March 13-15 | Various Times and Locations

Dine Around Town with Julia Child

All food and beverage is available for purchase, no tickets necessary.

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. Take a stroll through Santa Barbara’s culinary haunts and sample Julia-inspired specials carefully crafted in her honor.

From Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15, the following restaurants will host Julia Child-inspired pre fixe menus and a la carte specials in addition to their regular offerings. All food and beverage is available for purchase, no tickets necessary. 

Please check individual restaurant websites for hours.

Bell’s in Los Alamos

Blanquette de Veau


Bibi Ji Santa Barbara

 Specialty Wines by the Glass from Julia’s Favorite Wine Region


Bob’s Well Bread Bakery, Artisanal Breads

Bob’s Croque Monsieur or Madame (with an egg)

A French classic made with Bob’s Pain de Mie bread, 

featured in Julia’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking


Cafe Ana

Tuna Nicoise Toast (lunch)

Soupe de Poissons (dinner)


Finch and Fork Restaurant

Beef Bourguignon

Petrale Sole Meuniere


A Play on the Classic Sidecar

Full of Life Flatbread

Julia’s Salade Nicoise

Morro Bay Oysters on the Half-Shell with Rye Bread and Unsalted Butter

Pissaladiere Flatbread

Ocean White Fish Meuniere

Julia’s Chocolate Mousse


Tourmaline and Angosoda Cocktails


Hitching Post 2 Restaurant & Winery

Oak-Fired Quail, Julia-Style Grilled Ratatouille 


Portrait of a Marriage

A celebration of Paul and Julia’s 48-year marriage

inspired by Paul’s Himalayan Sunrise with gin, vermouth and Luxardo cherry liqueur


Oliver’s of Montecito

Mushroom Bourguignon 

stewed for hours in wine, stock and aromatics


Paradise Cafe

Steak Frites Paired with a Glass of Paradise Syrah


Carioca Quencher

A cross between a Tiki cocktail and a Rum Collins


San Ysidro Ranch

Julia’s Beef Bourguignon


Hummingbird’s Breath

fresh lime, agave nectar, Poire William, gin and rosemary


Satellite Santa Barbara

Special Farmers’ Market Plant-Based Appetizer


A low-ABV vermouth cocktail with house-dried market fruit


Scarlett Begoni

Farmers’ Market Vegetable Quiche

Ganache Brownies


The Meadow

rum, simple syrup, lime, pressed snap peas and fennel


Via Maestra 42

Surprise Specials Inspired by Julia

Below is a list from our participating restaurants.


Food Photography by Liz Dodder, California Coast Wine Country.