Santa Barbara Culinary Experience

The inaugural Santa Barbara Culinary Experience (SBCE) is a world-class three-day event celebrated throughout greater Santa Barbara from March 13-15, 2020. In partnership with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, the event brings together local and national talent to celebrate Santa Barbara – Julia Child’s final home – with its dynamic food and wine scene. Participating restaurants, bars and hotels across the city and harbor will offer new twists on classic Julia Child dishes, signature Julia and Paul Child cocktails, educational programming, memorable stays, tours, talks and other creative programming.

Fri, Mar 13 - Sun, Mar 15

Mar 13Mar 15
Santa Barbara Culinary Experience
  • Platinum Pass
      • Platinum Pass

        $995.00
        +$60.69
        Item Amount
        Platinum Pass $995.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $60.69
        Total $1,055.69
        Details
      • Limited. The Platinum Pass is your all-inclusive customizable ticket to SBCE Weekend. Upon purchasing your Pass, you’ll receive notification from the SBCE concierge, who will provide the available ticket options including: VIP 30-minute advance admission to our three SBCE signature events: Friday A Celebration of Santa Barbara Wine: SBCE Welcome Reception, Saturday Border Grill on the Beach: SBCE Signature Luncheon and Sunday Savor Santa Barbara: SBCE Neighborhood Tasting. Also includes admission to two Saturday SBCE Wine Seminars and a choice of one select Friday or Saturday dinner. Platinum Pass holders also receive priority registration to purchase tickets TWO WEEKS AHEAD of general sales for all other events, which include intimate winemaker dinners, culinary seminars, a film screening and more. Secure your pass by January 20, 2020 to enjoy full benefits of the pass. Children 11 years and younger are allowed into the Sunday Savor Santa Barbara event with a paying adult (12yrs+ must have their own ticket). All other events included in the Platinum Pass are 21yrs+. All events are rain or shine - no cancellations or refunds. No pets.

  • Friday, March 13, 2020
      • Discover Santa Barbara Wine & Cannabis Country

        $85.00
        +$6.09
        Item Amount
        Discover Santa Barbara Wine & Cannabis Country $85.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.09
        Total $91.09
        Details
      • Embark on a visit through beautiful Santa Barbara Wine & Cannabis Country, and get a firsthand look at the newly legal cannabis industry, and how farmers and vintners are joining forces to educate, collaborate and showcase the beauty and bounty of our region. Guests will begin the day with a tour of Busy Bees Organics Farm with co-founder Sara Rotman, and learn how the cannabis and wine industries share many of the same intrinsic values, beliefs and enthusiasts. Guests will learn about the ethics, aesthetics, legal complexities and sustainable practices of farming cannabis. Along the way, guests will enjoy a lively glass of Babcock Estate Grown Sparkling Pinot Noir made in the natural Pet Nat style while they tour the farm.

        Immediately following, guests will travel the short distance down scenic Highway 246, to Babcock Winery & Vineyards, where winemaker and revolutionary farmer, Bryan Babcock, will present his latest developments in wine growing, forestry and butterfly habitat. Guests will enjoy an Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyard while he illustrates his radical new farming approach. After contemplating what it truly means to farm with the forces of nature, the conversation will migrate toward Bryan’s most recent efforts in Agristhetics, his treatment of an agricultural domain as an entire piece of art.

        A palate-stimulating farm-to-table lunch by Industrial Eats will follow, paired with a stunning selection of wines from the local Sta. Rita Hills. Further tastes of any other wines of interest to follow in the inspiring Babcock tasting lounge.

        When: Friday, March 13, 2020 | 11am-2:30pm
        Where: Busy Bees Organics Farm & Babcock Winery & Vineyards (directions & itinerary to be provided upon ticket purchase)

      • A Celebration of Santa Barbara Wine: SBCE Welcome Reception

        $75.00
        +$5.49
        Item Amount
        A Celebration of Santa Barbara Wine: SBCE Welcome Reception $75.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.49
        Total $80.49
        Details
      • Join us as we kick off the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience at the five-star Hotel Californian with a Santa Barbara County wine reception, featuring small bites from Executive Chef Travis Watson. Must be 21 years old to attend.
        *Platinum Pass holders receive complimentary admission at 5pm and exclusive VIP wine tastings.

        When: Friday, March 13, 2020 | 5:30-7pm
        Where: The Alhambra at Hotel Californian | 36 State Street, Santa Barbara

      • An Evening with Raj Parr and Chef Kiran Bheemarao at Bibi Ji

        $200.00
        Details
      • Tickets
      • Owners Alejandro Medina and Rajat Parr present an exclusive culinary feast in a chic setting served alongside Parr’s selected back vintage wines from his own labels, as well as hand selections from his personal cellar. The family style dinner will be a true Indian Feast prepared by Chef Kiran Bheemaro made with seasonal, local ingredients. Parr and Medina will be on hand throughout the evening to talk about the wines and will be pouring a few surprises along the way. Chef Bheemarao is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, NY and has worked in some of the finest kitchens in India (Bukhara, Dakshin), France (Helene Darroze, Valrhona in Tain L’Hermitage France, La Maison Du Chocolate Paris France, and Bernachon) and New York (Bouley, Lespinasse, Rainbow Room). Bheemarao is currently the Executive Chef for a leading global hospitality group, and is based in Houston, Texas and flying in exclusively for this event.

        When: Friday, March 13, 2020 | 6:15pm
        Where: Bibi Ji | 734 State Street, Santa Barbara

      • San Ysidro Ranch Celebrates Julia Child

        $350.00
        +$21.99
        Item Amount
        San Ysidro Ranch Celebrates Julia Child $350.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $21.99
        Total $371.99
        Details
      • Limited to 30 guests. Enjoy Julia Child’s favorite dishes in one of her favorite places-the iconic San Ysidro Ranch. A four-course menu will be created by Chef Matt Johnson honoring Ms. Child, including a tour of our award winning wine cellar. A night to be remembered.

