International Smoke to Bring Global Flavor to San Diego
International Smoke San Diego is the wildly popular collaboration between Chef Michael Mina and celebrity entrepreneur, television host, and New York Times Best Selling Author Ayesha Curry. Inspired by Curry and Mina’s shared love of global travels and international cooking techniques, International Smoke ignites a new spark of flavor and creativity focused on woodfired steaks, seafood, and ribs to create flavorful dishes that are craveable worldwide.
Curry and Mina truly believe that food is the heart of the community, and International Smoke spices up any city it calls home with a healthy dose of flair and attitude. Located a stone’s throw away from the beach and the beloved Del Mar Racetrack, International Smoke is the epicenter of flavor for the Del Mar and North San Diego County communities delivering a fresh take on enticing world cuisine like only Mina and Curry can. Let’s get saucy, San Diego!
“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.”
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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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