Here is a press release from Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro:
Renaud Gonthier, President of Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro, is thrilled to announce an alluring evening experience open on Friday and Saturday Nights. Already a local favorite known for its delightful daytime brunch menu, Renaud’s will extend its Montecito operations into the evenings on Fridays and Saturdays. Awarded this year’s Santa Barbara Independent Best French Restaurant and a twelve-time winner of Best Bakery, the bistro is offering an intimate, limited-seating, high-end wine experience.
The wine selection is a true journey of flavors, featuring gems like Brunello di Montalcino (La Fiorita, Italy ’18) and Chablis, Grand Cru (Jean-Marc Brocard, France ’20). Thanks to the innovative Coravin system, these top-tier wines are poured in their ideal condition, enhancing the experience of eachsip.
Wine flights take center stage with meticulously crafted assortments, each paired with select hors d’oeuvres. Flights such as “A Taste of Paris” offer a selection of French wines complemented by Gougeres, while “When in Rome” features Italian wines with a cheese board. Each flight aims to transport you to different regions and immerse you in their distinct flavors.
Adjacent to Ca’Dario Italian Restaurant, Renaud’s expansive patio is a piece of Parisian delight under the stars. Heaters and candles on the tables ensure a cozy and warm atmosphere that is uniquely inviting. It’s a meeting with elegance, waiting just for you.
The concept is a blend of intimate sophistication and educational exploration. Servers act as sommeliers, bartenders, and hosts, fully immersing guests in a world of fine wine and exquisite pairings. Menus remain on the tables, encouraging a continuous journey through the wine selection without leaving Montecito.
Inside, the ambiance is set by dim lighting, creating an atmosphere that is both cozy and elegant— perfect for savoring wine. As night falls, candlelight dances across the room, adding a touch of romance.
With its exceptional wine offerings, meticulous service, and high-quality food pairings, Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro is shaping up to be a wine destination unlike any other in Montecito.