French Exotic in Encinitas

St. Germains Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with ShrimpA recent graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary College of Culinary Arts, Las Vegas, 23 year-old Executive Chef Kaitlin Ramos of St. Germain’s Bistro & Café is turning heads with her explosive talent. Calling her cuisine French Exotic, Chef Kaitlin has infused St. Germain’s menu with fresh, complex flavorful dishes. Gone are the breakfast burritos. In are crepes, shrimp mango spring rolls and Banh Mi Burgers. The new dinner menu blends exotic flavors and spices of the east with sophisticated culinary techniques of the west highlighting the young chef’s promise as a stalwart of the San Diego restaurant scene. Viewing cooking as part science-part artistry, Chef Kaitlin deserves kudos for having the drive and the chutzpah to hold her own in the fast-paced, fast-charged male-dominated restaurant world.

Coincidentally, both Chef Kaitlin and her culinary inspiration, Chef Bernard Guillas, are providing cooking demonstrations at the upcoming Encinitas Foodie Fest Saturday, June 23rd from 10am-5pm at Pacific Station. In high school, Kaitlin interviewed Chef Bernard for a report on career options. Already passionate about cooking, she was so moved by Bernard’s enthusiasm that she chose to follow in his footsteps.

About St. Germain’s Bistro & Cafe:
1010 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, California 92024
(760) 753-5411

About the Encinitas Foodie Fest
Saturday, June 23rd • 10am-5pm • Pacific Station, Encinitas
A free family fun event bringing the community together to elevate public awareness about sustainable foods and products while promoting the arts, local business and the Coastal Community Foundation’s Healthy Day fund. Plus superb artisanal food vendors, food trucks, amazing live music, an entertaining children’s cooking booth and fun for all!

St. Germains Curried Butternut Squash Soup

St. Germain's Banh Mi BurgerSt. Germain's Executive Chef Kaitlin Ramos

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About Jolee Pink

I am a California-based writer, designer, artist, super foodie and avid traveler. I view travel as a superlative learning experience and have visited nearly 50 countries. As the author of Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking California Style, I brought together artists and chefs to capture the spirit of San Diego influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The Wabisabi Green lifestyle blog focuses on art, design, food and travel. My colorful ceramic sculpture has received national recognition and is on permanent display at Rady Children’s Hospital. I also design and market a boutique eco-friendly textile line featuring bold modern motifs based on nature, world travels and the southern California coastal lifestyle.
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One Response to French Exotic in Encinitas

  1. avatar Nancy Martin says:

    Fantastic blog! Makes me want to go there for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.