Celebrations

This is Doug (and his wife, Debbie).

 He’s our winemaker, and my brother-in-law. 

Today is his birthday!!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DOUG!

 His wife Debbie was planning to take him to Ravioli’s (a new restaurant in Murrieta) for his birthday, but we beat her to the punch!  We headed over there last night after a busy day at the winery.

 Chef Giuseppe greeted us warmly before we were seated. 

Wow!!!  What a great place!  The atmosphere is cozy and classy, the wait staff is very attentive and the food is delicious!

We began with lightly fried artichoke hearts with a lemon aioli and calamari with a spicy tomato sauce.  Heavenly!  The rolls were light in the center with a lovely crust served with butter, roasted garlic and an olive tapenade.  I ordered a spinach and endive salad with candied pecans and a maple vinaigrette.  I’ll be ordering that again!

Then out came these masterpieces….

Please forgive our amateur photography.

Everything was presented masterfully and tasted amazing!  You have definitely got to try Ravioli’s, you’ll be delighted!

Chef Giuseppe was kind enough to pose for a picture with me at the close of our evening!

Next time I’m there I’ll need to leave room for Chocolate Raviolis for dessert!  Oh My Goodness!

Cheers!  Leslie

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