International Smoke to Bring Global Flavor to San Diego
International Smoke, the wildly popular collaboration between Chef Michael Mina and lifestyle expert and bestselling cookbook author Ayesha Curry, is NOW OPEN at 3387 Del Mar Heights Road. Inspired by Curry’s and Mina’s individual heritages and travels, International Smoke explores global approaches to fire, grilling, and smoke to create flavorful dishes that bring communities together all around the world. Food is at the heart of community, and this restaurant truly celebrates this.
“My diversity is reflected in the way that I cook. Grilling is the perfect way to experiment and taste different flavors, cuts of meat, and styles of cooking. They all have one thing in common: that delicious taste is reminiscent of an outdoor family gathering! It just doesn’t get any better,” says Curry. “We’ve also been fortunate to be able to work closely with the different chefs from Michael’s team and have been able to tap into the diversity and talent of the people that work in his kitchens, from Michelin starred chef Raj Dixit at MICHAEL MINA, who offered his mother’s Indian fish fry recipe, to Chef/Partner Ken Tominaga from PABU who taught us about cooking over binchōtan, and even one of our cooks that helped inspire the spice mix for the Adovada ribs.
“Our menu highlights global flavors that are balanced out by pairing an array of spices with delicious meats and fresh produce, and we have created dishes that are bold and dynamic,” says Mina. “We’ve been incredibly lucky to be able to tap into so much talent from the more than 600 members of the MINA Group culinary team! I’ve often said that family meal in the kitchen is often the best when our cooks prepare what they grew up eating, and dishes from their home countries. We’ve tapped into that talent, given those recipes and dishes our own unique spin, and created food that brings people together.”
The beverage program will consist of fresh, seasonal cocktails using local ingredients inspired by countries around the world. The bar at International Smoke will continue the idea of a communal dining experience through large format cocktails, and will also feature international beers as well as fantastic local brews on draught.
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International Smoke Del Mar offers a private dining room seating up to 32 guests. The lounge and atrium can host receptions for up to 200 guests. The restaurant is also available to reserve in its entirety for up to 400 guests.
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