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Food & Wine Event
Santa Barbara, CA
Epicure.sb lets you do in October what the locals do the other 11 months of the year - revel in a tastefully refined way of life.
Cuisine: Dig into Santa Barbara cuisine as our local bounty brims with fresh-caught seafood and just-picked produce. The region's best restaurants set their tables for seasonal menus, special pairing events and winemakers' dinners. Tackle the "Eat Local" Challenge, and learn how to live as a "locavore" on guided farmers' market tours. Sharpen your own culinary chops at a cooking class or demonstration, and enjoy lively family-friendly events like the California Avocado Festival (Oct. 7 - 9), Harbor & Seafood Festival (Oct. 8) and California Lemon Festival (Oct. 15 & 16).
Wash down all this culinary goodness with liquid indulgences from our world-renowned wineries, local microbreweries and expert mixologists. Head to the Wine Country for the Celebration of Harvest (Oct. 8), and cruise the downtown Urban Wine Trail's eclectic tasting rooms. Sample regional microbrews at the Santa Barbara Beer Festival (Oct. 15), and get loose at Wildcat Lounge's 3rd Annual Mai Tai Tasting (Oct. 20). Sip, swirl & save with discounted local tastings and special wine pairings at area restaurants throughout October.
Feed your mind and soul with epicurean-inspired art exhibits, live performances and cultural events. Discover Julia Child's Santa Barbara on Road Scholar's multi-day, educational tour. Let the artistic juices flow at with Pies & Paint, a pie-tasting and painting session (Oct. 15). Get out of your gourd at the Contemporary Arts Forum Pumpkin Carving Contest and Fall-Themed Wine Tasting (Oct. 28). Sip & stroll through downtown Solvang on Third Wednesday & Wine Walk (Oct. 19).
For the complete list of offers, visit SantaBarbaraCA.com/epicuresb/hotels.
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Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Co.
Toll Free: (800) 676-1266
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