The Curious Fork, the new healthy café and hybrid culinary space in Solana Beach, is now open in the Ocean Pointe complex at 512 Via de la Valle. The 1,800 sq. ft. venue is a haven for the health-conscious, food-curious community with a fresh quick-service café for breakfast and lunch, an educational kitchen offering cooking classes and guest speakers, and a culinary retail center, all under one roof. The Curious Fork strives to source the best organic ingredients and unique products – including the famed Oakland and Brooklyn-based Blue Bottle Coffee, marking the first time the coveted brand is offered in Southern California.
Barbara developed her skills at the San Diego Culinary Institute (SDCI) where she met Kai Peyrefitte, an accomplished Chef who has held prestigious roles such as Executive Chef for Hilton Hotels, Executive Chef for The San Diego Convention Center Corporation, and Vice President of The California Culinary Olympic Team. Sharing the same vision, Barbara brought Kai to The Curious Fork in North County to promote a healthy lifestyle by providing a fresh culinary concept with an integrated approach to education.
The quick-service café is currently open Monday through Saturday from 7am - 2:30pm, serving freshly baked pastries, nourishing smoothies, dynamic salads, tempting sandwiches and soups, handmade pizzas, and satisfying small plates and specials. With an emphasis on using local organic ingredients, café favorites include the mini quiche with chorizo and dried tomato, berry tarts and treats, tantalizing charcuterie and sandwiches and unique artisan pizzas such as shrimp with lemon pesto. Pastry Chef Sonja Knowles leads the pastry program, and surprisingly, the entire menu is completely gluten-free without sacrificing taste. The Curious Fork is also proud to offer a range of coffee drinks from the Oakland and Brooklyn-based Blue Bottle Coffee. Guests can take their meals to go, or enjoy inside or on the front patio.
For those who want to further explore their cooking curiosity in their own kitchen, the space also offers a culinary retail area. The shop features carefully selected products to promote healthy living and improve at-home technique including specialty gifts, appliances, cooking utensils, bakeware, and artisan goods.
The Curious Fork venue is available for private events, and catering is available for occasions of all sizes from intimate gatherings to extravagant events. For more information, please call (855)-387-3675 or visit thecuriousfork.com.