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40+ Good Eats at A Taste of Camarillo Wine, Brew & Food Festival (2016)

40+ Good Eats at A Taste of Camarillo Wine, Brew & Food Festival (2016)

A Taste Of Camarillo features many fine eateries each year. A wide range of Camarillo cuisines are available to pair with your choice of wine, beer or other beverages. This fine food list provides some details about the tasty treats that may be available. It’s always a good idea to be prepared and plan on which food types you want to try.

Adolfo Grill and Daily Bar
Owners of the newly located Adolfo Grill on Daily Drive, Tori and Tom Dann, offer California cuisine and local produce. They are connecting people in the Camarillo, Ventura, and Oxnard areas just as their namesake, Adolfo Camarillo, did. For more about their restaurant check the restaurant review in the Camarillo Acorn.

All Things Tea
The Camarillo teahouse began out of an interest and love for good tea! Donna Kashola, a Certified Tea Specialist, is devoted to providing Specialty Loose Leaf Teas from the finest plantations and gardens from around the world. They provide over 120 Specialty Teas featuring their own brand of whole leaf teas. They serve tea by the cup, by the pot, or in bulk to go. Everything is made is made fresh in their kitchen by our pastry chef who offers fresh savories and decadent sweets. Cream Tea, Afternoon Tea and High Tea are available at the Camarillo Paseo Courtyard in a charming and relaxed atmosphere.

Aloha Steakhouse
One of Ventura’s finest dining experiences, it is also Ventura’s only beach front restaurant and it was voted best Steakhouse, best happy hour and most romantic dinning since August 2003. Aloha Steakhouse is committed to providing guests the “Ultimate Dining Experience.” Owners Jim Avrea and Charnell Smith serve hand cut-quality steaks and fresh seafood are served in a warm, inviting Islands atmosphere, with every table offering ocean views and a spacious, full-service bar with an outdoor patio. An expansive menu features an array of contemporary lunch and dinner favorites, plus Island specialties and Decadent Desserts.
Aloha Steakhouse will be in the VIP Lark Saloon.

Anacapa Brewing Company
The Anacapa Brewing Company is Venturaʼs only restaurant and brewery, or “Brewpub.” They serve fresh, hand-crafted ales and lagers produced in a 12-tank stainless steel brewery by Head Brewer Jason Coudray, who joined the team in October 2010. General Manager Danny Saldana worked at the brewery since it opened in 2000 and officially became the owner in 2007. Raised in a family-owned restaurant with over 31 years of experience Danny’s goal is to continue providing Ventura with a great selection of handcrafted ales, a menu of delicious and original meals and a warm friendly meeting place.

Billy D’s Backyard BBQ
Billy D’Z Backyard BBQ was started by Bill Dobner, Jr. & Carey Dobner with daughters Sidney and Alison after years with Chili’s and hosting numerous barbeques in their backyards for family and friends. When their barbequed meats were popular they started doing some catering on a small scale, and the idea for the restaurant and the menu were born.
Billy D’z Backyard BBQ specializes in slow smoked meats over hickory & pecan wood. They offer favorites like pulled pork, brisket, tri-tip,chicken, sausage, beef & St. Louis pork ribs. They also smoke unique items like salmon, smoked meatloaf, brisket burnt ends, chicken wings & turkey. And they offer vegetarian items like a veggie burger, portobello mushroom and veggie plate. Various sides include their house made mashed potatoes, potato salad, macaroni salad, bbq black beans, tater tots, sweet potato fries & fried pickles. Six gluten-free, regional bbq sauces are made daily at the restaurant: sweet, spicy, carolina, tangy mustard, smoky jalapeno & blonde.
Billy D’z BBQ also has great tasting Certified Angus Brand burgers, hot dogs & chicken breast sandwiches. They offer draft beer, bottled beer and wine for sale as well. Three big TV’s plus great backyard hospitality makes Billy D’z BBQ a great place to visit for lunch or dinner.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery (Oxnard)
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Oxnard offers craft beer, pizza, pasta, burgers, snacks, shareable appetizers and handcrafted sodas. They also have beers like Harvest Hefeweizen®, Jeremiah Red®, Tatonka® Stout, Piranha® Pale Ale and Nutty Brewnette® on tap, plus seasonal offerings and Brewmaster’s Reserve™ beers.

