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posted 02-13-2006 08:37 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Go to the Santa Ynez Valley to taste. Preferrably Los Olivos, which is just a 5 minute drive north of Solvang (the Danish town).

There are tasting rooms in Solvang, but there seems to be more in the historic 3 block town of Los Olivos. I recommend Patrick's Side Street Cafe for lunch and dinner, even though I've never had dinner there. It is just one building west of the central flag pole that sits in the middle of the intersection.

The owner/chef Patrick says his weekend barbecue ribs packs the place. But we've never been there on weekends.
I highly recommend his fresh daily soups, and any of his salads. He has a vegetable garden out back, and his salad dressings are so good, you'd want to take them home. But you can't.

Try is Murin Rice Wine vinegarette.


posted 02-07-2006 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sonz   Click Here to Email Sonz     Edit/Delete Message
I forgot to mention places to taste, there are only a few in SB and I probably wouldnt recommend them to a connoisseur, but if you are just starting out then I say go try whatever you can because you always learn something, even if you dont like it youll be able to figure out what you dont like in wine. The first place I would go is to the Santa Barbara Winery on Yanonali, you see their wines all over SB and they are pretty good. Right around the corner on State is Giessinger, I dont like them as much but again Id say just for it.

You can also go tasting at Intermezzo, part of the wine cask or East Beach Wines on Friday evenings.

If you really want to try some great wine then of coarse I would send you to Santa Ynez, only about 45 minutes to an hour away. Whenever youre ready I can tell you all about it!


posted 02-07-2006 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sonz   Click Here to Email Sonz     Edit/Delete Message
I also like the Wine Cask, great dining and a great selection of wine, but I have to say that there are other restaurants in the area with quality food and wine, such as the Sage and Onion or Olio E Limone, both of which are close by and have great food and wine. I would recommend any of these


syrah girl
posted 01-12-2006 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for syrah girl     Edit/Delete Message
The Wine Cask is an excellent place to dine. The sommelier there will be happy to answer all of your questions regarding the area. There is also Intermezzo, next door where you find great food in a more casual atmosphere


posted 01-03-2006 03:07 PM           Edit/Delete Message

I've been looking all over the internet with no luck. I am new to wine, and I wanted to do some wine tasting as well as enjoy a nice meal. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where is a good place to wine taste and dine. Or, where I might be able to find such information?


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