Great review of Bottlest and Chef Hanavan in the Santa Barbara Independent today by Matt Kettmann. In addition to talking about our famous "Wine Wall" and great new menu, they talked about our first-of-its-kind wine customization website for consumers, Bottlest.com. Here are a few quotes from the article:
"Hanavan regaled the crowd with dish after delicious dish. Among my favorite apps were the lamb meatballs with potato chips, braised beef short ribs with preserved Meyer lemon, and the yellowtail with rice crackers. The 15-spice pork shoulder blew away the entrées, despite a tough challenge from the amazing moonfish with squid-ink bechamel and cubed potatoes."
Bottlest "brings an upscale, white-tablecloth option to the neighborhood and just may become one of the preferred places to taste wine, due to the interactive aspect that allows tour-goers to leave with a bottle of wine by their own design."