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Wine Country Recipe: Molten Chocolate Cake with Dessert Wine Pairing

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Valentine’s Day Molten Chocolate Cake

Recipe provided by Temecula Valley’s South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, The Vineyard Rose

Ingredients:

10 oz.  dark chocolate

1 stick butter

½ cup egg yolks (4)

1 cup egg whites (8)

4 oz. (1/2 cup) powdered sugar

Cordial

  • Dark chocolate 4 oz.
  • Cream 4 oz.
  • Maraschino cherries 1/4 c
  • Maraschino cherry juice 2 tb

 
Ice cream (optional)

 

Directions:

1. Melt chocolate and butter on a double boiler or in the microwave oven (cook and stir in 45 second intervals when using microwave).  Let cool.

2. When melted, stir in egg yolks very slowly while whisking.

3. In an electric mixer, whip egg whites till they begin to foam. Add sugar and whip egg whites until stiff peaks. (Be careful not to get fat of any kind mixed into the whites or they will not rise.)

4. When egg whites have doubled and formed stiffed picks, gently fold whites into the chocolate mix.

5. Grease a soufflé dish, fill the dish 3/4 full with mixture. Place the cordial sauce into the center of the mix. Bake at 400 for about 12 mins. The edges should be cooked and cakey, while the center nice and liquidy. Let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy. Garnish with mint, whipped cream or raspberries. Delicious when accompanied by ice cream.

 

Pair with South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Romanza – a sweet blend of Merlot, Muscat and Touriga Nacional; $18

 

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January’s “California Restaurant Month” Features Temecula Winery Restaurant Deals

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

If saving bucks while eating out is important to you in the new year, then you must take advantage of the much-anticipated California Restaurant Month specials taking place across the Golden State. Started by Visit California to promote new eateries and great dining deals throughout the month of January, many California cities and regions have annually embraced the designation and Temecula is one of the most celebrated in the state.

Are your favorite winery restaurants offering dining deals in January? Check out the list below!

For more information on Temecula Valley’s Restaurant Month, visit the official website here; or call 951-491-6085.

Learn about California Restaurant Month across the state here! California Restaurant Month is packed with great restaurants, chefs, chef interviews, and great contests with great prizes.

 

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Wine Country Recipe: Osso Bucco de Pollo

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Osso Bucco De Pollo

Recipe courtesy of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, The Vineyard Rose Restaurant

 

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup chicken stock or broth
  • 1 medium carrot, roughly chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 5 green and 5 black olives roughly chopped
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 chicken drumsticks small and frenched (3 ounces each)
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

 

Instructions

  1. In a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker, combine the tomatoes, chicken broth, carrot, celery, onion, thyme, olives, 1 teaspoon garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Snuggle the chicken drums into the vegetable mixture.
  3. Cover and cook on low until the chicken and vegetables are tender, about 4 hours.
  4. With a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken drums to a serving dish. Discard the thyme sprigs.
  5. With a slotted spoon, transfer the vegetables to a bowl.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining teaspoon of garlic, chile flake and chopped parsley.
  7. Stir half the parsley mixture into the vegetables.
  8. Top the chicken with the vegetables and remaining parsley mixture and serve.

 

Serve with your choice of South Coast wine:
2009 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay
2008 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Syrah

 

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Temecula Valley Wine Country Restaurants

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

January is California Restaurant Month, so we’d like to take this opportunity to preview the month-long event by highlighting the bounty of restaurants right here in Temecula Valley Wine Country. In case you needed another reason to visit beautiful Temecula Wine Country, here are eight more mouthwatering ways to get the most out of your wine country experience!

The Restaurant at Ponte: Recognized as a top 50 restaurant for outdoor dining in the US by OpenTable, the Restaurant at Ponte serves a wide selection of Farmers’ Market salads, grape-wood fired pizzas, fresh pasta dishes, natural beef, sustainable seafood and homemade desserts. Chef Vincent Logan’s seasonally-driven menu uses only what is fresh and available at that time of year. Share a bottle of Ponte wine with friends over the Butcher’s Platter– the Chef’s selection of cured meats, olives, mustards and capers, or treat yourself to the Lobster Macaroni made with three cheeses and topped with herbed breadcrumbs. Whether you decide on one of Ponte’s signature wood-fired pizzas, grilled seafood options or the Chocolate Blackout Cake, you’ll always have a delicious experience at The Restaurant at Ponte.

The Restaurant at Leoness Cellars: Chef Daragh Matheson crafts Italian and French provincial cuisine for this 3,800 square foot restaurant overlooking the vineyards at Lenoness Cellars. Hailing from Ireland, Chef Daragh is a classically trained chef who has worked in some of the world’s top restaurants, including the Michelin-named Whites on Green in Dublin. Guest favorites include the Mac ‘n Cheese with Truffle Oil, Hand-cut French Fries Topped with Crispy Bacon and Parmesan,  and Rack of Lamb with Tomato and Mint Sauce. Next time you’re in the mood to be swept away on a wine and culinary experience, try The Restaurant at Leoness Cellars.

