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Madeline’s Restaurant wine server

Madeline’s Restaurant serves up exquisite cuisine with local ingredients

Madeline’s Restaurant wine server

The friendly staff is knowledgeable about their wine offerings, French American menu

–Nestled amongst lush green forest and salty Pacific Ocean air lies Cambria, California, a popular destination for locals and travelers on adventures along Highway 1. Cambria has become known for its local wine and fine cuisine. Madeline’s Restaurant and Wine Shop, in the heart of Cambria, has been a favorite place to wine and dine by locals and visitors alike since opening their doors in 2002.

Madeline’s dining room offers an intimate, candlelit setting perfect for date night or enjoying a small family gathering. The friendly staff is very knowledgeable about their wine offerings and each dish on their French American menu.

Madeline’s Cellar, the wine shop and tasting room, serves its own label of finely crafted local wine, plus over 75 wines from local Central Coast vintners. Many wines are small-batch local wines that are only available through a limited number of locations.

Madeline’s Restaurant food on table

Owner, David Stoothoff, is proud of the Madeline Cellars handcrafted wines that are sourced from some of the finest grapes in San Luis Obispo County and created with the assistance of winemaker Jeff Branco. A Central Coast winemaker with a prestigious reputation, Jeff is only the third American to graduate from the University of Bordeaux with a master’s degree in viticulture as well as oenology.

Madeline Cellars wine includes 2017 Paso Robles Petit Verdot, 2017 Paso Robles Cayden’s Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Paso Robles Petite Sirah, 2016 Paso Robles Chardonnay, and 2017 Paso Robles Gigi’s Cuvee.

The dining menu features appetizers such as buttery, melt in your mouth Diver Scallops prepared with mushroom duxelle and a classic French Buerre Blanc sauce. Their beautifully stuffed chicken breast served with candied walnuts, brie cheese and spinach with a sage brown butter sauce, scalloped potatoes and fresh local vegetables is a must-try. For dessert, try the Chocolate Truffle Mousse Cake prepared with dark chocolate truffle and milk chocolate mousse over a butter walnut crust.

David left his position as a corporate trainer for several large chain restaurants to open Madeline’s in 2002. Originally opened inside an existing wine shop, David purchased that shop in 2011 and added daily wine tasting.

A supporter of local artists, artwork for sale is regularly featured throughout the tasting room and dining room.

Madeline’s Restaurant and Cellars is located at 788 Main Street, Cambria, CA. Madeline’s Cellar is open daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The restaurant is open from 5 – 9 p.m. Reservations are encouraged for dinner. For more information visit madelinescambria.com or call (805) 927-4175.


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