Press Release

The Artisan Table at A.R. Valentien Mixing The Best
of Local Food, Wine, and Friends

July 2012

The Lodge at Torrey Pines offers relaxed, intimate alternative-to-traditional restaurant dining

San Diego, California (July 2012) – Step into an extravagant world of unique dining and experience four courses of organic artisan plates and dishes paired perfectly with California’s exquisite wineries and spirits. Witness the scenic beauty of the La Jolla Coastline while you meet the Executive Chef, chat with local wine vintners and top distillers, and enjoy the vibrant cuisine and craftsmanship ambience. The Lodge at Torrey Pines offers a communal table every Thursday evening by reservation located on the heated terrace of A.R. Valentien, their signature and award winning restaurant.

In this relaxed, intimate alternative to traditional restaurant dining, guests enjoy a variety of seasonal dishes in a welcoming setting. The Artisan Table dinner includes a variety of menu items served family style in four courses: appetizers, main course, cheese, dessert and coffee, along with wines and spirits selected to complement each unique item. The menu changes weekly as seasonal and specialty items become available from the premier local producers.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a tribute to the California Craftsman Movement and is modeled after Greene and Greene’s famed Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, California, two of the finest examples of early 1900s Craftsman-style architecture. The Lodge features 170 spacious guest rooms, including 8 suites, more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, a 9,500 square-foot full-service spa and two restaurants serving contemporary California cuisine. The Lodge is adjacent to the Torrey Pines Golf Course and is within walking distance of Torrey Pines State Reserve.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is owned and operated by Evans Hotels, San Diego. For Artisan Table reservations please call (858) 777-6635, hotel reservations call 800-422-8386, or for further information please contact Krista Adkins at (858) 777-6711,, or visit