Mario Medina and Eduardo Escalante add spice to Ramona eatery
By W. Scott Koenig / A Gringo In Mexico
RAMONA, CALIFORNIA – When I heard that Mario Medina was taking over the kitchen at American steakhouse The Main Course Restaurant in Ramona, I couldn’t make the connection. When I met chef Mario – originally from Mexico City – he was executive chef at Finch’s in La Jolla, where he prepared elegant plates of California cuisine.
Who would have guessed that the chef would be slinging large slabs of dry-aged meat in rural east county San Diego just two years later?
Chef Mario explained it to me during a recent visit to Ramona to sample The Main Course’s menu. “One of the reasons I decided to take the position here, is the availability of local, sustainable ingredients from the farms and ranches in Ramona.” [Read more…]