New is good. New house, new car, new clothes, it’s all good. Our favorite “new?”
If you are new to Ponte and the Restaurant, here is the 411: the menus change with the seasons. Because they believe in sustainability, each menu features ingredients that are fresh, local and in season. The result? Mouth-watering dining options all year round. And always something to look forward to!
Among the many new dishes on this season’s menu is Lamb Osso Buco. Local lamb is braised in red wine and herbs and served on soft polenta. This dish would be fantastic with a glass of 2009 Ponte Reserve Zinfandel.
From the grapewood-fired oven is the new Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza. Homemade artisan mozzarella is topped with red onions, roasted bell peppers and savory sausage and pepperoni. A glass of 2008 Barbera to drink would make this a perfect Italian lunch. For those with lighter appetites, the Chef has created his Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad. Tender, spicy arugula leaves are topped with tangy almond-crusted goat cheese, red onions, olives, vine ripened tomatoes and sun dried tomato vinaigrette. A glass of 2010 Graciela would round out this dish perfectly. And, for something sweet, there is “Lemon Pie” which combines tart fresh lemon custard with cloudy, ethereal whipped merengue. Our choice of wine with this phenomenal treat is 2010 Moscato.
This is just a handful of the brand new options on the new winter menu. There are also freshly inspired appetizers, seafood, meats, sandwiches, pastas and daily soups, all with a perfect Ponte wine to make your dining experience outstanding.
The Restaurant at Ponte is a top-50 restaurant for outdoor dining in the US; by seating guests outdoors, everyone is treated to impressive garden, vineyard and mountain views. And with the incredible weather we’re having in Temecula right now, trust us, you want to be outdoors!
Check out the new menu here, and, tell us, what are you looking forward to trying?