My views on wine service both in a restaurant and at home - Mille Fleurs
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6009 Paseo Delicias
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

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Lunch: Thursday and Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm
Dinner: Nightly 6pm; Saturday 5:30pm

 

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JUST FIVE MINUTES FROM THE 5

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From the 5 Freeway

Take the I-5 freeway to Lomas Santa Fe Exit at Solana Beach. Head East. After one mile, you will come to the first stop sign. From this point, the road begins to wind and curve, continue going another four miles to the second stop sign. Go through this intersection and we are the first building on the right, in the Country Squire Courtyard. (Lomas Santa Fe turns into Paseo Delicias).

From 15 Freeway

Exit Via Rancho Parkway. Head West. Follow this road for about three miles to the end. Turn left onto Del Dios Highway and follow for twelve miles. You will come to a four way stop, keep going straight another four blocks into the village. Mille Fleurs is on the left in the Country Squire Courtyard. (Del Dios Highway turns into Paseo Delicias).

From Encinitas

Travel east on Encinitas Blvd. Once you pass the Harvest Ranch Market, just beyond the intersection of Rancho Santa Fe Road and Encinitas Blvd, you will travel over a small bridge and will come to a stop sign, turn right. Follow this winding road until you come to the second stop sign. Turn right onto Avienda De Acacias. Go two blocks and turn left onto Paseo Delicias. Mille Fleurs is on the right in the Country Squire Courtyard.

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My views on wine service both in a restaurant and at home

Here are my views on wine service:

I preach these simple points to my employees and I believe that it is also valid when you serve wine in your house.

The first and most important point is to provide clean and odorless vessels, too often the glasses and decanters have been kept on the shelves after coming out of the dishwasher, the chemicals have now dried out and they have imparted a distinct musty, cardboard smell and taste to your wine.

Rinse your glasses and decanters before use; I also recommend that you hand towel them to get rid of unsightly spots on the glass.

Use appropriate glassware as much as possible, by that I mean a glass big enough that you can swirl the liquid and enjoy its aroma, remember, we taste mainly with our noses.

Do not overfill the glasses when pouring from your bottle, 1/3 of the glass is the proper amount and 1/2 is all right: I do not want my guests to feel that I am trying to rush the wine service or force them to order another bottle, plus if you are having Champagne or

white wine it would get warm up too much.

Taste the wine before pouring to the guests, it is an accepted statistic that at least 5% of all bottles are tainted (corked), it will smell musty, “cardboardy”, generally nasty! Remember if this happens, your wine shop (usually) or restaurant will replace it at no cost, provided you have not finished the bottle!!!

So now, just enjoy and remember: “in vino, veritas!”