The Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa announces the addition of ALBACA, a brand new bayside dining concept primed to be Coronado island’s premier Cali-Coastal restaurant. Scheduled to open in Spring 2019, the restaurant will feature a Cali-Coastal inspired menu designed by Executive Chef Rafael Corniel and Restaurant Chef Aaron Obregon.
ALBACA’s ever-changing menu “rolls with the tide,” and utilizes seasonal seafood sourced from nearby Southern California and Baja waters. Additionally, locally sourced ingredients and a focus on health and wellness will inspire nutrient and diet friendly dishes that personify the resort’s mission to enhance personal wellbeing.
Combining California cuisine with a distinct Latin and Baja flair, Chef Rafael, who was born in the Dominican Republic, and Chef Aaron, born in Mexico, combine culinary styles on a rotating menu that blends their roots with a passion for San Diego’s waters and local farms.
Located just steps from the Coronado Ferry Landing on the quiet, tranquil side of the island, the new Cali-Coastal kitchen radiates a bohemian spirit and offers incredible views of the bay and downtown San Diego skyline. The restaurant will feature an indoor-outdoor design and sun-drenched patio surrounded by fire pits, and lush greenery to provide an island escape in an unparalleled setting.
The introduction of ALBACA comes nearly three years after the completion of a property-wide renovation, which introduced redesigned guest rooms, a new Wellness Center and the award-winning Spa at Coronado Island. Hotel General Manager Nusrat Mirza said that the project transformed the bayfront property into a sought-after Southern California health and wellness destination.
“We are thrilled to showcase our beautiful seaside setting and unique culinary expertise, in a whole new way,” continued Mirza. “Our new Cali-Coastal kitchen will make a splash on the city’s dining scene and provide both travelers and locals with a restaurant that provides a delicious, creative menu, but also an unforgettable experience.”