Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week is January 22-28, 2012

Visit The Santa Ynez Valley is sponsoring an event to delight taste buds and wallets — the second annual Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week is set for Sunday, January 22 through Saturday, January 28, 2012. Restaurants throughout the Santa Ynez Valley are offering special 3-course tasting menus for the price of $20.12 (excluding tax, tip & beverages). Reservations are highly recommended; contact restaurants directly for menus and specific dining days and hours of service.

Participants in the 2012 Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week:

Ballard Inn Restaurant, 2436 Baseline Avenue; 805-688-7770

Avant Tapas & Wine, 35 Industrial Way; 805-686-4742
Starting Gate Restaurant at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, 555 McMurray Road; 805-688-1000

Bell Street Farm Eatery, 406 Bell Street; 805-344-4609

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe, 2879 Grand Avenue; 805-688-7265
Petros at Fess Parker’s Wine Country Inn, 2860 Grand Avenue, 805-686-5455

Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar, 3544 Sagunto Street; 805-688-0033
Red Barn, 3539 Sagunto Street; 805-688-4142
The Willows at Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 East Highway 246; 805-686-0855

Fresco Valley Cafe, 442 Atterdag Road; 805-688-8857
Hadsten House Inn Restaurant, 1450 Mission Drive; 805-688-3210
Mirabelle Inn & Restaurant, 409 First Street; 805-688-1703
River Grill at the Alisal, 150 Alisal Road; 805-688-7784
Root 246: A Restaurant by Bradley Ogden, 420 Alisal Road; 805-686-8681
Succulent Cafe & Trading Post, 1555 Mission Drive; 805-691-9444

Visit the Santa Ynez Valley Executive Director Kady Fleckenstein remarked, “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 to go with your meal!”

Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week is a participant in California Restaurant Month, designated by the Visit California state tourism office with more than 30 destinations across California hosting events in January.

805-686-0053 or 1-800-742-2843