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The Feast of Apicius
Join us for another fabulous annual event wine-paired appetizers specifically created by chef and winemaker teams! All proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. This delicious wine + food pairing event is the first of its kind in Santa Barbara as it honors the 1st century AD epicure Marcus Gavius Apicius. He was renown for his hedonistic pursuit of the finest cuisine and most lavish preparations. His passion for food inspired the world's first cookbook "De Re Coquinaria". Attendees of the event will sample chef-prepared appetizers adapted from this cookbook. Besides meeting the chefs, attendees will also meet winemakers and proprietors pouring some of the best wines of the region. The event will culminate in a top-chef competition where a panel of guest judges will award “Tastiest” and “Most Creative” to the recipes adapted from the ancient Roman text. Proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Among the dishes to be sampled will be a foie gras/duck preparation with mostardo and berries from Chef Oscar Ledesma of The Little Door, chicken stuffed with snails from the Chef Randy Bublitz of the SBCC School of Culinary Arts, sliders on must rolls from Chef Pete Clements of Pete Clements Catering and scallops in citrus and herbs from Chef Mossin Sugich of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. Yet to declare their dishes are: Chef Weston Richards of Les Marchands, Chef Michael Hutchings of Michael’s Catering, Chef Drew Terp of Pico at the Los Alamos General Store, Chef Nimita Dhirajial of Nimita’s Cuisine, Le Sorelle, Chef Jean Michel Carré of Chocolats du CaliBressan, Via Maestra 42, Chef Soemi Caramel of Due Lune and Winfield Farms (producers of Mangalitsa—called “the Kobe beef of pork”). The event will culminate in a top-chef competition featuring a panel of guest judges: Krista Harris, Publisher/Editor of edible Santa Barbara; Hana-Lee Sedwick, Writer/Blogger; Nancy Ransohoff, Writer/Editor; and Wendy van Diver, Editor-in-Chief of Touring & Tasting magazine. Winemakers and proprietors pouring during the walk-around tasting will be: Richard Sanford of Alma Rosa Winery, Bryan Babcock of Babcock Winery, Fred Brander of Brander Vineyard, Sandy Newman of Cebada, Coby Parker-Garcia of El Lugar and Claiborne & Churchill, Bradley Long of Grassini Family Vineyards, Rick Grimm of Grimm’s Bluff, Lane Tanner & Will Henry of Lumen, Dieter Cronje of Pres’quille, Larry and Karina Hogan of Sagebrush Annie’s, Santa Barbara Winery and Windrun. The festive Roman atmosphere will be enhanced by music authentic to the period and the optional wearing of togas. Read the entire “De Re Cocquinaria” cookbook online: or read more about Marcus Gavius Apicius: Read about last year's event in this very complimentary article from the Independent entitled "Inside Wine Holds Superb Wine & Food Pairing Event": Also, this article that describes some of the mouth-watering pairings we enjoyed last year: Wearing a toga is optional. To see how to make a toga from a sheet, view the videos below. (Meetup hides external links, so I inserted two spaces after the "//". Remove spaces for the correct URL). Woman's togas: https:// Men's togas: https:// RSVP today! The Feast of Apicius Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm Fleischmann Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Price: $50.00 /per person. Proceeds benefit the Museum Tickets must be purchased here in advance!

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

2559 Puesta Del Sol · Santa Barbara, CA

Respond by: 10/15/2018

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    What we're about

    Welcome to Inside Wine Santa Barbara!! Our group features tastings with winemakers and sommeliers who give us the "inside scoop" on viniculture, viticulture, wine-food pairing and wine appreciation.

    IWSB was co-founded in September of 2012 by Tama Takahashi and Lila Brown. We were "baking buddies" at the School of Culinary Arts at SBCC and channeled our mutual interest in wine & food into creating educational and affordable wine & food events.

    In January 2015, when Lila moved to Sonoma, Hana-Lee Sedgwick served as Co-organizer for two years.

    I continue hand selecting the best and most interesting winemakers and wineries to share with our membership. I have edited three cookbooks, including "Around the Table" for The Lark restaurant and completed my level 2 WSET wine education certification. I don't make money off the events, I organize them to learn more about wine and connect with other wine aficionados. Your email and information is safe and not even visible to me. Membership is free (must be 21+). Welcome, let's celebrate the diversity and quality of our wine and food in this unique and remarkable region of the world!


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