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Concerts in the Park Picnics

It’s that time of year again… Concerts in the Park…

Celebrate summer with one of Santa Barbara’a best tradtions. Whip up a picnic and hustle your friends and family out to the waterfront to enjoy live music and dancing. Each Thursday offers a different genre of music for a unique night every time.

For the concert, Pierre Lafond Bistro can put together a fabulous spread for you.

Concerts in the Park
Movies in the Sunken Grdens
Enjoy Bistro Alfresco dining for 2
 
1
Hummus w Garlic Flatbread, Heirloom Tomato Salad and Brownie   20.00
 
2
Choice of Panini, Choice of Bistro Greens or Caesar Salad or Spinach Salad, cookie of the Day  22.00
 
3
Choice of Flatbread, Grilled Vegetables w Sundried Tomato Romesco w Shaved Parmesan, Tangerine & Strawberry Shortcake  24.00
 
Orders must be placed by Noon the day of the event…  pick up  5pm    call  962-1455

1st Thursday at Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro

We invite you to stop by the Bistro on Thursday, May 5, to enjoy live jazz on 1st Thursday.

1st Thursday May 5
Montecito Jazz Project
5:30 – 8:30
open late

1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment from 5-8 p.m. 1st Thursday venues feature attractions, such as art openings, live music, artists’ receptions, lectures, wine tastings and hands-on activities.

In addition, State Street comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive exhibits. Look for previews of forthcoming plays, symphony performances, concerts and dance productions, as well as local up-and-coming performers. The Downtown Organization also partners with Santa Barbara cultural groups for one-time 1st Thursday attractions.

1st Thursday is for locals and visitors alike. It provides an opportunity for residents to indulge in local culture, mingle with neighbors and participate in the arts community. The program also offers visitors the chance to experience, in one evening, the diversity of downtown Santa Barbara’s visual and performing arts scene. 1st Thursday is aimed at developing a lively atmosphere downtown as well as showcasing the cultural variety that Santa Barbara has to offer.

The 1st Thursday Passport is a printed guide and map to all of the 1st Thursday attractions and are available at participating galleries and venues, MTD shuttles, The Visitors’ Center, and hotel concierge desks. OR you can download a printable version above.

Expect something special in art and culture on the 1st Thursday of every month!

Valentine Day at the WineBistro, Monday, February 14


Join us to celebrate Valentine Day and receive a complimentary Jessica Foster Classic Truffle. Jessica makes these incredible truffles which simply melt in your mouth and broadcast those delicious chocolate flavors. Not to be missed!!

Upcoming Beer Pairing Dinner

Our upcoming Beer Pairing dinner opens up a new vehicle and means by which to complement the dishes prepared at the Bistro.  Beer is as versatile as it is diverse.  Just as their are guidelines for wine pairing, there are unique guidelines for pairing your beers with your food

Hear from Zachary Rosen of Cicerone the difference between ales, dark, light, Belgian, amber and blonde.  Cicerone is a beer certification program.  Move over sommeliers, cicerones have arrived! 

“Cicerone” is pronounced “sis-uh-rohn”

The Cicerone Certification Program seeks to ensure that consumers receive the best possible beer and enjoy its flavors to the greatest extent possible.  To facilitate this, those who sell and serve beer need to acquire knowledge in five areas:  

     Beer Storage, Sales and Service

     Beer Styles and Culture

     Beer Tasting and Flavors

     Brewing Ingredients and Processes

     Pairing Beer with Food

The Bistro’s Thanksgiving

Don’t want to cook?… Let Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro cook for you…

“Dinner to go”/orders must be placed by noon Wed 11/24

Thanksgiving Menu
 
Starter choice of:
Bistro Greens w Spiced Pepitas
Butternut Squash Soup w Nutmeg Cream
 
Entrees choice of:
Raost Turkey w Classic Gravy
Roast Ham w Mustard Sauce
Stave Roasted Salmon w Lafond Beurre Rouge
Barley Risotto w Asparagus & Mushrooms
 
Included w each Entree
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Yams & Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans w Carmalized Shallots & Almonds
Roasted Brussel Sprouts w Caramelized Onions
Sourdough Stuffing
Cranberry Chutney
 
Dessert choice of:
Pumpkin, Pecan or Apple Pie
 

40.00 per person (15.00 for 2 glasses of wine)  /  Children 11 and under  20.00

Serving dinner 12pm – 6pm (last seating 6pm)
Regular menu will also be available…

The Shopping Cart Chef

How about a couple of Holiday Quickies…
like an Italian Hottie and a Warm Winter Tart?
 
