Mount Palomar Winery offers summer menu previews during Foodie Fridays

A recent Foodie Friday at Annata Bistro features a shrimp fettuccine in a spicy Cajun veloute sauce. Courtesy photo
A recent Foodie Friday at Annata Bistro features a shrimp fettuccine in a spicy Cajun veloute sauce. Courtesy photo

For those who are looking for a delectable meal that is paired with some of Temecula’s finest wines, Mount Palomar has developed a menu that is sure to deliver a high-quality experience at its full-service bar and restaurant, Annata Bistro.

Annata Bistro’s menu offers guests Mediterranean-inspired choices, including housemade hummus and specialty flatbreads. In addition to signature Mount Palomar wines, the bar also includes beer on tap and craft cocktails. The selection is a perfect addition to the winery, which has an excellent view to the rolling hillside covered in vineyards and citrus groves.

To celebrate summer, the Mount Palomar staff will offer guests a chance to sample the chef’s weekend dishes a day early during Foodie Fridays. With an ever-changing menu, Annata Bistro’s Foodie Friday event always has a surprise in store; guests can come tasting at the winery two weekends in a row and experience completely different dishes for dinner afterward.

The creative entrees are based on the chef’s inspirations, and guests can come to Annata Bistro ready to be surprised every Friday. The menu could have a new entree, dessert or appetizer available, depending on availability. However, if a meal is an immediate favorite, it will be available to be enjoyed from Friday to Sunday at the bistro. All dishes have a suggested wine pairing, so guests can achieve the fullest flavor profile possible with each dish.

One recent popular option was a shrimp fettuccine in a spicy Cajun veloute sauce, which came paired with a Mount Palomar wine. Of course, the traditional menu is still available during Foodie Fridays. Some of the most requested menu items are the flatbreads, which are perfect to share with family and friends after a few glasses of wine.

Of course, there are other options for guests to experience. Other specials include Mimosa Mondays, when guests can have $2 off all mimosas including craft mimosa creations or $3 off, if three or more mimosas are ordered; On Tap Tuesdays, when guests can enjoy $2 off all beers, all day long; Wine Club Wednesdays, when active wine club members receive a half-price appetizer or dessert with any two entrees at Annata Bistro and Thirsty Thursdays, when guests can purchase two-for-one cocktails.

While reservations are not recommended, final seating for Foodie Fridays occurs at 5:30 p.m. Mount Palomar is located at 33820 Rancho California Road. For more information on Foodie Fridays, wine tasting or Annata Bistro and Bar, call (800) 854-5177 or go to www.mountpalomarwinery.com.

The Palomar Burger, paired with a red wine, has been featured on the Foodie Friday menu.  Courtesy photo
The Palomar Burger, paired with a red wine, has been featured on the Foodie Friday menu. Courtesy photo

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