One night, one week, or a month, the Santa Cruz Mountains and the surrounding cities, invite you to stay, eat, drink and explore this world famous destination.
The Santa Cruz Mountains is known as a premier wine and food destination for the Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz. The region is home to more than 425 exciting restaurants and home to some award winning Michelin star restaurants. Here is where the farm-to-table culinary scene meets the creativity of some of the Bay Area’s best chefs, resulting in a wide range of culinary adventures.
Whether you’re seeking an in-town hotel close to night life and dining, a luxurious spa getaway, or the peaceful calm of a remote vineyard setting or the sound of the ocean, you’ll find a warm, gracious welcome from any one of our quaint villages or cities, including Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, Half Moon Bay, Palo Alto, Campbell, Aptos, Capitola, or Santa Cruz.
First Crush RestaurantFirst Crush Restaurant
First Crush serves dinner nightly in the lively street level restaurant. All of the menus are available at any seat in the restaurant making First Crush a great place for:
~ an evening out lingering over food and wine
~ a quick snack, glass of wine, or favorite cocktail
~ just dessert!
~ an early or late meeting place for you and your friends
~ seeking out one of the many hard to find California wines (we offer by the one-half or full bottle or by the glass)
First Crush is available for private dinners, corporate parties, and most any special function you can imagine. All special events are coordinated one on one to ensure that your event is both unique and memorable
First Crush served it’s first meal in November of 1998 and has been growing strong ever since. The restaurant has the philosophy:
To offer hand-crafted quality food using the freshest ingredients complemented with a massive all-California wine list – all served affordably with professional service in a fun, lively environment.
The downstairs dining room, bar and lounge is the perfect place to grab a cocktail or have dinner and wine in a beautiful ambience. It’s also utilized for many private dinners and functions we host. We host between fifteen and twenty-five events each month, offering a fabulous backdrop for private dinners and group celebrations.
Flea Street CafeFlea Street Cafe
Jesse’s CoolEatz restaurants represent her passionate 35-year commitment to flavorful, fun and sustainable cuisine. CoolEatz restaurants serve only fresh, in-season, organic and local ingredients. Menu items range from superb salads to elegant entrees, mouth-watering sandwiches, Jesse’s signature comfort foods and devilish desserts.