RANCHO SANTA FE — On the radar for Rancho Santa Fe residents and neighboring communities is a new summertime restaurant debut with a menu drawing inspiration from French Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty.
Ponsaty and the Grand Restaurant Group are partnering together to unveil, “Ponsaty’s,” which will be located in the heart of the Village.
Ponsaty’s will be making its own culinary history at the former site of Delicias. To date, Patrick holds one of the two French Master Chef distinctions in San Diego County.
Sandra DiCicco, the founder of Grand Restaurant Group, is delighted about this venture and also described that having a French Master Chef in Rancho Santa Fe is a great asset. According to DiCicco, an Internet search of Patrick will reveal his significant achievements.
“We are making this Chef Patrick’s Signature Restaurant allowing him the freedom to create from five generations of chefs in his family,” said DiCicco, adding how their unique menu will be served in a casual yet comfortable setting. “Chef Patrick enjoys visiting with his guests as he does today at Bellamy’s. You can expect him to visit the tables seeking the guests’ comments and suggestions, which he thrives on.”
DiCicco wants everyone to know that they are planning to open the new restaurant within the next five months.
The dining establishment will be serving lunch and dinner.
The new restaurant impetus for DiCicco was her relocation to the Ranch.
“I recently moved to Rancho Santa Fe and found that our food style, quality and selection were missing,” she said. “The demographic for not only restaurant dining, but also in home catering, which we also specialize in, has a clear need that we can easily fulfill.”
Vice President of Collier International, Bill Shrader, represents the Millar Family who has owned the 5,800-square foot locale for more than 70 years.
When Delicias closed, Shrader said it was the intention of the Millar Family to keep the space as a restaurant in order to give residents dining options.
“We’re really excited to have Chef Patrick Ponsaty and his team take over the Delicias space and continuing the tradition of a fine dining establishment,” he said.
Shrader also noted that an informal casual bar menu will also be available, which will appeal more to families in the community.
DiCicco said that both she and Patrick wish to create a friendly, yet comfortable bar and dining experience. In doing so, the needs and desires of their customers are heard and satisfied.
“Perhaps we will be known as the, ‘Yes, we can do that restaurant and bar,’” she said. “We have already been very well received by the community and there seems to be great excitement about the opening. We are very excited about our new place.”