There are two ways to experience the best flavors from one of the best chefs in San Diego.
One way is to spend $125 for the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival and attend the grand tasting on Saturday, where the likes of Deborah Scott and “Sam the Cooking Guy” Zien will be exhibiting. The second option is to visit one of two locations for Harney Sushi and to taste the creations of executive chef Anthony Sinsay.
While Chef Sinsay will be attending the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival — the same festival where he was name “Chef of the Fest” last year for his sou vide kobacha with agar agar and truffle malt foam— his San Diego connections are deep. Chef Sinsay reigns from a Filipino family from the South San Diego and is a graduate of my alma mater (his older brother and I took a several video production classes together). It’s hard to have the last name Sinsay in San Diego and remain somewhat anonymous.
There are many opportunities to check out this up and coming chef, even if you can’t
afford attend the food fest this week. But in my opinion, beating the crowds and just going to to Harney Sushi is the best option. Although many of the menu items are sushi-based, a look closer reveals some Filipino-inspired ingredients. Long string beans anyone?
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Fest runs November 17-21; more information here.
Harney Sushi’s Old Town location is at 3964 Harney Street, San Diego, CA 92110. Or you can visit the Oceanside location at 301 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92054.