John Stewart and Vince Pillard opened their new restaurant in Old Town Camarillo in 2016. BLVD BRGR.Company (pronounced Boulevard Burger Company) features craft burgers with gourmet sides with milkshakes and draft beer. Serving up the best Certified Angus Beef BRGRS in the county, their CRAFT BURGERS include: BBBBQ BRGR, BACN AVO BRGR, SVAGE BRGR, SCORPION BRGR, ALOHA BRGR, NAPA BRGR, plus MAYAN CHICKEN Sandwich, and a VEGGIE BRGR.

Brasserie Communautaire
Owner James Chan, award winning chef and entrepreneur, and Kurt Steeber, executive chef, are the main forces behind Brasserie Communataire in Oxnard. They feature a daily single, hand crafted menu, carefully curated to delight, alternatively, they also have an à la carte service with each dish prepared to be simply perfect. To complement their food they offer local wines by the glass. Some of the varietals not normally associated with Central Coast, like the Malbec and Tempranillo, make an astounding presence on their list. These local wines are featured with a unique pricing approach. Each wine is offered at a straight price of $10 per glass and $37 per bottle, reducing the decision fatigue and the necessity to choose by any criteria other than what you want to drink. They also offer limited, by reservation only, wine tasting every other Saturday 4-5pm at the restaurant.

Brendan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Brendan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant was founded in 2011 by Brendan Searls, a Paddy in Southern California, and Jonathan Siegel, a Southern Californian in Ireland. The Camarillo location was their first pub, with other pubs opened in Newbury Park and Agoura Hills later on. They wanted to share the authentic Irish pub pint culture, a social hub that’s authentic and appealing, with ambiance, comfort, and great traditional Irish fare! Their large menu also includes a wide variety of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and grilled food as well.

Café Firenze
Café Firenze is an Italian Restaurant and Martini Lounge in Moorpark that offers fine dining, entertainment and fun. Located in Moorpark, Café Firenze also serves Camarillo, Simi Valley, Ventura and other nearby communities. Energetic and talented Italian, Chef Fabio Viviani has a passion for cooking and believes that great Italian food and hospitality can flourish with talent, dedication and hard work. Fabio became popular as a contestant on the Bravo series “Top Chef,” winning the coveted ‘Fan Favorite’ title in Season 5 and has published the Café Firenze Cookbook.
Co-Executive Chef, John Paolone was born in Simi Valley and has had a passion for Italian cooking from an early age. As the son of Italian descendents from Abruzzo, Italy, he was taught traditional cuisine and techniques by his grandparents. John is a graduate of the Santa Barbara Culinary School and from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Pasadena. He also attended an extensive culinary program in Florence, Italy to expand his knowledge of Italian cooking. He has been working as the Executive Chef at Café Firenze since it opened in 2007 and Executive Chef of Firenze Osteria since 2009. As Executive Chef, John is a fan of making everything from the freshest and highest quality ingredients. In doing so, he chooses to import ingredients and products from Italy for the sake of keeping things traditional. Among other things, Chef John enjoys making braised meats in rich sauces that bring out the true flavor of Italy. “My favorite dish by far is the braised veal Shank, the Osso Buco. Nothing says Italy better than a ten-hour braised veal shank,” says John.

Caribbean Coffee Company
Caribbean Coffee is a local gourmet coffee roaster and distributor in Goleta and it is owned by Augustin Cruz.

Chef Lu, Inc.
Serving Ventura, Santa Barbara and Northern Los Angeles counties, Chef Lu, Personal Chef and Caterer, offers customized Meal Services, Dinner Party and Special Event Catering, both private and corporate. Also available are Vacation Home Chef Services, Picnic Baskets or Box Lunches and Cooking Classes.
Chef Lu’s Meal Services are affordable and invaluable for busy families and busy professionals alike. Menus are customized for each client and special diets and dietary restrictions are welcome.
Chef Lu’s Catering Services are ideal for in-home entertaining and larger scale events. Event Planning and all the associated services are available in partnership with Visuals Event Coordination & Design. Executing your vision is their goal!
Chef Lu will be in the VIP Lark Saloon.

