Temecula Creek Inn salutes Southern California wine with dinners

Savor the
best of
Italy with Temecula Creek Inn’s
“Best
of Italy” artisan wine dinner featuring the wines of Robert Renzoni
Vineyards on Friday, June 25.  Then in
August, discover the essence of Southern California’s premier boutique
winery,
with a “All Things Local” farm-to-table concept at Palumbo Family
Vineyards on Aug. 20.

“A Tale of Two Valleys” a Rhone vs
Temecula wine
dinner featuring Leonesse Cellars will be held on Oct.15.  All
three dinners are part of Temecula
Creek Inn’s “Salute to Southern California Wine,” a series of artisan
wine
events continuing throughout the year.


This month, the resort will team up with Italian winemaker
Robert Renzoni
who will guide guests through the regional wines of Italy and serve the
winery’s
premium varietals with a delectable four-course meal with a creative
spin on
classic Italian favorites.

Menu highlights include Antipasti of The region, Cured Italian
Imported
Meats, Picked Eggplant, Pressed Olives, Fire-Roasted Red Bell Peppers,
Aged
Balsamic and Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil; a second course of
Shrimp Fra
Diavolo, Farro from Rustichella d’Abruzzo; 
a main course of Tenderloin of Beef Braciole Stuffed with
Prosucitto,
Fontina Cheese, Fresh Herbs with Oven Roasted Tomato, Rapini and
Radicchio in a
Genovese Sauce; and for dessert a delicious Lemoncella Panna Cotta with
Berry
Jus, and Oven Dried Cracked Spiced Zest.

In
August, wine and food enthusiasts will be taken on a savory sojourn with
a
six-course dinner expertly matched to wines from Palumbo Family
Vineyards.  Many of the courses Giuliano will
prepare will reflect the usage of
local produce
and
products from the region in keeping with the family owned/operated
theme.

The
October wine lovers evening will pair Southern California wine
against
those of the Rhone Valley in France. 
Winemaker Tim Kramer and owner Mike Rennie of Leonesse Cellars
will
present a blind tasting of the wines, each paired with complementary
dishes from
Chef Giuliano.

Priced at $85 per person for June, $95 per person for August
and $85 per
person for the October dinner, the dinners exclude tax
and
gratuity, but each includes a complimentary wine and cheese reception,
where
guests can preview wines which will be served during the evening.

Each will feature artisan-inspired
appetizers by Giuliano, wine tasting, and a four-course decadent
four-course
dinner at 7:30 p.m. on June 25 in the Plaza), 8 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the
Stone
House and 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 in Temet Grill.  Reservations
are
required.

Those who want to make it an overnight event can reserve, a “A
Salute To
Wine” Country” package, available for one night only at the resort on
Friday,
June 25,
Aug. 20 and
Oct. 15.

Priced from $319 per
couple and based on double occupancy, the package includes one night of
deluxe
guestroom accommodations, wine dinner for two, and two sets of
touring/tasting
tickets. The package is not applicable to groups.

To
make a reservation, call 951-587-1465.  To
book the special wine dinner package,
call 877-517-1823, e-mail
temeculacreekinn@jcresorts.com, or
visit the website at
www.temeculacreekinn.com.

Secluded amidst the natural beauty of Southern
California’s wine
country, the 130-room Temecula Creek Inn is located 50 miles north of
San Diego
and 90 miles south of Los Angeles.  Visitors can get there by Highway 15.

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