Sunday, March 25, 2012

Babi's Tasting Room and Bell Street Farm

A few months back my husband Geoff and I took a little overnight trip up the Central Coast to visit some friends and do a little bit of shopping.  On our way up we both got a little hungry and remembered that our good customers; Sonja and Emilio Estevez had opened up their Casa Dumetz tasting room in Los Alamos, Ca.. When we arrived at the winery we both loved the rustic feel of the area and the old architecture in the town. Sonja had shared with us that she named the winery after her much loved late Grandmother "Babi." I was very touched by her story, being that
I'm so close to my Grandmother as well.

We were greeted by the lovely Sonja when we walked in and she made us feel right at home.

You cant help but love the cozy yet industrial feel with the mix of some Southwestern accents.

The Junk Girls can also be found in Babi's Tasting Room....their "Cheese and Wine Bling"
have found the perfect home.

I not only love wine for it's taste, but also for the creativity that goes into the labeling.  Casa Dumetz has some very creative labeling, as well as some of the best wine I've ever tasted. 

I'm personally a Chardonnay lover. Their Viognier was divine. 

After our wine tasting we went to the highly recommended Bell Street Farm for lunch. Geoff and I have become real "foodies" over our 20 years of marriage. 
 We love to see new things and try new places to eat. 

This place was right up our alley..... a farm to table Eatery.  When we walked in, I instantly fell in love. 

 I love restaurants that feel as if the food you're about to eat has come straight from the farm.  The mix of antiques with new pieces made me want to move right in and it also made me daydream of someday opening a restaurant ( my next life).  Everywhere I turned,
 there was personalization and personality. 

Geoff and I spent about 30 minutes trying to decide what to order since we wanted one of everything.
Sorry about the photography :)  I didn't have my favorite photographer with!

I finally settled on the Tamarind Chicken Salad and Geoff on the Rotisserie Pork Belly Sandwich.  Let's just say that we wanted to lick the plate when we were done.  Of course we had to grab dessert for the road.  All I can say is "Wow"..... and I can't wait to go back with my 3 girls
 (who have all turned "Foodies" on us).  

If you make the trip to Los Alamos I highly recommend making these two places "must stops."  Be sure to tell Jamie Glick the owner of Bell Street Farm that I sent you.

He's a doll and I'm hoping someday he'll open a second location closer to the store with another Babi's location next door (in a perfect world).

I hope you all have enjoyed my post.  It's taken me longer than I would've liked to share it with all of you.  But as I shared in my last post I've been very busy making 
many positive changes within the store

 Have a wonderful Sunday everyone and an even better week ahead!


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  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful time Kymberley!
    I'll have to try "Bell Street Farm" next time my husband and I are in the area. It sounds delicious!~
    Hope you have a beautiful week.

  2. sounds like 2 more great places to check out!!

  3. I love these small boutique style tasting rooms. I'm from the Westlake area a

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