Delight in culinary art at Café des Artistes

Delight in culinary art at Café des Artistes

Silken soups, organic salads, and mushrooms that burst with flavor – these are just some of the culinary gems available at Café des Artistes. Michael Calvanese, proprietor, is adamant about using organic products. If he can’t find organic, then he purchases pesticide-free products. Fresh-baked focaccia bread is another lure to the establishment, but he doesn’t […]

Elegant, but easy, holiday appetizers

Elegant, but easy, holiday appetizers

Appetizers have been around for a thousand years – probably longer. The ancient Romans ate small portions of various foods before a meal – eggs, olives, mussels, and more. The French enhanced the appetizer and called them hors d’oeuvres. Merriam-Webster.com defines hors d’oeuvres as “Any of various savory foods usually served as appetizers.” The definition […]

Create your own glittering Christmas wreath!

Create your own glittering Christmas wreath!

What do you think of when a homespun Christmas comes to mind? A crackling fire, the scent of baking cookies, a Christmas tree… a wreath? Wreaths are a festive sign of welcome – whether on doors or walls. Decorative wreaths have been in existence for centuries, as Romans used the laurel wreath to crown their […]

Tea Lane – A culinary window to the Victorian era

Tea Lane – A culinary window to the Victorian era

Sequestered in the leafy Jackson Square Courtyard is Tea Lane – a calm amidst the flurry where diners can delight in teas and cuisine reminiscent of Victorian England. Elaine Lasater and her husband, Terry, are the proprietors of this Fallbrook establishment. The décor takes on a Victorian flair with antiques, Victorian-inspired wall coverings, chandeliers and […]

Delicious fare served by students at the FHS Warrior Grille!

Delicious fare served by students at the FHS Warrior Grille!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, aromatic scents drift from Fallbrook High where students serve dinner to the public from 4:45 to 6 p.m. The school’s restaurant classes are part of the Regional Occupational Program (ROP), and are taught by instructor/chef Larry Koch who has a background in restaurant management with Aloha Restaurants. The program provides valuable […]

Inaugural Harvest Faire Pie Baking Contest a delicious success

Inaugural Harvest Faire Pie Baking Contest a delicious success

On Sunday, October 18, several talented bakers put some very tasty ingredients between pie crusts. There were fifteen entries in the First Annual Harvest Faire Pie Baking Contest; and the judges (who shall remain anonymous) had difficulty choosing the best. They were all delicious in their own right. The contest was open to both amateurs […]