The old-world ambiance and rustic elegance of San Ysidro Ranch, a hotel tucked into the hills of Montecito, cannot be beat . . . An afternoon of decadence is most certainly high on my list of favorite things on earth. Is there two greater words in the English language than "ROOM. SERVICE." I think not.
The San Ysidro prepares treats that are as delicious to behold as they are to eat. Among my favorites are the pillowy lemon tart, mini key lime tarts, petite chocolate eclairs (dusted with gold leaf, bien sur) and creme brûlée with a most shattery topping. The desserts are matched by the history and glamour of the hotel, each garden and room is subtly organic and wonderful, completely lacking in pomp or stuffiness. John and Jackie Kennedy were on to something lovely when they honeymooned at the Ranch years ago!
If You Go:
900 San Ysidro Ln