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Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant Restaurant Review: Located in the Rancho Bernardo Inn, the Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant has transformed into a romantic, comfortable setting with well-crafted food from sous chef Alaun Grimaud and chef de cuisine Ryan Grant. This stylish yet casual al fresco eatery serves up hearty breakfasts like Veranda french toast with house-made cinnamon bread and Vermont maple syrup or lighter bites like egg white omelets with arugula, shiitake mushrooms and vegetable hash. Lunch calls for Maryland lump crab cakes, “build your own” salads or juicy Angus burgers. After a day of golf or spa lounging, fresh ingredient-driven cocktails like lavender cucumber mojitos or pomegranate sangría prove to be perfect sippers with small plate nibbles like grilled mahi mahi tacos with mango salsa or a trio of Wagyu beef sliders. Friday’s "taste of San Sebastian" features an all-you-can-eat Spanish-Mediterranean buffet, a tantalizing spread. Don't miss desserts crafted by pastry chef Margaret Nolan, like her blood-orange coffee mousse bombe in raspberry sauce. As the sun sets and the firelight flickers, Veranda is further enchanted with the notes of Spanish classical guitar music on the weekends.