Doug Margerum and Mitchell Sjerven's newly reopened Wine Cask, located in downtown Santa Barbara in the historic El Paseo complex, offers the best of all worlds to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in a stylishly relaxed setting.
Their passion is serving great food, providing the highest caliber of service and bringing back the comfort and nostalgia of one of Santa Barbara’s favorite restaurants to their patrons. Indulge in great dishes featuring the freshest local ingredients, and select from the best wine list in town, not to mention signature cocktails that change regularly. Whether you're looking for a casual drink and shared plates al fresco on the patio lounge or nestled up in front of the fireplace, or feel like a lively dinner in the main room - you'll find what you're craving at the Wine Cask.
Highlights to look forward to from the Wine Cask’s all-new menu include Roasted Heirloom Beets & Baby Carrots Salad with Goat Cheese, herbs and a tarragon vinaigrette, Goat Cheese-Stuffed Tempura Squash Blossoms with romesco & pesto sauces, and Pasilla and Rock Shrimp Mac & Cheese white cheddar fondue, bread crumbs for starters. Indulge in hearty, mouthwatering entrees like Oven-Roasted Whitefish with Spanish Chorizo and Manila Clams, Seared Sea Scallops with Fava Beans, Pancetta, Mint & Shaved Fennel Salad and don’t even try to resist The Cask Burger on a toasted focaccia bun, white cheddar, caramelized onions, and house aioli, served with Cask fries & house pickles. Johnston has also had fun creating a line-up of amazing flatbreads guaranteed to be crowd pleasers -- try the “Thai-One-On” with fresh local rock shrimp and Thai coconut sauce or “Nectar of the Gods” with nectarines and St. Andre triple cream.