        Ticket includes sales tax, service charge and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Friday, March 13, 2020 | 6pm
        Where: The Wine Cellar at San Ysidro Ranch | 900 San Ysidro Lane, Montecito

  • Saturday, March 14, 2020
      • 9am Market Tour & 6pm Gourmet Dinner with bouchon Chef Greg Murphy

        $195.00
        +$12.69
        Item Amount
        9am Market Tour & 6pm Gourmet Dinner with bouchon Chef Greg Murphy $195.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $12.69
        Total $207.69
        Details
      • Join Chef Greg Murphy of bouchon santa barbara at the world-famous Santa Barbara Certified Farmers' Market for an interactive ‘foodie stroll,’ followed by an evening reception and three-course wine pairing dinner in bouchon’s private Cork Room. Meet local farmers at the Market while Chef purchases provisions for the meal and shares his approach to wine country cuisine, and later, taste the bounty of Santa Barbara County’s rich agricultural and viticultural landscapes. Chef himself will take part in the dinner service, and there will be a surprise appearance by a local wine-maker.  Guests receive a signed souvenir menu and a bottle of 2016 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir, crafted exclusively for bouchon by Foxen Vineyard & Winery.

        Ticket includes sales tax, service charge and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 9am Farmers' Market Tour, 6pm Dinner
        Where: Santa Barbara Farmers' Market | Corner of Cota and Santa Barbara Streets AND bouchon | 9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara

      • 10am Market Tour & 6pm Gourmet Dinner with bouchon Chef Greg Murphy

        $195.00
        +$12.69
        Item Amount
        10am Market Tour & 6pm Gourmet Dinner with bouchon Chef Greg Murphy $195.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $12.69
        Total $207.69
        Details
      • Join Chef Greg Murphy of bouchon santa barbara at the world-famous Santa Barbara Certified Farmers' Market for an interactive ‘foodie stroll,’ followed by an evening reception and three-course wine pairing dinner in bouchon’s private Cork Room. Meet local farmers at the Market while Chef purchases provisions for the meal and shares his approach to wine country cuisine, and later, taste the bounty of Santa Barbara County’s rich agricultural and viticultural landscapes. Chef himself will take part in the dinner service, and there will be a surprise appearance by a local wine-maker.  Guests receive a signed souvenir menu and a bottle of 2016 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir, crafted exclusively for bouchon by Foxen Vineyard & Winery.

        Ticket includes sales tax, gratuity and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10am Farmers' Market Tour, 6pm Dinner
        Where: Santa Barbara Farmers' Market | Corner of Cota and Santa Barbara Streets AND bouchon | 9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara

      • 11am Market Tour & 6pm Gourmet Dinner with bouchon Chef Greg Murphy

        $195.00
        +$12.69
        Item Amount
        11am Market Tour & 6pm Gourmet Dinner with bouchon Chef Greg Murphy $195.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $12.69
        Total $207.69
        Details
      • Join Chef Greg Murphy of bouchon santa barbara at the world-famous Santa Barbara Certified Farmers' Market for an interactive ‘foodie stroll,’ followed by an evening reception and three-course wine pairing dinner in bouchon’s private Cork Room. Meet local farmers at the Market while Chef purchases provisions for the meal and shares his approach to wine country cuisine, and later, taste the bounty of Santa Barbara County’s rich agricultural and viticultural landscapes. Chef himself will take part in the dinner service, and there will be a surprise appearance by a local wine-maker.  Guests receive a signed souvenir menu and a bottle of 2016 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir, crafted exclusively for bouchon by Foxen Vineyard & Winery.

        Ticket includes sales tax, gratuity and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 11am Farmers' Market Tour, 6pm Dinner
        Where: Santa Barbara Farmers' Market | Corner of Cota and Santa Barbara Streets AND bouchon | 9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara

      • Classic Farm to Table for the Young Chef (with Apples to Zucchini Cooking School)

        $40.00
        +$3.39
        Item Amount
        Classic Farm to Table for the Young Chef (with Apples to Zucchini Cooking School) $40.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $3.39
        Total $43.39
        Details
      • For children 7-12 years of age. Join us at the Farmers Market for a morning of shopping, cooking and exploring. Students will learn to prepare a complete signature meal inspired by Julia Child’s recipes using produce that we will choose from the Santa Barbara Farmers Market. Once we have finished cooking, we will enjoy our meal and clean up the kitchen together. Presented by Apples to Zucchini Cooking School. Parent need not be present for class.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 9:30am-12:30pm
        Where: Santa Barbara Farmers' Market | Corner of Cota and Santa Barbara Streets, Santa Barbara

      • Fundamentals of Flavor Class

        $50.00
        +$3.99
        Item Amount
        Fundamentals of Flavor Class $50.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $3.99
        Total $53.99
        Details
      • The Fundamentals of Flavor is a hands-on workshop by Cert. Cicerone (R) and beer writer Zach Rosen that will take the audience through various palate training techniques. In this class the audience will learn everything from breathing techniques and taste structure to identifying basic aromas families. This two-hour workshop will cover the basics of deciphering flavor and equip the audience with techniques so that they can continue to practice beyond the workshop.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10am-12pm
        Where: The Alhambra B-II at Hotel Californian | 36 State Street, Santa Barbara

      • Santa Barbara's History Through Food

        $55.00
        +$4.29
        Item Amount
        Santa Barbara's History Through Food $55.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $4.29
        Total $59.29
        Details
      • Taste the essence of the land upon which Santa Barbara was founded as Chef Preston Knox creatively combines native and foraged ingredients with modern cuisine. Guests will learn about the historical significance and importance of the Red Oak Tree to the local Chumash Tribes, how acorns were once a staple of their cuisine, ways to adapt these nuts in the modern kitchen, and tips on foraging for and cooking with other wild ingredients. Chef will demonstrate the making of Barbareño’s signature acorn tagliatelle with a charred oak broth, which will be paired with wine from Chumash winemaker Tara Gomez of Kitá Wines. Guests will be greeted with a locally inspired amuse-bouche and depart with a commemorative gift of acorn flour and foraged Mise en Place with the knowledge on how to utilize the items for their next culinary adventure.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10am-12pm
        Where: Barbareño | 205 W Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara

