The Feast of Apicius

Inside Wine - Santa Barbara
Inside Wine - Santa Barbara
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Join Inside Wine Santa Barbara for the “Feast of Apicius” on October 20, 2018 from 2-5 pm in Fleischmann Auditorium at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. A first of its kind in Santa Barbara, this wine + food event honors the 1st century AD epicure Marcus Gavius Apicius whose passion for food inspired the world's first cookbook "De Re Coquinaria". Proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

26 of Santa Barbara County’s top chefs and winemakers will be teamed up. One of the wines the winemaker will pour will be specifically paired with a chef-prepared appetizer. Many of the dishes were inspired by a recipe from the ancient cookbook and these will be eligible for the culmination of the event—a top-chef cook-off with judges giving award for “Tastiest” and “Most Creative”

Judging panel:
• Krista Harris, Publisher/Editor of edible Santa Barbara
• Hana-Lee Sedgwick, Writer/Blogger;
• Nancy Ransohoff, Writer/Editor
• Wendy van Diver, Editor-in-Chief of Touring & Tasting magazine

Among the dishes to be sampled will be a foie gras/duck preparation with mostardo and berries, sliders on must rolls, scallops in citrus and herbs, gazpacho with abalone, sausage of Mangalitsa (called “the Kobe beef of pork”) and much more!

Read a great article on the event in the Independent (note: NO dormice or similarly unpleasant authentic Roman items will be served!) Remove the spaces (since Meetup masks urls) www.independent.[remove this]com/news/2018/oct/11/feast-apicius-celebrates-ancient-epicurean-traditi/

Winemaker + Chef Teams:
Alma Rosa + Michael’s Catering
Babcock + The Little Door
Brander + Chef Mossin of the Hilton Beachfront Hotel
Cebada + Chocolats du CaliBressan
El Lugar + Les Marchands
Grassini + Nimita’s Cuisine
Grimm’s Bluff + Winfield Farms
Lumen + Pico
Pali Wine Co + Chef Randy of SBCC
Pres’quille + Due Lune
Sagebrush Annie’s + Pete Clements Catering
Santa Barbara Winery + Le Sorelle
Windrun + Via Maestra 42

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:

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 in advance!!

RSVP today to secure your spot!

Event co-organizers are Tama Takahashi, IWSB founder, and Chef Carla Romero of the SBCC School of Culinary Arts. IWSB is a fun and educational wine-tasting Meetup group with wine, wine + food, and sommelier events that has grown to over 1,500 members in 6 years and is open to the public 21-years-old+. (No fees or dues to join, leave the group at any time, your information is not shared with anyone.)

Any problems signing in or new to Meetup? You can contact me directly at "[masked]". (If Meetup blocked the address, take the spaces out of this: "insidewinesantabarbara @".

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• Santa Barbara Natural History Museum...has evolved to include more than 3.5 million specimens covering every aspect of natural history—from mammals, birds, and marine life to geology, astronomy, paleontology, and anthropology. Newly renovated in 2018, the Museum boasts state-of-the-art interactive exhibits for all ages.