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The Hill Team enjoyed a delightful three days in Temecula wine country recently. There is so much to experience that three weeks would not have been enough.

How fortunate we were to have time to enjoy our stay at the charming Temecula Creek Inn. We all enjoyed the colorful and fragrant rose gardens, the walking paths, and the quiet ambiance of the pool and hot tub.We had no time for golf, but savored every delicious morsel at the Temet Grill and Stone House.

Executive Chef Salvatore Giuliano of the Temet Grill at Temecula Creek Inn is fantastic in many ways.

The Hill Team enjoyed every morsel that chef Sal lovingly prepared. Some favorites were perfectly poached eggs, savory crab cakes, and every tasty bite of his Chef’s wine dinner. We have included his recipes for Buttermilk Limoncello Panna Cotta.This was the highlight for Norm.

Buttermilk Limoncello Panna Cotta

2 cups heavy cream

1 cups Butter Milk

2 oz of Limoncello

3 leaves gelatin (Bloom in Ice Water for 2 minutes)

1/2 vanilla beans

6 oz sugar

8- 4 oz. Plastic cups


Bring the cream and buttermilk to a low simmer for about 2 minutes.

Stir in sugar, let it come back to a simmer for a minute and turn off the flame.

Whisk in the bloomed gelatin and cover with plastic wrap.

Let sit for 30 to 45 minutes and swish stir every 20 minutes so the mixture starts to cool down a bit.

Pour into plastic cup and let sit in refrigerator until set.

Strawberry Jus

1 pints strawberries, cut strawberries into four

1/2 cup sugar


Place all the ingredients into a large bowl, covered with plastic, over a pot of simmering water, let cook on very low flame for 1 hour or until the beautiful strawberry jus has extracted from the berries.

Strain through a coffee filter and chill the jus.

Place fresh strawberries (or berries of your choice) and a couple of tablespoons of jus over the panna cotta and serve.

We heartily recommend the Temecula Creek Inn for a family vacation. It is an inn for all seasons. We have been before and cannot wait to return again to renew our spirits and taste buds.

Temecula Creek Inn
44501 Rainbow Canyon Road
Temecula, CA 92592

Phone: 951.694.1000
Fax: 951.676.8961
Reservations: 877.517.1823