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Fallbrook fine dining makes a splash at Jazz and Wine Festival

While the main attraction to the Fallbrook Jazz and Wine Festival on Sept. 16 was the music, Fallbrook restaurants and wineries did a fantastic job representing themselves as well. Guests were able to enjoy food from all over North County, but for those in the VIP area, it was hard to pull away from the delicious food prepared by The Veranda, Grand Tradition’s own restaurant.

As VIP guests entered the Beverly Mansion, they were given a spread of beautiful appetizers, such as fruit, cheese and crackers, but it was hard to get past the dessert table, which was set before everyone in the dining hall. Slices of chocolate torte, cheesecake and berry mascarpone cake were laid out for everyone to enjoy, and dotted among the sweets were fresh fruit.

For the main course, grilled chicken and lamb chops with a mint sauce were served with mashed potatoes and asparagus, and were served with two types of salad.

Near the main stage, guests were able to enjoy light fare from The Veranda, including salads, sandwiches, and charcuteries, including the same desserts that the VIP guests got to enjoy.

As part of everyone’s experience at the festival, the Grand Tradition shared tastings of its signature wines.

While the Grand Tradition has no winery of its own, the Veranda offers quality wines from various regions of California. Guests were able to try them for themselves as part of the festival. The wines included the Prisoner Blindfold White Blend, MT Veeder Cabernet, and Franciscan Magnificat Red Blend.

Though 127 West Social House is currently closed, that did not stop the gastropub from serving fine food for guests to try. Guests were able to try ravioli filled with braised short rib and finished with a mushroom cream sauce, or vegetarian ravioli filled with fire roasted vegetables topped with a tomato cream sauce.

Paired with the meal offered by the Fallbrook restaurant, Fallbrook Winery offered its 33° North BDK.

Because this event offered fantastic food from around North San Diego County, it was an honor to have several of Fallbrook’s finer establishments be considered as part of the event.


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