Chef Luca Crestanelli’s Seasonal Menu and Elegant Holiday Specials are Ideal
for a Warm Gathering with Friends and Family in Santa Ynez

Enjoy Sommelier Emily Johnston’s Wine Pairings by the Glass or Bottle to Toast 2015!

Owners Mike and Kathie Gordon, Luca Crestanelli, Executive Chef/Partner of S.Y. Kitchen and Emily Johnston, Sommelier and Wine Director

S.Y. Kitchen presents Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Celebrations for the Santa Ynez Valley on Wednesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 31, 2014. In addition to the restaurants à la carte lunch and dinner menus of seasonal offerings and signature dishes, Chef Luca and his brother and Sous Chef Francesco will present an array of stunning and elegant specials to help celebrate the Christmas season and the beginning of 2015.

On New Year’s Eve, additions to the menu will include Fresh Local Brown Crab Crostini; Maine Lobster Salad with Baby Artichokes, Apples, Frisée and Pomegranate; Homemade Duck Confit Ravioli with Butter and Black Truffle; Ossobuco with Saffron Risotto and Gremolata; Salt Crusted Wild Caught Branzino; and Tagliolini with White Truffles. Along with S.Y. Kitchen’s house-made desserts, Chef Francesco will prepare a Mont Blanc for a spectacular ending.

Sommelier Emily Johnston has prepared a list of inspired companion wines to accompany each of the New Year’s Eve dinner specials that will include Billecart Salmon Brut Champagne; Liquid Farm Rose of Mourvedre 2013; Luminesce Pinot Noir 'Luceant' 2012; Damilano Barolo 'Lecinquevigne' 2010; Lupi Vermentino di Liguria 2011; GD Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole; and to enjoy with dessert, Braida Moscato D'Asti 'Vigna Senza Nome.' Depend on S.Y. Kitchen’s highly trained staff to offer other suggestions from their list of Santa Barbara County or imported wines.

S.Y. Kitchen will be closed on New Year’s Day and reopen on January 2, 2015.

House Made Pasta, Black and White Truffles at S.Y. Kitchen
Photo Credit: Rob Stark Photography

Christmas Eve:
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – closing
New Year’s Eve:
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. until closing

S.Y. Kitchen
1110 Faraday Street
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

A Gathering at S.Y. Kitchen | Photo Credit: Rob Stark Photography

Owners Kathie and Mike Gordon along with their partner Executive Chef Luca Crestanelli, Sous Chef Francesco Crestanelli, Wine Director Emily Johnston and Bar Manager and Mixologist Alberto Battaglini, bring warmth and style and exquisite food and beverages to the Santa Ynez Valley restaurant they opened in April 2013.

With a degree in Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, Chef Luca Crestanelli found his passion and refined his technique during his world travels. He discovered ingredients, recipes, and methods of cooking varied from each little town or village within a country, as each region honored age-old traditions. Over time he developed his own distinctive style, creating an enriched, authentic local culinary experience that honors traditional Italian cuisine.

For further information and full menus at S.Y. KITCHEN visit www.sykitchen.com

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