The Dish: Addison, Cori Trattoria and More Win Global Awards, Five Local Chefs Cook on Display

The Addison Restaurant in Carmel Valley, which earned its second Michelin star in September, has earned a further international accolade.

On November 29, Addison moved up 16 spots on The List’s global ranking system, which uses a variety of barometers to choose the world’s best restaurants.

In 2019, Addison ranked 26th among American restaurants with a score of 90.5. For the 2021 list – no list was released last year due to the pandemic – Addison rose to No.10 in the United States, with a score of 94.5.

Since 2019, Addison’s Chief Executive Officer William Bradley has transformed the French-inspired menu into a style he calls California fine dining.

The List, headquartered in France, rates restaurants based on an algorithm that rates locations based on more than 600 food guides, user-generated review sites and global publications.

Guy Savoy in Paris ranked # 1 on The List this year. Only two of the top 25 restaurants on the 2021 list are in the United States: Le Bernardin in New York at # 2 and The French Laundry in Yountville at # 23, owned by chef Thomas Keller, Bradley’s longtime mentor. . The complete list is available at

Another transformation diners will notice when they visit Addison this winter is a change in its menu. Previously, diners had the choice of a five-course tasting menu for $ 185 or a 10-course option for $ 275. Now the only offering is a nine-course fixed-price menu priced at $ 295. Addison is located at 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego. Visit

A selection of dishes from Cori Trattoria and Pastificio in North Park.

(Kambria Fischer)

Six local restaurants earn Gambero Rosso honors

Gambero Rosso, an Italian food and wine review group and magazine, honored six San Diego restaurants this month in the categories Italian food, trattoria-bistro, pizzeria and wine list.

The highest overall ranking went to Cori Trattoria and Pastificio in North Park, who achieved the highest score of three Gambero (shrimps) in the trattoria-bistro category. Last spring, Gambero Rosso also rewarded Cori in the “New opening of the year” category. Cori was opened in early 2020 by Sicilian chef Accursio Lota and his wife, Corrine Goria.

“We are delighted to receive this honor,” Lota said in a statement. “My wife Corinne and I put all our heart and soul into Cori and this award is a total honor for us. My goal is to always be true to my Italian heritage and my Sicilian roots, while emphasizing fresh local ingredients We want our guests to experience dishes that reflect tradition but also a little bit of the unexpected.

Other local restaurants in the spotlight are Solare, who earned one fork (forks) of a possible three in the gastronomy category; Civico 1845, which won two gameros in the trattoria category; and Buona Forchetta, who won a spices (slices) of a possible three in the pizzeria category. In the wine list category, Ambrogio15 and Cucina Urbina obtained two bottiglie (bottles) of three possible. The full list is available at:

The Wynn family in front of their Wynston's ice cream parlor in San Marcos.

The Wynn family in front of their San Marcos ice cream shop, which has been renamed Wynston’s.


Scoop store renamed Wynston’s

Wynn’s Ice Cream Co., a gourmet ball store that opened last year in the North City development in San Marcos, has changed its name.

Opened in fall 2020 by Midwestern transplants Chris and Sarah Wynn, the store encountered a branding issue when the couple realized Wynn’s name already belonged to a Las Vegas casino. So this month the store at 251 North City Drive was renamed Wynston’s Ice Cream Co.

“Wynston’s has been our mascot’s name from the start, and we felt the name was familiar and gave our customers a bit of comfort. We want everyone to know that behind the scenes we are the same Wynns. We are the same family, making the same high quality ice cream, ”said Sarah Wynn. Visit

Rubio sells taco boxes for Christmas

Still puzzled for a holiday gift? Rubio’s Coastal Grill restaurants are offering a mail order Spreading Taco Cheer gift box which, if ordered by December 20, will arrive by December 25.

The price of $ 49.99 plus tax includes $ 30 in free Rubio’s admission cards redeemable at any Rubio’s store, a 50 x 60 inch fleece blanket, a beanie with the Rubio’s logo embroidered, a notebook lined with 5 x 7 inch, an 18 oz Rubio’s coffee mug and a dessert taco recipe card. Shipping is included with the purchase from

Five local chefs cooking on TV

For fans of cooking TV shows, five chefs from San Diego are featured in competition series airing in the coming weeks.

Joseph Bostick, 10, of San Diego, will participate in Food Network’s new “Kids Baking Championship,” which premieres at 8:00 pm on December 27th. The show features child bakers aged 8 to 11.

Laotian Ae Southammavong, 31, of San Diego, is one of 15 chefs competing for Fox Network’s ‘Next Level Chef’, which features ‘Top Chef: All-Stars’ winner Richard Blais of Del Mar as a judge. “Next Level Chef” will premiere at 5 pm on January 2.

And finally, three local residents are taking part in the new 11-episode Disney + “food building” show “Foodtastic,” which premiered Wednesday on-demand streaming. Pastor Nolan Lee of San Diego and cake decorator Samira Saheli of Escondido compete together on the eighth episode, the episode “Explorer’s Adventure”. San Diego sales associate Michaela Stein is on episode six, “Cars: Back on the Track.”

Pam kragen written about restaurants for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Email him at [email protected]

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