La Jolla’s La Valencia Hotel has been a landmark and jet setter destination since the the Golden Era in 1926. The seaside hotel has been flaunting its beautiful, signature architecture and coveted views on Prospect Street through a lot of changes over the years. After 7 decades, the Collins family sold the “Pink Lady” to Pacifica Hotels in 2011, who immediately announced they had plans for a major renovation that would cost them $12 million.
The Med, La Valencia’s ocean view restaurant, has been the site of many traditions; Mother’s Day Brunches, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, charity events and more, but in its kitchen… La V has been fraught with constant change over the last decade. As of tomorrow, Friday, June 14th, La Valencia will once again say goodbye to its Executive Chef.