Just imagine: You’ve spent the morning tasting wine at some of your favorite Temecula Wineries and you are so ready for lunch. Along with the wine, you’ve been drinking in the scenery, enjoying the fresh country air and gazing at the vineyards. Now you just need to find a lunch place that is worthy of this beautiful day.

Of course, The Restaurant at Ponte is always a great option, but if you would like to try something new, or if there is a long wait at The Restaurant, try dining at Bouquet at Ponte Vineyard Inn. Many of you have already experienced Bouquet’s fine dinners and breakfast options, but lunch is now being served on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Like The Restaurant at Ponte, we have kept the season in mind, offering summer salads, light fish dishes, and a cool organic carrot and celery soup.

For those who are looking for heartier fare, we recommend the caprese panino, our flat bread or one of our pastas: salmon fettuccini or pomodoro. Check out the menu here.

My personal favorite though, is the melon and prosciutto. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty and is great on a warm day, or with a glass of Vermentino, my favorite Ponte wine to drink during the summer.

Another perk? Bouquet offers both indoor and outdoor seating. So if you are visiting on a day that is just a little TOO hot, you can move indoors and enjoy our relaxing lobby dining area. This is also great for those weird summer days when it actually rains in Temecula…Like today!

We hope to host you soon at Bouquet Restaurant . Come soon while it’s still a well kept secret and you can enjoy our courtyard patio and delicious fare with no wait.

Executive Chef Salvatore Giulliano and Souz Chef Riccardo Cuccaro

Thanks, and see you at the Hotel!

Lunch is served at Bouquet Restaurant Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Amy Landolt