The Wooden Spoon, which opened in February 2015 and immediately began making a splash among foodies everywhere for its “comfort food redefined” as in made with a gourmet flair, has closed at its 805 E. Valley Parkway location next to the now defunct Wedeking’s Bakery.
The Wooden Spoon was owned by Jesse Paul and his wife Catherine. It specialized in “farm to table” cuisine that was driven by the seasons, and by a commitment to local farmers.
One of its most iconic menu items was a decadent baked-on-the premises Chocolate Chip cookie served with homemade vanilla ice cream.
The signature “Spoon Burger” featured blue cheese as one of its succulent ingredients. It almost literally melted in your mouth.
The restaurant won a number of peoples’ choice awards during the few years that it was open, and was featured in visitors’ guides as one of “the” places to dine if you were going to be dropping by the Hidden City.
The Wooden Spoon left this message on their Facebook page:
We Are Lifting Our Roots
It was our pleasure cooking for you this past five years, at our little location on East Valley Parkway, in the hidden town of Escondido. Thank you to our small devoted team and to everyone who has supported The Wooden Spoon restaurant and our mission. We hope that you have felt and tasted the love we put into the craft, with the food you have eaten at The Wooden Spoon. As our lease is up, and many other varied reasons, it is time for us to say good bye to this location; we hope we have left you inspired. Although we are leaving our location, The Wooden Spoon owned by husband and wife, Chef Jesse & Catherine, is still in business. Stay connected and be the first to know what The Wooden Spoon is cooking up next. Check out our website and sign up for our newsletter at Woodenspoonsd.com. Also, follow our Instagram & Facebook feeds at woodenspoonsd.