Bar Toscana Owners Opening SY Kitchen in Wine Country

SY Kitchen
SY Kitchen Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Mike and Kathie Gordon, the owners of Brentwood’s Toscana and its included off-shoot, Bar Toscana, are bringing their sensibilities to wine country, with plans for a new under-construction restaurant in Downtown Santa Ynez. Called SY Kitchen, which may eventually be shortened to just SYK, Bar Toscana chef Luca Crestanelli will head up the kitchen in this two-story project, overseeing a menu of Californian-Italian cuisine with a serious dedication to the vine. The first floor of the restaurant, slated at this point for an April debut, will feature a dining room, concrete bar, open kitchen, and patio, while the upstairs will be dedicated to wine storage and a private tasting room.

SYK, 1110 Faraday St. Santa Ynez.