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Southern California’s Wine Bistro Appeals to the Entire Family

Southern California’s Wine Bistro Appeals to the Entire Family


Dana Point offers views, SoCal weather, and one of the best wine bars in the area

The American menu at the Wine Bistro isn't limited by its 'wine bar' moniker.

Most of the time when I hear the words "wine bar," it conjures up an image of a wall of wine bottles, intimate seating, and a light menu of small plates and appetizers. The Wine Bistro, in Dana Point, California, abandons all preconceived notions of a wine bar and even offers a selection of beer and liquor so everyone can have their beverage of choice.

Swing by throughout the week for specials like half-price bottles of wine or whiskey happy hours. Finding a great restaurant with live music (Thursday through Sunday) that we can enjoy both as a couple and with our children is treasured!

We dine out often as a family and also have food allergies, which can make a restaurant experience stressful at times. Not the case at all at The Wine Bistro. When I asked to modify a menu item, our server responded with ease and acceptance each time. Better yet? The chef made it exactly as requested. Our server even offered suggestions to help add flavor to my modified dish.

The Wine Bistro is ideal for a couple's night out or an evening with friends; there’s even a kids’ menu. The ambiance is down to earth with subtle touches of rustic glam that make everyone feel welcome.


17 Chefs on Their Favorite Ways to Cook Fava Beans

Some like them grilled whole or mashed on toast. Others prefer them stuffed into ravioli or fried up as falafel.

Spring is exciting for all kinds of reasons (Flowers! Sunshine! Outdoor brunching!), but the thing that most delights food-lovers is the abundance of colorful produce. There’s pink rhubarb, yellow daylilies, and a host of different greens—including nutty, earthy fava beans, which are only around from late March through May.

We’re now in peak fava season, which has us thinking about all of the ways we𠆝 like to cook (and eat) them before they’re gone. We turned to 17 chefs, located in cities from Los Angeles to New York, to let us in on their favorite ways to prepare these green legumes. Here’s how they’re using fava beans this spring:


17 Chefs on Their Favorite Ways to Cook Fava Beans

Some like them grilled whole or mashed on toast. Others prefer them stuffed into ravioli or fried up as falafel.

Spring is exciting for all kinds of reasons (Flowers! Sunshine! Outdoor brunching!), but the thing that most delights food-lovers is the abundance of colorful produce. There’s pink rhubarb, yellow daylilies, and a host of different greens—including nutty, earthy fava beans, which are only around from late March through May.

We’re now in peak fava season, which has us thinking about all of the ways we𠆝 like to cook (and eat) them before they’re gone. We turned to 17 chefs, located in cities from Los Angeles to New York, to let us in on their favorite ways to prepare these green legumes. Here’s how they’re using fava beans this spring:


17 Chefs on Their Favorite Ways to Cook Fava Beans

Some like them grilled whole or mashed on toast. Others prefer them stuffed into ravioli or fried up as falafel.

Spring is exciting for all kinds of reasons (Flowers! Sunshine! Outdoor brunching!), but the thing that most delights food-lovers is the abundance of colorful produce. There’s pink rhubarb, yellow daylilies, and a host of different greens—including nutty, earthy fava beans, which are only around from late March through May.

We’re now in peak fava season, which has us thinking about all of the ways we𠆝 like to cook (and eat) them before they’re gone. We turned to 17 chefs, located in cities from Los Angeles to New York, to let us in on their favorite ways to prepare these green legumes. Here’s how they’re using fava beans this spring:


17 Chefs on Their Favorite Ways to Cook Fava Beans

Some like them grilled whole or mashed on toast. Others prefer them stuffed into ravioli or fried up as falafel.

Spring is exciting for all kinds of reasons (Flowers! Sunshine! Outdoor brunching!), but the thing that most delights food-lovers is the abundance of colorful produce. There’s pink rhubarb, yellow daylilies, and a host of different greens—including nutty, earthy fava beans, which are only around from late March through May.

We’re now in peak fava season, which has us thinking about all of the ways we𠆝 like to cook (and eat) them before they’re gone. We turned to 17 chefs, located in cities from Los Angeles to New York, to let us in on their favorite ways to prepare these green legumes. Here’s how they’re using fava beans this spring:


17 Chefs on Their Favorite Ways to Cook Fava Beans

Some like them grilled whole or mashed on toast. Others prefer them stuffed into ravioli or fried up as falafel.

