Garden By The C Pop-up Restaurant

A Dine Diego Outing

Garden by the C Restaurant
Garden by the C Restaurant

Dine Diego, in lieu of San Diego Restaurant Week, happens in San Diego until October 15, 2020. 300 San Diego restaurants are participating in this showcase event to show the public different outdoor dining and take away dining options. We are lucky that our great weather allows for comfortable outdoor patio dining and I was lucky enough to enjoy a fabulous dinner in La Jolla at the outdoor setting for a new pop-up restaurant- Garden by the C.

Garden by the C garden
Garden by the C garden

“Basically we got tired of sitting at home and doing nothing, while events are put on hold due to the COVID-19 virus,” our waiter said. “We all decided we want to work. Let’s open a pop-up restaurant until we can get back to catering events.”  If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s how to be creative. Abbey Catering & Event Design Co, a catering and event planning company in San Diego who I’m told handles over 300 weddings a year.

Charming Dining Patio
Charming Dining Patio

The charming patio at 7776 Eads Ave in La Jolla has 9 tables all spaced out with plenty of distance between parties. Covered with sailcloth and sparkling white lights, lined with hedged lit with purple lights and a 3-tiered fountain at the back also lit with purple lights. It’s very cozy and romantic.

Specialty cocktails 50% off for Dine Diego
Specialty cocktails 50% off for Dine Diego

Part of the Dine Diego special is 50% off specialty cocktails, so we ordered a Mjito and a Bourbon Iced tea. I know what you’re saying “You had a cocktail? Why not wine?” Let’s just say it’s fun to mix it up a bit.

Organic Greens Salad with cranberries and candied nuts
Organic Greens Salad with cranberries and candied nuts

We enjoyed  Abbey’s Famous House Salad with mixed organic greens, feta, dried cranberries and candied nuts.

Bacon-wrapped Stuffed Dates stuffed with feta cheese and drizzled with fig balsamic reduction
Bacon-wrapped Stuffed Dates stuffed with feta cheese and drizzled with fig balsamic reduction.

Another Dine Diego special is 50% off of tapas. That made my husband very happy as he loves to have tapas for his meal. He ordered Mushroom Arancini covered with spicy marinara and shaved parmesan, Eggplant Fritters with fresh basil aioli and Bacon-wrapped Stuffed Dates stuffed with feta cheese and drizzled with fig balsamic reduction.

Mushroom Arancini
Mushroom Arancini
Eggplant Fritters
Eggplant Fritters

My main course was delicious Panko chicken with creamy gorgonzola sauce.

Panko Chicken with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
Panko Chicken with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Neither of us had room for dessert. You’ll have to go for yourself and try their Cheesecake or Chocolate Salty Cake.

Reservations Recommended
Reservations Recommended

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