I so wish Galaxy Taco was in downtown San Diego instead of La Jolla!
Juniper & Ivy
It’s always my first choice when anybody comes to visit!
carne cruda asada, quail egg, cotija, jalapeno
persimmon caprese, burrata, lemon balm, puffed rice, champagne vin, persimmon jam
country ham pancake, candied pistachio, persimmon
sweet potato agnolotti, maple glazed chestnuts, sage, brown butter
ahi tuna wellington, mushroom duxelles, gravy, kale, horseradish fingerling potatoes
This was my first visit to Juniper & Ivy as I put it off on my interview and apartment hunting trips fearing that I would be disappointment but what was supposed to be the best place in San Diego. Thankfully it is awesome and I have been back so many times in the last few months that eventually I will have to stop posting about it. The menu has since changed many times but this bbq carrot dish is still one of my favorites.
big trouble in little italy – bourbon, montenegro amaro, mint, lemon, peach bitters
bbq carrots, jalapeno chimichurri, peanuts, apricot
asparagus, soppressata, salmon roe, meyer lemon, crispy potatoes, cured egg yolk
beef tartare, fave hummus, pickled eggplant, beef tendon chicharron
I hope the Chef’s Counter tasting menu makes a comeback. But regardless I am so happy that Juniper & Ivy exists in what can otherwise be the dining abyss of San Diego.
hoshigaki, serrano ham
graffiti eggplant, ratatouille
sweetbreads, hot sauce
sea urchin, squid ink toast
yellowtail, mango, fermented jalapeno, achiote
foie gras, glazed walnuts, poached figs, watercress
porcini mushrooms, soft boiled egg, charred leeks, roasted chicken jus
spot prawn paella, chanterelles, corn, garlic aioli, lardo
ribeye, alaskan fingerling potato, crispy onion rings, broccoli
melon shaved ice
poached pear, fried ice cream