Chef Frank Ostini of the legendary Hitching Post restaurant in Casmalia in the Santa Maria Valley stars in a recent episode on Wolfgang Puck’s show on the Fine Living Network. The Hitching Post also has a second location in Buellton in the neighboring Santa Ynez Valley.
The episode titled BBQ Bonanza aired on June 15 and will appear in future reruns. Following is the episode summary: “Wolfgang Puck visits the Santa Ynez Valley, famous for their Santa Maria Style BBQ. He joins his friend Frank Ostini, to help grill up some steaks. Wolfgang prepares a Mandarin Steak Salad and cools it down with homemade Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream and Strawberry Shortcake.”
Kudos to the Hitching Post for showing Wolfgang Puck the tricks of the Santa Maria Style Barbecue trade!