Food and wine lovers are invited to visit the Santa Ynez Valley during the seven days of Restaurant Week. Imaginative local chefs steeped in the farm-to-table movement will bring their culinary expertise to the Valley for the eighth consecutive event from Jan. 21 to 27.

Participants can savor three-course tasting menus from some of the Valley’s top dining establishments for $20.18, while celebrating food and wine pairings that have made the region the gem of California wine country.

“Originally formed in conjunction with Visit California’s Restaurant Month promotion, VisitSYV created Restaurant Week to bring visitors to the Valley during a traditionally slow period,” said Shelby Sim, CEO of Visit Santa Ynez Valley (VisitSYV). “It’s now become one of the most anticipated events of the year.”

Representing each of the Valley’s six distinct communities, more than two dozen restaurants — ranging from the region’s emerging establishments to long-time favorites — are participating in Restaurant Week this year. The list includes a Puerto Rican-inspired menu at Industrial Eats in Buellton, which is donating 100 percent of the proceeds to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

“Many locals across Santa Barbara County come out to revisit and discover what’s new,” said VisitSYV’s Sim. “Folks from across the state have it in their calendars to visit the Santa Ynez Valley during this very exciting gastronomical week.”

In addition to the Valley’s finest restaurants, nine wineries and tasting rooms will offer wine and small-bite pairings for $20.18. Special lodging deals are available at numerous hoteliers throughout the Valley, as well.

For the latest updates on Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week, including menus and dining hours, visit www.DineSYV.com.

This year’s list of participating restaurants include:

Ballard

The Ballard Inn & Gathering Table, 2436 Baseline Ave., 800-638-2466

Buellton

Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, 35 Industrial Way, 805-686-4742

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., 45 Industrial Way, 805-694-2252

Firestone Walker Brewing Co., 620 McMurray Road, 805-697-4777

Hitching Post II, 406 E. Highway 246, 805-688-0676

Industrial Eats, 181 Industrial Way, 805-688-8807

Los Alamos

Bob’s Well Bread Bakery, 550 Bell St., 805-344-3000

Plenty on Bell, 508 Bell St., 805-344-3020

Valle Fresh, 380 Bell St., 805-865-2282

Los Olivos

The Bear & Star, 2860 Grand Ave., 805-6861359

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe, 2879 Grand Ave., 805-688-7265

Santa Ynez

The Lucky Hen Larder, 1095 Meadowvale Road, 805-691-9448

S.Y. Kitchen, 1110 Faraday St., 805-691-9794

The Vineyard House, 3631 Sagunto St., 805-688-2886

Trattoria Grappolo, 3687 Sagunto St., 805-688-6899

Solvang

Cecco Ristorante, 475 1st St., 805-688-8880

First & Oak, 409 1st St., 805-688-1703

Fresco Valley Cafe, 442 Atterdag Road, 805-688-8857

Leonardo's Ristorante 632 Alamo Pintado Road, 805-686-0846

Mad & Vin at The Landsby, 1576 Mission Drive, 805-688-3121

Petros Kafe, 487 Atterdag Road, 805-686-5455

Root 246, 420 Alisal Road, 805-686-8681

Santa Ynez Cafe, 606 Alamo Pintado Road #1, Solvang, 805-688-3543

Solvang Brewing Co., 1547 Mission Drive, 805-688-2337

Succulent Cafe Wine Charcuterie, 1555 Mission Drive, 805-691-9444

The Ridge, 1618 Copenhagen Drive, 805-325-9820

Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week menus do not include tax, tip or beverages; reservations are strongly encouraged. Exact dates of participation vary by establishment. For more information, including a complete listing of wedding venues, restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms and events, go to VisitSYV.com.

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