Breakfast at A.R. Valentien in La Jolla is a relaxing way to start the day. Located in the Lodge at Torrey Pines, the restaurant is just minutes away from Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, so you can head there after your meal to enjoy this beautiful part of the California coastline. In the kitchen, chef Jeff Jackson uses locally sourced ingredients to create simple yet elegant dishes. Start with the refreshing carrot-ginger juice and then move on to the hearty poached eggs with crispy polenta and Italian sausage velouté. For a scenic meal, request a seat on the charming balcony, which overlooks the 18th hole of the famous golf course.

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