Press Release: Falkner Winery
Date: January 14, 2019
Pinnacle Restaurant Announces Valentine’s Wine Dinner & Lunch Special
On February 14th The Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery will host a romantic evening with a four course Valentine’s Wine Dinner in their award winning restaurant in Temecula. The dinner will include individual wine pairings of the Falkner’s best wines with each course in this panoramic, hill-top location. The dinner will also include live entertainment. All food will be prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Jason Barradas. There will be reservations available for seating at this wonderful and memorable event from 6:00pm to 9:30pm with a special “early bird” seating at 5:30pm.
The meal will begin with a glass of sparkling wine and an appetizer of Seared Scallop with lemon garlic sauce and blistered baby heirloom tomatoes paired with the Gold Medal winning, “90 Point” rated Falkner 2017 Sauvignon Blanc. The second course will be a choice of either 1) Spinach Salad with sliced pears, pecans, chopped pork belly, and blue cheese tossed in pomegranate dressing served with a glass of our Gold Medal winning 2016 Riesling or 2) Duck Confit Stuffed Conchiglie with duck stuffed in a pasta shell with herbed Ricotta cheese and house marinara paired with the Gold Medal winning, Best of Class, “90 Point Wine Enthusiast” rated Falkner 2015 Amante- Super Tuscan Red wine. The entrée choices are fantastic and are either 1) Charbroiled Angus Beef Filet Mignon served with potato purée, roasted Cipollini onions, sautéed asparagus, and a Falkner Amante red wine sauce paired with our Gold Medal winning “90 Point” rated 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wine or 2) Seasoned and Seared Chilean Sea Bass with roasted Fingerling potatoes, Chorizo, and braised baby fennel paired with the Double Gold Medal winning, Best of Class, “94 Point” rated Falkner 2017 Chardonnay wine. Finally, the dessert is a unique Red Wine Chocolate Cake with strawberry frosting and red wine chocolate ganache sauce paired with our Silver Medal winning 2013 Port. The price is $109 per person plus tax for the 5:30pm seating and $129 per person plus tax for reservations after 5:30pm. Special pricing for Food & Wine club members, spouse, and their guests will be $99 per person plus tax at 5:30pm and $119+ per person for all other reservation times. Seating will be limited so call for reservations soon. Because of the high demand, there will be a 48 hour cancellation notice in effect in order to avoid being charged a late cancellation fee.
Additionally, from February 14th through February 17th there will also be a Valentine’s Lunch Special in the Pinnacle Restaurant. For $65 plus tax and gratuity for two people, diners will be able to have either one shared appetizer or salad for two; a choice of individual entrees such as Shrimp Pasta with Lobster Sauce with asparagus, baby heirloom tomatoes, and fresh basil on linguini or Charbroiled Center Cut Sirloin served with roasted mixed marble potatoes, grilled asparagus and a Falkner Amante wine demi-glace; and a shared dessert of either Kahlua Toffee Chocolate Cake with whipped cream and white chocolate crème anglaise with raspberry sauce or a Cookies and Cream Cheesecake with whipped cream and caramel malt pearls. Selected wines will be offered as an option with the Special at $7/glass. This special will be available in addition to the normal menu so make reservations soon. Diners will enjoy the wonderful and romantic Valentine hilltop ambiance of the Pinnacle. Call the winery at 951-676-8231 ext. 4 for reservations or make them online at www.falknerwinery.com under the Restaurant Reservation tab.
Falkner Winery is a premier winery in the Temecula Valley Wine Country offering great food, high quality wines, spectacular views, and spectacular service. Since opening in July 2000, the winery has gained distinction in Wine Country for its high quality wines, great food at their “Best Restaurant in Inland Empire” award winning Pinnacle Restaurant, wine tasting classes, VIP Group Tours and Tastings, 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. The restaurant serves lunch daily from 11:30am to 3:30pm daily. They are located 5 miles east of I-15 off the Rancho California Road exit then left onto Calle Contento. Pinnacle reservations and other information are available by calling 951-676-8231 x4 or online under Restaurant Reservations at www.falknerwinery.com.