Nothing welcomes the autumn season like warm, comfort food. Temecula Valley restaurants are unveiling their fall menus featuring their favorite seasonal soups and entrees. Below, we are highlighting some of the region’s best breads and macaroni and cheese dishes. Just another reason to stay a little longer and enjoy more.
A Bounty of Breads
Temecula Valley boasts an amazing assortment of hearty bread favorites, including a must-try Sourdough Brie Loaf, hand-milled Honey Whole Wheat, and French Croissant, for travelers seeking sustenance during their Temecula Valley getaway. From quick grab-and-go options to sit-down favorites, here are the must-try bread offerings in Temecula Valley.
Wine tasting at Maurice Car’rie Winery is made even more perfect by their to-die-for Sourdough Bread and Sourdough Brie offerings, which can be enjoyed outdoors on the lovely picnic area shaded by trees and a wrap-around veranda. The Sourdough Brie Loaf, a rich, cheese-filled fan favorite, is perfect for sharing; each loaf feeds approximately 4-6 people. Just craving the tartness alone to pair with your wine? Their famous Sourdough loaf is also available without a brie filling.
Great Harvest Bread Company is a family-operated bakery that produces daily loaves of various breads and desserts to tempt travelers with hearty goodness. Their seasonal offerings of breads and desserts start coming out of the oven every day at 9:30am. Daily selections vary, but often include their beloved favorites including Honey Whole Wheat, Cinnamon Burst, 9 Grain, Alaskan Sourdough, and Italian Herb Parmesan Sourdough, as well as sweets and eats including cookies, muffins, scones, monkey breads, and cinnamon rolls.
Le Coffee Shop, located in Old Town Temecula, boasts Temecula’s must-have French croissant, in addition to a slew of other tempting offerings and beverages. The shop’s owner brings his French roots to the baking of his flaky croissants, available in buttery original, almond, and chocolate varieties. Visitors can also find Le Coffee Shop offerings at the Saturday Old Town Temecula Farmer’s Market.
Baily’s in Old Town Temecula is a great place to experience fresh breads made from scratch. It’s tough to have just one of their homemade dinner rolls, and all their hamburgers and hoagie sandwiches are complimented with their delicious breads. You may even get lucky and smell the bread baking in the oven!
Mac n' Cheese Fall Comfort Food
Mac n’ Cheese is not only an iconic American food, it’s a great fall comfort food, and Temecula Valley is serving it up all season long. The chefs are creating their favorite versions of the dish at various restaurants in Old Town Temecula and Temecula Valley Wine Country.
Lobster Mac & Cheese with sautéed garlic and shallots, fresh Main lobster, house-made three cheese sauce, brie, parmesan, Havarti cheese, and orecchiette pasta, topped with applewood smoked bacon.
Their signature Lobster Mac and Cheese, which includes hand-crafted lobster meat, white cheddar, gruyere and topped with parmesan and parsley for an indulgent and rich flavor with every bite. It’s only available during Happy Hour at The Vineyard Rose Restaurant Monday – Sunday from 3:00pm-5:30pm.
Lobster Andouille Sausage Mac n' Cheese combines lobster, andouille sausage, aged cheddar, smoked Gouda, brie, cavatappi pasta. The dish pairs well with their 2012 BOV Merlot.
Cajun Mac & Cheese is a three-cheese blend with Cajun spices and Kielbasa sausage. Baily’s is located on the south end of Old Town Temecula.
BBQ Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese with a house made bourbon BBQ sauce, smoked pulled pork and a cheddar & jack béchamel. It pairs great with a pale ale! Devilicious is located in Old Town Temecula.
Lobster Mac n' Cheese: Lobster claw meat with white wine, cream, béchamel, gruyere, parmesan and cheddar cheese. A gluten free option is also available.
Fresh Maine Lobster meat baked to perfection with five rich and creamy cheeses, Cheddar, Provolone, Gorgonzola, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Brie. This hearty, mouth-watering dish hits the spot when the Fall weather has you seeking out some cozy comfort food.