Interview with Michael Lewellen of Lucas & Lewellyn Winery

Up on the 71st floor of the US Bank in Los Angeles, I enjoyed an informative luncheon paired with Santa Barbara County wines. At my table sat Michael Lewellen, the son of  Royce Lewellen from Lucas & Lewellen Winery.Michael shared with me a little bit of the history of his father’s winery. His dad partnered…

Santa Barbara’s Foodie Hot Spot – The Lark

Last time we visited Santa Barbara we had a longer list of restaurants to experience, than days. It is becoming a wonderful field-to-table dining destination. One “foodie” spot that we regretted not having time for was The Lark. Last weekend we had another opportunity to drive up to Santa Barbara for the weekend. We put…

Bella Vista at The Four Seasons Resort – The Biltmore

As part of he Epicure.SB culinary extravaganza held during the month of October in Santa Barbara, Chef Alessandro Cartumini of Bella Vista is featuring “The best of Santa Barbara from A to V”. Inside the five-star Four Seasons Biltmore Resort, Chef Alessandro is preparing a unique five-course dinner paired with wines. Abalone ceviche with finger limes is…

Wildcat Lounge Offers Farm-to-Bar

Walking along State Street, we hopped onto an electric trolley to take us to Wildcats. This Eco-friendly shuttle is part of Santa Barbara’s car-free initiative. For 50 cents the trolley takes residents and visitors from Sterns Wharf up to the Arlington Theater. It then goes to the Santa Barbara Zoo and back to the wharf….