About Paradise Cafe


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Chef Weston Richards


Chef Weston Richards career in the culinary world began over sixteen years ago at Santa Barbara’s Sage & Onion. From there he quickly made his mark at the Wine Cask and its sister restaurant, Intermezzo, where he created dishes to complement their prestigious Wine Spectator’s Grand Award. Soon after, he founded the critically acclaimed Spare Parts, a locals’ pop-up favorite. In 2013, Chef Weston was integral in opening Les Marchands, an innovative restaurant and retail shop in the Funk Zone. Over the past four years, he has directed the menu that complements the wine, beer and cocktail programs. In designing his frequently changing menu, Chef Weston is influenced by his travels to Rome, the Tuscan countryside and Naples. He also finds inspiration from his sojourns to North Africa, where he savored and dissected the mystery of the cuisines of Morocco and Tunisia. Chef Weston creates diverse and seasonally inspired menus at Paradise Cafe.



Pearl Social’s service team is lead by Kacey House who you may know from our sister property, The Lark. After moving down the coast from San Francisco (where she hails), Kacey found herself in the midst of the Paso Robles wine country food and wine scene explosion as the General Manager of Thomas Hill Organics – a farm to table dining pioneer and pillar of the Paso Robles community. Prior to taking the helm at Pearl Social & The Lark, Kacey came from the successful opening of a Hilton Hotel pilot concept featuring Roof Top Bar & Bistro where she was Food and Beverage Director.



2017 Award of Excellence – Wine Spectator Restaurant Award – Wine Spectator

2015 Top 10 Wine Lists in Santa Barbara Area – Gayot’s

2014 “Wine Bar of the Year” – The Imbibe 75

2014 America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants – Wine Enthusiast

10 Hottest Restaurants in Santa Barbara – Zagat

Top 10 Restaurants with the Best Food in the Santa Barbara Area – Gayot’s

The Best Santa Barbara Valentines Restaurants – Gayot’s

The 21 Best Wine Bars in the Country” – Thrillist.com

Eric Railsback, Forbes 30 Under 30 – Food and Wine 2014

Brian McClintic, Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 – America’s Tastemakers 2014


For more information or reservations, visit lesmarchandswine.com

131 Anacapa St., Ste. B, Santa Barbara CA 93101 | 805-284-0380

Monday-Thursday: 3pm to 9pm | Friday: 3pm to 10pm | Saturday: 11am to 10pm | Sunday: 11am to 9pm

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For more information, visit paradisecafe.com

702 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | 805-962-4416

Sunday-Thursday: Lunch 11am to 13pm | Dinner 5pm to 9om

Friday-Saturday: Lunch 11am to 3pm | Dinner 5pm to 10pm

Bar Open Daily 11am to Close

Paradise Cafe | @paradisecafe