A European Escape…In LA
Been whiling away the hours dreaming of Tuscany and Provence, but can’t quite seem to get there? Console yourself with (or rather, at) The Stonehaus, offering a taste of European indulgence a mere 40-minutes drive from Los Angeles. Designed as a boutique enoteca more reminiscent of Italy than western California, The Stonehaus’ elegant rock façade is set amidst 17 acres of lush landscape complete with sweeping courtyard patio, romantic outdoor fireplace, private lake and stunning mountain views.
A coffee house by day, they serve their own custom-roasted blend and a selection of cakes, pastries, breakfasts and packaged snacks, like the Protein Box with egg, smoked salmon and green bean salad, to eat in or have as a picnic on the grounds. But come nightfall, the interior space transforms into a romantic wine bar and tasting room where Mediterranean light bites and gourmet imported breads, cheeses and antipasti come paired with one of 150 palate-pleasing, full-bodied wines from around the globe.
Fresh tomato bocconcini is flavour-enhanced by a glass of the Gamble Family Sauvignon Blanc, while a turkey provolone panini is perfectly complemented by the Argot Rose Grenache. The on-site vineyard also produces a range of blends including Cabernet, Cabernet Franc and jammy Syrah, all fabulous with a meal, on their own or as part of the by appointment only tastings. Pop the cork!