Located on a 23-acre estate, V Marketplace is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The brick walled, open-air, two-leveled structure is more than 30,000 square-feet and has been in existence since 1870. Bright flowers surround the exterior, which has the appearance of several country cottages grouped together. Inside the space sits a wine shop, four art galleries, a gourmet chocolatier, a dozen retail clothing and accessory stores, as well as the head office for scheduling a hot air balloon ride. Casual dining is available at the Pacific Blue café and Michael Chiarello’s popular eatery Bottega.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.