Newly restored Buellton restaurant Tavern at Zaca Creek has introduced the arrival of government chef Cullen Campbell and his elaborate spring menus.
The restaurant, which reopened in August 2020, heeded regional closures whereas working to additional set up and implement a domestically sourced meals program that features beef, fowl and seafood from space farms and waters, respectively.
Now open to the general public, the bucolic tavern — initially constructed by Jim Buell whose household based the town again in 1917 — is serving up new menu gadgets that embody an octopus dish, braised brief rib and The Tavern Burger (Wagyu patty, white cheddar, black garlic and truffle aioli, grilled onions and smoked tomato chutney). The restaurant’s proprietary steak choices are accompanied by butters and sauces, akin to bone marrow butter or turnip horsey sauce.
Whereas on the helm, Campbell pledges to showcase his signature mastery of Previous World French and Italian influences, in addition to draw upon his deep love of worldwide fares to create an entirely distinctive expertise for the Santa Ynez Valley.
He stated he’s most enthusiastic about forging relationships with Santa Barbara County farmers, fishers and ranchers and to introduce a brand new method to expertise time-tested substances.
Campbell is an award-winning chef and former proprietor of Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails and Café Crudo, which was named finest new restaurant by Phoenix Journal in 2012. He additionally was invited to cook dinner for friends on the prestigious James Beard Home in New York Metropolis and was named chef of the 12 months by the Arizona Culinary Corridor of Fame in 2013.
The Tavern at Zaca Creek is positioned at 1297 Jonata Park Street in Buellton and gives blissful hour from 3 to six p.m. Thursday to Saturday, dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday via Saturday and Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lisa André covers life and native information for Santa Ynez Valley Information and Lompoc File.