Restaurant at Ballard Inn Budi Kazali THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES The Restaurant at Ballard Inn THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES The Restaurant at Ballard Inn

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES The Restaurant at Ballard Inn

The Ballard Inn
2436 Baseline Ave. (Alamo Pintado Rd.)
Ballard, CA 93463
805-688-7770
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Fresh ingredients from farmers markets inform the menu, creating unique dishes that pair with local wines.
Openings: Dinner Wed.-Sun.

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An intimate space with just a dozen tables, The Restaurant at Ballard Inn is located in one of the oldest, and smallest, townships in the Santa Ynez Valley. Chef/owner Budi Kazali creates menus that not only feature dishes from his Asian background, but excel with the European roots of California wine country cuisine. There is a clear emphasis on rich, robust main ingredients that lend themselves to partnering with wine. You'll find pan-seared Sonoma duck breast served with a creamy sweet potato purée and a balsamic reduction, and crisp sweetbreads with a mushroom-Madeira sauce. Filet mignon comes with blue cheese scalloped potatoes, rich enough for a really big red. Seafood includes pan-seared scallops with curried cauliflower purée and grilled Atlantic salmon with rock shrimp risotto, not to mention local ling cod and tempura rock shrimp with a puttanesca sauce. The wine list offers a cross-section of local, small-production labels, and an on-site tasting room (open only on weekends) features a seasonally rotating selection. Round off your meal with a dessert wine or a slice of warm chocolate cake with hazelnut ice cream.

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