Central Coast Adventures
Spring 2003, pg 20-24 -
"New Home, Old Friends: A Perfect Party Combination"
"…For the food, Gayle turns to her long time friend and favorite caterer,
Mike Howard, owner of the Inn at Tres Pinos, an official Historical
Landmark near Hollister.
Mike and his staff do all kinds of catering from "blue
jeans to black tie, denim to diamonds," but for Gayle's party he emphasizes
"simple, fresh, outdoor foods."
Taking advantage of the Triolo's convenient outdoor cooking
Facilities, the chefs prepared most of the food on the premises, Allowing
the wonderful aroma of grilling to whet guests' appetites throughout
-- Joan Dew
The Pinnacle San Benito County
2003 The Guide to the Best in SBC
The Inn at Tres Pinos *******
Overall Best Restaurant, Best Romantic Atmosphere, Best Wine List,
Best Restaurant to Splurge Best Steak, Best Food Server - Cynthia
Morgan , Best Bartender - Mitchell Bakich
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Award of Excellence 1989
California Legislature Assembly Resolution
The Inn at Tres Pinos has been honored as Hospitality Business of
the Year. Whereas the people of the Hollister area are fortunate to
be served by a business of this caliber that has proven itself to
be a healthy and positive force within the community.
-Honorable Peter Frusetta
28th Assembly Dist.
State of California Senate 1996
Senate Rules Committee Resolutions no. 1760
"…The contributions that businesses such as the Inn at Tres Pinos
make to the business climate of the community enhance the quality
of life for the entire population and instill a great sense of pride
in those individuals associated with it."
-Bill Lockyer, Chairman
-Henry Mello, Senator 15th Dist.
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
For outstanding and invaluable service to the community
-Sam Farr, United States Congress, 1996
San Benito County Chamber of Commerce Business
of the Year 1996
Elite Dining - 2003 "Neighborhood Favorite"
Northern California Best Places Guidebook
"Best places" 1995-1996, 1998-1999, 2001-2002