Lauren Ash Donoho
Director of Public Relations
DINING AT THE DEL
Acclaimed Chef de Cuisine Robert Hohmann fuses California Coastal ingredients with contemporary Mediterranean flavors of Italy, France and Morocco to create a bold and flavorful menu. Drawing from The Del’s herb garden, his seasonal menus offer the very freshest ingredients while a vast wine library highlights local vintners. Hohmann comes from New York, and has worked under the tutelage of a veritable who’s who of the culinary industry’s greatest chefs including Jonathan Benno, Mario Batali, Jacques Pepin and Thomas Keller. 1500 OCEAN’s warm, contemporary interior and fantastic oceanfront terraced seating provide a unique Southern California dining experience. The outdoor Sunset Bar offers fireside cocktails and unparalleled ocean views.
Sheerwater chefs are pleased to present a new lunch and dinner menu that takes advantage of the restaurant's beachfront location and features classic bistro-style cuisine with a focus on fresh and sustainable seafood. Whether you like your catch on ice, baked in cast iron or off the griddle, there's something for every fish fanatic. The menu also features a variety of meat and vegetarian options, slow-cooked barbeque plus some old favorites. Designed with expansive outdoor dining terraces and giant fireplaces overlooking the Pacific, Sheerwater offers breakfast, lunch, cocktails and dinner daily.
ENO is devoted to providing a one-of-a-kind tasting experience of the three most delectable indulgences in the world — fine wine, rare cheeses and gourmet chocolate. The tasting room, complete with built-in cheese and chocolate cases, stores more than 2,800 wine bottles. ENO wine attendants work with guests to recommend labels based on their individual tastes and preferences and offer educated suggestions on pairings of all three indulgences. Good things really do come in threes.
Babcock & Story Bar
Babcock & Story, affectionately called B&S, was named after The Del’s visionary founders Elisha Babcock and H.L. Story, two mid-western businessmen who dreamed of building a resort hotel that would be the “talk of the Western world.”
Babcock & Story Bar is designed to take advantage of the spectacular seaside setting. The original 46-foot handcrafted mahogany bar, which was brought by ship from Philadelphia around Cape Horn in 1888, is the centerpiece for the bar. B&S Bar offers signature margaritas, blended tropical drinks, California premier wines, espressos and light fare.
Over the past century, the Crown Room has enjoyed a distinguished social history. Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum is credited with designing the crown chandeliers that adorn the ceiling. In 1920, an enormous banquet was held here for England’s Prince of Wales, and in 1927 Charles Lindbergh was honored with his own celebration after his successful transatlantic flight. The Crown Room was also the scene for the first state dinner held outside of the White House.
Today, the Crown Room’s tradition of elegance continues as it plays host to a spectacular and award-winning Sunday Brunch. This interactive and luxurious progressive dining experience is a feast for the senses. Multiple stations offer a cornucopia of gourmet cuisine, manned by white toque-wearing sous chefs who “bring the kitchen into the room,” according to executive sous chef Julian Quinones. “Our goal is to offer a great experience for our guests that constantly evolves. We use brunch as a platform to try new ideas, trends and dishes.” The Crown Room is also the site for many holiday celebrations and special events.