from PB to La Jolla, we take notice of Beaumont's vibrance amongst the dark, quiet streets of Bird Rock, the beating heart of this sleepy beach town. Once the sun goes down and Bird Rock Roasters shuts its doors, Beaumont's is the only place in this locale that packs in loyal patrons and enlivens the otherwise dormant town with live music, fabulous food, hand-made cocktails and a relaxed community vibe. We were excited to finally sample the scene and savor the offerings from the best bet in Bird Rock.
|Hosted dinner = many a Sculpin IPA|
|English pea and asparagus gazpacho|
As guests of the gracious and hospitable husband and wife owners, Megan and David Heine, we embarked on an impressive multi-course tasting menu adventure, beginning with the Chef's whim daily soup - a chilled English pea and asparagus broth with watermelon radish and tiny bits of crispy guanciale. This refreshing concoction was a beautiful vibrant green and reminiscent of a refreshing split pea soup.
|Tri color salad|
The wild mushroom risotto with smoked chicken, grana padano and whipped cognac was simple and well prepared and probably would have been more outstanding if not competing with the Duckwich for my third course favorite.
Each of Chef George's dishes was fresh, fragrant and combined diverse ingredients for elaborate flavor profiles, leaving each of us foodies excited and beyond satisfied. Stop into Beaumont's and get to know your neighbors over upscale offerings while chair dancing to some chilled-out live music. Happy Hour is daily from 3 - 6:30 PM.
Beaumont's Eatery is located at 5662 La Jolla Blvd. in Bird Rock. For more information, visit the website and be sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter.
5662 La Jolla Blvd., Bird Rock
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am- last call
Saturday: 8am- last call
Sunday: 8am- last call