Photo Essay: A Santa Barbara Farm-To-Table Dinner + Weekly Wrap-Up


One of the best things about midsummer is the ready access to fresh, local food. Whether it’s from your neighborhood farmer’s market or just the grocery store, you can be sure to find extra ripe, full-flavored bounty this time of year—making it the perfect time for delicious dinner parties. Karen Wise, a Brooklyn-based photographer friend of ours, recently sent us photographs of a beautiful farm-to-table dinner she worked on in Santa Barbara. Featuring fresh-picked flowers and a fully-seasonal menu, these photos have us jonesin’ for our own outdoor summer festivities. The town I recently moved to in Upstate New York has a farmer’s market every Saturday, so I know what I’ll be doing this weekend! Here’s hoping that these lovely photos will inspire your own weekend plans. Check out the rest of the images plus full credits after the jump! —Max

In case you missed it, here’s a summary of all of this week’s D*S highlights!


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  • American Cucumber & Three Carrot Salad
  • Roots Farm Green Salad
  • Spot Prawn & Stone Crab Fettucini
  • Jimenez Farm Leg of Lamb
  • Rustic Peach Pluot Tart with Lemon Saboyan



Cambria wines! I’ve been there. It was one of the only vineyards I actually went to while in California on my road trip. I was the only one driving :)

Kelly Oshiro

Thanks Grace so much for featuring my “photo essay.” The bounty of Santa Barbara county inspires me every day :)