Awaken your Appetite in the Santa Ynez Valley


Santa Ynez Valley Marriott The New Year is in full swing and with this comes both renewed purpose and the awakening of fresh adventure.

Consider a bit of culinary adventure to start 2013 off  and what better place to begin than the bountiful Santa Ynez Valley.

Truly a delicious destination, the Santa Ynez Valley and its charming circle of small towns:  Buellton, Los Olivos, Solvang, Ballard, Los Alamos and Santa Ynez, is a food lover’s utopia.  From inspired and eclectic wine country cuisine to authentic California coastal temptations, a true culinary adventure awaits. Fresh ingredients from local farms, innovative menus from inspired chefs, and of course, pairings with local vintages, the options are sure to delight any palate.


restaurant-week-graphic-largeCelebrate this culinary exploration of the Santa Ynez Valley with the Annual Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week 

Welcoming delightful new flavors this year, restaurants throughout the Santa Ynez Valley are offering special 3-course tasting menus for $20.13 in honor of the New Year! (excluding tax, tip and beverages).  Review the featured menu choices on-line and choose your favorites. Reservations are highly recommended. The participating restaurants this year include:



Ballard Inn Restaurant, Buellton, 805-688-7770

Avant Tapas & Wine, Buellton,805-686-4742

Starting Gate Restaurant at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, Starting Gate Restaurant Santa Ynez Valley MarriottBuellton; 805-688-1000 *To make it a culinary getaway, see below and book a relaxing stay while enjoying your epicurean adventure!


Bell Street Farm Eatery, Los Alamos, 805-344-4609

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, 805-688-7265

Petros at Fess Parker’s Wine Country Inn, Los Alamos, 805-686-5455 (lunch only)

Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Santa Ynez; 805-688-0033

Ranch and Reata Roadhouse, Santa Ynez, 805-691-9663

Trattoria Grappolo, Santa Ynez, 805-688-6899 (lunch only)

The Willows at Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, 805-686-4152

Fresco Valley Café, Solvang, 805-688-8857

Hadsten House Inn Restaurant, Solvang 805-688-3210

Mirabelle Inn & Restaurant, Solvang 805-688-1703

Root 246, Solvang; 805-686-8681

Succulent Café & Trading Post, Solvang, 805-691-9444


Santa Ynez Valley Marriott“This is a wonderful time to experience the bounty and flavors of Santa Ynez Valley, the heart of Santa Barbara’s Wine Country. Visit long-time favorites as well as our newest restaurants. And of course, select some local wines or beers to go with your meal!” Kady Fleckenstein, Visit the Santa Ynez Valley, Executive Director.



 restaurant-week-graphic-starting-gateMake it a culinary getaway and book a refreshing start to 2013 at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott while enjoying your epicurean adventure! Take advantage of Restaurant Week’s special offerings and enjoy a lunch or dinner sampling of local chef’s cuisine. Santa Ynez Valley Marriott’s own Starting Gate Restaurant is participating, the perfect place to start Restaurant Week, right at your door!

Book your stay today and join the Loyal Locals Dining Rewards Program offered exclusively by the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott. Eat. Drink. Earn rewards. Satisfy your palate and earn points towards dining, overnight stays, discount offers and free gifts each time you dine at the Starting Gate Restaurant, Winner’s Circle Lounge, and Lobby Lounge at the Santa Ynez Marriott.


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