Solvang: Dine, Wine & Sweet Treats

Whether you’re looking for a romantic wine-country dinner or a signature Scandinavian family meal, you’ll find it—along with much more—in Solvang. Mild, sun-soaked winters and a year-round growing season make Solvang a ripe location for eating fresh and local.

Culinary Scene Draws Top Chefs & New Restaurants

Solvang’s ever-changing culinary scene has evolved to woo top notch chefs that embrace the locavore and farm-to-table movements. You will most likely see Chef Seth Nathan (The Landsby’s Mad & Vin Restaurant or Chef Steven Snook (First & Oak Restaurant); and Chef David Cecchini (Cecco Ristorante) prowling the bustling Solvang Village Farmers Market for the freshest fruits and veggies, along with cheeses and organic meats and more every Wednesday afternoon year-round in downtown Solvang (on First Street between Mission Dr. and Copenhagen Drive). The sophisticated Root 246, adjacent to Hotel Corque in Solvang, features signature farm-to-fork cuisine and an extensive selection of local wines. New additions to the foodie scene include Aly’s Restaurant, the Actors Corner Café and PHO 805 Vietnamese Restaurant.

Watch for Chef Pink (as seen on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen and Spike TV Bar Rescue) and her partner Courtney Rae’s popular Bacon & Brine moving to a new full-service location this year. The amazing variety of fresh fare in Solvang continues at intimate cafes, family-friendly pancake houses, sandwich shops and even a brew pub and 50’s style diner. View a complete list of dining options at www.SolvangUSA.com/dining

World Class Wines at 22 Tasting Rooms in Downtown Solvang

Solvang is located in the center of Santa Barbara County’s acclaimed wine region--known especially for its outstanding chardonnay, pinot noir and syrah, but also produces superior riesling, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, viognier and many other varietals from 125+ wineries. The majority are small operations run by individuals or families. In downtown Solvang, tempt your palate at 22 wine tasting rooms and wine bars all within easy walking distance.

And, it’s fun to explore the vineyards surrounding Solvang on self-guided tours or enjoy professionally guided tours in jeeps, vans, limousines or private sedans provided by local tour operators. Plus, you can also taste locally crafted beers including Solvang Brewing Company among others. Fun Fact: Most scenes in the 2004 Academy Award-winning wine trip movie Sideways were filmed around Solvang. For a current map, visit www.SolvangUSA.com/wine

Sweet on Solvang

Kids of all ages enjoy treats and sweets anytime. You’re never more than two minutes from satisfying sweet cravings in “Little Denmark.” Discover locations for delectable pastries of every flavor, kringles, breads, cookies and cakes at FIVE genuine Danish bakeries; and don’t miss aebleskiver (Danish-style round pancake balls served with raspberry jam and powdered sugar). Plus, savor authentic Danish chocolates, handmade fudge, European and American candies, ice cream, frozen yogurts, and more.

Check out the latest sweet treats list and download a map at www.SolvangUSA.com The Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1986 to promote the City of Solvang, its Northern European culture, cuisine, arts and attractions of the village known as “California’s Little Denmark.”

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