Taste the fall flavors at local restaurants

Fall is full of flavor with many San Diego hotspots unveiling unique tastes and offerings.


Bellamy’s in Escondido serves up California modern cuisine with French influences courtesy of chef Patrick Ponsaty, a Master Chef of France.

This farm-to-table eatery, known for robust seasonal offerings, is rolling out a special menu in October that will feature game such as venison and wild boar and braised root vegetables and squash from local providers including Friends Farmers and Bandy Canyon Ranch. Seasonal menu highlights boast a venison with a poivrade sauce, and patrons will love the French Black Truffle.

Given Ponsaty’s respect of seasonal ingredients, patrons will enjoy unique flavors and aromas such as juniper berries or cinnamon.

“Fall dishes are more deep on flavor and robust,” said Ponsaty.

Bellamy’s will have a fall game tasting menu available on weekends. To learn more, visit the restaurant online at

The Duck Dive

The Duck Dive is bringing a taste of fall to its contemporary American and coastal cuisine.

Tableside S’mores and Chef’s Whim, a weekly special created from locally sourced ingredients, are both fan favorites. Recent Chef’s Whims have included a Seafood Risotto, Seared Ahi Wraps, Peach Salad and more.

For fall, The Duck Dive features special dishes at breakfast and on the full menu. Patrons will appreciate autumn’s Chicken and Gnocchi with a creamy wild mushroom sauce.

“Guests will especially love our seasonal menu because we love to take a twist on some classic favorites while ensuring quality cuisine,” said Jenny Pohlkamp, Manager at Duck Dive.

Nestled in Pacific Beach, The Duck Dive is hosting fall-themed events, including pumpkin carving Monday, Oct. 26, and an Oktoberfest Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 29.

“We’re especially excited for our Halloween party this year, ‘Freakshow at The Beach,’” said Pohlkamp.

To learn more, visit

West Coast Tavern

A new fall menu is now available at West Coast Tavern, an urban tavern serving up a casual yet elegant dining experience. Set in one of North Park’s most historic building, West Coast Tavern serves up a handcrafted menu with everything made in-house.

“We carefully select all of our ingredients and source from reputable sources,” said Abe Botello, executive chef.

New fall offerings include flatbreads such as Artichoke & Oyster Mushroom or Prociutto & Burrata. New fall entrees include Grilled Top Sirloin and Fennel Crusted Cod. The new Pistachio & Cranberry Stuffed Pork Loin with garlic mashed potatoes, a cherry reduction and a green apple and arugula salad will be an autumn favorite.

Visit West Coast Tavern out in the community this fall. The popular eatery will participate in the Annual Taste of North Park, the annual SD Food & Wine Fest and SONO Chili Fest.

West Coast Tavern’s new fall menu is available from 4 p.m. until midnight daily. Check out West Coast Taven online at

Le Parfait Paris

Scrumptious fall flavors are a hit at Le Parfait Paris, downtown’s authentic French bakery. All of Le Parfait Paris’ offerings are handmade by a French chef and feature quality ingredients sourced locally.

Seasonal favorites include Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Spice Mocha, Pumpkin Spice Macaroon and Peppermint Macaroon. Le Parfait Paris will also offer a special Thanksgiving pie - Pumpkin and Candy Pecan - available in a single serving and larger size.

“Our Pumpkin and Candy Pecan Pie is truly delicious,” noted Ludi Mas, owner of Le Parfait Paris. “The different texture from crunchy to smooth, and contrasting flavors from sweet to savory. work really well together.”

Sweet offerings from Le Parfait Paris pair perfectly with wine.

“All of our products are sophisticated with a touch of modern design, making for carefully crafted products and great gifts for loved ones,” Mas added.

Check out Le Parfait Paris’s menu featuring sandwiches, desserts and a full menu of beverages or order online at

Source: DiscoverSD