Spring is here and with April showers come May flowers and a bounty of organic fruits, vegetables, and gorgeous greens to plan your menu around. Remember to ask your caterer what local farms are growing during the season of your wedding. Below Ashley and Brian of Duo Catering and Events regularly visit our local Farmer’s market and tweet photos with yummy tips for preparing seasonal harvests.
“Loving the dandelion greens from roots. Great with roasted beets, evoo, flaked sea salt and chili flakes. Try it.” - @duocatering
Bouchon Santa Barbara is an ideal location for a private and intimate wedding rehearsal dinner or reception.
Wine Spectator Magazine has presented Bouchon with the “Award of Excellence” 10 years in a row for it’s “exclusively Santa Barbara County” wine list. This restaurant has taken great care to reflect the spirit of the city of Santa Barbara by aiming to keep its wine list and food ingredients local.
Bouchon updates its menu seasonally, receiving its ingredients (mostly organic) from the local farmer’s market. One of Bouchon’s signature dishes is its duck breast, along with other fresh game such as chicken and fish. A special event menu is provided for all private event buyouts, along with the full wine list, featuring hundreds of wine selections.
The charismatic downtown restaurant adorned with hardwood floors and impressionist paintings, its extensive wine list, and hand-picked food, will make any party feel like they are being whisked away to a French vineyard for a night. This Zagat rated French restaurant’s year-round outdoor garden patio is enclosed by landscaped hedges, ensuring privacy to any event while taking advantage of the beautiful Santa Barbara weather. It provides privacy from the outside street with enough natural light and decoration, making one feel like they have traveled to an actual vineyard.