Conejo Valley Catering
Executive Chef Marcus Webster and his team at Conejo Valley Catering, consistently deliver an over-the-top guest experience. Quality, professional service wherever you choose to entertain, from a backyard barbeque to corporate events or offsite locations, CVC boasts an array of cuisine, from California Fusion to Caribbean, Southern to South-of-the-border. Menus are custom-designed featuring specially blended sauces and spices to please the most discriminating palates. Entertain with ease and leave the details to Conejo Valley Catering.

D.J.’s California Catering
For over 24 years, DJ’s California Catering has built a reputation throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, & Santa Barbara for providing prompt, dependable, award-winning service & exquisite food of the highest quality. Every meal is prepared and served by our experienced, knowledgeable staff headed by Doug & Jennifer.

Don’s Smokin’ Salmon
The family began smoking salmon over 20 years ago. During those years they learned more about salmon and hot smoking techniques to create the best hot smoked salmon they could by perfecting our technique and recipe.
Since 2009 Don’s Smokin’ Salmon® has been the go to trusted certified smoked salmon supplier. They have developed relationships with wild salmon suppliers delivering wild caught Alaskan coho, king, and sockeye salmon that is sliced by hand, cured in home made signature natural brine, and smoked with natural hickory wood in our seasoned smokers.

Epicurean Olive Oils
Epicurean Olive Oils is a family owned and operated specialty extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and select gourmet foods boutique and online shop located in the heart of Camarillo. They offer a carefully selected assortment of 100% extra virgin olive oils, flavored oils, aged balsamic vinegars, truffle oil and gourmet nut and seed oils from around the world. Guests are invited to complimentary tastings every day. It is their goal to create a warm and friendly atmosphere that, while attracting chefs and connoisseurs, also inspires the casual cook to infuse a little adventure and fun in their daily meals.

Esther’s Sweet SinSations Bakery
Pastry Chef Esther Goodman has been baking cakes for friends and family for most of her life. She takes pride in creating, baking and decorating wedding and birthday cakes. After taking cake decorating classes at Michaels Craft store Esther entered a two year Patisserie and Baking class at Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena. Soon after graduation (with honors) Esther started her own bakery business in July 2013. Esther’s Sweet SinSations is a successful cottage/home business in Ventura.

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. (Westlake Village)
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. was founded by Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer in 2010. With a passion for craft beer, they set out to pay homage to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with handcrafted beer and hand-drawn artwork depicting the local landscape on their labels. Named after the mountain seen from their family home in Los Olivos, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company opened in Buellton first. In the following five years the company has become one of the fastest growing craft breweries in America and now has a staff of over 200 which they affectionately call the #FigFam. The Westlake Village taproom features indoor and outdoor table seating with all of their core beers on tap and an artisanal menu featuring fresh gastropub fare. The menu includes burgers, tri-tip sandwiches, salads and sides of tater tots with sriracha ketchup and sweet potato fries with arugula dipping sauce.

Geppino’s Sicilian Kitchen
Geppino’s is a family-owned restaurant in Moorpark with a friendly staff and a Mediterranean ambience featuring their version of Sicilian homemade food. Owners Fran & Joe Cavasino, their daughters (Shannon, Brianna & Ashley), and Fran’s cousin Steve, all came together to create a family-oriented environment that is like “Coming home for dinner.”

Jamba Juice (Camarillo)
Over 25 years ago Jamba Juice started out as a little juice shop with a big idea – that healthy living starts locally — and that thought is infused into everything they do. Their juices, smoothies and bowls are made with high quality, good-for-you ingredients, supplying 250 million servings of fruits and vegetables a year.
They make it real by blending up delicious smoothies, juices and energy bowls that are made with real whole fruits and veggies only. Each and every smoothie, juice and energy bowl is made-to-order. That means you get just what you want, real flavor, and sustaining energy all day.
And at Jamba, they Team Up with like-minded organizations to make a difference in the health and wellness of families, communities, and guests. Jamba Juice makes it easy to raise money with multiple fundraising options that are perfect for your organization. If you ditch the lemonade stand and get with the smoothie stand Jamba will deliver smoothies to your door, staff your event, take care of collecting money and even promote your event!

