Culinary Powerhouse, Paradisaea + Dodo Bird Donuts, Now Open In Bird Rock

  • American
  • La Jolla
  • $$$

San Diego’s Paradisaea and Dodo Bird Donuts, two culinary powerhouse concepts led by Culinary Director and Pastry Chef Mark Welker (Eleven Madison Park and NoMad fame), opened in the heart of the coastal neighborhood of Bird Rock in La Jolla, California.

Paradisaea + Dodo Bird Donuts Bird Rock, La Jolla

Paradisaea + Dodo Bird Donuts

Located within the iconic “piano building” landmark designed by William Kesling in 1949, Paradisaea’s 4,500 sq ft space seats up to 57 guests in the main dining room and is outfitted with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, accented with vibrant colors like its banana leaf wallpaper, bronze lighting fixtures, travertine counters and tables, and custom furnishings in stylish shades of salmon and green.

Paradisaea restaurant interior

Paradisaea’s thoughtfully crafted, seasonal menus feature entreés like the mouth-watering 120 day dry-aged Aspen Ridge bone-in ribeye grilled with variations of fennel and veal jus barigoule or the dungeness crab spaghetti with meyer lemon, crispy garlic bread crumbs and black pepper, sourcing ingredients from local farmers, anglers and foragers to create an elevated yet approachable menu highlighting the best coastal California can offer.

dry-aged Aspen Ridge bone-in ribeye

Complementing Paradisaea is Dodo Bird Donuts, a daytime café that offers world-class donuts made fresh each morning, local espresso and coffee, rare teas, locally sourced breakfast items and more.

Dodo Bird Donuts Bird Rock, La Jolla

Bar-Raising Beverage Program

The beverage program underscores Paradisaea’s commitment to using the best local, seasonal flavors. The imaginative and seasonal crafted cocktails are accompanied by a sommelier-selected wine program, and a selection of leading San Diego craft beers and locally distilled spirits.

Paradisaea la jolla cocktail bar

For more info and updates, visit the website here and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

See you there, San Diego!

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