Paradise Pantry

where fresh meets feast

local. inspired. vibrant.

We care about you. We seek to nourish your bellies and delight your soul. We create food that is made with love and is great to eat. We use products that are organic, locally grown, fresh-as-absolutely-possible, high quality and just plain yummy. We love and respect our suppliers.

We care for our earth, our neighborhood and you, our Paradise Pantry family.


winemaker dinners.


Paradise Pantry presents a Wine and Food Pairing

Experience our Featured Dinner   |  See our Past Winemaker Dinners

We created the Winemaker Dinners because we LOVE to PAIR — wine, cheese, food, people.

These dinners come with stories. The story of each wine, the story of how we decided to create a dinner to go with it, the story of the evening and all the experiences of inviting our customers, creating the menu and cooking the dinners, listening to the winemakers and drinking it all in while relishing tastes that delight and surprise us.

These are dinners to nourish and care for you while experiencing a new level of delicious. We do these dinners because we adore our customers and want to share with them all we’ve tasted.


featured winemaker dinner.

Eric Kent Wines | May 30 | 6pm

Join us as Chef Kelly creates a multi-course meal, using exquisite ingredients, and paired with Eric Kent Wines.

This event has limited seating — reservations are required. Please reserve with us by calling 805 641 9440.


2018 “Cuvee Renee” Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County
Fresh Burrata Mozzarella, pickled green tomato
& Persian cucumber crostini
Course One
2016 1KM West Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Local spring onion, cauliflower & Santa Barbara spot prawn bisque topped with stuffed squash blossom
Course Two
2016 Small Town Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Local caught black cod & charred leek cakes, roasted artichoke aioli, smoked trout caviar with fried nasturtium pods, leaf oil & roasted chiogga beets
Course Three
2016 Steel Plow Grenache, Sonoma Valley
Duck leg ravioli with Aji Panca (Peruvian Chile) butter & sage sauce, McGrath oyster mushrooms & roasted garlic Parmesan ricotta garlic flowers
Course Four
2015 Atoosa’s Vineyard  Syrah, Russian River Valley
Tablas Creek organic seared Lamb lollies over Kurobuta pork belly, flageolet bean & root vegetable hash
Bite Finale
Eureka lemon curd & Marscapone mousse tartlet with Marcona almond crust and a blueberry rose geranium sauce

past winemaker dinners.

eric kent wines winemaker dinner

May 30, 2019

Five courses. Five wines. An evening to savor. Again, Chef Kelly has created a special food experience menu paired perfectly with the wines from Eric Kent.



mail road wines winemaker dinner

March 21, 2019

Our Winemaker Dinners are completely unique and centered around delicious food, exquisite wine, and a great experience. Five courses. This special evening with Mail Road Winery surpassed expectations. Five wines. An evening to savor.


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long meadow ranch winemaker dinner

January 31, 2019

From grape to bottle Long Meadow Ranch is responsibly farmed and a family-owned vineyard that allow us to bring extraordinary flavor and integrity to your table.


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éspaña! winemaker dinner

November 15, 2018

Winemaking legend Alberto Orte joins Chef Kelly to create a spectacular event.


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arkenstone vineyards winemaker dinner

October 3, 2018

This Winemaker Dinner Event is an exciting way to begin fall, experience the bounty of Ventura, taste new creations and drink the wines of Napa’s Arkenstone Vineyard. Jake Krausz from Arkenstone Vineyard will join Paradise Pantry.


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scar of the sea winemaker dinner

May 30, 2018

Chef Kelly pairs her delicious creations with Scar Of The Sea Wines. These wines come from a shared vision between long-time friends and colleagues, Mikey Giugni and Michael Brughelli to produce wine and cider that are unique, balanced, complex, and most importantly are fun and delicious to drink.


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tablas creek vineyard winemaker dinner

April 11, 2018

Usually it all begins with the wine. But this time the lamb led the way to The Tablas Creek Vineyard Winemaker Dinner here at Paradise Pantry.

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Please note: Thursday, May 30 | Closing at 2:30 for our Winemaker Dinner


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