August is Lobster Fest Month at Pinnacle Restaurant

August is Lobster Fest Month at Pinnacle Restaurant

Maine Lobster for lunch will be live and cooked to order every Friday, Saturday and Sunday next month during Pinnacle Maine Lobster Month in August at Falkner Winery in Temecula’s Wine Country. Each weekend preparation will be different, but all of them will include 1 1/2 lbs. lobsters accompanied by two sides for $45. Summer is […]

Fur Paws Monte Carlo Night hosted by Oak Mountain Winery

TEMECULA – Cause for Paws will hold a Monte Carlo fundraiser at Oak Mountain Winery, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 12. Proceeds to the event will benefit Furry Friends’ diabetes treatments. Cause Fur Paws was inspired by “Petie,” a beloved pet of winery owners Valerie and Steve Andrews. Petie developed diabetes and eventually became blind. He still chased the […]

Annual Cooking Showdown at Atria Park

Annual Cooking Showdown at Atria Park

Natalie Witt Valley News Intern As July brings the heat to the Temecula Valley, so does Atria Park of Vintage Hills. Atria Park hosted its annual “Cooking Showdown” July 13, where Atria’s own Chef Imee Fontecha faced off against Applebee’s Jennifer Trabucco for gourmet glory. Atria Park retirement homes nationwide host a similar event, making […]

A Murder Mystery event at Mount Palomar Winery makes for a great night out

A Murder Mystery event at Mount Palomar Winery makes for a great night out

Only at Mount Palomar can a murder be the cause for a fantastic night out. Guests of the Temecula winery were able to enjoy an intriguing night of mystery and old-fashioned campy fun with a murder mystery, performed and directed by Dainty Dames Events July 15. Murder Without a Clue is unlike most murder mystery […]

July wine and food pairings, hot nights and cool wines

July wine and food pairings, hot nights and cool wines

Laurie Adams Wine Columnist To paraphrase George Gershwin, “Summertime and the wine pairings are easy,” in the Temecula Valley. With warmer weather leading to lighter dining preferences, one need look no further than Temecula’s wineries for the perfect libation. Gershon Bachus Vintners (named for owner Ken Falik’s Russian born grandfather), located at 37750 De Portola […]

Dietary disorientation, most Americans still confused about good versus bad fats

MISSION VIEJO – Despite the influx of information about dietary fats becoming available to consumers nationwide, a new survey by the Hass Avocado Board (HAB) revealed that many Americans are still unclear about the definition and impact of “good” and “bad” fats. In a survey of more than 2,000 adults, more than a third (36 percent) incorrectly […]

Tips for grilling the perfect burger

Tips for grilling the perfect burger

FALLBROOK – Hamburgers are a staple at backyard barbecues. Though burgers are a relatively simple food, mastering the technique to grill them is no small feat, as there is more to great grilled burgers than simply firing up the grill and dropping down a patty. Consider the following tips the next time you have a […]

Temecula residents win homemade wine classes at San Diego Fair

Four Temecula winemakers won first place in their bottle’s class at the San Diego County Fair’s homemade wine contest. Jeff Sanders took first place in the Blended Red Bordeaux Varietals category, Jacquie Shallow won the top head-to-head honor in the Malbec class, Brian DeClerk received a first-place ribbon for his Mourvedre bottle, and Dirk Uys […]