Brian Bonar brings in Big Time France

In an article by Troy Johnson over at San Diego Magazine, Escondido’s bistro Bellamy’s takes center stage. And every drop of it is nothing but praise for the food.

Escondido still maintains it’s age-old homeliness, like any small town in the US that hasn’t quite gotten hit by the sweep of modernization. What it did get hit by was good food and a French Master Chef.

After earning his doctorate at Staffordshire University, Brian Bonar found that wherever he turned his attention, he excelled. This eventually placed him as Chairman of Dalrada Financial Corporation and CEO of Trucept Inc, but then Bonar turned his attention to the world of fine dining and good food.

And he decided to do it in beautiful Escondido. Bonar picked up the unfortunate restaurant Tango and rechristened it Bellamy’s, and then he went hunting for some of the best staff he could find. He found some of them at El Bizcocho, one of his own favorite restaurants which had recently decided to let go of it’s dedicated employees.

Bonar also picked up Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty.

But Ponsaty’s stay at Bellamy’s is a temporary affair. A ranch in nearby Bandy Canyon, over one hundred and forty acres that Bonar has mind to transform, is to be be Ponsaty’s home. Eventually a signature restaurant will sit there, complete with a kitchen that Ponsaty himself designed. For the time being, he establishes himself in Bellamy’s with El Bizcocho’s former Mike Reidy, and together they bring fine dining to Escondido.

With Brian Bonar putting it all together and bringing people like Ponsaty and Reidy into his circle, it goes without saying that Bellamy’s is already well on it’s way to being famous, though it would never make it there without the customers.

Bonar hasn’t forgotten them; while the French may be the best cooks in the world, he knows that some people have different tastes or want to try new things.

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Brian Bonar’s Bellamy’s on Modern Luxury

Escondido in San Diego’s North County region is home to a top-rated dining place Bellamy Restaurant or simply Bellamy’s. It is located along Grand Avenue where most establishments start with the first name of a person.

The place is still dominated by old world influences with a country style ambiance. It is where the old-fashioned elites gather for the day. Today, we will be going over why Brain Bonar’s Bellamy stands out above all others according to Dalrada.

Brian Bonar and Bellamy’s

Bellamy Restaurant is owned by a Scottish businessman Brian Bonar. Before he established Bellamy’s, he was just a simple fan a similarly great restaurant named El Bizcocho at Rancho Bernardo Inn. His love for this superb dining place led him to the establishment of Bellamy’s.

When El Bizcocho happened to reorganized itself, Brian Bonar took the opportunity to absorb the crme de la crme of El Biscocho and these were the staff including a renowned chef Patrick Ponsaty who was given the title Master Chef of French. He was one of the only 2 people in San Diego who had this title.

A WhitePages article said that Brian Bonar opened an event place near the Ranch at Bandy Canyon. He established this event place with a signature restaurant in it so he established Bellamy’s and let Patrick Ponsaty man the restaurant.

Bellamy Restaurant is termed by many as “The Hidden City.” San Diego Magazine published an article on grand cuisine which mentioned that “Bellamy’s is some of the best food in San Diego, served by a top-notch staff.”

Patrick Ponsaty and His Career

If there is a reason why Brian Bonar is a great fan of El Bizcocho, it is because he is actually a fan of its great chef Patrick Ponsaty. Ask about his style of cuisine and he would only say it only in one word – “French.” He worked at the former El Bizcocho at Rancho Bernardo Inn as executive chef. He used to coach an award-winning group of talents that ranked third in the world in the National Trophy of Cuisine and Pastry.

Currently, he is still the soul of Bellamy’s where he considers home. On the other hand, he is now planning to start his own venture and build a new name for dining place of his own.


Brian Bonar’s Bellamy has top cuisine and with views that have made his restaurant stand above all others. If you are in the area you might want to try having a meal you will never forget.