      • Donut Making Workshop with Pastry Chef Christina Olufson

        $60.00
        +$4.59
        Item Amount
        Donut Making Workshop with Pastry Chef Christina Olufson $60.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $4.59
        Total $64.59
        Details
      • Learn how to make gourmet buttermilk cake donuts and donut glazes featuring ingredients from the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market. Glaze and decorate your own cake and brioche donuts while enjoying a light brunch and mimosas. Guests will leave with recipes to recreate this delightful morning treat at home.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10am-12pm
        Where: Bossie's Kitchen | 901 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara

      • Exclusive Macadamia Nut Grove Farm Tour

        $50.00
        +$3.99
        Item Amount
        Exclusive Macadamia Nut Grove Farm Tour $50.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $3.99
        Total $53.99
        Details
      • Visit one of the rare Macadamia nut groves in Santa Barbara County. This farm has 46 of the 48 trees of the Macadamia hybrid Cannon known to exist in the world. Roberta and John Nielsen will share their passion for growing and harvesting the delicious Macadamia and how they use sustainable strategies for keeping the thirsty trees happy in a dry climate. See the trees in flower and observe a commercial nutcracker in action followed by tasting of raw and freshly roasted nuts. Learn about the outstanding health properties of the Macadamia nut from Gerri French, a nutritionist and how to make a delicious nut bar. The farm tour requires walking up and down a steep incline. Carpool meeting at Hotel California to pick up guests at 9:45am.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10am-12pm
        Where: Carpool Pick-up at Hotel Californian | 36 State Street, Santa Barbara

      • California Charcuterie & Cool-Climate Syrah: Pairing Boutique Meats with Savory Wine

        $75.00
        +$5.49
        Item Amount
        California Charcuterie & Cool-Climate Syrah: Pairing Boutique Meats with Savory Wine $75.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.49
        Total $80.49
        Details
      • There's a charcuterie revolution happening on California's Central Coast and there's no better pairing for these cured meats than cool-climate Syrah, the most savory wine in the world. Sample hand-crafted, locally raised treats while sipping on Syrahs that are grown in the extreme conditions of the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley. Both charcuterie makers and vintners will speak. Must be 21 years old to attend.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10:30am-12pm
        Where: Melville Winery Tasting Room at Hotel Californian | 120 State St Suite C, Santa Barbara

      • Soufflés and Salads: Memories of Cooking with Julia

        $115.00
        +$7.89
        Item Amount
        Soufflés and Salads: Memories of Cooking with Julia $115.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $7.89
        Total $122.89
        Details
      • Join award winning food writer, cookbook author and chef Pascale Beale for a special hands-on cooking class. We will create one of Julia Child’s favorite dishes, Cheese Soufflé, and exquisite seasonal salads from Pascale’s Latest cookbook, SALADE II. The menu for the class is: Cheese and Chive Soufflé, Endives, Asparagus and Burrata Salad, and Cauliflower, Quinoa & Herb Salad, all served with some of Pascale’s handmade naturally leavened bread. On top of that there will be lots of stories from her dinners with Julia. Participants will also receive a signed copy of Pascale’s latest cookbook.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10am-12pm
        Where: Ferguson Gallery | 602 E Montecito St, Santa Barbara

      • Santa Barbara Wine 101: Intro to the World’s Most Diverse Wine Region

        $75.00
        +$5.49
        Item Amount
        Santa Barbara Wine 101: Intro to the World’s Most Diverse Wine Region $75.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.49
        Total $80.49
        Details
      • Vintners from around the world agree: Santa Barbara County is home to the most diverse wine-growing region on the entire planet. Come learn why as we taste wines and hear stories from each of the county's unique appellations, ranging from brisk Chardonnay and spicy Pinot Noir to expertly balanced Syrah and lush Cabernet Sauvignon. Must be 21 years old to attend.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10-11:30am
        Where: The Alhambra A-I at Hotel Californian | 36 State Street, Santa Barbara

      • Plant-Based Fermentation Workshop

        $95.00
        +$6.69
        Item Amount
        Plant-Based Fermentation Workshop $95.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.69
        Total $101.69
        Details
      • Learn how to create healthy plant based ferment at home. Nut-based cream cheese, cashew chèvre, kimchi and coconut yogurt will be highlighted and gut health will be discussed.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10am-12pm
        Where: Ferguson Gallery | 602 E Montecito St, Santa Barbara

      • Bread & Butter Making Class

        $120.00
        +$8.19
        Item Amount
        Bread & Butter Making Class $120.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $8.19
        Total $128.19
        Details
      • "With enough butter anything is good." - Julia Child. Join Executive Chef Michael Patria and Pastry Chef Heather Lakey for an interactive butter and bread making class. Begin in the Chef's garden where you'll choose from an abundance of fresh herbs and spices to add to your own blend of butter and fresh bread. While the bread bakes, enjoy a glass of Santa Barbara's local wine.

        Ticket includes tax, service charge and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10am-12pm
        Where: Bella Vista Restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara | 1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara

      • Border Grill on the Beach: SBCE Signature Luncheon

        $125.00
        +$8.49
        Item Amount
        Border Grill on the Beach: SBCE Signature Luncheon $125.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $8.49
        Total $133.49
        Details
      • Join Julia Child Award recipients Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, chefs and owners of Border Grill and Socalo restaurants, as they take you on a culinary journey through their signature modern Mexican dishes. Chefs Mary Sue and Susan are best known for their critically acclaimed conscientiously-sourced, seasonal SoCal Mexican fare in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and as Food Network’s Too Hot Tamales. Enjoy curated cocktails, Santa Barbara County wine and beer.
        *Platinum Pass holders receive complimentary admission at 12pm, welcome cocktail and exclusive cooking demonstration.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 12:30-2pm
        Where: Beachside Carousel House at Chase Palm Park | 223 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara

      • Beef Bourguignon Luncheon

        $75.00
        +$5.49
        Item Amount
        Beef Bourguignon Luncheon $75.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.49
        Total $80.49
        Details
      • Experience the classic French dish that was the subject of Julia Child’s first television episode. Watch as Santa Barbara City College Culinary Arts students show you how to prepare this timeless Julia Child classic and learn about French culinary history and Julia's place in it. Savor this worldwide loved beef stew, paired perfectly with Santa Barbara County wine.

