Temecula, Here We come!

So… We gets an email from Falkner Winery that our wine was ready for pickup.  If we didn’t pick it up by the 20th, they would ship it at a cost of $21.67!

Paul did the math and decided the 180 mile round trip at 26 miles/gallon would be about 6 gallons and with gas at $3.30 the cost to drive would be $22.84…  Decision?  Duh!  For a mere $1.20 we enjoyed a day in Temecula, great lunch, a little bit of wine!

Zot! Our carriage with the precious cargo arrives

We departed at 10:00 AM and arrived for lunch at Falkner at 11:30 AM.  Paul tried the meal closest to his personality! Wild Boar Bolognese!  The menu said it was made of wild Boar, ground beef, garlic, shallots, Pomodoro sauce, basil, Parmesan cheese served with Pappardelle pasta.

Wild boar tastes like a cross between pork and beef, with a unique juicy succulence. The meat is a bit darker, perhaps due to the healthy iron content.

Wild Board on pasta!

Sue did the Crispy Brussel Sprouts which was served with sliced almonds, goat cheese crumbles, dried cranberries, fried egg, and a hibiscus drizzle.  The key is to use the leaves and NOT the entire sprout!  Place the individual Brussels sprouts leaves  in a large baking dish or on a baking sheet. Add the garlic, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and pour over the olive oil. Toss to coat. Transfer to the oven and roast for 35 minutes.  Then add the goodies!

The Brussels sprouts were really good!

Enjoying lunch

After lunch we tasted wine at Falkner and then drove through the valley tasting and picking up at our various wine clubs!

Leaving Falkner to head down the valley

We stayed until about 4:00 PM and then headed back.  The traffic was not bad at all and we decided to stop at Old Ranch to see friends before going home!

On the way home, we got a text from Bob with a picture of our newest college grandson!  Nick is doing well!

Our own BMOC (Big Man On Campus)

We watched two NCIS series we had recorded and then some Frazier before crashing!


About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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