In a partnership forged by a shared appreciation for rustic heritage, quality ingredients and the nuances of live-fire cooking, Chef Jason French will be joining Chef Andrew Bachelier at the newly-opened Campfire in Carlsbad, San Diego to host a ‘Mercy of the Chef’ opening night dinner as part of the 13th Annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, which runs from November 14-20, 2016. On Monday, November 14th from 6:30 to 9 PM guests are invited to join them for a multi-course meal consisting of collaborative dishes that showcase both their unique and shared approaches to harnessing the potential of fresh, seasonal ingredients and fire-driven techniques. In the spirit of gathering around a campfire, dinner will be family-style, with communal tables designed for the sharing of food, drink and conversation alike, all in the expansive Campfire dining room, whose design is credited to the prestigious Bells & Whistles team. Tickets are $125, and include dinner, drinks, tax and tip.



Crudo of baja striped bass, caper berries, cucumber, preserved tomato, coriander

Seed bread French toast with maple rosemary whipped lardo

Salanova lettuce, fuyu persimmon, herbs, black walnut, point reyes farmstead cheese, sunchoke vinaigrette

Spiced coal red curry squash, smoked labneh, home made harissa

Sausage stuffed grilled (marinated )quail with tongue of fire bean ragout, spicy oat brittle and cilantro crema

Huachinango with smoked and grilled alliums, charred yuzu salsa verde

Chocolate pots de creme with smoked meringue and graham sablee