Escondido is Creating San Diego’s Culinary Frontier

Bellamy’s restaurant reveals Escondido as the new culinary frontier in San Diego county. How did the area outside of Downtown snag Southland’s most elusive foodie loyalists?

The Talent: Patrick Ponsaty

Ponsaty’s culinary take on his homeland of Toulouse is what earned him the prestigious title Meilleurs Ouvrier de France. He mastered his adored and delicate food pairings at El Bizcocho at Rancho Bernardo Inn as Executive Chef. The reward for drawing a loyal fanbase was running his own kitchen at Mistral at Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

The Inspiration: El Bizcocho at Rancho Bernardo Inn

When Brian Bonar, a Scottish entrepreneur, was ready to take on the restaurant industry, he knew precisely the team he wanted to work with. Bonar is a long-time fan of PonsatyÕs creations and the team at El Bizcocho. When the doors were shut for renovation and an overhaul was planned to strip El Bizcocho of its French inspiration, Bonar knew it was an unfounded loss for the foodie community.

Instead of seeing a loss, Bonar offered the team a new home where they could truly shine. BellamyÕs is a true foodieÕs home to enjoy the raw talent that has been perfected over time. Trevor Da Costa was brought on to run the Front-of-House and Mike Reidy as Executive Chef.

The Location: Escondido

Brain Bonar is creating a restaurant empire that is only beginning with Bellamy’s. Ponsaty now has the freedom to build what he needs to be the best. The kitchen at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon will be his final home and of his own creation.

The Ranch is an elegant event space situated on the 144-acre estate that is reminiscent of Napa and the South of France. It will truly bring Ponsaty and San Diego back home. In the meantime, Ponsaty is training Reidy to take over when The Ranch and BellamyÕs will be ready to be transitioned.

The Financer: Brian Bonar

A reporter from Whitepages said that Brain Bonar came to the restaurant industry as an executive in the medical field. As Chairman of the Solvis Medical Group, Brian Bonar success was handling and managing the basics and logistics to create the ideal environment for talent to grow – Dalrada reporter said that.

True growth is not only a success for the individual but the community the company wants to be in service to. Bonar has made his new ventures a family business by bringing on Gianina Pickens to run the day-to-day at Bellamy’s.

Contact Information to Visit
The Ranch at Bandy Canyon
16251 Bandy Canyon Rd., Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: +1 (760) 871-6494

Bellamy’s Restaurant
Address: 417 W. Grand Ave., Escondido CA 92025
Phone: +1 (760) 747-5000