Tasting The Wines At The Best Restaurant In Santa Fe - Mille Fleurs
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Mille Fleurs Reservations

6009 Paseo Delicias
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Phone Numbers:
Reservations: (858)756-3085
Facsimile: (858)756-9945

Lunch: Thursday and Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm
Dinner: Nightly 6pm; Saturday 5:30pm
Piano Bar Hours: Open nightly until Close
Fri & Sat Open until Midnight ( 12am )


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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.


Of course all the natural colors of wines are enhanced by beautiful table settings like candle or perfect lighting and especially the proper glassware as I recommended in a prior column.

However, apart from aesthetic consideration, it will be the relative depth of color and the variations in hue which, in combination gives us so much advance information that we supplement later by our sense of smell which is confirmed and enhanced on the palate.

Let’s examine how these observations can be made: once the wine is poured, the tasting glass is tilted at an angle over a mat white background, like a napkin or a regular piece of paper and after having appropriately swirled the liquid, I will check for the viscosity of the wine -we call them legs! -, telling me how extracted and concentrated the wine is, the meatier and heavier wines being usually the richer and probably the most expensive.

I will not buy a wine without viscosity and no legs as it will tend to be insipid and the flavors watered down, simply because that’s what it is: colored water, a step above resides Two Buck Chuck!

Voila, see you soon at Mille Fleurs and Mister A’s and taste the wines at the best restaurant in Santa Fe.

Orders for future pick up must be placed before 5:30PM the day of.