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Santa Barbara ~ Food and Wine Weekend

This three-day event will showcase all things culinary inspired by the legacy of resident Julia Child.


When: Begins Friday, June 6th – Ends Sunday, June 8th

Where: Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free – $250


Three- day event to showcase all things culinary in Santa Barbara inspired by the legacy of local resident Julia Child

With miles of rolling vineyards, dozens of farmers and fishermen, nationally-acclaimed artisans and trendy new restaurants, Santa Barbara County is growing into one of the nation’s top up-and-coming culinary destinations. But much about what makes this region so unique remains a well-kept secret; until now.

In partnership with Edible Santa Barbara and The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, Bacara Resort & Spa is pleased to introduce the Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend. Set within the luxurious surroundings of Bacara Resort, the three-day event will take guests on a culinary tour of Santa Barbara County from sea to Santa Ynez.

Highlights of the Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend at Bacara include:
-Santa Barbara Sea Urchin education by fisherwoman Stephanie Mutz followed by a cooking demonstration
-Tribute to Santa Barbara County’s most talked about culinary neighborhoods, including The Funk Zone, Los Alamos and Arts District
-Tour of Good Land Organics, the only farm in the continental United States to grow coffee as a commercial crop
-Panel discussion on the ins and outs of starting a cookbook
– Screening of Le Chef in the resort’s 211-seat movie theater paired with local tastings
-Local wine reception and tastings by Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association and Santa Barbara’s only Master Sommelier Brian McClintic

At the heart of the weekend is a special tribute to Julia Child who spent her final years in Santa Barbara, a city she described as a “bit of heaven.” The weekend is inspired by Julia’s lifelong passion for learning, love of eating well and mission to further gastronomy. A portion of event proceeds will benefit The Julia Child Foundation.

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For more information, please call (805) 968-0100.