The Pinnacle at Falkner Winery: Voted 2010 Best Restaurant and Best Chef by readers of Inland Empire Magazine, The Pinnacle offers Mediterranean-style cuisine and outstanding service, in addition to Falkner wines. Appetizers include Fresh Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto, Ancho Spiced Shrimp and Avocado, and the Trio of Mushroom Soup. For heartier appetites, the Baked Chicken Cannelloni, topped with alfredo sauce and parmesan cheese, is the perfect choice to satisfy that craving for comfort food. For California Restaurant Month in January, Chef Gianni Ciciliot will be offering The Winemaker’s Pasta- fresh pasta tossed with jumbo shrimp and fresh herbs- for only $15.00.

Meritage Restaurant at Callaway Winery: Executive Chef Michael Henry creates diverse, seasonal menus that accentuate Callaway’s long history of fine Temecula wine. Having worked at many top fine dining establishments, including a stint at Cesar’s in Atlantic City for Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, Chef Michael focuses on freshness and seasonality for the menu at Meritage. Share a variety of tapas (small plates) like Crispy Steak Fries with Parmesan, Parsley & Peppercorn Aioli, Ceviche “Mixto” with Ahi, Octopus, Clams, Mussels & Blue Crab and Asparagus Risotto Fritters with Gorgonzola & Roasted Garlic Cream with a group. The Kobe Beef Cheese Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, Provolone, Peppercorn Aioli & Fries and Spaghettini & Carlsbad Manila Clams & Mussels with an Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Fennel & Baby Tomato Sauce are both popular entrees that can be enjoyed while looking out onto Callaway’s gorgeous vineyards. In January, for California Restaurant Month, guests will have the opportunity to order a Roasted Pork Belly or Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Kebob with taste of paired wines for just $20.

Carole’s Restaurant at Baily Vineyard and Winery: Carole’s Restaurant menu incorporates local produce, fruits and herbs, honey, olive oil, and estate grown produce. Nosh on some Mushroom Drops- Crimini mushrooms stuffed with basil and sundried tomato cream cheese- while trying to decide between the Duet of Raviolis, the Tri-Tip Skewers with Gorgonzola Butter, the BBQ Pork Loin Sandwich and the other mouthwatering offerings on Carole’s entree menu.  Sit near the fireplace, enjoy live music every Saturday and Sunday and finish off your meal with a glass of Baily’s 2006 Vintage Port. What an amazing evening!

Shorty’s Bistro at Mount Palomar Winery: Shorty’s Bistro’s Mediterranean inspired appetizers, sandwiches, homemade soups, freshly made hummus, stone oven pizzas, delicious entrees and elegant desserts make it an ideal choice for wine country guests looking for variety.  Meat-lovers would be thrilled with the Braciole Beef Baguette, a sandwich of seasoned roast beef, charred tomato, whole grain mustard, gouda, lettuce and onion while vegetarians can delight in The Quattro Fromaggio, a stonebaked pizza topped with mozzarella, cheddar, monterey jack, feta and parmesan cheese with fresh rosemary and extra virgin olive oil. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Shorty’s is opened for dinner, and the eclectic menu features a Sweet Onion & Chicken Tart, Seared Salmon with Sofrito and Tri Tip Roast with Portabella Mushroom. Mark your calendars for January’s California Restaurant Month, since Shorty’s will be offering Scallops and Shrimp Skewers Over Risotto, served with wine and cheesecake for a set price of only $30.

Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery and Spa: Vineyard Rose offers wine country visitors a taste of Southern California with a hint of Tuscany. Start your day off with a delicious breakfast (served Monday through Friday from 7:00-10:45am) of Rolling Hills Bananas Foster Pancakes, Country Biscuits With Sausage Gravy or a California Spa Omelette. The lunch menu has something for everyone, with items ranging from Coconut Shrimp all the way to Lamb Osso Buco. Planning a romantic dinner? The Vineyard Rose Restaurant not only offers the ambiance, but dishes like Gnocchi al Fresco and Butter Poached Scallops will help set the mood for a meal to remember.

Café Champagne at Thornton Winery prides itself on its “Contemporary Fusion Cuisine,” which has won the Gold Award for Contemporary Cuisine for eleven consecutive years from the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association. The Vineyard Tapas Plate, comprised of Tuscan Salami, Garlic Herb Shrimp, Marinated Mushrooms, Roasted Tomato, Olives, Goat Cheese Spread and Cracker Bread pairs perfectly with Thornton’s 2010 Tempranillo, while the Baby Spinach and Honey Roasted Pear Salad goes well with Thornton’s 2010 Mouvedre. Dinner entrees such as the Butter Poached Lobster Panini and the Pan Roasted Maple Glazed Salmon are two of the many reasons why Café Champagne was granted 5 stars for contemporary cuisine from the Southern California Restaurant Writers.

