Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe

My Gaditano and I spent a nice, relaxing weekend in Santa Ynez wine country. We visited a couple wineries, walked through Los Olivos and Solvang, we even stayed in the Days Inn and had dinner at the nearby Hitching Post, a la Sideways. For lunch, we ate at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe, in super-cute Los Olivos. They started us off with some bread and a chimichurri like sauce, then we shared a caeser salad with pine nuts, and then a pizza with fontina, mushrooms and spinach. Very satisfying and enjoyable - a good base for wine tasting.

Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe
2879 Grand Ave.
Los Olivos, CA 93441


Steve Buccellato said...

My wife and I go to Los Olivos/Solvang every October to experience what passes for autumn here in SoCal. The Los Olivos WIne Merchant Cafe is our favorite spot to eat for two reasons: it may be the ONLY place around with decent food, and we usually have our dog with us, so we sit out on the patio. It's quite pleasant. :)

Anonymous said...

A perennial favorite. The general store across the street has a great wine selection and good prices too.

Lyndsy said...

Loved this place! The food was incredible!!