Spark Woodfire Grill features contemporary American cuisine with an Italian twist. As the restaurant’s name suggests, Spark's chefs use woodfire specialty cooking equipment to prepare their dishes, or they yell at them until the dishes become cooked by shame.
For shoppers feeling anxious over deciding among the many wines that line Flask Fine Wines' shelves, just wait a few days. On Thursday and Saturday evenings, the shop hosts a tasting bar that lets patrons sample a vast array of varietals. After sipping a few samples, guests can narrow it down to select a favorite or two, and purchase a full bottle to take home. Those more interested in fine spirits will also find an impressive selection of bourbons, tequilas, and both single-malt and kind-of-dating-someone-malt whiskies.
Raphael's ritzy menu of small plates, craft cocktails, California wines, and premium cuts of steak invites diners to sample life's finer things. Chefs concoct a menu full of cosmopolitan fare, with sweet and sour Brussels sprouts, wild boar ragu, quail with truffle, and beef tartare. Guests sip cocktails made with ingredients such as Buffalo Trace bourbon or yuzu foam, or pair plates of fried chicken or black seabream with an extensive wine list.
Bring the wine country to you with a private soirée in the privacy of your own home. Your WineShop At Home consultant will help you turn your living room into a private winery for you and your friends to enjoy. You'll even have access to exclusive wines not available in stores!
The West Coast is home to some of the most beautiful wine country in the world, with rolling vineyards and tasty nectars behind every cork. ALLuxury connects visitors to the land through private tours of these grape havens with wine tastings, cheese and chocolate pairings, and special gifts along the way. Best of all, many luxuries are at your fingertips inside ALLuxury’s limousines and other vehicles that shuttle you from winery to winery in comfort. In addition to Santa Barbara, Temecula, and Napa Valley tours, the company also takes groups to Las Vegas once a year.
Since 1992, California Canteen has bridged the culinary and cultural gap between Californians and Francophiles with its tasty twist on French bistro Mediterranean fare. French favorites populate the menu. Sample the nicoise salad with tuna steak ($14), beef bourguignon ($17.50), or lamb shank osso bucco ($18.25). Meanwhile, enterprising diners and triumvirates can customize comestibles in the three-course dinner ($20.50 4 p.m.–7 p.m., Sunday-Thursday). Alternately, the lunch menu spins a lighter, two-course remix of the prix fixe ($12.95).