Cafe del Rey: Beautiful Seaside Dining

In the 1970s and 1980s, Marina del Rey was “the place” in Los Angeles for singles and young couples. Now, with tech start-up companies flocking to Southern California, Marina del Rey and the surrounding communities are experiencing a resurgence of young professionals to the community, which is commonly referred to as “Silicon Beach”. One of…

Harbor Views at Cafe del Rey

Restaurants near beaches and harbors are generally known for serving fresh fish and Café del Rey is no exception. However, Executive Chef Daniel Roberts serves an incredible beef tartare that has the L.A. culinary scene buzzing. I wanted to try this delicacy and gathered a group of friends to taste the innovative summer menu at…

The Pleasing Paiche

Chef Ricardo Zarate’s newest restaurant, Paiche in Marina del Rey, opened earlier this month to a standing-room crowd. I was invited to a pre-opening “hard-hat” tasting a few days earlier and saw two young artists with brushes in hand applying gold paint on to floor to ceiling cobalt blue posts. They were replicating the scales…