        Ticket includes sales tax, service charge and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 12:30-2pm
        Where: John Dunn Gourmet Dining Room at Santa Barbara City College | 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara

      • Classic Seafood for the Young Chef Cooking Class (with Apples to Zucchini Cooking School)

        $40.00
        +$3.39
        Item Amount
        Classic Seafood for the Young Chef Cooking Class (with Apples to Zucchini Cooking School) $40.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $3.39
        Total $43.39
        Details
      • For children 7-12 years of age. Join us at the Sea Center for an afternoon of cooking and adventure. Students will learn to prepare a complete signature meal inspired by Julia Child’s recipes using produce from the Santa Barbara Farmers Market. Get Hooked – Santa Barbara’s own Community Supported Fishery – will provide seafood for the class, and teach students about sustainable fishing. Once we have finished cooking, we will enjoy our meal and clean up the kitchen together. Presented by Apples to Zucchini Cooking School. Parent need not be present for class.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 2-5pm
        Where: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center | 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara

      • Cheese Board & Cocktail 101 Workshop by Slate Catering & Glass House Cocktails

        $125.00
        +$8.49
        Item Amount
        Cheese Board & Cocktail 101 Workshop by Slate Catering & Glass House Cocktails $125.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $8.49
        Total $133.49
        Details
      • Want to impress your guests at your next cocktail party? Learn how to make a seasonally inspired grazing style cheese board at this hands-on workshop. “Official Drink of Santa Barbara” winning mixologist Alvaro Rojas will share the components of a good cocktail, how to choose the right spirits and historic tidbits. Take home tips, the board you plated, goodies from local purveyors like Pacific Pickle Works and Cutler’s Artisan Spirits and the confidence to host a night your friends and family will not soon forget. Must be 21 years old to attend.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 2:30-4:30pm
        Where: Glass House Cocktails | 628 State St, Santa Barbara

      • Olive Oil Master Class with Theo Stephan

        $35.00
        +$3.09
        Item Amount
        Olive Oil Master Class with Theo Stephan $35.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $3.09
        Total $38.09
        Details
      • Become an olive oil expert - learn the difference between good, bad, and average olive oils and how to identify real vs. fake extra virgin olive oil. “California Olive Oil Guru” Theo Stephan, one of less than 250 Olive Oil Sommeliers in the world and Santa Barbara County’s first olive oil producer, will guide you through tastings of mild, medium, and robust varietal EVOOs, while also sharing her insider olive oil tips and tricks. Three olive oil food pairings will be presented and sampled, and each participant will leave with recipe inspiration and a new taste for real, high-quality olive oil.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 2:30-4:30pm
        Where: The Alhambra C-III at Hotel Californian | 36 State St, Santa Barbara

      • Lotusland Tour - Garden to Glass: The Art & Science of Creating Craft Cocktails from your Garden

        $200.00
        +$12.99
        Item Amount
        Lotusland Tour - Garden to Glass: The Art & Science of Creating Craft Cocktails from your Garden $200.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $12.99
        Total $212.99
        Details
      • Limited to 24. Experience the botanical magic of Ganna Walska Lotusland with a garden tour highlighting the extraordinary plant collections and surprisingly inimitable garden design. Your garden visit will include a garden to glass cocktail tasting inspired by and with ingredients from the Lotusland collections and a presentation on the art & science of building a botanically-inspired craft cocktail. Parking is extremely limited on site; carpooling is required for parties of 2 or more.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 2:30-4:30pm
        Where: Ganna Walska Lotusland | Cold Spring Road, Montecito

      • Greek Mezze Cooking Class

        $115.00
        +$7.89
        Item Amount
        Greek Mezze Cooking Class $115.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $7.89
        Total $122.89
        Details
      • Learn how to create Greek-inspired appetizers with local chef Robin Goldstein in this hands-on cooking class. Make a variety of Mediterranean mezze - Smoked Salmon Taramasalata + Potato Skordalia with Vegetable Crudo and Warm Flatbread, Shrimp Saganaki–Tomatoes, Feta + Ouzo, and Cretan Kalitsounia–Fried Cheese Parcels with Wild Thyme-Infused Honey. At the end of the class, taste and enjoy a glass of wine, and leave with a copy of Chef Robin’s new Mediterranean-influenced cookbook, Crafting a Meal, to recreate the experience at home.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 2:30-4:30pm
        Where: Ferguson Gallery | 602 E Montecito St, Santa Barbara

      • Mastering the Art of French Cooking with Chef Justin West

        $100.00
        +$6.99
        Item Amount
        Mastering the Art of French Cooking with Chef Justin West $100.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.99
        Total $106.99
        Details
      • The outline for this class is derived from Julia’s two volume series, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. This classic cookbook sought to make French cooking accessible to everyone and it encouraged you to take the time to cook from scratch. The versatility of chicken as our main ingredient will serve as the perfect canvas for a demonstration of a variety of techniques such as: Butchery, Basic Stock Making, Soups, Sauces, Basics of Meat Cookery & Vegetables. Guests will enjoy savory bites as the class progresses through some of the bullet points of knowledge from this two part book series.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 2:30-4:30pm
        Where: Ferguson Gallery | 602 E Montecito St, Santa Barbara

      • Obscure Brews

        $25.00
        +$2.49
        Item Amount
        Obscure Brews $25.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $2.49
        Total $27.49
        Details
      • In Obscure Brews the audience will get to taste three beer styles that have been lost in time. Join The Brewhouse, brewLAB, The Apiary and Third Window for a journey into time through flavor. Zach Rosen, Cert. Cicerone (R) and beer writer, and the brewmasters will be digging into the history books and unearthing three rare beers for the audience to taste. Zach will tell stories and give the background about the styles while each brewer talks about their process and experiences in creating these obscure brews. Must be 21 years old to attend.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 2:30-4:30pm
        Where: The Brewhouse | 229 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara

