La Jolla dining: Restaurant openings, new menus and culinary events
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Dominic's Table should be open this fall.
Dominic's Table should be open this fall.
Dominic’s Table to open at old Roppongi: Chef sets ‘journey through life’

Owner/chef Dominic Tedesco promises a “journey through life with food” at Dominic’s Table, set to launch this month at 875 Prospect St. The site formerly featured Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar, which closed in 2015 after 17 years.

Tedesco, a professional cook for more than 30 years, spent the last 15 years in Las Vegas, where he was a private chef and a frequent guest on food television while he worked at the MGM Grand. He says he’s made mostly cosmetic changes to the 5,700-square-foot corner space, which includes two outdoor patios.

The upscale casual menu will primarily reflect the chef’s Italian heritage and his favorite dishes from around the world. It will also feature a raw bar with sushi and other seafood items. Jazz on Friday and Saturday nights and brunch on Sundays are also planned.

George’s at the Cove sets fine-dining fare, six-course tasting menu

New starters and entrees mark chef/partner Trey Foshee and executive chef Jonathan Bautista’s latest seasonal fine-dining menu at renowned George’s at the Cove, 1250 Prospect St.

Burrata toast, capers, wood-fired green veggies, sweetbread schnitzel and sourdough are among the eatery’s new items, and the venue will feature a six-course chef’s tasting menu, replacing the four- and eight-course formats. Stone crab and spot prawns can be added to the tasting menu at an extra charge.

For more information, see or call 858-454-4244.

Malarkey among chefs named to 2018 KAABOO 

Brian Malarkey, who counts the La Jolla area among the locales for the 15 restaurants he’s created across the country, has been named to the lineup of chefs at this year’s KAABOO Del Mar, a comedy, music and culinary program set for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 14 through 16, at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds.

Malarkey, 45, was the founding executive chef of La Jolla’s Herringbone and Del Mar’s Searsucker restaurants, whose brands expanded nationally and internationally to 10 locations.   He resigned from those eateries this year to focus on his Puffer Malarkey Restaurants, which include La Jolla’s Alexandria at Torrey Pines and Farmer & the Seahorse.

Malarkey has also held positions at several marquee restaurants in Los Angeles, including chef Michel Richard’s Citrus.

He’s served as judge on Food Network's “Guy's Grocery Games,” makes regular appearances on the Today show and “Good Morning America” and was a top chef finalist on “The Taste,” which he co-hosted alongside Anthony Bourdain. He has judged a variety of television cooking programs and can be seen headlining food and wine festivals around the country.

His accolades include those from restaurant guide Zagat, USA Today and Eater San Diego.

San Diego chef Richard Blais, of Top Chef fame, is also among the collection of 11 chefs.

Music acts at the three-day festival include The Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Blondie, Billy Idol, Robert Plant and former San DIego resident Jewel. Comedy entries feature Craig Ferguson, Louis Anderson, Nikki Glaser and Pauly Shore.

KAABOO, founded in 2015, is patterned after nationally prominent events such as California’s Coachella Valley and Tennessee’s Bonnaroo music and arts festivals. For further information, visit   
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