Resort Tidbits

Biltmore back, Bacara Basques, Stonehouse… not back yet

A season for everything … The Four Seasons Biltmore has reopened its restaurant after a surprisingly speedy renovation. There is now only one dining option — in the location of the former Patio Restaurant — but as long as Martin Frost is still executive chef (he is), we’d be happy to eat in the parking lot. 1260 Channel Dr., 969-2261.

Basque uprising … Bacara’s Miro has rolled out a new California/Basque-inspired menu courtesy of chef David Garwacki. Though some of the selections might seem familiar, most are more adventurous — the likes of skate wing, dry-cured pork, halibut cheeks, all paired with unique flavors like curry, verbena, or madeira — at least by Santa Barbara standards. 8301 Hollister Ave., 968-0100.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch … Renovations still continue at the San Ysidro Ranch. It now looks as though fans of the Stonehouse and Plow & Angel will have to wait ’til August for them to reopen. (Perhaps the Biltmore could lend them a contractor?)

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