      • Pinot Noir Through the Ages

        $75.00
        +$5.49
        Item Amount
        Pinot Noir Through the Ages $75.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.49
        Total $80.49
        Details
      • Thanks to our cool coastal climate -- and yes, Sideways didn't hurt -- Pinot Noir is Santa Barbara County's signature grape. Let's take a trip through the grape's evolution by interviewing respected Pinot Noir pros from throughout the decades. We'll taste both library and new wines while hearing of their challenges and triumphs over the years. Must be 21 years old to attend.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 2:30-4:30pm
        Where: The Alhambra A-I at Hotel Californian | 36 State Street, Santa Barbara

      • GSM Wine Blending Seminar with Doug Margerum of Margerum Wine Company

        $75.00
        +$5.49
        Item Amount
        GSM Wine Blending Seminar with Doug Margerum of Margerum Wine Company $75.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.49
        Total $80.49
        Details
      • Work hand in hand with Margerum Wine Company to create your very own custom M5 blend. Our expert team will lead you through a tast­ing, give you a glimpse into the art and sci­ence of con­struct­ing stel­lar blends using the Rhone varietals of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise and Cinsault and pro­vide you with all the mate­ri­als needed for you and your team to make your customized blend. Must be 21 years old to attend.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 2:30-4:30pm
        Where: Margerum Wine Company at Hotel Californian | 19 E Mason St, Santa Barbara

      • Wine & Chocolate: An Interactive Pairing Experience

        $75.00
        +$5.49
        Item Amount
        Wine & Chocolate: An Interactive Pairing Experience $75.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.49
        Total $80.49
        Details
      • Most would agree that wine and chocolate are an unequivocal match made in heaven. The reality, however, is much more complex as the flavors, smells, and even textures of both wine and chocolate can vary immensely. Join chocolatier Jessica Foster and winemakers Chad Melville and Andrew Murray for an interactive wine and chocolate workshop that will explore the nuances of why certain flavors create magic when paired together…and why others don’t. Workshop includes: (8) wine and chocolate pairings presented in an interactive and educational format.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 2:30-4:30pm
        Where: The Alhambra B-II at Hotel Californian | 36 State Street, Santa Barbara

      • Paella Class and Gin Tonic Bar at Loquita

        $170.00
        +$11.19
        Item Amount
        Paella Class and Gin Tonic Bar at Loquita $170.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $11.19
        Total $181.19
        Details
      • Join the culinary team at Loquita to learn the tricks of the trade in making authentic Spanish paella. Class will begin with instruction on crafting the perfect Gin Tonic, Spain's king of cocktails, along with a tasting of quesos and charcuteria. Learn to pour Txakolina from a porron while our chefs walk through cooking instructions on our large format paella pan. Historically a seasonal peasant dish made from arborio rice, fresh vegetables and local seafood or game, paella was intended to be eaten communally with friends and neighbors. Ticket price includes two Gin Tonics, a shared paella tasting and a paella pan imported from Spain so you can try your newfound skills at home.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 2:30-4:30pm
        Where: Loquita | 202 State Street, Santa Barbara

      • Argentine Artisanal Empanada Workshop

        $50.00
        +$3.99
        Item Amount
        Argentine Artisanal Empanada Workshop $50.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $3.99
        Total $53.99
        Details
      • Buena Onda Empanadas is dedicated to quality and true to tradition, they offer authentic Argentinian empanadas handmade and freshly baked from our oven to your table. Join our founders Matias and Malena as they share the history of the empanada and why it is so important to Argentine culture. Watch as Chef Lupe demonstrates how to make a classic filling and hone different closing techniques to create a delicious and beautifully crafted empanada. Taste your creations fresh out of the oven, paired with our signature chimichurri sauce and a locally crafted beer.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 2:30-4:30pm
        Where: Buena Onda Empanadas | 724 E Haley Street, Santa Barbara

      • Secret Recipes of Celebrity Chefs Cooking Class (with Epicurean Santa Barbara)

        $105.00
        +$7.29
        Item Amount
        Secret Recipes of Celebrity Chefs Cooking Class (with Epicurean Santa Barbara) $105.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $7.29
        Total $112.29
        Details
      • Learn to create iconic dishes from Michelin-starred and James Beard Award-winning Chefs! Led by Epicurean SB founder Amy Robinson, learn how to make signature dishes conceived by some of today’s most creative and popular chefs such as David Chang, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Daniella-Soto Innes. With a focus on simple preparations with quality ingredients, the event will start with a sparkling wine toast, include lots of snacking and nibbling, recipe guides, and end with a tasting of these incredible dishes. This is a partial demonstration and hands-on cooking class.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 2:30-4:30pm
        Where: The Wayfarer | 12 E Montecito St, Santa Barbara

      • Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy Advance Film Screening

        $15.00
        +$1.89
        Item Amount
        Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy Advance Film Screening $15.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $1.89
        Total $16.89
        Details
      • Join us for a very special advance screening of Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy, a film that celebrates the “Julia Child of Mexican Cuisine”. Master chef, teacher and environmental activist Diana Kennedy is living proof that size has nothing to do with strength. Now in her 90s and barely five feet tall, she's a fierce jolt of energy that has become one of the most celebrated culinary legends of Mexican cuisine. Blending incredible archival footage from her many television appearances and unprecedented access to her ecologically sustainable home, Nothing Fancy is a charming homage to a culinary trailblazer and a true inspiration.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 4:30-6pm
        Where: SBIFF Riviera Theatre | 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara

      • Nothing Fancy: Reception at Belmond El Encanto

        $95.00
        +$6.69
        Item Amount
        Nothing Fancy: Reception at Belmond El Encanto $95.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.69
        Total $101.69
        Details
      • The celebration of Julia Child's life and her love for authentic cuisine continues with a stunning outdoor reception held at Belmond El Encanto's historic, trellised-lined Arbor and Lily Pond. Taste sublime hors d'oeuvres influenced by the documentary, Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy and Diana’s time spent in Mexico. Sip and savor local wines and interact with the Director of the film.

