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Brian Bonar’s Bellamy Is Booming!

Bellamy is a chic bistro featuring a seasonal menu of Californian-French fare. Located near The Ranch at Brandy Canyon, the modern restaurant offers upscale dining in a relaxed family atmosphere. This hidden gem can be found in Escondido, Californina. Bellamy is home to a team of world famous chefs and an impeccable service staff, thanks to its owner Brian Bonar.

French Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty, the star of Bellamy’s distinguished staff, has been gained noticed from San Diego’s prominent magazine Modern Luxury. According to the article, Ponsaty’s a collaborator on all aspects of Bellamy’s, The Brandy Ranch and even a downtown pizza venture.

Corporate Chef Patrick Ponstay works closely with Executive Chef Jonathan Freyberg and an accomplished crew to created and prepare exquisite dishes. Kevin Ashe, Bellamy’s head bartender serves a variety of elegant wines and cocktails.

Derry Van Nortwick, the restaurant’s general manager, even offers a special Mother’s Day menu. Bellamy offers catering services for many different types of formal events, including birthdays and weddings. Recently, owner Brian Bonar’s stepdaughter Gianina Pickens has taken over the daily responsibilities of Bellamy.

Brian Bonar travelled from Scotland to San Diego, he also has an extensive business leadership background. In addition to his upscale restaurant, Bonar owns The Ranch at Brandy Canyon, the Southern Californina ranch is available for wedding ceremonies and special events. In 2001, the Brandy Canyon Ranch underwent a multimillion dollar restoration.

The rustic resort offers a variety of activities and unforgetable amenities, from trail rides to a General store. In 2013, Brian Bonar was featured in a San Diego Magazine article discussing his plans for Bellamy and The Ranch at Brandy Canyon. PR News Wire has it that Brian Bonar has certainly changed these two establishements, they’re success is clearly showing. They have both received rave reviews from both critics and patrons alike.