The Inn Crowd, hosted by Craig Case and Chef Michael Hutchings, is delighted to share an episode at the Taste of the Town fundraiser. 2016 is the thirty-fifth year that the event has been held at the Riviera Park in Santa Barbara, CA. Some 40 restaurants, caterers and wine makers offer "tastes" to some 1000 participants. Chef Michael has participated in the event since the inception in 1981. Tina Takaya, owner of Opal restaurant and Honorary chairperson, and Michael Weisbrock, Arthritis Foundation director, presented chef Michael with a award for the long tenure of supporting the Taste of the Town.
Over the years, chef michael has offered many different tastes and in this episode we showcase a corn vichyssoise with a seared sea scallop as well as a ragout of chickpeas topped with a goat cheese mousse. For good measure, one of the most popular tastes, Potato Crepe with Golden Caviar and Creme Fraiche, is also demonstrated.
Join us on The Inn Crowd Saturdays at 6:30 on ABC affiliate KEY channel 3. Please note that the air time my vary to as late as 9:30 during the football season. You may view the show on-line at the Santa Barbara News Press. Look to the right side of the web page for a link to the show. YTS Digital Films filmed and directed this show. We appreciate our wine sponsor, Foley family Wines, for providing access to their wonderful portfolio of wines.