We made a discovery on the way to Los Gatos and Manresa. In Los Olivos, there is a restaurant called Patrick’s Side Street Café that is a real find. All the vegetables and herbs are from local farmers and the farmers go to Patrick’s first so he gets to pick the best.
From their website:
“Well, we are a quaint little Award Winning Gourmet restaurant nestled in the heart of the beautiful Santa Ynez Wine Country located in the town of Los Olivos. We have a wide selection of gourmet dishes and we are open Wednesday – Sunday for Lunch & Dinner.”
“In case you need to know…We are a “Animal Friendly Restaurant” allowing any and all pets to visit our facility. We have outdoor patio dining as well as our colorful dining room displaying local artists creations on our walls.”
Exterior view of the Cafe
We were the first diners there and waited until 11:30 until they opened
Fresh Vegetables and Fruits on Display
Patrick hard at work
Argentinean chimichurri sauce dip for the bread
A gift from Patrick – Heirloom Tomatoes, Avocado, Hawaiian Sea Salt, Chopped Herbs from the Garden, Balsamic, Sherry Wine Vinegar, Squeeze of Lemon- the tomatoes had been picked 2 hours before being served and tasted luscious and sunny bright.
Navy Bean Soup
“Southern Style Que” – Roasted Pork in Patrick’s famous BBQ sauce served on a French roll – marinated onions on the side. Garden salad, blue cheese vinaigrette
Up-close of the roasted pork sandwich – hope it looks as good as it tasted.
What a wonderful find!