        Ticket includes sales tax, service charge and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 6-7:30pm
        Where: Belmond El Encanto | 800 Alvarado Pl, Santa Barbara

      • Nothing Fancy: Dinner Featuring Chef Johan Denizot at Belmond El Encanto

        $250.00
        +$15.99
        Item Amount
        Nothing Fancy: Dinner Featuring Chef Johan Denizot at Belmond El Encanto $250.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $15.99
        Total $265.99
        Details
      • Embark on an exclusive culinary journey to Mexico with Belmond El Encanto's executive chef Johan Denizot. Indulge in an expertly crafted 4 course dining experience, filled with organic and locally sourced ingredients. Join Belmond El Encanto in paying tribute to Julia Child, knowing the Hotel was a special place she frequently visited with friends and loved ones. "Or I might take them to lunch up in the hills at the El Encanto Hotel, which has been operating since the early 1900s. The hotel has an outdoor dining terrace overlooking the bay–one of the best vistas of the city I know." (National Geographic)

        Ticket includes sales tax, service charge and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 7:30pm
        Where: Belmond El Encanto | 800 Alvarado Pl, Santa Barbara

      • Collaboration Dinner with Guest Chef Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco

        $125.00
        Details
      • Tickets
      • Montecito restaurant Bettina will host esteemed chef and pizzaiolo, Chris Bianco, for a five-course collaboration dinner featuring dishes inspired by Italian tradition and brought to life with seasonal California produce. Beverages are not included but Bettina's full cocktail, beer and wine menu will be available, along with suggested pairings. The family-style menu will feature Chris Bianco's famous focaccia, market-inspired antipasto dishes, a fresh pasta course, Chef Brendan Smith's naturally leavened wood-fired pizza & dessert.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 5-10pm by reservation (last reservation at 8pm)
        Where: Bettina | 1014 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara

      • Julia’s Family Style Dinner

        $150.00
        +$9.99
        Item Amount
        Julia’s Family Style Dinner $150.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $9.99
        Total $159.99
        Details
      • Limited to 20. Gather around the dinner table at the oceanfront Bella Vista Restaurant to enjoy a family style meal featuring all of Julia's most famous dishes. Partake in favorites like Coq Au Vin and Boeuf Bourguignon while Executive Chef Michael Patria leads an interactive demonstration of how to make the first dish Julia made on television, an omelette!

        Ticket includes sales tax, service charge and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 6pm
        Where: Bella Vista Restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara | 1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara

      • Winemaker Dinner with Matt Dees of Jonata/The Hilt Wineries and Executive Chef Jason Paluska of The Lark

        $275.00
        +$17.49
        Item Amount
        Winemaker Dinner with Matt Dees of Jonata/The Hilt Wineries and Executive Chef Jason Paluska of The Lark $275.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $17.49
        Total $292.49
        Details
      • Join award winning Executive Chef Jason Paluska of The Lark and acclaimed Winemaker Matt Dees of sister wineries Jonata & The Hilt for a quintessential Santa Barbara food and wine experience. Jonata first came  as a Bordeaux & Rhone varietal project, and The Hilt closely followed, focusing exclusively on Santa Rita Hills’ best known Burgundian varietals, chardonnay and pinot noir. Armed with a degree in Soil Science from the University of Vermont and vintages at Staglin in Napa, and Craggy Range in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, Matt has an intrinsic feel for wine, from dirt to glass. Curious, earthy and experimental by nature, Matt’s approach to winemaking is grounded in the vineyard first and foremost: attuned to the vines, the weather, the soil. With his use of polyface farming, as introduced to America by Michael Pollan in his book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”, Jonata, a 586-acre estate that includes 84 acres of vineyards, integrates and revolves livestock (chickens, turkeys, goats, pigs and sheep) in their farming model which naturally enhances the soil and health of their land and community. Farmworkers are given a large garden plot to grow food for their families. Water is used judiciously and with precision. Herbicides and pesticides don’t even enter the conversation. Stan Kroenke, the owner of the two wineries as well as Screaming Eagle in Napa and Bonneau du Martray in Burgundy, has provided a no holds barred approach to the highest level of vineyard management and winemaking in pursuit of excellence in the bottle. Chef Paluska will expertly pair his locally sourced and seasonally driven four-course menu for a unique and memorable evening.

        Ticket includes sales tax, service charge and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 6:30pm
        Where: The Lark | 131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara

      • 5pm Sushi|Bar x HEAVENSAKE ("The Champagne of Sake”) Paired Dinner

        $295.00
        +$18.69
        Item Amount
        5pm Sushi|Bar x HEAVENSAKE ("The Champagne of Sake”) Paired Dinner $295.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $18.69
        Total $313.69
        Details
      • Join head sushi chef Lennon Lee at Sushi|Bar’s intimate chef’s counter for a full omakase dinner showcasing his playful reverie on new wave nigiri and other delicacies from land and sea all paired with Régis Camus’ critically acclaimed, HEAVENSAKE, the first Franco-Japanese sake made by a chef de caves from the Champagne region. HEAVENSAKE reflects champagne and sake’s shared dedication to details, precision, and craftsmanship, and each seating will include a discussion led by a HEAVENSAKE representative exploring how sake harmoniously complements a world of foods and, more specifically, the local seafood native to the area, including Santa Barbara sea urchin, spot prawns, and local halibut.

