Photo used with permission, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Julia Child inspired so many of our local Santa Barbara chefs and her passion for good food made with local ingredients will forever echo from their kitchens. Julia and Paul Child often entertained friends with cocktails, many of them crafted by Paul Child, who was known for his custom libations. Explore Santa Barbara County’s loved bars and restaurants for specials in honor of these two love birds.
From Monday May 16th through Sunday, May 22nd, the following cocktail bars and restaurants will host Julia and Paul Child-inspired drink and food specials in addition to their regular offerings. All food and beverage is available for purchase, no tickets necessary. Please check individual bar websites for hours.

Special Paul Child-inspired cocktails from:

Alcazar Tapas Bar

Paul’s Cup

Cucumber vodka, elderflower liqueur, muddled mint, fresh lime

La Paloma Cafe

Alta California 
Cutler’s gin, Amaro Angeleno, Spanish Cava and Oso d’Oro sweet vermouth-infused ice cube


La Julia 

Venus gin, Lustau Blanco, celery bitters, lemon oil 

The Lark

Bon Appétit

Dark rum, orange marmalade, lime, dry vermouth, orange bitters

Flor De Maiz

Secreto de Julia

Jamaica syrup, mezcal, fresh lime, egg white, edible flowers

Milk & Honey Tapas

For The Love of God 

Rye, Genepy, lemon, Orgeat, mint, nutmeg

Pearl Social

Juke Jam 

Duck fat-washed Bourbon, navel orange shrub, peppercorn & thyme

Test Pilot | Good Lion | Shaker Mill

Carioca Quencher

Rum, lemon, apricot, honey, soda

Special Julia Child-inspired dishes from:

Bar Le Côte

Julia Child’s Classic Bouillabaisse

A soulful dish that is in harmony with the seafood-centric menu and spirit of the restaurant

Lamb al pastor, fermented masa flatbread, shishito peppers, goat gouds, salsa verde

Pays tribute to La Super-Rica’s and Julia Child’s importance to Santa Barbara’s local food scene, we wanted to create a riff on the restaurant’s most crave-able dish

Julia Child Inspired Quiche
*Available on the lunch menu only

Tarte Flambée Pizza

Bossie’s Kitchen

Pain Perdu
Bread pudding, vanilla custard, farmer’s market fruit, almonds

Eye On I

Coquilles Saint Jacques
Scallops gratinéed with wine, garlic, and herbs

An ode to Julia and the galloping gourmet on TV. This dish is in her first book, classic French treatment of seafood. Get some great fish…then add alcohol, cream, and cheese!!!

Merci Montecito

Confit Potato Salad

Chocolate Mousse with creme and caramelized cocoa nibs

Santa Barbara Shellfish Compay
Fresh Uni on Scallops with Caviar

San Ysidro Ranch 
Boeuf Bourguignon a La Julia Child
French Apple Tart

Scarlett Begonia
Julia Child 2-Course Brunch Menu

Quiche Lorraine, Chocolate Ganache Brownie

Santa Barbara Culinary Experience
1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 556
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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