our past events
Thursday, January 31. Winemaker Dinner. Chef Kelly is already busy creating the delicious menu. From grape to bottle Long Meadow Ranch is responsibly farmed and family-owned vineyards that allow us to bring extraordinary flavor and integrity to your table. Be sure to call and make your reservations now. This one shouldn't be missed and is sure to fill up fast.
Monday, January 7 through Thursday, January 10 Paradise Pantry restaurant and market will be closed.
Your Paradise Pantry owners, Chef Kelly and Wine Curator Tina, want to thank each and every customer for letting us introduce you to delicious food, great wine and good times.
New Year’s Day Breakfast | 11am-3pm | Burritos & Bloody Mary’s — The Pantry is known for this delicious way to begin 2019. Chef Kelly’s Breakfast Burritos are the stuff of Ventura legend! And the Paradise Pantry Bloody is the perfect “hair of the dog.”
New Year’s Eve Dinner | 5pm-10pm | Celebrate the end of 2018 and ring in 2019 with good friends, great food and a fabulous time. See Chef Kelly's special menu. Cheers.
November 15. España Winemaker Dinner. See the menu. Call for reservations.
Life is short. Try new things. Come to Paradise to taste wines from our favorite winemakers. The small farm wines we feature will open the world of wine to you, right here in Ventura. Join us as our wine curator, Tina and our Chef Kelly present special wines to delight and inform you. Reservations recommended, but we can always squeeze you in.
Friday Bubbles | 4pm to 6pm. Kick off your weekend by celebrating sparkling domestics from the West to East Coast.
Sunday Wine Tastings | 4pm to 6pm. Upgrade your wine knowledge while tasting new, different and very special kinds of wine. Keep checking back and don’t miss any of these opportunities to learn, taste and find new favorites.
October 27. Trick or Treat hourly Ghostly Drawing for a $20 Gift Certificate.
October 24-28. Burger Week
October 21. Monthly Sunday Brunch.
October 15. Sunday Flights to Paradise. Greek Wines. The tastes of the Greek Islands with Cat Stratton of Athena Wines.
October 12. Champagne Friday. Grape growing in the Dumangin family goes back some 350 years - Firmin Dumangin (born in the 1650s) was a grape grower in the neighbouring village of Ludes. Early in the 21st Century Gilles Dumangin succeeded his father, Jacky, and is a fifth generation Champagne producer. The Dumangin family’s tireless efforts to produce the best possible Champagne from their own grapes has been recognized by prestigious magazines and has received high ratings:
Brut 1er Cru Grande Reserve.
“From the family-owned J. Dumangin, this is a full, fruity, ripe wine that's full of sweet apple and lime flavors, with a bright orange-zest texture. It's also more serious than this fruitiness suggests, with dense flavor and concentration that promises to age." Roger Voss
"Tight-knit, perfumed, intriguing... One of my favourite non-vintage fizzes." Jancis Robinson, FT Weekend
Brut 1er Cru Rosé. James Suckling, 92 Points
"Bright playful red fruits and cassis with some gently spiced biscuity notes. The palate has an attractive vinous presence, plus long cherry and rasberry flavors. Fine and smooth."
Ratafia de Champagne Jancis Robinson - 17.5 Points
"Blend of Champagne grapes. Colour of Victoria plum skins, ie light tawny. Smells rather like apricot eau de vie with that woody aroma of spirit. Sweet, powerful but so deliciously scented on the palate: orange and rose and dried apricots. Scrumptious."
October 7. Beaujolais and the Willamette Valley. Featuring wines from some of the best crus in Beaujolais and the Willamette Valley! The perfect categories for this fall! Come pick your favorites to celebrate with this holiday season, as our friend Remy Giannico, sommelier, casual cook, and bon-vivant walks us through an amuse bouche of volcanic terroir! Its like a pumpkin patch that you can drink! Enjoy a flight of 6 Willamette Valley wines and 6 wines from Beaujolais. Wines and bites start at 3:30 and pour until 5:30 ($35).
