Here is another delightful experience to add on to my tasting journey. From the outside, it looks like any other Danish-type restaurant here in Solvang, but what you don’t see is the deliciousness of all the menu items. They have been there for 6 years and it’s truly one of the best restaurants in the valley.
The staff will warm your heart, they are casual but want you to enjoy a great dining experience.
Here’s What I Tried:
Crispy Brussels sprouts, shredded Grana Padano, Applewood smoked bacon, fig balsamic reduction. I tried many of these Brussels sprout dishes in my tastings, but these were uniquely special. The bacon and sweet fig balsamic was a great combination.
Bacon Wrapped Diver Scallops, with Tabasco aioli, greens, vinaigrette. What a perfect way to start a delicious meal. These scallops are so delicate, with the wonderful taste of bacon wrapped around the scallops like little presents.
Sautee of Shitake Mushrooms with Madeira, herbs and toast. This is a very fragrant dish as the earthy mushrooms are the real stars of the show.
Seafood Pasta with its rich wonderful garlic flavor. This is an exquisite pasta dish, very fresh seafood, all of the wonders of the sea in one dish.
Country-Style Meatloaf, with buttermilk mash, succotash, bacon gravy bacon crumbles and chives. A very hearty meatloaf, with a great white gravy, just what the doctor ordered.
Three Little Pigs, with bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, creamed spinach, potato cakes, and sweet vermouth pork jus. A very innovative dish, with savory pork flavor, simply terrific.
Pumpkin Seed Crusted Rack of Lamb*, Crispy potato-asparagus hash, yellow pepper sauce. Big juicy lamb chops with a great inspiring sauce.
Salmon. Nice big wild caught salmon with rice pilaf and fresh vegetables. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned.
An ice cream sundae with chocolate covered bacon and lots of caramel sauce, amazing!!!
Wine’s I tried:
Prosecco. This is a light effervescent prosecco, pair it with the scallops. Trust me, you cannot go wrong.
Storm, Sauvignon Blanc. This was a perfect combination with the garlic packed seafood pasta.
Melville Chardonnay. This is a no brainer. Try it with the salmon.
Stolpman, Syrah. Try this divine wine alongside the Rack of lamb, it’s jammy, round chewy consistency will blow your hair back.
Additionally, they serve Mini buttermilk biscuits with jam (strawberry preserves) as their bread, it is top-notch.
The interior is fully decorated with pigs. There’s a sculpture of three little pigs on the wall and the ambient background music is very simple and calm. This serves as a backdrop for their scrumptious food. Did I mention that they love dogs and are pet friendly.
In the Santa Ynez valley there’s an incredible number of fun surprises that await you and Succulent Café is one of them. You’ll just have to come here and experience it for yourself to truly understand what I’m talking about.
Succulent Café Wine Charcuterie
1555 Mission Dr.
Solvang CA 93463