        Ticket includes sales tax, gratuity and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 5pm
        Where: Sushi|Bar | 1295 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara

      • 7pm Sushi|Bar x HEAVENSAKE ("The Champagne of Sake”) Paired Dinner

        $295.00
        +$18.69
        Item Amount
        7pm Sushi|Bar x HEAVENSAKE ("The Champagne of Sake”) Paired Dinner $295.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $18.69
        Total $313.69
        Details
      • Join head sushi chef Lennon Lee at Sushi|Bar’s intimate chef’s counter for a full omakase dinner showcasing his playful reverie on new wave nigiri and other delicacies from land and sea all paired with Régis Camus’ critically acclaimed, HEAVENSAKE, the first Franco-Japanese sake made by a chef de caves from the Champagne region. HEAVENSAKE reflects champagne and sake’s shared dedication to details, precision, and craftsmanship, and each seating will include a discussion led by a HEAVENSAKE representative exploring how sake harmoniously complements a world of foods and, more specifically, the local seafood native to the area, including Santa Barbara sea urchin, spot prawns, and local halibut.

        Ticket includes sales tax, service charge and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 7pm
        Where: Sushi|Bar | 1295 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara

      • 9pm Sushi|Bar x HEAVENSAKE ("The Champagne of Sake”) Paired Dinner

        $295.00
        +$18.69
        Item Amount
        9pm Sushi|Bar x HEAVENSAKE ("The Champagne of Sake”) Paired Dinner $295.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $18.69
        Total $313.69
        Details
      • Join head sushi chef Lennon Lee at Sushi|Bar’s intimate chef’s counter for a full omakase dinner showcasing his playful reverie on new wave nigiri and other delicacies from land and sea all paired with Régis Camus’ critically acclaimed, HEAVENSAKE, the first Franco-Japanese sake made by a chef de caves from the Champagne region. HEAVENSAKE reflects champagne and sake’s shared dedication to details, precision, and craftsmanship, and each seating will include a discussion led by a HEAVENSAKE representative exploring how sake harmoniously complements a world of foods and, more specifically, the local seafood native to the area, including Santa Barbara sea urchin, spot prawns, and local halibut.

        Ticket includes sales tax, service charge and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 9pm
        Where: Sushi|Bar | 1295 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara

      • Late Night Magic, Music & Libations at The Magic Castle Cabaret

        $125.00
        +$8.49
        Item Amount
        Late Night Magic, Music & Libations at The Magic Castle Cabaret $125.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $8.49
        Total $133.49
        Details
      • On this special evening, the Magic Castle Cabaret in Montecito will open its doors to the public in celebration of The Santa Barbara Culinary Experience, in collaboration with Epicurean Santa Barbara. Like the Magic Castle Hollywood, founders Milt and Arlene Larsen designed this unique private club to transport guests to a timeless era of old world elegance. The intimacy of the rooms, and Milt and Arlene’s warmth make for a welcoming and friendly atmosphere that would make Julia proud.

        Guests will be offered up to three beverages. Guests will try one of the signature cocktails that celebrate Julia. Drinks such as "Ms. Child’s Martini", inspired by Julia's affinity for vermouth, or "Paul’s Tourmaline", a bright red libation crafted from Paul Child’s original recipe. Also available will be locally sourced wine and beer, a selection of locally sourced snacks and provisions, and live 1920’s music guaranteed to evoke the past and delight those gathered for a late night of fun, magic and celebration. In true Magic Castle style, two magicians will be performing among the guests…Prepare to be amazed! Must be 21 years old to attend.

        When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10pm-1am
        Where: Magic Castle Cabaret | 30 Los Patos Way, Montecito

  • Sunday, March 15, 2020
      • Behind the Scenes and Inside Julia's Kitchen

        $75.00
        +$5.49
        Item Amount
        Behind the Scenes and Inside Julia's Kitchen $75.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.49
        Total $80.49
        Details
      • Go behind the scenes of The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts’ own podcast, INSIDE JULIA’S KITCHEN on Heritage Radio Network. Host and Foundation Executive Director Todd Schulkin takes you inside the Foundation’s world to meet the talented people we have the good fortune of learning from, just as Julia did in her home kitchen. During this moderated conversation, Todd will be joined by some of Julia’s closest family members, friends and colleagues, to share a “Julia Moment” or two as well as candid insights from their personal relationships with Julia. Confirmed participants include Julia’s great-nephew and MY LIFE IN FRANCE memoir co-writer, Alex Prud’homme and Geof Drummond, Emmy-award winning producer and director of many of Julia’s television series. Please note: the session will be recorded live for broadcast as part of a special future podcast episode and audience participation will be encouraged.

        When: Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 10-11:30am
        Where: The Alhambra at Hotel Californian | 36 State Street, Santa Barbara

      • A Culinary Celebration of Julia Child: Brunch at Caruso's

        $200.00
        +$12.99
        Item Amount
        A Culinary Celebration of Julia Child: Brunch at Caruso's $200.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $12.99
        Total $212.99
        Details
      • Join Chef Massimo Falsini at Caruso's for a brunch in honor of - and inspired by - the memory of Julia Child.  Indulge in a celebratory three-course menu created in homage to Ms. Child's unmatched love for French cuisine.

        Ticket includes sales tax, service charge and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 10:30am-12:30pm
        Where: Caruso’s at Rosewood Miramar Beach | 1773 S Jameson Lane, Montecito

      • Home Winemakers Panel + Savor Santa Barbara

        $85.00
        +$6.09
        Item Amount
        Home Winemakers Panel + Savor Santa Barbara $85.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.09
        Total $91.09
        Details
      • Everyone knows that Santa Barbara County is home to a thriving wine industry. But did you know that the region has been a hotbed of home winemaking for even longer? With roots stretching back to the bohemian days of Mountain Drive, this tradition is still alive and well in backyards and garages, where so-called amateurs are making wines that rival their commercial counterparts. Join us for this rare opportunity to meet with winemakers from the noncommercial brands Compañeros, Pagan Brothers, Los Cinco Locos, and 1492 for an insightful panel discussion about their colorful pasts, current wines, and what it really takes to make your own. They'll also share wines from their library collections as well as new releases.
        *Includes 12pm admission to Savor Santa Barbara, which is at the same venue.

