Culinary artisans put Temecula on the map by embellishing the rich flavor of Wine Country

Culinary artisans put Temecula on the map by embellishing the rich flavor of Wine Country

Temecula Valley is in the spotlight for its award-winning wines, but behind the scenes, culinary artisans are creating products that are gaining attention from visitors and foodies across the globe. Restaurants use these products as key ingredients to enhance their creations. The public is sometimes found visiting the destination just to buy more of a […]

Barbecued burritos: simple, delicious and fun to make

Barbecued burritos: simple, delicious and fun to make

There is no shortage of quality Mexican restaurants and taquerias in the Fallbrook area and most offer up a wide variety of burritos – carne asada, carnitas, chicken, adobada, fajitas, chile verde, chile relleno, chile Colarado, bean, bean and cheese, fish, shrimp, California…the list goes on and on. One burrito missing from most lists is […]

BBQ pulled pork sandwiches provide fireworks for taste buds

BBQ pulled pork sandwiches provide fireworks for taste buds

Michele Howard [email protected] On July 4, I promised to make it to two parties with my husband. The parties were on opposite ends of Fallbrook and we brought BBQ pulled pork sliders to both gatherings. Our plan was to drop off some sliders at the first party and then immediately head to the second party, where […]

More than just a tortilla or two: Latin Food Fest to highlight wide array of Latin cuisine

More than just a tortilla or two: Latin Food Fest to highlight wide array of Latin cuisine

If you live in Southern California, you’d have to be living under a rock to not be familiar with the wide array of Mexican food options available. However, there is a wide range of food beyond Mexican food that is available to Southern California – Latin food – that is quickly transforming the way that […]

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 […]

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