Join us May 15 – 21 for Taste of Santa Barbara, an annual county-wide celebration of all things food and drink. Tickets are now on sale! Click on the individual event titles below to purchase.


We are continuing to add more events to the week’s lineup, so please check back on our website or follow us on social media for all the latest updates.

Taste of Santa Barbara Schedule

Friday, May 19, 7-9pm
Lights, Camera, Julia!

Join us for a special watch party as we screen some of Julia Child’s most iconic television shows with star chefs Susan Feniger, Antonia Lofaso, and Nancy Silverton.



Saturday, May 20, 3-5:30pm
Cherry Bombe x Taste of Santa Barbara

Celebrate the women that make Santa Barbara County’s food and drink scene thrive! Join Cherry Bombe for an afternoon of inspiring discussions with local winemakers, chefs, and producers at Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos.

Sunday, May 21, 1-4pm
Taste of Santa Barbara Wines

Come explore, connect, and learn what makes Santa Barbara County’s wine scene unique! Enjoy wine tastings, music, and food in the El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park.

Tuesday, May 16, 6-9pm
The Farmer & The Cook

Experience the relationship between the region’s farms and finest restaurants with a 4-course dinner at bouchon highlighting local Santa Barbara produce paired with wines from Liquid Farm & Margerum Wine Company.

Wednesday, May 17, 6-9pm
Sous Chefs' Night Out

Tonight we let the sous chefs take the lead! Join us for a 5-course dinner featuring some of Santa Barbara's rising culinary talent. Each course will be paired with Margerum Wine Company and Barden wines.

Thursday, May 18, 5-7pm
Celebrating the Debut of Dinner with the President

Enjoy reverse martinis, local wines, and presidential bites at Field + Fort as we toast to Julia's great-nephew Alex Prud'homme and his new book, Dinner with the President.

Friday, May 19, 10-11am
Pastries with Phila: Remembrances of Julia Child

Meet Julia Child's niece, Phila Cousins, for fresh baked Bree'Osh pastries and take a stroll down memory lane about her time with "Aunt Ju-Ju ''.

Monday, May 15, 5-7pm
Edible Santa Barbara Magazine Launch Party

Join us as we celebrate the spring issue of Edible Santa Barbara! Get to know your local Edible chapter and the contributors that bring the magazine to life.

Saturday, May 20, 9am-1pm
Farmers' Market Pop-Up

Visit one of California’s oldest farmers’ markets to see, smell, and taste the wide-ranging bounty of Santa Barbara County! Enjoy food demonstrations and live podcast recordings.

Saturday, May 20, Morning
Taste of Santa Barbara Wine Tours

Visit local vineyards and tasting rooms and connect with winemakers about how Santa Barbara wines are made from vine to bottle!


Sunday, May 21, Morning
Taste of Santa Barbara Farm Tours

Meet local producers and land stewards to see first-hand what Santa Barbara County produces.




May 15-May 21
Santa Barbara Chefs & Friends with Apples to Zucchini Cooking School

Get in the kitchen with Apples to Zucchini Cooking School for a week of hands-on classes with some of Santa Barbara’s culinary stars!

May 15-May 31
Dine Around Town with Julia Child and Cocktail Crawl With Paul Child

Beloved local restaurants and bars will host Julia Child–inspired a la carte specials and Paul Child-inspired cocktails.

Taste of Santa Barbara is pleased to share these other culinary events taking place in and around across Santa Barbara County on May 15-21

May 18
LIVE Art & Wine Tour

A unique culinary adventure in the heart of downtown showcasing delicious food and drink, and LIVE art from Santa Barbara's local artists.

The purpose of the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience, in partnership with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, is to shine a light on our local culinary, hospitality, tourism, artisan, and small business communities. Through the SBCE’s partnership with the Foundation, a portion of the proceeds from the Taste of Santa Barbara is used to make grants to local organizations making a difference in Santa Barbara County’s food system.

Taste of Santa Barbara is Made Possible by Our Sponsors and Partners:

Santa Barbara Culinary Experience
1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 556
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

info@sbce.events

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