I love summer. I know, it’s too hot in Ramona, but to me summer means farm stands and winery visits. Being the husband of a personal chef allows me to make many of these visits.
I recently tagged along with my wife on her food adventures. Our first stop was down the road at La Finquita Winery on Vista Ramona Road. Owners Mario and Diana Bergeron were hosting a wine pairing. Guests were treated to five wine and food combinations including a Cabernet Sauvignon paired with a spicy creole shrimp and spinach salad, and a Petite Syrah paired with caprese skewers.
Some members of The Team and I recently visited a few of our local wineries. After a couple of rounds of rock-paper-scissors to select the designated driver, we began to chart our course. There are so many great places to visit here now, deciding on which ones to hit was tough.
I logged on to ramonavalleyvineyards.org and printed out their very handy map and made the decision to start on the right and work left. That put our first stop at
This month I attended the first World Food Championships at Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas. The WFC was hosted by “Man vs. Food” star Adam Richman and consisted of three days of world championship contests for Best Recipe, Best Sandwich, Best Side dish, Best Burger, Best Chef, Best Chili and, my favorite, Best BBQ.