Have you ever watched Top Chef Masters and thought, “Ah, I wonder if their food actually tastes as good as it looks?” Well, from September 27 – 30, 2012, you can try a morsel or two – and accompany it with a flavorful wine or brew. Celebrity chefs like the funky cool Susan Feniger, Aarti Sequeira of Aarti Party, Chopped host Ted Allen, and the chef who made sustainable seafood chic, Rick Moonen, will be gathered at SAVOR the Central Coast for four days of culinary fun and flair. But there’s more on tap…
Thirsty? Set Your Sights on Pismo Beach and SAVOR
You don’t have to be an oenophile to appreciate the more than 200 wines that will be showcased at SAVOR the Central Coast. The Main Event will highlight the talents of local winemakers and brew masters alike, while guests can get educated about the finest grapes through popular wine seminars, featuring panels of experts and winemakers. Learn about flavor profiles, explore the finest refreshments of the Central Coast, and taste, taste, taste.
Dig Into Locally Inspired Culinary Bites
Grab a front seat to witness the culinary flair of a chef demonstration at SAVOR or learn the kitchen secrets of Central Coast gourmet artists. Watch chefs who hail from Seattle, Boston, and Washington, D.C. as they showcase their luscious talents and compete in the Battle of the Bay, hosted by Ted Allen and judged by the new Sunset Editor-in-Chief Kitty Morgan. Or join in the Thursday opening night event: An Enchanting Evening at Hearst Castle.
Get to Know Our Local Wine Country – from Pismo Beach to Paso Robles
If you’re a wine buff, you’ve heard of Paso Robles. If you’re a movie buff and you’ve seen Sideways, you’ve always wanted to check out the local wine region and those green and golden vistas of California wine country. SAVOR showcases the finest varietals grown on the Central Coast and does not disappoint. The quality and diversity of our local premium wines come courtesy of the winegrape growing region’s ideal climate. When you visit, be sure to visit the many wineries in and around Pismo Beach.
Savor Your Stay in Pismo Beach
Enjoy more than just one day of Central Coast flavor at SAVOR. Really dig into this culinary adventure (and the rest of what Pismo Beach has to offer) and book a long weekend at a Pismo Beach hotel. The SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel is offering The Western Wine Awards Package, valid September 28th – 30th. The package is being offered at $339 per night for two people and includes two nights lodging, two tickets to the scrumptious Western Wine Awards Dinner at Dinosaur Caves Park and the Savor Main Event at Santa Margarita Ranch. Plus, you get two delish hot breakfasts for two at our onsite Marie Callender’s.
Beach, wine, hob-nobbing with gifted culinarians and vintners… Fall doesn’t get any tastier than this in Pismo Beach.