Welcome to paradise and enter the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Not only is it the most gorgeous property right on the beach, it's food is truly not to be missed either. The new executive chef is bringing bold and delicious flavor to this Four Seasons property and I'm looking forward to my next trip!
I started my visit at Bella Vista, their casual dining restaurant overlooking the beach. Then heading to Ty Lounge to check out the cocktail program. Finishing the night at Tydes, an absolutely beautiful view, gorgeous decor and even better food to complement that. Another fascinating item about Tydes is they have an aquarium bar where there is a glass bar filled with fish and other underwater animals, a unique cocktail experience for sure. Read below for photos and more information about my stay.
Bringing casual food to another level with flavors and beauty. Bella Vista is the perfect brunch or lunch spot to sit, induldge and relax while overlooking the beach view. Soak up the sun, or in my case rain, (when I went), and have this seafood pasta, along with the charcuterie board. The Four Seasons Resort The Bitlmore Santa Barbara is the only place in Santa Barbara that is actually allowed to cure their own charcuterie. Other highlights was the ahi tuna poke with a unique twist: pine nuts, that immediately elevated the flavors.
Overlooking the sunset at dinner time, Tydes is the perfect finishing meal for your stay at the The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. The views are gorgeous but the food owns up to it. We did a course tasting and wine pairing with a level from appetizers, seafood to steak and dessert.
My highlights were the wagyu tenderloin, which melted in my mouth and didn't even need a knife for cutting. The opening appetizer was also a favorite, ricotta and beets two ways, pickled and roasted with house-made granola that gave it a nice crunch. The techniques, flavors and style was all there, especially with the scallop, another highlight. I am personally a lover of raw scallops on sushi or as a crudo, but until this night, I never found a cooked scallop I liked. The texture and flavor have always been off to me, too dry and wierd flavors, however, at Tydes, it sincerely blew me away.
The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is hotel food I can definitely get behind, not to mention a beautiful property and an ocean view. Can you tell me anything better?