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  • Join us April 9th from 11am - 2pm at Bacara Resort & Spa!
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    Lisa Wojcik

Join us April 9th from 11am - 2pm at Bacara Resort & Spa!

Bacara Food and Wine


4th Annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend 

April 7-9, 2017

Bacara Resort & Spa

Join us April 7th – 9th for a celebration of Santa Barbara County’s best chefs, artisans, winemakers and farmers! Now in its fourth year, the Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend showcases the distinct tastes, sights and sounds of the region while also bringing cutting-edge culinary talent from across the country to Santa Barbara. This delicious and informative weekend will feature cooking demonstrations, panel discussions and chef tastings, including a special reception with wines curated by the Santa Barbara Vintners Association and a menu created by celebrated Los Angeles chef and multiple James Beard Award winner, Nancy Silverton.  A two-night stay at the beachfront Bacara Resort and Spa completes this unforgettable weekend on the American Riviera.  Weekend proceeds benefit The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

Highlights of the 4th Annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend at Bacara include:

  • The Santa Barbara Vintners’ Wine Reception with Chef Nancy Silverton - an extensive wine tasting reception presented by the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association and a specially curated menu by the talented Chef Silverton at Bacara’s recently-opened oceanfront restaurant, Angel Oak
  • A breakfast with award-wining Pastry Chef Pierre Yves Henry of Bree’osh, - the popular artisan bakery and café in Montecito  - accompanied by a cooking demonstration to learn the art of making perfect brioche and cinnamon rolls
  • A cooking demonstration with chef Christopher Rayman, Chef de Cuisine at Santa Barbara’s acclaimed vegetarian restaurant Mesa Verde and owner of the recently launched SB Creamery
  • A cooking demonstration with Executive Chefs Philip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee, the husband and wife duo behind Monticeto’s new Scratch Bar & Kitchen
  • “Farmers Turned Artisans” Panel Discussion & Tasting, where you can enjoy tastings of homemade culinary concoctions while learning how local farmers-turned-artisans preserve each season’s harvest into an ever-expanding selection of farm-to-table pantry items
  • “Sparkling Wine” Panel, an intimate discussion and tasting with three of the top sparkling wine producers in Santa Barbara County
  • An enriching, farm-to-table luncheon prepared in a wood-fired stone by Chef Clark Staub, owner of the popular local establishment Full of Life Flatbread
  • Craft Brewer’s Garden featuring tastings of craft cider, beer, cocktails, mead, and kombucha – all produced locally in beautiful Santa Barbara
  • Complimentary discussion and book signing with Julia’s Great-Nephew, Alex Prud’homme, author of The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act
  • Complimentary screening of “Julie & Julia,” the hit film celebrating the iconic Julia Child’s impact on domestic and professional kitchens alike
  • Grand Dinner with wine pioneer Richard Sanford as the guide for a “Celebration of the Santa Rita Hills.” Wines from four Santa Rita Hills wineries will be paired with a special menu created by Bacara’s Executive Chef Vincent Lesage
  • Neighborhood Market Tour featuring tastings by dozens of locally and nationally-acclaimed chefs, artisans, winemakers and farmers

For tickets or more information, please visit www.BacaraCulinaryWeekend.com or call (844) 209-8083.

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    Lisa Wojcik

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