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CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar Restaurant Review: With a seasonal menu based on the bounty of local ingredients, one of the area’s better wine lists and views at sunset, dining at CORE is a special occasion that should be savored. Among starters, pork belly is glazed with local desert honey and accompanied by a dried apricot mostarda that's both sweet and hot. On the lighter side, there's a simple salad of greens dressed with sherry vinegar, or the sunchoke soup. Surf ‘n’ turf translates into a beef tenderloin and shrimp. Pasta is available in the form of herbed handmade gnocchi, while the duck confit with braised white beans and a mojo sauce is a nod to Southwestern tastes. And those wines? You’ll find bottles here that can't be found anywhere else in town. This is a true American dining experience that's definitely worth a visit.