Jeanette’s Edelwiess – German Restaurant & Bar
Jeanette’s Edelweiss Restaurant offers a true taste of authentic German food, music & fun. It’s more than a restaurant, it’s an experience. And even though you’re in Newbury Park, you can enjoy an instant vacation to Germany when you step through their door. The experience showcases the playful and tasty side of Germany along with traditional and artfully crafted German fare, as well as uniquely delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes … all prepared with fresh, locally grown ingredients. Executive Chef Kurt Ehrlich offers up mouth-watering original recipes that he has perfected over decades. He’s cooked for Hollywood celebrities, politicians and Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Organic, natural and locally sourced products are used, the best of German beers are on tap, and they serve delicious German wines, which have been imported from family wineries throughout Germany. Every weekend the German polka band “Hammerstein” plays authentic German folk songs, which will have people leaping out of their chairs and raising their mugs high.

Jersey Mike’s Subs (Westlake Village)
“Mike’s Subs” started back in 1956 as a small shop in the sea-side town of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Mike offered a unique product that was a relatively new item in American society – the submarine sandwich. Mike was able to capitalize on the influx of vacationers, visitors and local residents that came from surrounding states for the legendary Jersey Shore experience. For over half a decade, he built the business into a thriving landmark, and was a pioneer of the authentic subs sandwich. In 1971, Peter Cancro began working at Mike’s Subs at the age of 14. When Peter was a senior in high school, he overheard the owner of Mike’s Subs discussing selling the business. After finding backing for a loan Peter Cancro bought Mike’s Subs when he was just 17. He spent the next decade building on the cult-like following that Mike’s Subs already enjoyed. They would have customers lined up out the door in the summertime waiting to get the authentic sub sandwiches that Mike’s was famous for. In 1987, Peter began franchising. He changed the name from Mike’s Subs to Jersey Mike’s Subs to capture the authenticity of where the authentic sub sandwich was born. Today, Peter Cancro is CEO of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems Inc., overseeing more than 1,500 locations open and under development. Despite the title, Peter still jumps behind the counter to test his skills and demonstrate his passion for the product and the customer. He tries to instill that passion in every store he enters and with every franchisee he meets. If you visit Jersey Mike’s today you’ll find the authentic sub taste if you order it served “Mike’s Way” with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, oil, vinegar and spices. Jersey Mike’s Subs is located in North Ranch Plaza in Westlake Village.

Little Thai Fine Dining Restaurant
Little Thai Fine Dining is located in Camarillo Village Square. The colorfully painted, laid-back outpost for Thai favorites offers delicious, authentic Thai cuisine such as curries, grilled meats & salads. They have been voted “Best Thai Food” in West Ventura County by the readers of the Ventura County Star every year since 2006. Occasionally they host live performances by traditional Thai dancers, local musicians, and other entertainers. In addition to regular dining they also cater business luncheons, birthday parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, service organization meetings, or other special events. They have banquet facilities on the premises and offer a variety of food choices, including buffets and limited menus.

Marie Callender’s® Restaurant & Bakery (Camarillo)
Marie Callender began delivering freshly baked pies to area restaurants in Orange County in the early 1940s. By 1948 the home-based bakery became a wholesale bakery and made over 200 pies daily within a few years. The first pie and coffee shop was opened in 1964 in Orange and other pie shops soon followed. In 1969 the pie shops began serving a full restaurant menu with many recipes created by Marie herself. Marie Callender’s® now operates over 75 restaurants in the United States and Mexico.

