Press Release: Falkner Winery
Date: April 24, 2018
Pinnacle Restaurant Announces New Spring/Summer and Picnic Menus
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 2007-2018 by readers of Inland Empire Magazine, the Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery continues to impress and improve. On April 27th the Pinnacle launches 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. 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. In addition, they are launching a new Picnic menu for outside casual diners.
The new Pinnacle 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 Roasted Cauliflower served with Chipotle Béchamel, roasted red peppers, sliced almonds with paprika oil and micro radish greens; and a revamped Mushroom Soup that includes Portobello, Porcini, and Button mushrooms with caramelized onion, fennel and roasted garlic in a beef broth. Large Plates include many of the salads and pastas previously on the menu including our signature Lobster Mac & Cheese dish remain with some improvements but he added a sharable Mediterranean Antipasto Plate with sliced salami, prosciutto, and capocollo with artichokes, roasted peppers, capers, garbanzo beans, feta cheese on mixed greens with grilled Ciabatta bread and house made garlic oil and balsamic; he also added a Mediterranean Pasta made with capellini pasta, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, zucchini, squash, fresh basil, feta cheese all sautéed in a garlic lemon sauce. The Chef added a new sandwich to the menu as an Ancho Chicken Wrap that is rubbed and wrapped in a flour tortilla with ranch, Mandarin oranges, romaine lettuce, and cheddar cheese. Finish your meal with the Strawberry Caramel Delight made with fresh strawberries on a crisp, sweet, warm Belgian waffle with a scoop of vanilla ice cream caramel, whipped cream and topped with a raspberry sauce. In addition many of these great new items can be made Gluten Free or Vegan on request.
Beginning May 4th the Pinnacle will also begin offering a casual Picnic Menu for items to be consumed outside in our yard area or to-go. This menu consists of items like Garlic Parmesan Fries, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Mediterranean Chicken Salad Sandwich, Blackened Salmon Sandwich, Turkey Melt, Grilled Portobello Wrap, and a Cheese and Fruit Plate. While dining in the restaurant, the Pinnacle has an extensive list of Falkner wines to accompany all your dishes with specific wine recommendations for each item. Six 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 was voted 2017 Best 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.