Former Campfire & Jeune Et Jolie Chef To Open New Chicken Restaurant In Encinitas In Partnership With Skateboard Legend Tony Hawk

August 21, 2021

Chef Andrew Bachelier, who was integral in the launch of dining destinations Campfire and Jeune et Jolie in Carlsbad, has announced he will be opening a new restaurant in the Leucadia area of Encinitas.

In late 2016, Consortium Holdings alum John Resnick and his longtime friend and Executive Chef Andrew Bachelier opened hit woodfire-based restaurant Campfire. The duo followed up their debut restaurant with the 2018 opening of Jeune et Jolie, a contemporary French-style bistro that last year was one of eight San Diego eateries awarded a coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand recognition. Prior to opening Campfire, Bachelier worked for Tracy Borkum's San Diego-based Urban Kitchen Group for more than 6 years. He also worked for San Diego's sole Michelin star restaurant The Addision at The Grand Del Mar for 4 years. Last summer, Bachelier's chose to step down from his roles at his two Carlsbad restaurants due to a desire to spend more time with his fiancée and three children.

Chef Bachelier recently announced he had taken over the 1,421 square-foot, standalone building at 145 Leucadia Boulevard in Encinitas that long housed the 30-seat Fulano's Restaurant, which has been a source of speculation for years because it never appeared to be open. While details are still very much in the planning stages, expect an elevated-yet-casual restaurant, likely focused on chicken. The menu will feature Bachelier's globally-inspired Southern California cuisine, complimented by a full bar with cocktails, wine and beer. Skateboard legend and local San Diegan Tony Hawk is also part of the investor team in Bachelier's new project, but there is no word on how hands on he will be. 

There is currently no timeline in place for the opening of the yet-to-be-named restaurant, but expect it to unveil at some point in 2022.