The Ultimate Guide to Santa Barbara


As far as cuisine, Bacara’s new restaurant Angel Oak is rated one of the top in the area with a 12,000 bottle wine cellar. There’s an impressive seafood “tower” with lobster, oysters, and crab but the focus here is steaks, which all come with a selection of tasty sauces, and sides. For dessert go for the “Candy Bar” which tastes exactly … Read More


Santa Barbara Chefs to Know


As executive chef at the stylish new steakhouse at Bacara Resort & Spa, Lesage has everything you want in a rising chef. He’s young. He’s French. He sharpened his farm-to-table technique at a pair of Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris, L’Astrance and Bras. And he super-charges resort standards like a blue crab cake, served with a playful celery root and apple … Read More


5 New Reasons to Eat in Santa Barbara


Whether or not you’re staying at the Bacara Resort & Spa, the newly opened Angel Oak is worth the short trip to Goleta — for many reasons. But a prime one is the 18 oz. bone-in rib-eye. Chef Vincent Lesage has set out to reimagine the traditional steakhouse. Complete Article


10 Best New Restaurants in Santa Barbara


Oceanfront steakhouse? Yes, please. If you haven’t been out to eat at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Goleta in awhile, it’s time to revisit this stunning property. What you’ll find there is a modern update of a traditional steakhouse, paired with incredible views, dark wood and great service. Complete Article


Angel Oak Features List of 1,200 Wines


The more exclusive or secretive the location, the more likely I am to seek it out again and again. Bacara Resort & Spa’s newly renovated restaurant, Angel Oak, is one such place. And they are serving up a bit more than your typical fine-dining experience of decadent dishes. The wine list at this restaurant is the real reason to visit. Complete Article