Bistro 24 To Open In New One La Jolla Center In University Towne Centre

Unique dining concept will offer fast, fresh gourmet sandwiches, salads and barista coffee service and corporate catering

LA JOLLA, Calif. (August 21, 2015) — 24 carrots, the award-winning catering and events company in Southern California, has signed a lease to open a new Bistro 24 in One La Jolla Center, the new 15-story office tower in University Towne Centre (UTC). Currently operating five popular Bistro locations throughout Orange County, the new eatery is 24 carrots’ first entry into the San Diego market.

The 3,000-square-foot restaurant will offer a diverse menu of healthy, artisan sandwiches, organic salads and unique entrees for breakfast and lunch. 24 carrots Executive Chef Ashley Santo Domingo developed the menu in collaboration with Creative Art Director Arpi Torosyan. Santo Domingo was nominated for the James Beard’s Rising Star Chef in the Pacific Northwest in 2008 and competed on season nine of Bravo’s “Top Chef”.

Bistro 24 features all-natural chicken and Meyers Farm grass-fed beef in a variety of gourmet sandwiches and wraps, including the Seoul Burger (a Kalbi-glazed beef patty, smoked chili pickles, caramelized onions, arugula, melted tomatoes, and spicy ketchup); the Kale-ifornian (Tuscan kale, orange and grapefruit supremes, avocado, bell pepper, candied pecans, and citrus vinaigrette); Short Rib Nachos, (house-made tortilla chips topped with 24 carrot’s famous braised short ribs, cheddar, pepper-jack, tomatoes, onions, black beans, and cilantro-lime crema); and a Veggie Sandwich (sliced tomato, avocado, cucumber, spinach, green leaf lettuce, pickled red onion, balsamic, and hummus on toasted herbed focaccia).

Bistro 24 will also offer gluten-free options, corporate catering at One La Jolla Center, barista coffee service and free Wi-Fi. Guests will also be able to enjoy Al fresco dining in the new outdoor seating areas.

The restaurant will be on the first level of One La Jolla Center, 4655 Executive Drive. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Irvine Company Office Properties
Irvine Company Office Properties owns and operates a portfolio of approximately 500 high quality buildings in some of California’s most prestigious locations including Orange County, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Diego. The company’s long-term ownership and reinvestment philosophy ensures companies operate in buildings maintained to the highest levels possible. It also assures a rare environment of stability, consistency and on-going quality with unmatched, comprehensive customer service.

About Bistro 24
Bistro 24 is a dining establishment that offers fresh, gourmet quality food – fast. With years of experience in the catering industry as 24 carrots, Bistro 24 restaurants bring fine dining cooking principles and service to a casual and welcoming environment. We are a natural fit for busy professionals who expect top-quality selections paired with convenient, friendly service. Bistro 24 offers a new perspective on dining in a corporate setting.

24 carrots is the most sought-after catering and events company in Southern California. For nearly a decade, the family-owned business has built a stellar reputation around its unbelievably delicious food, unsurpassed personalized service and genuine passion for helping people make unforgettable memories together. A recipient of the highly regarded Catersource ACE Award for achievement in catering excellence, 24 carrots produces extraordinary weddings, social gatherings and corporate events across Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties.