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“on a road trip w/BFF, needed some sustenance to get us back to La La Land...”

Cork | Fire Kitchen
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Ranked #9 of 422 Restaurants in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $30
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Rustic, yet refined, local and effortlessly farm-to-table: Following a $2.5 million renovation, we’re launching Cork | Fire Kitchen – featuring inventive menus made for sharing, which highlight the daily bounty from our favorite local farms. Taste and share a range of inventive menu options, as well as a creative beverage program offering boutique wines and local beers on tap, and a unique wall of sultry, barrel-aged whiskies. You’ll love our new social elements – a wine tasting area, plenty of outdoor activities and a 20-person bar overlooking the golf course.Join us for a casual breakfast, lunch with friends, a romantic night out or weekend brunch. Enjoy the very best local edibles, foraged fresh and organic whenever possible.
Maui, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“on a road trip w/BFF, needed some sustenance to get us back to La La Land...”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

spent the late afternoon/early evening at Pala Casino and needed a bite before going back to the city, so Yelped nearby eateries...this place popped up, it was the next exit so we just grabbed it as it was closing in on 9 pm/closing time and we knew not many other viable alternatives in that hood that time on a Sunday night...
well, we got there at 845, with a 9.00 closing time...greeted promptly by the hostess lady, taken to a booth with what in the daytime would be a great view of the outdoors, thinking the golf course...
at any rate Kimberly our way more than efficient, knowledgeable, accommodating to our requests server was on it right away...she knew the menu, as others have said abit limited but it was exactly what we were in the mood for...pupu style (Hawaiian speak for apps, and I don't mean the sort that you download onto your mobile)...
here is what we decided on/ordered up

wine
me...Joel Gott Cab 10$ and worth it
my lady...a local, from down the way sangiovese 11$, also worthy

grinds

me...
beet salad, Baby red & gold beets, watercress & arugula pesto, pistachio encrusted nikolau family farm goat cheese, orange supremes, blood orange vinaigrette 12$
the 'squealer' a perfectly grilled pork sausage served with some broke da mouth caramelized onions and mustard...and fresh fries...some good was...10$

the better side...
deviled eggs...what is there to say? 4$
liver jar, think chicken liver pate with a 'jam' topping, tasty served with some sort of bread, she being GF, declined & was offered carrot/celery sticks in lieu, w/o being asked, by Kimberly 8$
summer salad...Asparagus, English peas, yellow wax beans, watercress, mini heirloom tomato, nikolau family farm goat cheese, buttermilk vinaigrette 12$

the both of us...

flourless chocolate cake, if ever there were words to warm the cockles of ones G F heart, those were them...perfectly dense, with the most amazing coulis of a berry reduction by Chef and obviously hand whipped, whipped cream (I know, but I always whip mine by hand so I can tell) 9$ and oh so worth it...

this eatery has top notch, creative and obvious Chef Pride in presentation, which my friends, is half the battle...

all in all everything was truly great, tasty and well worth the 82$ plus generous tip that it cost us...

go...
ask for Kimberly...
enjoy...
aloha from Maui

  • Visited July 2014
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Huntington Beach, California
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Convenient and great view”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

All the seating overlooks the water feature and golf course so you get a lovely morning view no matter where you are. It was nice to see the completed patio and stairway down the back side as well.

Service was friendly and accommodating but a bit forgetful.
My husband had the Yuma Express - a stuffed chili relleno was a bit too exotic for him.
I had the Frenchmans french toast - a bit dry. Had a bit of ricotta and slightly charred bottom. The side of eggs and latte were yummy!
Room for improvement!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank TsGetaways
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Temecula, California
2 reviews
“We will be back!”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great food, great service and great view! Went to this new remodeled restaurant at the Temecula Creek Inn and had a wonderful evening and dinner with friends!

Visited May 2014
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Thank Kathy H
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Temecula, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Good Food, Drinks,with a view”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

Just had dinner at the newly remodeled Cork Fire with a local group. The menu is limited, but all 8 entrees ordered were very good. Great bartender and a cool lounge. The view from the dining looks out over the golf course.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank tandstemecula
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San Francisco, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

That about covered it! The food and the views are fabulous! Enjoyed several breakfasts and lunches there.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Bcheryl
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