Merlin’s Kitchen
Owner Patty Campbell offers a large variety of cuisine. Patty and her staff have spent years discovering, mastering, and perfecting dishes from many different cultures – and she still loves her work. At Merlin’s you can plan an event that serves American, Italian, Mexican, Israeli, Chinese, Thai, BBQ, Kosher, Kosher-style, or great sandwiches and salads. They have the capability of preparing almost every kind of ethnic food. You can even choose to serve more than one type of cuisine at your event. Their impressive menu list includes:

  • Breakfast Menu
  • The Grill Menu
  • California Cuisine Menu
  • Salads Menu
  • Asian Menu
  • Mexican Menu
  • Italian Menu
  • Mediterranean Cuisine Menu
  • Hors d’oeuvres

And Merlin’s Kitchen is experienced at handling events of all kinds and sizes. They will cater corporate events, to dinner for two, to dinner for five hundred. Whether you are looking for the perfect wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, barbecue, breakfast, brunch, lunch, romantic dinner for two, tailgate party, custom picnic basket, birthday party, anniversary party, or cocktail party, Merlin’s can make your vision a reality. They can be responsible for just the food, or they can plan the entire event. They will supply you with their professional serving staff and onsite chefs. They will also arrange all your rentals, DJ’s, floral, photographers and anything else you may need.

Mission Oaks Café
Always fresh & local, Mission Oaks Cafe in Camarillo caters to all cuisines, styles, and flavors. True American Cuisine at its best.

Missy’s Cupcakes Creations
Missy’s Cupcake Creations is located in the Fisherman’s Wharf at the beautiful Channel Islands Harbor. Missy’s cupcakes are made with the finest local ingredients available and are always FRESH and MOIST. With over twelve scrumptious flavors to choose from these cupcakes are sure to please the most finicky of palates. Custom decorating is always available and includes sports themes, weddings, birthdays and corporate events. These cupcakes are always made with LOVE and delivered with HAPPINESS!

Nothing Bundt Cakes (Ventura)
Founders Debra Shwetz and Dena Tripp started Nothing Bundt Cakes in Las Vegas in 1997, simply to please their family and friends. Needless to say, thousands of other people became just as excited about our delicious cakes as they were. By using the purest ingredients, handcrafted recipes and imaginative decorations, Nothing Bundt Cakes has grown into the warm brand that it is today.

Ojai Ice Cream & Fudge
Ojai Ice Cream & Fudge is located in The Arcade Shopping Center. One Yelp review describes it as an old school Ice Cream shop that delivers everything you’d want… chocolate dipped cones, tasty (yet not too adventurous) flavors, and an old-school atmosphere. Perfect if you’re walking through the sleepy/cute enclave of Ojai.

Old Town Café
The Old Town Café is a small family-owned café in the heart of Camarillo’s Old Town. The quaint Old Town Café quickly became a favorite breakfast and lunch spot on the Boulevard after it opened in 2011. They feature classic favorites and unique seasonal items that are always prepared with quality fresh ingredients. Their coffee roaster is a local company and they support the community by using local ingredients and vendors. They pride themselves on true hospitality, great food, and superior service! And they are located next to the newly renovated Bella Capri Inn & Suites!

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant (Oxnard)
The Olive Garden family of 800+ restaurants is keeping with modern-day Italian traditions, expanding their menu to provide more choices, variety and better-for-you options. Their food is prepared with fresh ingredients presented simply with a focus on flavor and quality that is uniquely Italian.

Ottavio’s Italian Restaurant
The Belvedere Family opened Pizza Villa in 1969 in Camarillo, they expanded in 1974, and then again in 1978 when they moved to their current location. With Ottavio Belvedere’s home made recipes, from bread to their famous minestrone soup, and wonderful sauces, their menu has stood the test of time!

Panera Bread® (Camarillo)
The Panera Bread legacy began in 1981 as Au Bon Pain Co., Inc. and prospered along the east coast of the U and internationally throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Growing with their acquired Saint Louis Bread Company they increased their volumes increased by 75% and changed their name to Panera Bread. There are now 1,880 bakery-cafes in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and in Ontario Canada operating under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.® and Paradise Bakery & Café® names, delivering fresh, authentic artisan bread served in a warm environment by engaging associates.

