Owners/Partners S.Y. Kitchen


The Gordon’s first venture into the restaurant world happened in 1989 when they honored and cultivated Mike’s passion to have his own restaurant, and opened Toscana.  Located in Brentwood, California, Toscana is just now celebrating it’s 25th year as one of Los Angeles’ most successful Italian restaurants.


Complementing Toscana, Kathie & Mike added Bar Toscana next door in 2010 along with Mike’s son, Andy.  Bar Toscana, located right next door, suggests hip and cool to Toscana’s more traditional nature.  In the creation of Bar Toscana the Gordon’s had the good fortune to meet Luca Crestanelli and hired him to open the kitchen in their new bar.


Now owners and partners of S. Y. Kitchen, Mike and Kathie pursued yet another dream, this time partnering with Chef Luca, to create a decidedly different Italian dining experience in the Santa Ynez Valley.  They brought with them their passion to not only serve simple, fresh dishes, dispense flavorful cocktails,  pour some of the best wines from the Central Coast and Italy, but to also offer their guests a friendly, welcoming environment, they might even call home.











1110 Faraday Street in Santa Ynez, California   805.691.9794