The upscale and luxurious Santa Ynez Inn has decided to make visits there even more memorable by naming Heather Lee Henry as its executive chef. A graduate from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Henry has worked throughout California, most recently as Chef de Cuisine at The Porch Restaurant in Los Olivos. Not only will she be overseeing the usual three-course gourmet breakfast (if there’s anything usual about such a splurge), but she will also create the afternoon hors d’oeuvres buffets and evening desserts, while supervising catering functions.
“I’m thrilled to join the staff of the four-diamond rated Santa Ynez Inn,” Chef Henry gushed in an email. “This is an incredible opportunity to infuse the already excellent breakfast and hors d’oeuvre menus with some of my signature spices and fresh herbs. Not to mention create even more decadent pastries for the nightly dessert buffet!”
Santa Ynez Inn is locatÂ-ed at 3627 Sagunto Street in Santa Ynez. Call 688-5588 or visit SantaYnezInn.com.