Paul Martin’s American Grill (Westlake Village)
Founders Brian Bennett and Paul Fleming had a vision for a restaurant they wished was in their neighborhood, a place that serves you dishes made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients prepared simply and well, all offered at accessible prices. Embracing this concept and carrying these values into the restaurant kitchen, Paul Martin’s American Grill was born, and it now has several locations throughout California. With a motto of “Seasonal & Delicious” their menu features the best seafood from sustainable fisheries, free-range and natural meats and poultry, artisan cheeses and cured meats. They also serve artisanal cocktails made with house-infused spirits, craft beers and a deep selection of over 100 wines. The knowledgeable staff members are trained to meet exceptional service standards, in a relaxed, timeless, yet contemporary setting.

Pierre’s Catering and Rentals
Pierre’s Catering is an exciting, innovative and elegant caterer that will more than meet your expectations – satisfying your event planning needs and making your celebration special and memorable. Whether your event is large or small Pierre will supply props and background equipment as well as all party rentals to transform your event into a tropical luau, western ho-down, Texas barbeque or a wedding that will be simply spectacular. Pierre’s originality, experience and expertise will ensure the perfect extravaganza with stunning presentations, attention to detail and exquisite food. Delivery and planned catering is available for 2 to 3,000 with many locations to accommodate your affair and budget.

Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop (Camarillo)
The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops are one stop shops for all of your soda pop and candy cravings. There are thousands of bottled soda pops and candies from all over America, including some from other galaxies. The gigantic selection will launch you back in time to when you were a kid—even if you are over a hundred light years old. And if you are a kid, don’t plan on growing up when you are inside of a Rocket Fizz store. Rocket Fizz is a lot of fun and nostalgic. There are hundreds of retro and gag gifts, and concert posters and movie posters, and tin signs too. The inventory is always expanding, just like outer space. So if you want to have fun then fly on over in your space ship and cruise around a Rocket Fizz universe. Just be careful of those two alien Rocket Fizz founders and company owners—Rob Powells and Ryan Morgan. No human ever knows what they are up to. They are always full of galactic surprises and a close encounter with either one of them can be very unpredictable. Rob tends to give away free candy whenever he is inside of a store. And Ryan tends to give away a universe of soda pop knowledge. If his mouth is moving he is either chewing on candy or talking soda pop.

Safire – An American Bistro
Safire Bistro is known to many as one of tri-county’s hippest and most popular upscale restaurants. Located right off the 101 in the heart of Camarillo, guests enjoy modern American Regional Cuisine, a large selection of premium wines and spirits, and a sophisticated but welcoming fine dining experience. Their skilled kitchen team brings a unique approach to classic American cuisine with creative dishes that change almost daily to match the season and their latest inspiration. They provide a delectable array of menu items to complement a host of traditional and modern American dishes. Classical cooking techniques with a heavy emphasis on traditional flavors and seasonal ingredients create a sophisticated and mouth-watering variety of unique menu items. In addition to their regionally-inspired menu, they offer a full service bar, private dining rooms, outdoor patios, cabanas, hi-def projection, and an exhibition kitchen.

Scoops Creamery
Serving the finest, freshest ice cream, cakes, smoothies and shakes using only the highest quality ingredients.

Spanish Hills Country Club
Spanish Hills Country Club has creative menus, timeless style and exceptional value. Their professional team will help you make your event a smashing success. Their premium service can be simple or elaborate depending on your needs. Items that may be included in Premium Service are Location Assistance, Rental of Tents, Umbrellas, Lighting, Tables, Chairs, Linens, China & Glassware, Culinary Staff, Wait Staff, Bartenders, Set up and Clean up. They will make sure everything is flawless & you can be a guest at your own event.

The 805 Bar and Grilled Cheese
Ventura’s first and only gourmet grilled cheese restaurant and bar! The 805 Bar and Grilled Cheese started as Andres’ Wine and Tapas bar in 2010. After three years they tried something new. It started with fine scotches, then some fun mixed drinks, and became much more. The concept is simple: good food and good drinks. Then, Andres came up with the great idea to make unique gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches!

