Just wanted to pass along my thanks once again to you and your staff! The word in the office this morning is that the party was a big hit! Delicious food, great service, fantastic setting and wonderful beverages! Thanks again for taking such good care of us!
Mitchell Sjerven's staff exemplifies Santa Barbara-style hospitality: warm, sophisticated, accessible, easy-going," says Shannon Turner Brooks of the S.B. Conference & Visitors Bureau. Sjerven explains, "I never end up with workers who are 'just looking for a job.' In fact, my application asks a series of open-ended questions about food, wine, travel, serving, cooking, and what they like/dislike about those things. Once employed, they are provided the opportunity to expand their knowledge, advancing our mutual goals: continuous learning about food and wine.
My husband and I didn't eat dinner here (although the menu looked great as did the food at other tables!), we had some wine and appetizers. The wine selection was fantastic and the server was very knowledgeable. We found some great local varieties. Additionally, the cheese and meat plate we had was excellent as well. All this while sitting outdoors on some comfy couches made for a very pleasant happy hour. I would definitely recommend Wine Cask as a place to relax with some friends/family. Great experience!!
We were just there over the weekend, for our one day wine tasting trip to Solvang! We need to fill our stomach fill so we can sleep on the Amtrak back to LA. We decided to just walked in to a place without reading any reviews. Wow... I mean Wow!! This place was just a perfect place to finish the day! All the dishes we ordered were great, staffs were very friendly & nice!
The restaurant is one of a handful in Santa Barbara that is operating at a truly fine-dining level, and that offers great wines by the glass (something oddly hard to find in Santa Barbara). The new eatery also has a diverse menu with wine country cuisine that is inventive and experimental.
Good cocktails and the wine, well they do that better than anybody else in town. My wife had the Margerum rose on tap, the perfect summer wine. I like being able to read about a trend, like wine in kegs, in the NYT and actually experience it locally. That doesn't happen much in SB.
We decided to split a cask burger, sweet potato fries and and order of macaroni and cheese. Every item was so tasty. The burger was cooked just right and had a flavorful paprika aioli sauce that complimented the burger nicely. The fries were unlike other fries. I think they may have been baked because they were soft and not greasy at all. Different, but in a good way. The mac and cheese was served in it's own little baking dish and it was loaded with cheesy goodness.