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A toast to friends and a lovely Friday enjoying Leoness Cellars

Thank you Amber Mamian along with with Annette Brown – Director of PR at Visit Temecula Valley  for arranging the most magical afternoon with good friends, great food, and delicious wine. Just an hour from San Diego, making Temecula a stop on your next California itinerary is a must!

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After our lunch we enjoyed the beautiful grounds at Leoness Cellars Photo by Harmony Pyper

We started our afternoon with a six course tasting lunch by acclaimed Executive Chef Daragh Matheson BS, CEC, CCE. The Restaurant at Leoness Cellars as been rated #1 Winery Restaurant for 4 years in a row by USA Today – A completely full service menu highlighting items made 100% from scratch. Take a look at just a few of the delectable dishes we were able to enjoy!

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Executive Chef Daragh Matheson ©Amy Boyle Photography
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These fries take three days to prepare – the results are worth it!  ©Amy Boyle Photography
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Foie gras torchon  ©Amy Boyle Photography
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©Amy Boyle Photography
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Lamb Tortellini ©Amy Boyle Photography
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Canjun Shrimp ©Amy Boyle Photography
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©Amy Boyle Photography
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Oysters Rockefeller ©Amy Boyle Photography
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©Amy Boyle Photography
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Black Forest Gâteau ©Amy Boyle Photography
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Banoffee ©Amy Boyle Photography

When the winery grounds are this beautiful, you must take the time for an impromptu photoshoot! ©Amy Boyle Photography

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©Amy Boyle Photography

This exquisite feast was not one to be forgotten anytime soon. I cannot say enough about the service, the beauty, the quality of cuisine and of course the company. A great reminder to slow down and make time for laughter, friends, and fabulous food and wine! When are we returning?!?

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Mike Rennie (co-founder), Shelley Webb, Maria Thomas, Chris Lowe, Amy Boyle, Sarah Harris, Amber Mamian, and Chef Daragh Matheson Photo by Harmony Pyper

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