Both Cathi and I are honored to be Temecula Creek Inn INNfluencers for the month of January. We received an overnight stay and complimentary dinner at Cork | Fire Kitchen as part of the #INNfluencer program.
One of the wonderful perks of staying at the Temecula Creek Inn is the rustic, yet refined, Cork | Fire Kitchen. This fine restaurant serves farm-to-table cuisine with “the very best local Temecula edibles, foraged fresh and organic whenever possible.” Some ingredients are grown in their very own nearby garden they cultivate and maintain.
You need not be a guest of the Inn to enjoy the deliciousness of Cork | Fire Kitchen.
You definitely don’t need to BYOU (“Bring Your Own Utensils”)! Cork | Fire Kitchen has got you covered. Just bring an appetite for great food!
A warm and inviting atmosphere.
A fully stocked, full-service bar.
A myriad choice of fine wines, many from local Temecula Valley wineries.
Whether you’re looking for a casual breakfast, lunch with family or friends, or a romantic couples night out, Cork | Fire Kitchen is there for you.
Handsome table settings.
~ Our DINNER selections ~
Crispy Cauliflower Croquettes – roasted dates, fennel caramel, charred arugula, squash crema
Kudos to Executive Chef Matthew Steffen, Server LoriAnne, Assistant Server Chase, and the entire staff for their attention to detail and impeccable service.
Hearts of Romaine Salad – chopped hearts of romaine, balsamic marinated cherry tomatoes, shaved asiago cheese, garlic croutons, Caesar dressing
Cast Iron New York Steak – green peppercorn demi, crispy russet potatoes, citrus marinated grilled asparagus, gorgonzola & braised shallot butter
Angel Hair Pasta Pomodoro – fresh basil, capers, white wine, tomatoes
~ Our DESSERT selections ~
Apple Cobbler – vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce
Flourless Chocolate Ganache Cake – cabernet berries, cacao nibs, whipped cream
~ Our BREAKFAST selections ~
Complimentary Breakfast Homemade Biscuits – Don’t forget to ask for them. (These didn’t last long!)
Coddled Farmhouse Eggs – asparagus, chopped bacon, creamy gruyere sauce, served with buttery sourdough toast
Pecan Malted Black Iron Waffle – honey butter, maple syrup
At the break of day, a great breakfast is a great way to start the day!
We enjoyed an appetizing dinner the evening of our stay, just a short stroll from our room. Because we enjoyed the experience so much, we looked forward to returning the following morning for another savory meal. The waitstaff could not have been more accommodating or helpful. They were knowledgeable and well versed with menu items, and ready and willing to offer recommendations and suggestions. They were also keen to pick up on any particular dietary needs and attentive to special requests.
Room service is also an option. If in-room dining is more to your liking, many of the tasteful Cork | Fire Kitchen menu items can be brought right to your room.
David says: Dinner and breakfast were tasty. And having such a great restaurant conveniently located on property was a definite plus. If we didn’t have other plans elsewhere that day, we would’ve stayed and had lunch for a trifecta! Maybe next time. And maybe we’ll see you there!
Cathi says: Oh my goodness! Everything was so good that this vegan girl became a cheating vegan. The complimentary breakfast biscuits are incredible! Don’t forget to ask your server for them! (Hint: They’re not on the menu.)
~ Bits and Pieces ~
Why: Couples Getaway
When: January 2018
Who: David and Cathi
What: Cork | Fire Kitchen – Temecula Creek Inn – Temecula, California
Address: 44501 Rainbow Canyon Road Temecula, CA 92592
Type: Rustic, yet refined, local and farm-to-table. Cork | Fire Kitchen is committed to using local produce, meat and fish. They even have their own garden to meet a few of their culinary needs.
Reservations: Available by calling 888.976.3404
Open for: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Hours: Breakfast: 7AM-11:30AM | Lunch: 11:30AM-5PM | Dinner: 5PM-9:00PM | Bar: 11AM-10:00PM
General Manager: Tom
Vibe: Rustic, relaxed fine dining
Children: Yes, children are welcome.