The Butcher Shop
Family owned Meat and Deli shop with stores in Ojai and Camarillo.

The Cave Restaurant & Ventura Wine Company
The Cave Restaurant is the premier food & wine tasting experience in Ventura County! Located inside the Ventura Wine Company, it was created as a place for exploring the pairing of food and wine and where great wine can be enjoyed with great food and good friends. The Cave’s impressive menu of small plates and appetizers is created by Chef Brandon Worrell. Although the pairing of food and wine is not a perfect science; it is the selection of good wine and simple food prepared exceptionally well. The goal of the Cave is to offer you good food, good wine, great value, and encourage you to discover for yourself what you like, without the interference of a so-called “expert” trying to convince you what is right. The Cave has 32 wines available by-the-ounce for tasting from their state-of-the-art Enomatic Machines. These machines dispense wines by 1, 3 or 5 ounce pours allowing you to taste a variety of wines before committing to one by the glass. We also offer craft beers by the bottle, and champagne and sparkling wines by the glass. The wine selection changes frequently and they encourage customers to return often to make new discoveries.

The Copa Cubana
Andres Fernandez and his dedicated staff are proud to welcome you to The Copa Cubana, Ventura’s only authentic Cuban food. The Copa Cubana is located in Ventura Harbor Village and it offers Cuban-American fusion cuisine, classic favorites, a full bar and live entertainment on the waterfront. The restaurant opened in 2016 as an extension of the current 805 Bar & Grilled Cheese restaurant.

The Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar (At The Collection)
In the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Chris Simms has tried to recreate the feeling of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he vacationed as a boy. The Lazy Dog name came from a winter day when Chris noticed a dog lying by toasty fireplace in a lodge. Commenting to his buddies on how much he loved his time hanging out there, he told them he wished everyone could enjoy life as much as that “lazy dog’ by the fire. Just like the lodge in Jackson Hole, the Lazy Dog offers the perfect environment for all ages, making the entire restaurant the place to be for a quick dinner with the family, a meandering meal with friends or a night out on the town.

The Manhattan Of Camarillo, Fine Italian Cuisine
Manhattan of Camarillo knows that it takes more than just exquisite cooking to make for a memorable meal: personal and attentive service, an intimate dining atmosphere, in the right location and great company are what help distinguish an already delicious dinner from a truly unique dining experience. They also provide guests with live “New York City Style” Jazz, Blues, and Ballads as a integral part of the overall dining experience.”

Twenty88 Restaurant & Martini Lounge
Twenty88 is a distinctive dining establishment that flawlessly fuses refined social dining & small town charm. Nestled along the historic main vain of Ventura Boulevard, adding a little uptown touch to Old Town. Foodies & fun seekers come to enjoy lunch, happy hour & dinner at Camarillo’s only modern martini lounge & contemporary bistro that features Gourmet Fusion by Executive Chef Alejandro Castillo and artfully crafted cocktails from Scott Holder. Twenty88 is owned and operated by power couple Vince Pillard & Annette Natella.

Twisted Oak Tavern
Twisted Oak Tavern was established in 2015 in Agoura Hills. Bringing a modern take on the traditional tavern along with a craft brewery producing our very own beer on site. They serve an extensive menu with each dish prepared from scratch with locally-sourced ingredients. Guests can dine on unparalleled dishes made from scratch from the garden, the range, the soil, the ocean, and finish with a rich dessert.

Yolanda’s Mexican Café
Yolanda’s Mexican Café is a fun, festive, casual neighborhood Mexican restaurant in Ventura County. Founded in 1982 in Oxnard, Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe has branched out to the cities of Ventura, Camarillo and Simi Valley. People from all walks of life are drawn by the friendly atmosphere and authentic Mexican food. You can start your fiesta experience with a full order of nachos or zesty bean dip. Indulge in generous portions of festive entrees from sizzling Fajitas or Carnitas Vera Cruz. Experience a taste of tradition and enjoy from a wide selection of Yolanda’s award winning margaritas!

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