Chef Ponsaty’s Touch at Brian Bonar’s Bandy Canyon

When looking at the story Escondido hillsides, Chef Patrick Ponsaty can only think of home. Being a Toulouse native, he hopes to transform Bandy Canyon’s, The Ranch, into an event space oasis and dining destination. Learn more about Brian Bonar:

The 1880s adobe structure on the property, transformed into a cave hosting Ponsaty’s vintage Armagnac collection, and a menu with a lyrical cooking touch. The chef’s exquisiteness earned him the very prestigious Meilleurs Ouvrier de France, back in 2012. He is one of the two in S.D, and the 10th in the whole of California to earn such a distinction.

The fact that the Frenchman hasn’t reached the celebrity status can be owed to his temperament; because when you speak of talent, his is unquestionable. As The Ranch takes its form slowly, Bellamy already boasts of a master chef.

The current dining room, rather plain and dated, is being redesigned and will be upgraded in the near future. This does not, however, take a piece of the impeccable, approachable and inspired menu: bacon-wrapped monkfish, duck sauvage, cherry-spiked gateau Basque and tender caneles, local mushrooms served with sea scallops in a carpaccio with sole light truffle scent, magenta-hued beet sorbet from Suzie’s Farm, with watercress filament and a goat cheese disk, and the list goes on and on. Learn more about Brian Bonar:

Funny enough, Ponsaty describes his cuisine style as simply, French!
Ponsaty’s understated cooking also characterized his time as El Bizcocho’s executive chef. He, in 2003, coached the upstart talent Gavin Kaysen to a third ranking globally in the National Trophy of Cuisine and Pastry held in Paris.

Kaysen went ahead to take his job the following year. Since then, the two have exhibited respectful rivalry, with their battles leading to Ponsaty quietly moving to other ventures like La Bastide, Mistral at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Bernard’O, and MOF. If the case be that Bellamy’s and The Ranch is the point at which Ponsaty will at last stride into the limelight, then his period at El Bizcocho will get some good credit.
Brian Bonar owns Bandy Canyon.

He was a dedicated fan, and loyal to Ponsaty. Ponsaty says Brian Bonar has given him something he has craved for in all of his career, Freedom. Ponsaty is now a collaborator in virtually all aspects of Bellamy, and also the downtown Pizza venture.

Brian Bonar is a popular Scottish entrepreneur. He is the Trucept Incorporated leader with a very extensive business leadership background. Brian studied Technical Engineering at the James Watt Technical College where he obtained his bachelor’s degree.

Brian Bonar later perused his master’s degree at Stafford University for Mechanical Engineering. Brian Bonar has worked as a procurement manager at IBM, and later became the Engineering Director for QMS.

He worked with several other companies enabling him to gain much experience and expertise in business. He specializes in acquisitions and mergers, employing a creative and personable life approach. He even earned Who’s Who back in the year 2000.

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