A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg
Looking for a fun way to spend your Sunday? Taste of the Nation is your chance to taste delicious bites from some of the city’s top chefs alongside sample sips from more than 25 local wineries and breweries, all while supporting the worthy work of United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, California Food Policy Advocates and California Association of Foodbanks.
Cheers to local winemakers Alma Rosa,Ampelos Cellars, Beckmen Vineyards, Brander Vineyard,Buttonwood Farm Winery, Carr Vineyards & Winery, Conway Family Wines, CORE Winery, Consilience & Tre Anelli, Demetria Estate, Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyard, Dragonette Cellars, Kaena Wine Company, Larner Vineyards, Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, Municipal WinemakersNaked Grape, Oreana Winery, Pali Wine Company, Press Gang Cellars, Qupe/Verdad/Ethan, Reeves Ranch Vineyard, Scott Cellars, Shai Cellars, Tercero Wines, Vino V Wines and Whitcraft Winery, who are pouring for this terrific cause, alongside Island Brewing Company,Figueroa Moutain Brewery and Firestone Walker Brewery.
There’ll also be food aplenty, including Arlington Tavern chef Ron True’s Kobe hot dog bites with house chips and peanut butter cheesecake (yum!) and Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore chef Alessandro Cartumini’s house-made pork sausage ravioli with cherries, sage and balsamic, as well as our favorite chocolate creations from Jessica Foster Confections, to name just a few.
With 100% of the proceeds from Taste of the Nation going toward efforts to end childhood hunger in Santa Barbara, you can raise your glass—and pile your plate—high, and feel good about it.
Tickets for the event, which is this Sunday from 3–6 p.m. at Montecito Country Club, can be purchased by calling 1-877-26-TASTE or visiting TasteOfTheNation.org.
Hope to see you there! Cheers!
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When she’s not busy working as the editor of Santa Barbara SEASONS, Cocktail Corner author Leslie Dinaberg writes magazine articles, newspaper columns and grocery lists. When it comes to cocktails, Leslie considers herself a “goal-oriented drinker.”