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Pinnacle Restaurant Announces Valentine’s Wine Dinner & Lunch Special

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 9:00 PM

Press Release: Falkner Winery

Date:  January 10, 2013


Pinnacle Restaurant Announces Valentine's Wine Dinner & Lunch Special


On February 14th The Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery will host a romantic evening with a Valentine's Wine Dinner in their award winning restaurant in Temecula.  The dinner will be a wonderful four course meals with individual wine pairings of the Falkner's best wines in this panoramic, hill-top location.  The dinner will offer great food, wonderful wines, live entertainment, and first class service.  All food will be prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Gianni Ciciliot who was recently voted "Best Chef" by readers of Inland Empire magazine for the third year in a row.  There will be a single seating for this wonderful and memorable event at 6:30pm. 


The meal will begin with a glass of Champagne and a Pre-Appetizer Amuse Bouche.  This will be followed by an appetizer of Kubocha Squash Risotto with Star Anise Spiked Shrimp and a glass of the new release Falkner 2011 Sauvignon Blanc.  The Salad course will be Mache Salad with Pomegranate, Toasted Pistachio, Montrachet Goat Cheese, and Roasted Golden Beets with Champagne Vinaigrette served with a glass of your choice between our 2011 Viognier and our 2011 Rosato-Rosé style wine; the entrée will be a Surf and Turf consisting of Charbroiled Filet Mignon and Colossal Shrimp complete with Boursin Whipped Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Asparagus, and a Roasted Garlic Compound Butter. Diners may choose either our 2011 Chardonnay or our unreleased 2008 Meritage-Bordeaux Style Red to accompany their entrée.  Finally, there will be a beautiful Chocolate Decadence Cake with Ganache Topped with Rose Petal Infused Butter Cream and Raspberry Coulis served with our 2006 Port. The price is $79 per person plus tax and gratuity. Special pricing for VIP Food & Wine club members will be $69 per person plus tax and gratuity for members, spouse, and their guests and $74++ per person for other Food & Wine Club members.  Seating will be limited so call for reservations soon.  Because of the high demand, there will be a 72 hour cancellation notice in effect in order to avoid being charged.


Additionally, from February 9th through February 17th there will also be a Valentine's Lunch Special in the Pinnacle Restaurant.  For $55 plus tax and gratuity for two people, diners will be able to have either one shared appetizer or salad for two; a choice of individual entrees such as Vermouth Shrimp Pasta served over Linguini, or Grilled Center Cut Sirloin served with Zucchini, Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, and a mushroom trio Balsamic Demi-glace; and a shared dessert of either New York Style Cheesecake or Molten Chocolate Cake.  Also included will be a non-alcoholic beverage per person.  Selected wines will be offered as an option with the Special at $5/glass.  This special will be available in addition to the normal menu so make reservations soon.  Diners will enjoy the wonderful and romantic Valentine hilltop ambiance of the Pinnacle.  Call the winery at 951-676-8231 ext 1 for reservations or make them online at under the Restaurant Reservation tab. 


Falkner Winery is a premier winery in Temecula Valley Wine Country offering great food, high quality wines, spectacular views, and spectacular service.  Since opening in July 2000, the winery has gained distinction in Wine Country for its high quality wines with over 80% of the wines earning Gold or Silver Medals in International Competitions, great food at their "Best Restaurant in Inland Empire" award winning Pinnacle Restaurant, wine tasting classes, VIP Vertical Tastings, and private venues such as parties and weddings.  The tasting room is open daily from 10am to 5pm with tours available on weekends and by appointment.  The restaurant serves lunch daily from 11:30am to 3:30pm daily.  They are located 5 miles east of   I-15 off the Rancho California Road exit then left onto Calle Contento.  Pinnacle reservations and other information are available by calling 951-676-8231 x1 or online under Restaurant Reservations at



Ray Falkner

Falkner Winery