Patrick Ponsaty is a rare Frenchman. A native of Toulouse, the semi arid region of France amongst the Pyrenees, he won the distinction of Meilleurs Ouvrier de France in 2012, a rare feat for any chef and one of only 10 in the state of California who has received it.
While his career has been impressive, what he has yearned for throughout his career is the freedom of having his own restaurant; thanks to Brian Bonar, entrepreneur, this is becoming a reality with Bellamy, a new restaurant at the Ranch at Bandy Canyon.
It is an unassuming little adobe building in Escondido that Ponsaty hopes to transform into a new culinary destination. When people think of Escondido, they don’t necessarily think of classy cuisine, and Ponsaty hopes to change that. His understated and elegant cooking style has become his trademark–past experiences including his tenure at El Bizcocho and La Bastide. Learn more about Brian Bonar: https://about.me/brianbonar
Ponsaty has a remarkable background, including his time coaching upcoming cooking star Gavin Kaysen at the National Trophy of Cuisine and Pastry in 2003, in which he won third in the world.
Bellamy is the brainchild of Brian Bonar, an entrepreneur with decades of experience founding and operating new and innovative businesses. He had developed a relationship with Ponsaty while he was the chef at El Bizchoco, creating a true and enduring loyalty to Ponsaty and his culinary visions.
With his stepdaughter leading the day-to-day operations of the restaurant, the chef will have the ability to soar like never before. And with such a fan as Brian Bonar, it looks like Ponsaty is in good hands and will be able to see his enduring visions of the perfect restaurant become a reality.