In July of 2013, San Diego Magazine, which features the best of San Diego, including restaurants published a review by Troy Johnson. The restaurant was Brian Bonar’s Bellamy’s in Escondido. The details of the piece make three things quite clear.
Mr. Johnson admires the provincial ambiance of Escondido thinking it an interesting contrast to the modern area of San Diego. He seems intimately familiar with fine French dining, and would probably place the offerings of Bellamy’s very near the top of San Diego’s upscale dining establishments.
Patrick Ponsaty is the man creating the dishes for Bellamy’s, and he is one of only two chefs in San Diego to be designated; The Master Chef of France. Ponsaty earned his prestigious designation at Rancho Bernardo Inn and answered the call when Bonar was looking for someone with the chops to create first class cuisine for Bellamy’s.
According to Bloomberg, Brian Bonar’s plan is to open more Bellamy’s locations which are why he needed a Master Chef. The next piece of the Bonar restaurant dynasty is an event space with a signature restaurant.
The new place is a 144-acre site not far from the first restaurant called the Ranch at Bandy Canyon. Acres of open grass covered land is available to hold the events topped off with the restaurant.
Cooper Daniels writes on BitsyLink in the summer of 2015 that Brian Bonar had other success before his realized dream of opening a restaurant. Brian is a very well-known and respected executive in the world of finance. He founded the Dalrada Financial Corporation where he currently serves as CEO, but by far his crowning achievement has been his recent work with Trucept Inc.
Between 1969 and the present, Bonar began working in a variety of positions. He is, in one way or another, associated with about 20 companies. Brian was a Procurement Manager, Director of Engineering, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, President, and Chairman and CEO. Some of these enterprises he founded and some he was simply a high-powered employee. The one thing these organizations had in common; with Brain at the helm they did very well.
Brian’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Engineering from James Watt Technical College and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering he earned from Stafford University.
His list of skills is extensive. The following are just a small sample; turn around management, finance, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, start-ups, new business development, and executive management and strategy. Brian Bonar is one very experienced and very impressive businessman.