        When: Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 11am-12pm
        Where: Casa Covarrubias at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum | 136 E De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara

      • Savor Santa Barbara: SBCE Neighborhood Tasting

        $55.00
        +$4.29
        Item Amount
        Savor Santa Barbara: SBCE Neighborhood Tasting $55.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $4.29
        Total $59.29
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      • Explore Santa Barbara County’s most talked about culinary neighborhoods within the beautiful surroundings of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Come discover Santa Barbara, neighborhood by neighborhood. Dazzle your senses with tastings from dozens of local and acclaimed chefs, food and beverage artisans and farmers. Additional highlights include live cooking demonstrations, specialty cocktails, wine and beer. While you enjoy the distinct tastes, sights and sounds of the region, the spirit of what Julia Child so loved about Santa Barbara will be brought to life. All ages welcome at this event. Children 12 years and older must have their own ticket.
        *Platinum Pass holders receive complimentary admission at 12pm, exclusive tastings and celebrity chef meet and greets.

        When: Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 12:30-3pm
        Where: Santa Barbara Historical Museum | 136 E De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara

      • SB County Chefs Potluck: The Ultimate After Party

        $100.00
        +$6.99
        Item Amount
        SB County Chefs Potluck: The Ultimate After Party $100.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.99
        Total $106.99
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      • From Pizza Ovens to Open Flame BBQs, join various Chefs alongside local vintners and breweries to indulge in a casual, fun, and delicious evening. Full culinary lineup to be announced closer to event date.

        Ticket includes sales tax, service charge and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 5pm
        Where: Oval Lawn at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort | 1054 Alisal Road, Solvang

  • Extend Your SBCE Weekend at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort Package
      • The Ultimate After Party at The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

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        The Alisal’s tradition of innovative Western cuisine is being highlighted as part of the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience (SBCE). The event is a weekend-long food and drink extravaganza of education, tasting, and toasting being planned for March 2020. Partnering with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience expects to become one of the most anticipated events of the year for food and drink lovers from around the world. The Alisal’s contribution to the event, is the “Ultimate After Party,” being held March 15-17, 2020.

        One highlight of the event will be a gourmet dinner and social, featuring Alisal’s Executive Chef, Anthony Endy, and Los Angeles based celebrity chef, Ludo Lefebvre. Chef Lefebvre has been named one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Chefs” by Relais & Chateaux and was a James Beard Award finalist for  “Rising Star Chef”, “Best Chef West” and “Best Culinary Program” for his hosting of “The Mind of the Chef”. The two chefs will preside over an extravagant feast of deliciousness that is French-inspired and California Central Coast produced. See below for the complete itinerary and be sure to reserve your spot for the spring’s greatest food event.

        The Experience Includes:
        Studio Room accommodations
        In-room Welcome Amenity
        Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, including hosted beverages during events
        Complimentary wine tastings at nearby Santa Barbara County wine tasting room destinations


        When: Sunday, March 15 - Tuesday, March 17, 2020
        Where: The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort | 1054 Alisal Road, Solvang

  • Monday, March 16, 2020
      • Spice Blending Workshop

        $50.00
        +$3.99
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        Spice Blending Workshop $50.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $3.99
        Total $53.99
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      • Joy Culley, the owner of Solvang Spice Merchant, leads an interactive spice blending workshop where you can create your own signature blend and rub.

        When: Monday, March 16, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am
        Where: Sycamore Room at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort | 1054 Alisal Road, Solvang

      • Wine Pairing and Panel Discussion

        $75.00
        +$5.49
        Item Amount
        Wine Pairing and Panel Discussion $75.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.49
        Total $80.49
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      • A conversation about unique Santa Barbara County, Sta. Rita Hills appellation, with local winemakers, focusing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals. Enjoy a casual California Wine Country cooking demonstration and lunch with a guest chef.

        When: Monday, March 16, 2020 | 10:30am-1pm
        Where: Creekside Lawn at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort | 1054 Alisal Road, Solvang

      • America’s French Chef at The Alisal Guest Ranch: Demonstration and Dinner with Chef Ludo Lefebvre

        $300.00
        +$18.99
        Item Amount
        America’s French Chef at The Alisal Guest Ranch: Demonstration and Dinner with Chef Ludo Lefebvre $300.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $18.99
        Total $318.99
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      • In the spirit of Julia Child who brought her classic French cooking techniques to Santa Barbara, The Alisal Guest Ranch brings Chef Ludo Lefebvre to create a rare dining experience at one of California’s historic ranches. Chef Ludo, an expert in modern French cuisine, will demonstrate then cook dinner alongside Alisal’s Executive Chef Anthony Endy blending live fire ranch cooking with his classically trained expertise. Guests will travel on hay wagon to Alisal’s Historic Adobe to partake in a unique ranch dinner, featuring delicious cuisine full of local bounty that is French inspired and California produced.

        Ticket includes sales tax, service charge and donation to the Julia Child Fund.

        When: Monday, March 16, 2020 | 4:30-7:30pm
        Where: Alisal Historic Adobe at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort | 1054 Alisal Road, Solvang

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Celebrating The American Riviera: 

The Santa Barbara Culinary Experience

  

The Santa Barbara Culinary Experience (SBCE), in partnership with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, is inspired by the mixture of fun and learning about food and drink for which Julia Child, a longtime resident and fan of Santa Barbara, advocated so passionately. SBCE welcomes visitors and the local community to celebrate the bounty of what is grown in and around this beautiful region. Join us to celebrate, learn and invoke Julia’s spirit, while shining a light on Santa Barbara’s culinary, hospitality, tourism and artisan communities.

There are various ways for Julia Child fans to take part in events throughout the weekend. Visit our website for a description of our growing list of events.

*All events subject to change.

Background Photo Credit: Blake Bronstad, Courtesy of Visit Santa Barbara.

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Santa Barbara Culinary Experience

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The Santa Barbara Culinary Experience is three-day event, draw visitors from all over the world to experience Santa Barbara’s dynamic food and wine scene, with highlights inspired by Julia Child’s longtime admiration and appreciation for the city. Guests will be able to attend cooking classes, visit ranches and wineries, hear industry professionals speak on culinary panels, watch film screenings, and taste Julia Child-inspired dishes and Paul Child-inspired signature cocktails at local restaurants.

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