Le Bistro a m

Le Bistro a m

Sequestered in the quaint Jackson Square Courtyard is Le Bistro, an elegant European-inspired café that has been delighting patrons for well over two decades. In the evening when the courtyard lights twinkle, proprietor and Chef Robert Penkava creates a varied culinary repertoire with careful attention to each essential element. It is no surprise that he […]

Fusion: fabulously fresh, worldly dining experience

Fusion: fabulously fresh, worldly dining experience

A fabulously innovative restaurant has opened in Bonsall, and it’s not going to remain a best-kept secret for long. Last week, I discovered Fusion, a modern eatery with a distinctively sleek global feel located in River Village. I absolutely can’t wait to go back. The food, primarily prepared and served tapas (small plates) style, is […]

Red Ginger China Bistro hits the spot

Red Ginger China Bistro hits the spot

Another restaurant in our repository of local favorites is Red Ginger China Bistro in Temecula. We’ve been eating there for years and have never had a bad experience and the food has always been delicious. The restaurant is usually very busy during lunchtime and it seems to be a popular place for casual business lunches. […]

Matt James makes New Year’s Eve memorable at Trupiano’s

The operatic tenor voice of Matt James soared to the silver balloon filled ceiling of Trupiano’s Italian Bistro New Year’s Eve, surprising and delighting guests who came to celebrate the end of 2006 with Faro Trupiano’s fine Italian cuisine. As strains of a romanza from Tosca muted the clink of silverware on porcelain and candles […]

Culinary artwork abounds at the Vineyard Rose

Imagine yourself in a ski lodge with incredibly high ceilings fashioned of roughly hewn beams and below are comfortable booths where you can relax and enjoy an artistically prepared meal. That is just the ambiance that dominates the interior of the Vineyard Rose Restaurant in Temecula’s South Coast Winery. Mediterranean as well as cross-cultural cuisine […]

Experience the feverish excitement of Medieval Times!

“A KNYGHT ther was, and that a worthy man. That fro the tyme that he first bigan To ridden out, he loved chivalrie, Trouthe and honor, freedom and curtesie.” Geoffrey Chaucer, Prologue to Canterbury Tales (Written between 1387 and 1400) Is there a way that one can jump back into time for a few hours […]

Bonsall Rotary’s fundraising festival: wine, food and song

The 11th Annual North County Wine and Food Festival sponsored by Bonsall Rotary was again held at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. “It was a successful event,” according to Regina Grevatt, president of Bonsall Rotary. The event, which also included a silent auction, raised funds that are donated to groups such as […]

Sushi, Gyoza and Mochi Ice Cream

Owners Shizuko (Susie) Miyamoto and Hank Yamada have welcomed diners to their bright and orderly establishment for six years. Hank enjoys visiting with the diners he meets behind the sushi bar and Susie circulates around the restaurant making sure everyone is happy. Yama offers a sushi bar staffed by three chefs who prepare several varieties […]

Giovanni’s: an engaging convergence of world cuisine

Although Giovanni’s in Murrieta has only been open for eight months, the diverse Italian restaurant is continuing a tradition of success that began with a Menifee establishment in 1991. Owned by John and Nila Gagon, a personable couple who love what they do, the restaurant has already become a busting hive of activity. “We love […]

Vince’s Pizza

A tantalizing blend of scents drifts from the door of Vince’s Pizza from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. It’s not easy maintaining a clean, fresh and fast “to go” establishment, but Vince Vinciguerra of Vince’s Pizza makes it seem so. He brought the enterprise to town in the fall of 2004 and […]

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