MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Among other luxuries, an evening at the Addison is like wrapping yourself in culinary excellence. A lengthy drive through the exquisite grounds of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort sets the scene. Inside this much-celebrated space, arched ceilings stretch overhead, while a roaring fireplace sends light dancing off the marble. Glossy windows overlook the golf course greens, and guests settle in for one of San Diego's most coveted meals. Critically acclaimed Chef William Bradley spins out one long dinner every evening, which is brought to you at the hands of gracious, polished and effortless servers. His French-influenced compositions are downright gorgeous, brightened up with a touch of southern California sparkle—and every resulting morsel is nothing short of revelatory. Guests can choose from a four-course menu (with multiple options available in each section); or a far more involved tasting that's left entirely to the chef's discretion. The latter is the favorite by far and may highlight an heirloom pumpkin velouté with crispy shallots and toasted rye crumbs; while a plump, perfectly cooked Hokkaido scallop arrives with silky cauliflower purée, osetra caviar and savory brown butter foam.