Press Release: Falkner Winery
Date: May 1st, 2017
Pinnacle Restaurant Adds New Menu Items for Spring
Eating great healthy food and having a wonderful time mark the theme of the new Spring/Summer Menu at the Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery. Having been voted “Best Restaurant” for 2007-2017 by readers of Inland Empire Magazine, the Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery continues to impress and improve. On April 28th the Pinnacle launched many new menu items that are consistent with the Mediterranean diet. Mediterranean cooking involves the use of more olive oils, fruits, nuts, seafood, and wine. Menu items consistent with the diet are highlighted on the menu. New Executive Chef Jason Barradas and his staff have introduced numerous delicious and unique new items to the menu while retaining many of the guest favorites.
The new menu includes some new and revamped offerings organized as Small Plates, Large Plates, Entrées, and Desserts. Staying with their Mediterranean/American food theme, Chef Jason also introduces new small plates of Fried Artichoke served with cherry tomatoes on a bed of sweet salad with lemon caper aioli; and Roasted fennel Ahi with seared blackened Ahi with roasted fennel on a bed of baby arugula, cabbage, and heirloom tomatoes dressed with a chili orange Gastrique sauce. Large Plates include many of the salads and pastas previously on the menu including our signature Lobster Mac & Cheese dish remain but he added a Wild Boar Bolognese with braised wild boar and ground beef, garlic, shallots, Pomodoro sauce, fresh basil, and parmesan cheese served over Pappardelle pasta. The Chef also added some new entrées to the menu including a Pesto Salmon which is seared and oven roasted topped with a Pesto sauce, sautéed artichokes, baby heirloom tomatoes and served with roasted fingerling potatoes drizzled with Saba. Plus a new Black Angus burger was added to the menu: a Chipotle Ranch Bacon Burger with black Angus beef, bacon, Swiss cheese, jalapenos, lettuce, tomato, and a Chipotle ranch sauce. Finish your meal with the new dessert of Strawberry Shortcake made with house made strawberry sauce. Vanilla whipped cream, and basil oil. In addition many of these great new items can be made Gluten Free or Vegan on request.
The Pinnacle has an extensive list of Falkner wines to accompany all your dishes with specific wine recommendations for each item. Seven craft beers are also available. Also, the Pinnacle continues to offer a “weekend special” with a different entrée each month and special preparations each week available Friday through Sunday. From their beautiful hill-top location, diners at the Pinnacle can relax in either in-door air conditioned comfort or outside balcony dining while enjoying the spectacular views of Temecula Wine Country. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant at 951-676-8231 x4, online on their website of www.falknerwinery.com, or using the OpenTable online reservation system.
Falkner Winery is a premium winery in the Temecula Valley Wine Country. Since opening in July 2000, the winery has gained distinction in Wine Country for its spectacular views and award winning wines, great restaurant, wine tasting classes, private tours, and private venues such as parties and weddings. The tasting room is open daily from 10am to 5pm with tours available on weekends and by appointment. Normal restaurant hours are 11:30am to 3:30pm daily. The tasting room is open daily from 10am to 5pm. They are located 5 miles east of I-15 off the Rancho California Road exit then left at the intersection of Calle Contento.