 

Creekside Grille at Wilson Creek Winery: Executive Chef Steve Stawinski brings 20 years of experience to the newest member of the Temecula Valley Wine Country restaurants. The Fall menu features a California Cheese Plate, Red Curry Pumpkin Dip in addition to an array of salads and sandwiches. When owner Mick Wilson discovered an allergy to gluten, he had Chef Steve develop a gluten free menu, which includes Flatbread with Zinfandel Soaked Dried Cherries, Creekside Garden Rosemary, Fresh Mozzarella, CA Olive Oil and Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar and a Creekside Burger served on a gluten free bun. Surrounded by the lush 30 year old Cabernet grapevines, herb garden and flower-filled baskets, the view and ambiance set the scene for an enjoyable day in the wine country.

Anyone hungry yet? Contact any one (or all) of these fine, wine country restaurants to check hours of operation, seasonal menu items and special offers. Make your reservation today!

 

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Easter Celebrations in Temecula Wine Country

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Easter is almost here! Bring the whole family out to Temecula Valley Wine Country on April 24 for a scrumptious brunch and a day of fun-filled activities. Read more about the the Temecula Valley Wineries’ festivities  below.

 

Falkner Winery-Easter Champagne Brunch

Pinnacle Restaurant; Sunday,  April 24, 10am-4pm; $49.95/person plus tax (Wine Club members and their guests are $44.95+), $22.50 for children ages six-12 plus tax (Wine Club is $18.95+) , free for children under age six.

Now with the Best Restaurant of 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 awards from readers of Inland Empire Magazine, the hill-top Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery announces that they will once again be offering their very popular Easter Champagne Brunch instead of their normal menu.  The brunch will consist of multiple food stations and all food will be prepared by their two year in a row award winning “Best Chef,” Executive Chef Gianni Ciciliot and his excellent staff.  As the name implies, Champagne will be part of the meal along with other beverage options including discounted wine by the glass.

To view the full menu and make reservations, please visit Falkner Winery or  call (951) 676-8231 ext. 1

*Reservations are available from 10 am– 4 pm; all guests over 21 will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne.  Non-alcoholic beverages are included for the under 21 crowd;  entertainment will be provided.


Ponte Family Estate Winery-Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 24; There will be four seatings: 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm; $55/person (Wine Club members are $49/person), $25 for children ages 12 and under (Wine Club is $22)

Gather your family and friends for an Easter Brunch  filled with fun Easter traditions, such as egg-hunts and even a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! Children will dine on kid-friendly items and adults will enjoy a delicious brunch with Mimosas, Bellinis, Sangria and Grape Sparklers while listening to live entertainment. Plus, get a professional family photo from Grins 2 Go Photography.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Ponte Family Estate Winery.

*Children’s egg hunts begin at 11am and 1pm

 

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa- Easter Brunch
Vineyard Rose; Sunday, April 24, 10am-3pm; $42/person, $19/child (plus tax and gratuity) and includes two complimentary glasses of Champagne

Come to South Coast Winery on Easter Sunday for a magically delicious Easter celebration. They will be pulling out all the stops to serve up a brunch designed to dazzle the entire family and mark this extra special day!

To view the full menu, please visit South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. To make reservations, please call (951) 587-9463 ext. 7237

*10% Wine Club Member discounts will apply on up to four guests per table; Easter egg hunts for children will be held every hour beginning at 11 am; the Easter Bunny will be on property from 10am- 4pm

 


Thornton Winery- Easter Sunday Buffet

Sunday,  April 24, 12pm- 5pm; 49.95/person, $19.95 for children 12 and under, free for children under five (plus tax and tip)

Executive Chef Pickell announces his Easter Sunday Buffet menu celebrating this time-honored holiday tradition. According to Chef Pickell, “Whether you’re coming to celebrate Easter, or just want to celebrate the arrival of spring with a wonderful selection of perfectly paired foods and wines, I have planned this menu so we have something for everyone.”

For more information and to make reservations, please call (951) 699-0099 or visit Thornton Winery.

 

 

 

 

Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard- Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 24; reservations start at 10am and event is all day;$49.95/person (Wine Club members are $44.95/person), $59.95/person unlimited champagne (Wine Club members are $53.95/person), $12.95 for children 12 and under (Wine Club is $11.65)

This Easter, come out to Wilson Creek Winery for a can’t miss celebration for the entire family. Enjoy live music while dining on featured special brunch choices including Eggs Benedict, Waffles, Baked Olive Crusted Halibut, Chilled Seafood Bar, Carved Leg of Lamb, Carved Glazed Ham and many other favorites. After brunch, visit the petting zoo and even get your chance to snap a picture with the Easter Bunny!

For more information and to make reservations, please call (951) 699-9463.

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