Tucked away in the Torrey Pines along the coast of La Jolla is A.R. Valentien. The fine-dining farm-to-table restaurant is located inside the AAA Five Diamond California Craftsman-style resort, the Lodge at Torrey Pines. A.R. Valentien feels like a pure escape. Upon its outdoor terrace, you can see the sparkling Pacific Ocean peeking up from behind the rolling greens of the Torrey Pines Golf Course.
The ocean breeze kisses you as you graze upon executive chef Jeff Jackson’s award-winning dishes like duck confit, house-made pate, and market vegetable vol-au-vent. A meal is not complete without a perfectly paired glass of wine. Thankfully, advanced sommelier Paul Krikorian is there to guide you through the extensive curated wine list of California vintages. Stunning location and exquisite cuisine aside, A.R. Valentien’s staff is what makes dining there a special and memorable experience.