CUCINA enoteca is a two-story, 8,500 square-foot restaurant and wine shop located in Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade. As her biggest San Diego venture to date, Borkum enlisted an all-star crop of local design, construction and artistic talent to incorporate fresh elements into CUCINA enoteca Del Mar, providing it with a unique character all its own. Playful vintage finds such as antique housewares and colorful world globes are complemented by touches of lush greenery and bold lighting choices. As a nod to the location’s proximity to the polo fields and the nearby thoroughbred club, Borkum and Crawford created an “ode to the equestrian” with over 400 toy horses strung in a unique staircase installation, serving as a principal design focal point. Other highlights of the restaurant include a second story open-air deck overlooking the surrounding neighborhood. Downstairs, dramatic ceilings provide an abundance of natural light, welcoming those who wish to enjoy a more intimate dining experience. Executive Chef Joe Magnanelli leads the kitchen with the aid of Executive Sous Chef Rosa Geremia preparing contemporary Italian cuisine with a focus on California seasonality and the bounty of our local farms. The retail wine program resembles that of CUCINA urbana with a list comprised of over 250 familiar names and rare, small-batch gems from the Americas and Europe.