Have fun with
Joan Vogel
 
The Shopping Cart Chef
at
Pierre Lafond Market
Upper Village Montecito

 
Book signing and tasty treats
 
Saturday, November 13th
11:00am -  ?????

 
Joan Vogel author of “69 Quickies in the Kitchen”. 
Fresh, amazing assemblies from prepared foods,
fresh produce, the salad bar and off the shelf products.

516 San Ysidro Rd # 1
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2198
(805) 565-1504

Protect Our Dolphins, August 18

Join us for the Protect Our Dolphins Fundraiser!

Goal is to raise funds for student research equipment. POD is an all-volunteer, non-profit project protecting our dolphin neighbors through science, education and the arts.
Tickets $50. includes appetizers, wine and beer.

Toni Frohoff, Ph.D, Director of POD, will share highlights from her recent dolphin presentation at TED Global in Oxford and a provide a bried update on POD activities.

…reservations required  805-962-1455

August 18
7pm
Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro 516 State Street

Sunday with the Vintner – Baehner & Fournier Vineyards

Join us this Mother’s Day for Sunday with the Vintner and Jazz Trio, featuring Baehner & Fournier Vineyards

From the Baehner & Fournier Vineyards website:

Our Bordeaux cloned vines love their hilly home on our Eastern Foothills Santa Ynez Valley Estate which is located in Santa Barbara County. We watched their evolutions since 2001 and now we can share with you the amazing taste of the wine we crafted from them. Our Estate-grown blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot is called “V3″ for the 3 varieties of grapes used in the blend. The 2005 vintage was a sell-out! Now we offer the 2007 V3 blended with a higher proportion of Petit Verdot (17%) compared to the 2005 V3 with 5%. We are releasing our first 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grown in our Sunshine block facing south of our home. We named the wine SOLUS which is latin for “to stand alone”. We trust you will enjoy them. We had fun making them.

Sunday, May 9 Mother’s Day, 3-5pm

$15.00

Description:
Local winemakers present wines accompanied with cheese and bread, alongside jazz tunes.
Guests can purchase wine.. if you stay for dinner, free corkage for purchased wine.
Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro is dedicated to highlighting a wide variety of local wineries. Pierre Lafond started Santa Barbara Winery in 1962, the oldest winery in Santa Barbara.

Sunday with the Vintner – Sevtap

From the Sevtap website:

Sevtap Wines are small production, and available in restaurants and wine bars in Santa Barbara County. The grapes are all from vineyards on the central coast. My primary focus is on bordeaux varieties and a little bit of magic.

Sunday, April 18, 3-5pm

$15.00

Description:
Local winemakers present wines accompanied with cheese and bread, alongside jazz tunes.
Guests can purchase wine.. if you stay for dinner, free corkage for purchased wine.
Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro is dedicated to highlighting a wide variety of local wineries. Pierre Lafond started Santa Barbara Winery in 1962, the oldest winery in Santa Barbara.

Easter Sunday with the Vintner – Imagine Wines & Jazz Trio 3-5pm

From the Imagine Wines website:

Imagine Wine is a true boutique winery producing aromatic and delicious wines in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, near Santa Barbara, California. Our wines are hand crafted by our winemaker, Ross Jay Rankin, in a facility affectionately known by its many excellent winemakers as the “Lompoc Wine Ghetto.” Ross sources extraordinary grapes from the renowned vineyards of the California central coast. His signature Paradise Mountain Syrah and Viognier are made exclusively from the highly sought after grapes of a unique vineyard in the eastern hills of Santa Barbara County. Begun in 2000, Imagine Wine now has a complement of fine, limited production wines to suit any wine lovers’ tastes.

Sunday, April 4 ~ Easter, 3-5pm

$15.00

Description:
Local winemakers present wines accompanied with cheese and bread, alongside jazz tunes.
Guests can purchase wine.. if you stay for dinner, free corkage for purchased wine.
Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro is dedicated to highlighting a wide variety of local wineries. Pierre Lafond started Santa Barbara Winery in 1962, the oldest winery in Santa Barbara.