October 6 and 7. Paradise Pantry celebrates The Art Walk and Light Show with amazing dinner specials. See the menu.
September 19. Burger Week Our burgers are so incredible that we dedicate a whole week to them every month.
Date TBD. Monthly Sunday Brunch
September 2. Kerby Cult Wine Tasting
August 22-26. Burger Week Our burgers are so incredible that we dedicate a whole week to them every month.
August 19. Monthly Sunday Brunch
August 14-19. French Week
August 7-12. Spain & Portugal Week
August 9. Oyster Night
August 1. Spaghetti & Meatballs
July 31-August 5. Italian Week
July 25-31. Burger Week Our burgers are so incredible that we dedicate a whole week to them every month.
July 22. Monthly Sunday Brunch
July 19. Oysters and Crisp, Sparkling Whites. From Marc at the Jolly Oyster we will be showcasing their exquisite Kumamoto and Laguna Bay select oysters and their Manila clams. All seafood will be paired with crisp sparkling whites curated by Tina for the event.
July 14. Bastille Day
July 10-15. French Week
July 4. Gourmet Hot Dog Week. Silva Old Fashioned Franks done-up ala Chef Kelly.
July 1. Paradise Pantry celebrates 11 years! Come celebrate with us on July 1 at 4:30pm as Tina curates exquisite wines from 2007. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. $100 includes the tastings of 5 wines and a selection of assorted cheesees. Don't miss this!
June 20. Burger Week Our burgers are so incredible that we dedicate a whole week to them every month.
June 17. Father's Day Sunday Brunch. Reservations required.
June 13. Jasper Hill Farms Cheese Tasting. Come sample cheese from Jasper Hill Farm. We welcome Leigh Harding, from 6pm - 8pm, who will lead us through a guided tasting and talk about their dairy and cellars, a unique combination, at Jasper Hill.
June 6-10. Portuguese Wine & Cheese Focus
May 27. A Rare Wine Tasting. Join Kerby Zozula, one of Pantry's favorite wine educator's and taste through an insane lineup of high-end "cult" wines. Reservations required — only 6 spaces available!
May 25. Kick off to Summer | Market. Get grill ready with our BBQ Sauces, condiments and pickles all at 10% off.
May 23. Burger Week Our burgers are so incredible that we dedicate a whole week to them every month.
May 18. Pup Crawl | Market. Bring your pup to our outdoor table for a treat and treat yourself to any of our discounted items on our Sidewalk Sale table.
May 14. Open for Lunch in celebration of the Amgen Tour Of California pre-race through Downtown Ventura. Join us for lunch on a Monday (11-3pm)
May 13. Mother's Day Sunday Brunch.
May 11. Mom's Night Out | Market. 10% off all Rose Wines and Chocolates plus selected housewares on our table.
May 8. My Mom Makes Wine Flights and Cheese Maker Moms will be featured all week in the restaurant and market.
May 5. Cinco de Mayo. Celebrate Mexican-American wine makers paired with Chef Kelly's amazing tacos.
May 4. Downtown Fiesta | Market. 10% Off all Spanish Cured Meats and other items on our table.
April 25. Burger Week. Our burgers are so incredible that we dedicate a whole week to them. Bring your appetite for lunch or dinner.
April 22. Earth Day. is dear to our hearts. We will celebrate with biodynamic wines that respect the earth and all it provides.
April 17 . Winemaker Event. One night only. Come join Edgar Torres, the winemaker from Edgar de Bodega. He's pouring delicious wines and ciders to compliment Chef Kelly's Taco Platters.
April 1 . Easter Brunch. Reservations highly recommended. See the menu.
March 31 . Champagne on Main
Join us for a meal anytime during or after the Wine Walk, Street Fair, Live Entertainment and crazy Easter egg hunt in Mission Park.
March 25 - April 1 . Ventura Restaurant Week
We are excited to incorporate Ventura history into 2018 Restaurant Week. The fire roasted Ortega Chili we all know and love was created just down Main St. near the 33 by the Ortega Adobe (still standing) in 1897. Read more.
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