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Paul McCabe Appointed as Executive Chef for the 112-key
La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California

November 14, 2012
- Chef McCabe brings extensive background experience to La V in both hotel and standalone restaurant venues including the Enchantment Resort in Sedona Arizona, L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills and L’Auberge del Mar in Del Mar California. His San Diego restaurant tenure includes Top of the Cove, Star of the Sea Room, Kitchen 1540 and most recently Delicias. “These institutions represent an exceptional pedigree of excellence in cuisine and service and the success record of each venue stands alone” quotes Mark Dibella, Managing Director of La Valencia.

With his leadership experience Paul brings to the La V family extremely well honed culinary training in Classical French, Mediterranean, Southwestern, Pacific Rim and Spa cuisine – all ideal compliments to the properties current and future dining concept plans.

Paul has apprenticed with Chef Michel Blanchet of L’Ermitage and was inducted in June 2000 as Chef Rotisseur and Chaine des Rotisseurs. Additional accomplishments include James Beard House 2000, 2001 and 2006, 2008 Best Hotel Chefs and 2002 Rising Star of American Cuisine awards.

Dibella quotes, “La Valencia will continue to be the benchmark for award winning dining in Southern California and Paul will ensure that we lead the industry in culinary creativity and innovation. Chef McCabe will be instrumental in bringing an exceptional level of excitement, creativity and energy to the food and beverage experience at La V including new concepts for our legendary dining venues”.

About La Valencia Hotel

La Valencia Hotel or “La V” is comprised of 112 accommodations which include 16 circa 2000 villas along with a unique collection of suites and guestrooms housed in the main 1926/1928 tower building overlooking Ellen Browning Scripps Park and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Dining options include the signature Mediterranean room with ocean view terrace adjoining the La Sala Lounge, Café La Rue/Whalers Bar fronting Prospect Street and the intimate 10th floor Sky Room. Ocean view banquet rooms accommodate 10 to 175 guests and the property includes a terraced pool, fitness room and business center. La V is located in the center of the Village of La Jolla and steps away to premier retail and dining. Renowned leisure destinations are minutes away and include the La Jolla Cove, Torrey Pines State Park, Scripps Ocean Institute, the Birch Aquarium as well as UCSD / La Jolla Playhouse and the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art.

La Valencia is owned and managed by Pacifica Host Hotels, a division of Pacifica Companies. A complete property renovation is currently in process which will include the addition of a signature spa in the final phase.

Kristen Poole
Marketing Manager


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Also See: The 112-key La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California Hires Three New Team Members; Stephanie Howard as Director of Sales, Andrew Mosblech as Director of Food and Beverage and Tanya Schmidt as Beer Concierge / April 2012

Pacifica Host Hotels Secures Option to Purchase and Assumes Management of Historic La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California / September 2010

Auberge Resorts Signs Management Agreements to Operate Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, California and the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California / July 2008

Bigger down Payment and Higher Interest Rate Impeding American Property Management Corp's Effort to Buy the Historic La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California / May 2008

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