The Lodge at Torrey Pines is getting closer to unveiling their multi-million renovation of The Grill, the casual eatery that's just a chip shot away from the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course. When the redo, which includes an enlarged kitchen, is revealed in June, the all-day restaurant will accommodate even more diners on an expanded trellis-covered patio.
Besides a fresh look, The Grill's food offerings have been thoroughly revamped save for a few holdovers, including executive chef Jeff Jackson's renowned Drugstore Burger. Jackson and The Grill's chef de cuisine Kyle Wiegand have been working on a new menu, with many dishes incorporating elements that will be smoked, roasted and grilled on a grand new custom 6' x 6' grill, rotisserie and oven suite that will also function as a dramatic new fireplace feature.
There will be oak roasted salmon, vegetables and hardboiled eggs tucked into a variation of the French pan-bagnat, or pressed sandwich, dressed with red wine vinaigrette, plus plates of rotisserie chicken, oak grilled Santa Maria tri-tip and the Italian delicacy, porchetta. The porchetta will also star in a version of a banh mi, which also employs Jackson's exemplary chicken liver pate. The beverage program has been updated too, to include craft cocktails made with local spirits and a 12 rotating taps of San Diego-sourced beer that will usher in a new series of beer dinners and beer-focused events.