FB World – Passport to International Wine & Food at Les Marchands

It was such a pleasure to enjoy a leisurely dinner in the inviting restaurant-bar area of Les Marchands, where Chef Weston Richards was serving a ‘Passport to Germany: Baden and Pfalz’ set menu for guests during October that was paired with fine wine from the renowned Les Marchands collection. The European-style restaurant and retail wine shop is located in the middle of the popular Funk Zone in Santa Barbara, just next door to The Lark restaurant.

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SF Chronicle – Wine maverick Jim Clendenen shares favorite Santa Barbara County spots

Clendenen isn’t a big fan of aspects of the Funk Zone wine scene (“I don’t know if anyone really makes money selling glasses of wine to drunk people”), but he does admire Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant. “There’s no better wine program in Los Angeles than what they have at Les Marchands,” he says.

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SB Seasons – Local Dish: SB Restaurants Offer Sunday Specials

This Easter Sunday, several of Santa Barbara’s best restaurants are offering delicious dining specials. Whether you’re looking for a place to bring the family for brunch, pick up pre-made food for a party, or go out for a fine dining experience, there are many wonderful options to make your Easter Sunday one-of-a-kind! Les Marchands– Les Marchands offers a family-friendly environment with an imaginative brunch menu featuring items such as Breakfast Poutine with Sausage Gravy, Smoked Local Halibut with Crème Fraîche, and Tres Leches French Toast with Cinnamon Whipped Cream.

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2018 Best Wine Shop – SB Independent

2014 “Wine Bar of the Year” – The Imbibe 75

2014 America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants – Wine Enthusiast

10 Hottest Restaurants in Santa Barbara – Zagat

2015 Top 10 Wine Lists in Santa Barbara Area – Gayot’s

Top 10 Restaurants with the Best Food in the Santa Barbara Area – Gayot’s

The Best Santa Barbara Valentines Restaurants – Gayot’s

The 21 Best Wine Bars in the Country” – Thrillist.com

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