An elegant chateau sits on the hill at the center of Leoness Cellars’ vineyard, overlooking 70 acres lush with grapes. The chateau welcomes guests who come to visit its tasting rooms and serves as a compass of sorts for those who wander too far on walks through the purplish fields. It looks on as couples recite their vows during wedding ceremonies, and it houses a complete production facility where daily tour groups learn about the age-old methods of crushing, aging, and singing soft lullabies to grapes. Chef Daragh Matheson fills the chateau’s kitchen with the aromas of Alaskan salmon, ahi tuna, and beef carpaccio—specialties that pair exquisitely with the cellars’ wines.
On certain nights, belly dancers in bejeweled costumes wind between the tables at The Greek Place, showing off their moves as gauzy scarves trail behind them. Back in the bustling kitchen, chefs stuff grape leaves with herbed rice, whip up fresh hummus and tzatziki, and layer potatoes, eggplant, and béchamel sauce in moussaka. A dessert such as the phyllo-dough-and-walnut baklava, along with a pyrotechnic-fueled closing ceremony, brings meals to a memorable end.
Carne asada is a specialty at Tukan Grill: you can get it in taco form, topped with creamy guacamole, or even tossed over french fries, covered in shredded cheese. But one of the most popular ways to have it is as a fajitas plate. The menu here goes beyond asada, though: like the mess hall at the United Nations, it seamlessly blends culinary styles, with dishes such as the Mexican lasagna, made with shredded chicken, tortillas, and homemade tomatillo sauce, and the surf and turf burritos, stuffed with steak and shrimp. You can also enjoy hearty breakfasts of huevos rancheros or saucy chilaquiles, or have a dinner of tortas al pastor and pair it up with frosty beers and margaritas.
Granny's Waffle Sandwiches succeeds with a concept that's as simple as it is ingenious: take a sandwich, remove the bread, and replace it with a waffle. As you might expect, the results tend to waver between sweet and savory. Of course, there's basically no way to go wrong with a menu that features a Nutella and cream cheese concoction alongside a waffle loaded with turkey and cranberry sauce. Not content to merely experiment with waffles, the kitchen also crafts grilled cheese sandwiches that, again, do away with that disgusting bread in favor of something a bit more appetizing: a glazed donut.
According to nutrition experts at Simply Healthy Temecula, attaining a healthy lifestyle takes "80% nutrition, 20% exercise, 100% attitude." For the nutrition part, a selection of 45 shake variations satisfy cravings for sweetness, with the flavors of fruit, dessert, peanut butter, and chocolate. Each of these shakes contains 240-320 calories, as well as crucial vitamins, fiber, and protein. Wellness coach John Kelley gathers the Fit Club three days a week and leads a fun variety of exercises and activities to further bolster healthy lifestyles.
Fresh. Healthy. Natural. These words aren't typically associated with pizza?unless you're dining at Earth Bistro. At this health-conscious caf?, cooks prepare savory pies using organic ingredients, free-range chicken, and pepperoni that's free of nitrates, GMOs, hormones, and preservatives. They also craft gluten-free and vegan options and pour organic wines and craft beers.