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June 6-8, 2014

$299

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A limited number of platinum passes are available for the Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend at Bacara.


Platinum Passes Include:

Friday, June 6

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening Wine Reception & Screening 

Lovely wine reception presented by the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association. Enjoy more than 40 varietals by the region’s top winemakers followed by a special video tribute to Julia Child. $75 per person

 

Saturday, June 7

 

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Panel of Experts

Learn more about Santa Barbara County’s unique culinary community, including what’s new, what’s changed and what’s coming next, during an interactive discussion with four local experts. Complimentary

 

11 a.m. to Noon Olive Oil & Vinegar For Life! Cooking Demonstration & Tasting 

Learn everything you never knew about cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Santa Barbara’s most awarded EVOO producer, Theodora Stephan, Founder of Global Gardens. $30

 

11 a.m. to Noon Power of Pinot

Join Lila Brown of Foley Food & Wine Society and Kathryn Graham of C’est Cheese as they lead you through 5 Pinots paired with 5 California cheeses. $45

 

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Santa Maria Style BBQ Lunch by Hitching Post II 

Join Frank Ostini of the famed Hitching Post II to taste and learn more about what many call the “best barbecue in the world.” $70

 

1 to 2 p.m. Summer Pie

Learn how to make a beautiful Pate Brisee (pie dough) followed by the different applications you can enjoy from this one recipe. $25

 

2 to 3 p.m. Artisan Bread Baking Demonstration

If you are like Bob Oswaks of Bob’s Well Bread, you love good bread and are serious about learning how to make it at home. Join him as he reveals the secrets to make old-world style leavened breads consistently good every time. $25

 

3 to 4 p.m. Cooking with California Gold

Learn more about diving for Santa Barbara sea urchin from Stephanie Mutz, Santa Barbara’s only female urchin diver, followed by a sea urchin cooking demo by Bacara Chef Chris Turano. $25

 

4 p.m. The Ins and Outs of Food Writing

Join our panel of seasoned food and cookbook writers, editors and marketers for expert guidance, tips of the trade and insights into the current state of the cookbook market in the fast-changing publishing and media landscapes. $15

 

5 to 6 p.m. Farm to Bar Mixology with Patrick Reynolds

Patrick is renowned for showcasing the hard work of Santa Barbara’s most passionate creators in a style befitting such craftsmanship. Join him to learn how to craft two of his favorite drinks featuring locally-grown Good Land Organics exotic fruits. $25 (price includes two cocktail tastings, recipe cards and Good Land Organics caviar lime to take home)

 

7 p.m. Movie Screening of Le Chef

Join us in Bacara’s own 211-seat Screening Room for a special movie premiere of Le Chef. Before the film, enjoy four tastings of handcrafted chocolate by Jessica Foster paired with four tastings of Palmina wine. $15

 

Sunday, June 8

Neighborhood Tasting

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Taste your way through the region’s most talked about culinary neighborhoods within the beautiful surroundings of Bacara. This delightful afternoon includes live music, beautiful ocean views, restaurant tastings and farmers’ market shopping. $50