Spring is exciting for all kinds of reasons (Flowers! Sunshine! Outdoor brunching!), but the thing that most delights food-lovers is the abundance of colorful produce. There’s pink rhubarb, yellow daylilies, and a host of different greens—including nutty, earthy fava beans, which are only around from late March through May.

We’re now in peak fava season, which has us thinking about all of the ways we𠆝 like to cook (and eat) them before they’re gone. We turned to 17 chefs, located in cities from Los Angeles to New York, to let us in on their favorite ways to prepare these green legumes. Here’s how they’re using fava beans this spring:


17 Chefs on Their Favorite Ways to Cook Fava Beans

Some like them grilled whole or mashed on toast. Others prefer them stuffed into ravioli or fried up as falafel.

Spring is exciting for all kinds of reasons (Flowers! Sunshine! Outdoor brunching!), but the thing that most delights food-lovers is the abundance of colorful produce. There’s pink rhubarb, yellow daylilies, and a host of different greens—including nutty, earthy fava beans, which are only around from late March through May.

We’re now in peak fava season, which has us thinking about all of the ways we𠆝 like to cook (and eat) them before they’re gone. We turned to 17 chefs, located in cities from Los Angeles to New York, to let us in on their favorite ways to prepare these green legumes. Here’s how they’re using fava beans this spring:


17 Chefs on Their Favorite Ways to Cook Fava Beans

Some like them grilled whole or mashed on toast. Others prefer them stuffed into ravioli or fried up as falafel.

Spring is exciting for all kinds of reasons (Flowers! Sunshine! Outdoor brunching!), but the thing that most delights food-lovers is the abundance of colorful produce. There’s pink rhubarb, yellow daylilies, and a host of different greens—including nutty, earthy fava beans, which are only around from late March through May.

We’re now in peak fava season, which has us thinking about all of the ways we𠆝 like to cook (and eat) them before they’re gone. We turned to 17 chefs, located in cities from Los Angeles to New York, to let us in on their favorite ways to prepare these green legumes. Here’s how they’re using fava beans this spring:


17 Chefs on Their Favorite Ways to Cook Fava Beans

Some like them grilled whole or mashed on toast. Others prefer them stuffed into ravioli or fried up as falafel.

Spring is exciting for all kinds of reasons (Flowers! Sunshine! Outdoor brunching!), but the thing that most delights food-lovers is the abundance of colorful produce. There’s pink rhubarb, yellow daylilies, and a host of different greens—including nutty, earthy fava beans, which are only around from late March through May.

We’re now in peak fava season, which has us thinking about all of the ways we𠆝 like to cook (and eat) them before they’re gone. We turned to 17 chefs, located in cities from Los Angeles to New York, to let us in on their favorite ways to prepare these green legumes. Here’s how they’re using fava beans this spring:


17 Chefs on Their Favorite Ways to Cook Fava Beans

Some like them grilled whole or mashed on toast. Others prefer them stuffed into ravioli or fried up as falafel.

Spring is exciting for all kinds of reasons (Flowers! Sunshine! Outdoor brunching!), but the thing that most delights food-lovers is the abundance of colorful produce. There’s pink rhubarb, yellow daylilies, and a host of different greens—including nutty, earthy fava beans, which are only around from late March through May.

We’re now in peak fava season, which has us thinking about all of the ways we𠆝 like to cook (and eat) them before they’re gone. We turned to 17 chefs, located in cities from Los Angeles to New York, to let us in on their favorite ways to prepare these green legumes. Here’s how they’re using fava beans this spring:


17 Chefs on Their Favorite Ways to Cook Fava Beans

Some like them grilled whole or mashed on toast. Others prefer them stuffed into ravioli or fried up as falafel.

Spring is exciting for all kinds of reasons (Flowers! Sunshine! Outdoor brunching!), but the thing that most delights food-lovers is the abundance of colorful produce. There’s pink rhubarb, yellow daylilies, and a host of different greens—including nutty, earthy fava beans, which are only around from late March through May.

We’re now in peak fava season, which has us thinking about all of the ways we𠆝 like to cook (and eat) them before they’re gone. We turned to 17 chefs, located in cities from Los Angeles to New York, to let us in on their favorite ways to prepare these green legumes. Here’s how they’re using fava beans this spring:


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