Taste of Santa Barbara's Style it Pretty class | Photo: Ingrid Bostrom

A tasty week of food and wine celebrations, the “Taste of Santa Barbara,” which showcased a broad array of events and special happenings at restaurants, bars, farms, and wineries, as well as pop-ups, workshops, speaker panels ,and more, was every bit as delicious as promised in its second edition, which took place all over the region from May 15- 21. 

The Santa Barbara Culinary Experience, in partnership with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, presented a whole menu of events, including “Lights, Camera, Julia,” a screening of some of the legendary Julia Child’s most iconic television shows; “Cherry Bombe x Taste of Santa Barbara,” an afternoon of inspiring discussions with local female winemakers, chefs, and producers making Santa Barbara County’s food and drink scene thrive; a series of cooking classes (read about the Paella class here) at Apples to Zucchini Cooking School; and the popular “Taste of Santa Barbara Wines” event featuring wine tastings and conversations with winemakers — led by the Independent’s own Matt Kettmann — at the historic El Presidio in downtown Santa Barbara.

For more information about the organization and next year’s events, scheduled for May 13-19, 2024, visit sbce.events/taste-of-santa-barbara.


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