We finished off the night with several more bottles of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne.
We drove up with Justin on Friday morning to Santa Barbara. We met up with Kim and Pete at the White Jasmine Inn Bed & Breakfast where we stayed for the weekend. Chad and I were in the Santa Ynez room, Justin in the Hideaway, and Kim & Pete in the Nouveau Suite. It was a quaint, relaxing place with a great breakfast delivered to our room each morning. A perfect location to the heart of down town Santa Barbara, so we headed out to State St for some lunch. We went to Madison's where the food was mediocre, but I had a good Bloody Mary. We then headed back to get ready for the wedding. The wedding was on Summerland Beach. It was s spectacular day with crystal clear blue skies and a gorgeous location. Captain Don officiated the ceremony, which was short and sweet. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Alvarez!
After the ceremony, we popped open a few bottles of bubbly and enjoyed the beautiful views of the ocean. It was then off to a wonderful dinner at Ca'Dario, a fantastic Italian trattoria. To start off we had CARCIOFO RIPIENO - Cold steamed artichoke, stuffed with artichoke hearts and bread, topped with chopped tomatoes, garlic and basil. Yummy! Our wine selection was Pinot Noir, Laetitia, Arroyo Grande Valley. I had the shrimp and scallop risotto special which was amazing! Chad and Pete both had the SPAGHETTINI CON FASOLARI - Thin spaghetti with fresh clams, garlic, chili flakes, parsley and white wine. Then Tiramisu for dessert. I would definitely recommend this great little bistro.