Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Weeks is back for 10th consecutive year

 The Santa Ynez Valley has long been celebrated as much for its creative culinary scene as its world-class wines, but during Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Weeks wine country truly meets dine country. 

Set for Jan. 19-31, Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Weeks is back for a 10th consecutive year with a fresh mix of participating restaurants, wineries, and lodging options. The once-a-year celebration of the fork invites foodies from both near and far to savor specially curated three-course tasting menus — each for just $20.20 — from the Valley’s top dining establishments.

“As an affordable, immersive experience, Restaurant Weeks continues to grow in popularity, even after 10 years,” said Shelby Sim, President/CEO of Visit the Santa Ynez Valley. “This is a region best known for its wine, so it is always fun to put on display the increasingly diverse and inspired culinary creations of local chefs. And Restaurant Weeks never disappoints.”

Blessed with an abundance of imaginative local chefs, deep agricultural roots, and a collaborative culinary scene, dining in the fertile Santa Ynez Valley is an attraction all to itself. Ranging from traditional Scandinavian feasts to contemporary and innovative farm-to-table fare, the region’s cuisine is a perfect pairing with the region’s world-class wines.  

Representing each of the Santa Ynez Valley’s six distinct communities, nearly three dozen restaurants will participate in this year’s Restaurant Weeks. In addition to the offerings of the Valley’s restaurants, a number of Santa Ynez Valley wineries will offer wine and small bite pairings in their tasting rooms for $20.20. And special lodging deals are available at hoteliers throughout the Valley.

Dates of participation vary by establishment, but this year’s list of participants includes: 
Ballard
The Ballard Inn & Gathering Table, 2436 Baseline Ave., 800-638-2466
Buellton
Campfire Café at Flying Flags, 180 Avenue of Flags, Buellton, 805-688-3716
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.,45 Industrial Way, 805-694-2252
Firestone Walker Brewing Co., 620 McMurray Rd., 805-697-4777
Hitching Post II, 406 E Hwy 246, 805-688-0676
Industrial Eats, 181 Industrial Way, 805-688-8807
La Botte Bistro, 225 McMurray Rd., 805-693-2154
Morrell's Farm Fresh Dining, 225 McMurray Rd., 805-691-9890
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, 555 McMurray Road, 805-688-1000
Sideways Lounge, 114 E Highway 246, 805-688-8448
Los Alamos
Cisko Kid, 346 Bell St., 805-344-1960
Dim SAMA at Babi's, 380 Bell St., 805-344-1900
Norman at Skyview Los Alamos, 9150 US Highway 101, 805-344-0080
Pico at The Los Alamos General Store, 458 Bell St., 805-344-1122
Los Olivos
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, 2879 Grand Ave., 805-688-7265
Santa Ynez
The Lucky Hen Larder, 1095 Meadowvale Rd., 805-691-9448
S.Y. Kitchen, 1110 Faraday St., 805-691-9794
Trattoria Grappolo, 3687 Sagunto St., 805-688-6899
Willows Restaurant & Bar, 3400 E. Highway 246, 805-686-0855
Solvang
Cecco Ristorante, 475 1st St., 805-688-8880
First & Oak, 409 1st St., 805-688-1703
Fresco Valley Café, 442 Atterdag Rd., 805-688-8857
Leonardo's Ristorante, 632 Alamo Pintado Rd., 805-686-0846
Los Arroyos Solvang, 1992 Old Mission Dr., 805-693-2994
Louise’s Kitchen Table, 1210 Mission Dr., Suite 110, 805-403-9649
Mad & Vin at The Landsby, 1576 Mission Dr., 805-688-3121
Osteria Grappolo, 1546 Mission Dr., 805-688-8281
River Grill at The Alisal, 150 Alisal Rd., 805-688-7784
Root 246, 420 Alisal Rd., 805-686-8681
Succulent Café Wine Charcuterie, 1555 Mission Dr., 805-691-9444
Toscana, 485 Alisal Road #163, 805-697-7445
Wineries
Alma Rosa Winery, 181-C Industrial Way, Buellton, 805-691-9395
Hitching Post Wines, 420 E. Highway 246, Buellton, 805-688-0676
Folded Hills, 2323 Old Coast Highway, 805-694-8086
Happy Canyon Vineyard, 30 El Paseo, 805-203-0749
Kalyra Winery, 343 N Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez, 805-693-8864
Loring Wine Company, 201-B Industrial Way, Buellton, 805-691-1300

Pence Vineyards & Winery, 1909 W. Highway 246, Buellton, 805-735-7000
The Vincent Estate Vineyard, 2370 N. Refugio Rd., 805-691-4200
Zinke Wine Co., 2366 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805-691-9718 
Lodging
Atterdag Inn, 467 Atterdag Road, Solvang, 805-691-9125
Hamlet Inn, 1532 Mission Dr., Solvang, 805-688-4413
King Frederik Inn, 1617 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang, 805-688-5515
Sideways Inn, 114 E. Highway 246, Buellton, 805-688-8448
Skyview Los Alamos, 9150 US Highway 101, 805-344-0104
Solvang Inn & Cottages, 1518 Mission Dr., Solvang, 805-688-4702 
Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week menus do not include tax, tip, or beverages, and reservations are strongly encouraged. Dates of participation vary by establishment.
For the latest updates on Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Weeks, including participating restaurants, wineries, lodging options, menus and dining hours, visit www.DineSYV.com.
About the Santa Ynez Valley:
Barely two hours from Los Angeles and a scenic four-hour drive from San Francisco, the Santa Ynez Valley is home to six distinct towns each with their own culture, vibe and menu of experiences. Blanketed with fruitful farms and vineyards, the California Central Coast wine region’s temperate weather allows for year-round activities of all sorts, spread throughout the historical communities of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang. Destination dining and world-class wines await, accompanied by lodging at every level, all painted into atmospheric backdrops which colorfully mesh Old World and Old West. Visit more than 100 wineries, feast on chef-driven cuisine, and enjoy festive events and design details from Victorian-era to mid-century to modern Danish. For more information, including a listing of wedding venues, restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms and events, go to VisitSYV.com.

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