Food, Drinks & Live Music—Why You Should Order a Gourmet Beach Box Before Heading out to This Month’s Twilight Concert

The Twilight Concert Series is in full swing! If you were one of the thousands of people who came out to see the Blue Eyed Soul Band or The Next Best Thing To Journey, then you know the importance of grabbing a premier seat on the grass in time for the show to start. Order a Gourmet Beach Box to bring with you to the show—that way, you have plenty of time to search out the best spot and relax before the music starts.

Opting for a Gourmet Beach Box gives you a much more elevated picnic experience than your typical PB&J. Shimbashi Izakaya, Del Mar Rendezvous, Pacifica Del Mar, and Il Fornaio will all be putting their own spins on our Gourmet Beach Boxes so you can still dine on your restaurant favorites before each concert in the series. Here’s an idea of the menu items you’ll be able to pre-order.

Il Fornaio
  • Focaccetta con Pollo, served with pasta salad
  • Panino Caprese, served with pasta salad
  • Involtino di Vegetali, served with pasta salad
  • Antipasto della casa
  • Bottle of wine: Chianti Classico, Chardonnay, or Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Soft drink
Pacifica Del Mar
  • Thai Chicken Wrap, served with homemade yam chips
  • Italian Chopped Salad
  • Prawn Cocktail
  • Bottle of wine: Bodkin “The Victors Spoils” Sauvignon Blanc, Carol Shelton “Wild Thing” Rose, or Smoketree Pinot Noir
  • Soft drink
Del Mar Rendezvous
  • Shanghai Style Noodles
  • Rendezvous Lo Mein
  • Rendezvous Fried Rice
  • Tangerine Chicken
  • Black Pepper Filet Mignon
  • Chef’s Shrimp Sauté
  • Moo Goo Gai Pan
  • Bottle of wine: Flint & Steel 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Nederberg 2016 Chenin Blanc, Ferrari Carano 2014 “Siena” Red Blend, or Penner-Ash 2015 “Rubeo” Pinot Noir/Syrah
  • Soft drink
Shimbashi Izakaya
  • Chicken Karaage Bento
  • Pri-Pri Ebiten Bento
  • Two Sushi Rolls Bento
  • Soft drink

Prices start at just $12.95 per box, and each restaurant will provide all the utensils and dishes you need to have a proper picnic. All you have to do is pre-order your box online. The night of the concert, park your car at Del Mar Plaza (for free!), pick up your gourmet beach box from the participating restaurant you chose, and then walk over to Powerhouse Park to grab a seat and enjoy the show.

Of course, every concert is free and open to the public, so bring your family or a hot date for a quintessential summer night out in Del Mar. You won’t want to miss out, so mark your calendar for these upcoming performances. Opening acts will hit the stage one hour prior to the night’s headliner.

  • Tuesday, August 7, 7:00 p.m.: The Stealy Damned 2
  • Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 p.m.: The Mighty Untouchables
  • Sunday, September 10, 5:00 p.m.: Sensation Show Band

When the show ends, it doesn’t mean your night has to. Head back on over to Del Mar Plaza to enjoy a late-night bite or a couple cocktails at one of our restaurants.

And if the next three Twilight Concert Series shows aren’t enough to satisfy your love of live music, we invite you to Seaside Sessions, our exclusive summer music series on the deck at Del Mar Plaza. You can hang out and jam, or listen from the patio of some of your favorite restaurants. Visit the Del Mar Plaza online for more information on our dining options and our upcoming summertime events.