NEW FACE: Market Del Mar

One of SD’s top chefs is getting a new room. James Beard Award nominee Carl Schroeder will get a few days off Oct. 14-24 when Market Restaurant + Bar closes for a complete remodel. Local design firm Basile Studio is handling. Judging by Paul Basile's past work (Craft & Commerce, Bankers Hill, Polite Provisions, etc.), the new Market should be fun to look at.

Market partner Terryl Gavre is quick to point out that this will not be anything like Craft & Commerce. But that fantastic spot is an example of Basile's work, and why we should all give a damn about this news.

Gavre says they’re adding a wood-stone oven to the bar area and rolling out a new casual menu cooked exclusively in the hot pit (flatbreads, roasted meats, shellfish, etc.). They’re also opening up what was formerly known as the "Red Room" (the lounge off to the side), making it part of the main dining room. Custom glass doors will give ‘em the option of sealing it off for a private party.

Gavre on the aesthetic of the new space: "The finish materials haven’t been finalized yet, but we’re using natural materials, warm woods, neutral colors. The look will be a comfortable, ‘Napa style.' Our location close to the hills and horse farms of Rancho Santa Fe lends itself to the same feel of the wine country. So it seemed a natural direction."

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