Looking for a weekend that showcases the rich natural flavors of Santa Barbara amid the area’s innate beauty? The Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend, taking place April 7-9, 2017, at the Bacara Resort & Spa, is just the kind of event to experience one-of-a-kind flavors and delights. The weekend will see a host of different events, dinners, tastings and cooking demonstrations, each designed to education as well as tantalize. Here are just a few of the many exclusive – and limited seating – events you can register for:
“Celebration of the Santa Rita Hills” Dinner
Part of the event’s “Grand Dinner” series, Saturday’s Grand Dinner features wine pioneer Richard Sanford as the guide for a “Celebration of the Santa Rita Hills.” The evening traces the evolution of this unique Santa Barbara appellation, founded by Sanford, as eight wines from four Santa Rita Hills wineries will be paired with a special four-course menu created by Bacara’s Executive Chef Vincent Lesage.
Santa Barbara Vintners’ Wine Reception
On Friday April 7, join celebrated Los Angeles chef and multiple James Beard Award-winner, Nancy Silverton and the Santa Barbara Vintners Association for a magical evening of tastes and sips!
Breakfast with Bree’osh
The morning of April 8, award-winning pastry chef Pierre Yves Henry of Bree’osh, the popular artisan bakery and cafe in Montecito, will teaching the art of making perfect brioche and cinnamon rolls. Chef Henry is known for his traditional French sweet and savory brioche bread made with sourdough and the highest quality ingredients available. Enjoy a full buffet breakfast, which includes Bree’osh’s ultimate cinnamon rolls, while you watch Chef Henry’s baking demonstration.
Craft Brewer’s Garden
Bacara’s lush Oval Lawn will play host to tastings of craft cider, beer, cocktails, and mead – all produced locally in beautiful Santa Barbara. With your tasting, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the talented brewers and mixologists to discover what makes their delicious libations unique. To complete the experience, live music by the bryan TITUS trio will be on-site to entertain and enchant.