You may not want to eat dinner on a farm while you're on vacation. Mud, pigs, squawking hens... no, thank you! But enjoying a meal made of ingredients fresh from a farm when you're in California's bountiful Central Coast? That's an entirely different story.
If you're visiting or living in or moving to (lucky you!) beautiful Santa Barbara, there's no shortage of farm-to-table dining options. Many area restaurants even feature the farm their meats and produce originates from on the menu, sometimes even in the description of the dish itself.
To impress a date - or a group - book a table at Bouchon or The Lark. The Lark is centrally located in the city's happening Funk Zone, whereas Bouchon is quieter, tucked on a beautiful side street downtown. Both have high-end dishes and sophisticated wine lists that celebrate local vintners.
For a more casual meal, pop over to Scarlett Begonia and indulge in a breakfast that you can't wait to tell your friends about. They even have a bacon latte! Or, if it's lunch time, grab a pizza and a carafe of red or white wine at the Lucky Penny.
Whether you're hungry for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, Santa Barbara has the perfect farm-to-table restaurant for you!