2019 farmer & vegetable dinner series

Since opening over 12 years ago, our ethos has always been a commitment to our local market—especially to the passionate and committed farmers who have allowed us to thrive. We take great pride in the relationships we’ve cultivated with them.

The monthly Farmer & Vegetable Dinner Series is an outlet for Chef de Cuisine Andy Doubrava and Executive Chef Jeremy Fox to create very focused celebrations of—and dedications to—one amazing farm or one humble ingredient (or both!). Our proximity to one of the greatest farmers’ markets in the country gives us the chance to work with some of the most amazing farmers in the world, and have access to the ever-changing bounty of seasonal produce they provide. Come join us in celebrating these wonderful people, the incredible hard work and passion they put their backs into every day, as well as the delicious veggies they consistently provide for us and our community.

All 5-course vegetarian dinners are $85/person, with wine pairings for $45. Limited tickets are available via Resy for each night.

THE SCHEDULE

– Tuesday, February 5 – Girl & Dug Goes To Rustic Canyon – A dinner dedicated to our favorite new farmer, Aaron Choi of Girl & Dug. Please note, only the ORANGE slots titled GIRL AND DUG are for the tasting menu. Any slots that are BLUE and titled DINING ROOM are bookings for our regular menu service that evening.

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– Tuesday, March 12 – Peas: The Dinner – An ode to the vegetable we all loved to hate as kids, but now adore. Also, one of Jeremy’s favorite vegetables. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 12. 

2019 winemaker dinner series

Also held monthly, our Winemaker Dinner Series is an homage to the incredible winemakers we’ve worked with over the years. Remember, great wines are born from the farm, first! Chef de Cuisine Andy Doubrava, Executive Chef Jeremy Fox and Sommelier Ferdinando Mucerino collaborate with each guest winemaker to find the perfect complement of dishes to each glass.

THE SCHEDULE

– Tuesday, January 22 – Soliste Cellars – We’re kicking things off with Sonoma’s Soliste Cellars, which focuses on vineyard designate wines of extremely limited production with minimal intervention, allowing the vineyard to express its true character. Claude Koeberle (who formed Soliste alongside Elisabeth Koeberle and Beth & Donald Plumley) is a longtime friend of Rustic Canyon, and he’ll be pouring some special bottles, like his first vintage Syrah, a 22 month-aged, single barrel Pinot Noir and more.  $135/person for 5 courses and wine pairings. CLICK HERE to view full tasting menu. Please note, only the LIGHT BLUE slots titled SOLISTE DINNER are for the tasting menu. Any slots that are DARK BLUE and titled DINING ROOM are bookings for our regular menu that evening.

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– Tuesday, February 26 – Habit Wine Company – Next, we’re exploring Santa Barbara County with our friend Jeff Fischer from Habit, whose commitment to sustainable, organic & biodynamic practices is something we’re proud to stand behind. Plus, we just love his wines!  Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 26.

Tickets are available 1 month in advance for any future Farmer & Vegetable and Winemaker Dinners. If any of our special dinners are sold out, you may call the restaurant to be added to the waitlist.  Follow our Instagram page and check back here to reserve your spot, along with updates on the fun themes the team will be exploring each month.