The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore offers guests a bevy of dining choices. Its signature Bella Vista restaurant has panoramic ocean views of Montecito’s Butterfly Beach. A new contemporary Italian menu from executive chef Marco Fossati can be savored outside on the Italian marble terrace by large cozy fire pits or inside by the huge warm fireplace. The restaurant is one of 12 in California licensed to cure its own meats. The famous Sunday brunch buffet includes chilled oysters, shrimp, and other seafood; smoked salmon; caviar; salad, charcuterie, and cheese stations; a variety of sushi, rolls, and sashimi; carving stations of prime rib, lamb, and wild salmon; made-to-order omelettes and potato salad stations; and a chocolate fondue and dessert station. Fossati’s traditional Italian dinner menu includes grilled calamari, tagliatelle with clams, potato gnocchi, spinach lasagna, rack of lamb, and veal parmigiana.
Resort guests and members also have exclusive access to the neighboring Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club for swimming, sunbathing, and dining at Tydes restaurant. Its oceanfront location offers panoramic beach views surrounded by glass walls and 1930s Art Deco-inspired interiors. Head to the unique Aquarium Bar in the center of the space, where a drink can be enjoyed while viewing live coral reefs and tropical fish in the clear acrylic counter. Tydes’ new menu focuses on fresh seafood including grilled whole branzino, scallops, salmon with pumpernickel crust, Santa Barbara spot prawns, and uni carbonara.
The resort also houses the Ty Lounge, offering specialty drinks and classic cocktails and Spanish tapas dishes, and Fins, offering made-to-order juices and smoothies featuring local seasonal produce.
The resort entry features wrought-iron gates and beautiful gardens leading into the Spanish Revival lobby, built in 1927, with hand-decorated archways, antique furniture, and terra cotta tile floors. The 207 guest rooms, including 40 suites, sit on 22 lush acres of tropical gardens with romantic brick walkways. Rooms feature plantation shutters, fireplaces, patios overlooking gardens, and luxurious beds and bathrooms. Guests will have plenty of entertainment on the expansive lawn with a large pool, tennis courts, croquet, shuffleboard, and a putting green. A spa and fitness room are also on site.
Whether heading for a day trip to enjoy brunch or for a romantic weekend getaway, the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore in Montecito is the perfect escape.