San Diego Food Finds – Table 926 blends California ingredients with Mediterranean and Latino flavors
A 2012 San Diego Home & Garden Magazine silver fork winner, Table 926 has fast become a popular dining destination for foodies. The upscale, yet casual and seasonal cuisine, reflects the gastronomic experiences of Chef and Owner Matt Richman, who blends California ingredients with Mediterranean and Latino flavors.
Chef Matt Richman, a former sous at Pacifica Del Mar (and La Jolla High grad), has created a gourmet hangout popular with the area’s top chefs. A trio of duck confit tacos with two housemade sauces (smoked chile salsa and tomatillo-avocado) is a deft marriage of border-city street food and culinary school protein. The beef cheeks have a sweet glaze that’s nicely offset by tart tamarind over creamy polenta. GM Gavin Cordes knows beer and is hosting pairing dinners with the city’s top craft suds. And they’ve just snagged a top-notch pastry chef, Sherman Chan (a vet of Rubochon and Hong Kong’s three-Michelin starred Caprice). A recent taste of her très leches pumpkin pie with parsnip ice cream proved she’s worthy of her advance billing. 926 Turquoise Street, Pacific Beach
Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Crab-Avocado Salad from Table 926’s Executive Chef/Owner Matt Richman
Table 926 in North Pacific Beach has announced the newest addition to the restaurant’s lineup of impressive culinary talent: Pastry Chef Sherman Chan. In her new role at Table 926, Chan will lead the pastry department, and has already assisted with the development of the restaurant’s revamped and eclectic dessert menu.
This intimate bistro is fast becoming a popular dining destination for foodies. The upscale, yet casual, seasonal cuisine reflects the gastronomic experiences of chef and owner Matt Richman, who blends California ingredients with Mediterranean and Latino flavors.
There’s more to PB than pint nights and taco Tuesdays. It’s a mantra that’s been chanted by many eateries touting themselves as a cut-above the community’s have-keg-will-party bar-and-resto scene to little avail. Richman is the newest, and perhaps the most qualified, to chant it. A San Diego native, he’s looking to bring cred to the coast via a menu of smart Mediterranean-influenced offerings at Table 926 (926 Turquoise St).
Guests can choose from a selection of wines, local craft beers and appetizers – including small plates from Table 926’s specialties – along with exclusive social hour menu items. The menu is available in the cozy dining room or on the newly opened patio.
Transcript Beyond a swarm of Pacific Beach taco shops and bars, you’ll find a cute, very-adult restaurant with recycled Zebra Wood floors and a generous bowl of clams. Table 926 serves its steamed Venus clams in a white wine and butter broth — I’d name them among the menu winners here. At Table 926: The [...]
By Kelley Carlson (Transcript) Pull up a chair at Table 926 and experience a taste of California. The setting is casual yet upscale, rustic yet polished. The five-seat bar and the main dining room tables are fashioned from fir; the gleaming floor is also composed of wood. Nature-inspired paintings by Jarod Farver rest against one [...]
Original article link (go to page 10) Quickly on its way to becoming a local and tourist favorite on Turquoise Street, Table 926 uses fresh ingredients that, whenever possible, are procured from local, sustainable sources. This keeps the menu constantly evolving with what is in season and of the highest quality. They also offer [...]