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Taste of Santa Barbara Schedule

Signature Events

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 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 with Cherry Bombe! Enjoy inspiring talks with local winemakers, chefs, & producers at Mattei’s Tavern.

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

Enjoy wine tastings, music, and food in the El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park! Experience a celebration of the flavors and talents that make our region's wine and culinary scene truly one-of-a-kind.

Partnered Events

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.

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.

Monday, May 15, 6-9pm
Taste of Provence Dinner by Two Baking Brits

Enjoy an unforgettable evening that will transport you to the French countryside of Provence! Join the Two Baking Brits & Zaca Mesa Winery for a five-course Provençal-inspired dinner.

Monday, May 15, 5:30-7:30pm
French Pastry 101 with Chef Levi Richard

Improve your pastry skills with Pastry Chef Levi Richard at the Apples to Zucchini Cooking School for a hands-on baking and chocolatiering class!

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.

Tuesday, May 15, 5:30-7:30pm
Soufflé Perfection with Cookbook Author Pascale Beale

Learn to prepare a French meal that is sure to impress! Join Pascale Beale at Apples to Zucchini Cooking School for a hands-on soufflé and seasonal salad cooking class.

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.

Wednesday, May 17, 5:30-7:30pm
Paella Party with Loquita’s Executive Chef Sergei Simonov

Take your tastebuds to Spain! Join Loquita’s Executive Chef Sergei Simonov to learn the tricks of the trade for making Pollo & Chorizo Paella.

Thursday, May 18, 5:30-7:30pm
The Joy of Crêpes with Chef Jill Barton

Join Chef Jill Barton from Apples to Zucchini Cooking School for a fun filled crêpe making class! You’ll get to choose from a variety of delicious fillings and toppings to create both savory dishes and sweet desserts.

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, 5:30-7:30pm
Moules Marinières with Chef Amy Baer Robinson

Kick off the weekend with learning how to create a classic french meal, and one of Julia Child’s favorites, moules marinières, or mussels in white wine, garlic & herbs.

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 ''.

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, 10am-12:30pm
Sandhi Wines Cellar Tour

At Sandhi, delve into the world of winemaking on this cellar tour and wine tasting experience. This tour lets you witness the winemaking process up close as you explore the Sandhi wine cellar.

Saturday, May 20, 3-4pm
Vega Vineyard and Farm Tour

Enjoy a picturesque afternoon at Vega Vineyard and Farm, where you’ll tour the estate’s historic vineyards, bountiful gardens, and charming farm.

Saturday, May 20, 10am-12pm
The Art of the Sourdough Pizza with Chef Jeff King

Master the art of the sourdough pizza with chef and baker Jeff King. Learn how to create your own dough from scratch to selecting the ultimate toppings that will take your pizza skills to the next level.

Sunday, May 21, 10am-12pm
Las Cumbres Cattle Ranch Farm Tour

Grab your boots and join us for a tour of Las Cumbres Ranch! This Santa Barbara county ranch focuses on the holistic management of Bonsmara cattle and the land they roam on.

Sunday, May 21, 10am-12pm
Trinity Gardens Farm Tour

Bring the family to tour Trinity Gardens, a vibrant community garden in the foothills of Santa Barbara. Guests will learn organic gardening and the many benefits of composting and vermiculture.

Sunday, May 21, 10am - 12pm
Cultured Abalone Farms Tour

Join The Cultured Abalone Farm and take a tour of their sustainable aquaculture farm on the beautiful Goleta coast.

Sunday, May 21, 10am-12pm
White Buffalo Land Trust’s Jalama Canyon Ranch Farm Tour

Experience the beauty of Jalama Canyon Ranch, the White Buffalo Land Trust‘s Center for Regenerative Agriculture. End the tour with a tasting of Sandhi x White Buffalo Land Trust Wines.

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.

Sunday, May 21, 10am-12pm
Style it Pretty with Food Stylist Diana Yen and Pastry Chef Emily Alben

Looking for ways to impress guests at your next party? Touch up on your food styling and decorating skills with food beauty pros, Diana Yen and Emily Alben.

Saturday, May 20
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!

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

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!

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.

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