Our Fave Restaurant: Julienne

1 Jul


Justin West is a genius, pure and simple. His food is incredible, and he runs the restaurant with his wife, Emma. There is soon to be a little West, keeping the lovely cooking skills in the family.

We are so excited by this guy’s food that I talked his ear off the other night when he was trying to get home to his pregnant wife. But I just couldn’t help myself. I hope he understands and lets us come back again!

We were treated by some amazing foie gras, to-die-for pork belly and some duck that was so deliciously seasoned it blew the top of my head off.

You’ve got to try Julienne the next time you’re in Santa Barbara. It’s worth planning a trip there just to go to this restaurant!

Got to go–we’re off to try some more divine food in this haven of cuisine…






13 Responses to “Our Fave Restaurant: Julienne”

  1. girlinafoodfrenzy July 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Foie gras, pork belly, what’s not to like! It might be a while till I can actually get to Santa Barbara (one day!) but hey, a girl can definitely keep on dreaming. πŸ™‚

  2. Lauren Bair July 2, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    That’s the now-extinct foie gras in CA, right? πŸ˜‰ Love that you celebrated its (now) ban by enjoying it! Hope your trip has been relaxing and lovely!

    • tinykitchenstories July 2, 2012 at 11:29 am #

      It is now finito, that’s for sure, though veal is still legal–go figure!?
      Having a lovely time, thank you so much!

    • lorrielorrieb July 4, 2012 at 11:16 am #

      I just heard that on one of the cooking shows the other day….the foie gras is illegal in CA?? What the what? What’s the thought behind THAT? I mean sure I know all about the ethical and perhaps health implications behind finding it distasteful…..but illegal?? I can think of some WAY worse thing that they don’t seem to have a problem with…..like say…..margarine!!

      • tinykitchenstories July 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

        What about veal? Or regular beef factory farming? Another resto we went to (which I won’t name so they don’t get busted) said it is the humane society who is deputized to control it. What they don’t understand is that the resto has caller ID–when they call to make A reservation and ask if they have foie on the menu, the staff knows who it is! Der!

        • lorrielorrieb July 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

          That’s messed up. What a weird thing to pick on. I mean seriously they don’t have better things to do? I can see something like “full disclosure” being appropriate for all questionable animal practices, I mean look what happens to poor ol lobsters! I’m all for shaming people into making better choices……but it should still be their choice…..their educated choice…..but making it illegal will only have people want it more………cause we all know how well prohibition worked! Next there will be organized crime involved…..black market foie gras!

          • tinykitchenstories July 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

            I totally agree! They should be putting their efforts where they can do real good. But unfortunately we don’t getting make the rules!

  3. Mama's Gotta Bake July 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    My son is going to school in Santa Barbara this fall, so…..I will definitely give it a try!

    • tinykitchenstories July 3, 2012 at 8:49 am #

      UCSB is where I got my BA– it’s a great school. Is that where he is going? You’ll be spoiled for choice on restaurants! We went to Bouchon last night–another amazing meal!

  4. Anastasia July 16, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    If I’m every in Santa Barbara, Julienne is on my list… You know, I grew up watching the soap opera with the same name, so I have a feeling I’ll know everybody in that town!

    • tinykitchenstories July 16, 2012 at 10:32 am #

      Ha ha! I would suggest you plan a trip to SB, one-to go to Julienne, and two-to say hi to everyone! πŸ˜‰


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    […] As mentioned in a previous post, we like to hit Brophy Brothers as soon as we get to Santa Barbara. We have to sit at the bar, and we have to eat shellfish while drinking beer and tequila shots. There’s nothing better than gazing up at SB’s beautiful mountains while enjoying these things. Nothing. Then you can check into your hotel with a lovely buzz and get your vaca really rolling! Julienne was dinner on our first night, but you know about that already. […]

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