If you’re looking for an exceptional restaurant experience in California you need go no further than Bellamy’s or the Ranch at Bandy Canyon. The chef of these highly acclaimed restaurants is Patrick Ponsaty who is reminded of his home in France every time he sees the rocky hillsides of Escondido, the home of the Ranch at Bandy Canyon.
The Bandy Canyon location is to where chef Ponsaty caters on behalf of Bellamy’s his downtown Escondido restaurant. It is presently a quaint 1880s adobe based structure made over to resemble a memorial of the growing and consumption of fine food. Learn more about Brian Bonar: https://about.me/brianbonar and http://www.whitepages.com/name/Brian-Bonar
You will also find there a collection of Armagnac brandy, a distinctive brandy only produced in the Armagnac region of Gascony in southwest France. You will also see Ponsaty’s refined menu.
The food here is of such unique quality that the restaurant earned in 2012 the coveted title of Meilleurs Ouvrier de France a unique and prestigious French award that is given according to the category of trades in a contest among similar professionals. It has only been given to two restaurants in San Diego one of them, of course, was the Bandy Canyon location.
What is surprising about the restaurant is that this quiet French chef hadn’t gotten the celebrity status he obviously deserves. This is quite apparent if you ever eat at either restaurant.
Regardless of the celebrity status Ponsaty and owner Brian Bonar are positive that when you dine at either Bellamy’s or the Ranch you will be thrilled to have a knowledgeable master chef there to tempt you with an incredible menu that includes dishes such as organic Suzie’s Farm beet sorbet with watercress, disks of goat cheese, local mushrooms and sea scallops in truffle carpaccio or bacon wrapped monkfish and even wild boar. Read more: Brian Bonar Trains His Employees In Exceptional Customer Service and The New Frontier
Ponsaty’s understated classic cooking has actually defined this chef’s time before he came to work at Brian Bonar’s restaurants. Chef Ponsaty started his cooking tenure at the EL Bizococho at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego.
During his tenure there chef Ponsaty won several coveted accolades including La Bastide, Bernard’O, Mistral at Loews Coronado Bay Resort and the MOF.
San Diego is a town known for its excellent lifestyle and uptown restaurants. This especially apparent in Escondido city about 30 miles northeast of San Diego. This city is home to some of the best chefs in all of San Diego, and this list includes Patrick Ponsaty, the renowned master chef of Bellamy’s Restaurant.
Bellamy’s is just one of two fabulous restaurants owned by Brian Bonar the creator and mastermind behind both locations. The other is the Ranch at Bandy Canyon. Regardless of which one of these gastronomic playgrounds you decide to try you can be sure you will have an experience that you won’t soon forget.