The 36 annual Taste of the Town will be this coming Sunday, September 10. I have been participating since 1981 when the event began. Details are below. There will be more on this event when we air the episode of The Inn Crowd that features the event. I have prepared two dishes, some 2,000 portions, for this charity fundraiser. Last year I was surprised to receive a special recognition for the many years participating in the event. I will be there for the 40th year as well!
Chef Michael Hutchings
The Berry Man Produce Company has generously provided all our wonderful produce for our Taste of the Town dishes we are providing. Many thanks to Guy DeMangeon, Les Clark, Jean-Pierre Jammet and the team for their ongoing support!
The 36th Taste of the Town, a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation, takes place this Sunday, September 10. Here are the details.
WHAT: The 36th Annual Taste of the Town, Santa Barbara’s signature culinary event featuring tastings from the finest local restaurants breweries and distillers plus live jazz entertainment and dozens of impressive food/wine/lifestyle silent auction items to be offered.
WHEN: Sunday, September 10, 2017 from Noon to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Riviera Park, 2030 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
WHO: Public Invited (Must be age 21+ to taste alcoholic beverages).
WHO’S BEING HONORED? Meet & Greet
- Lead Vintner: Doug Margerum, Margerum Wine Company
- Honorary Lead Chef: Mark Strausman from Freds at Barneys New York
- Youth Honoree: Lilly Trautwein, 7-year-old juvenile arthritis victor from Santa Barbara
- Medical Honoree: Dr. James Zmolek, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sansum Clinic and Cottage Center for Orthopedics
HOW MUCH: $125 per person if purchased by Saturday, 9/9/17 at Noon. $140 per person if purchased on Sunday 9/10/17 only at the event entrance. Call the Arthritis Foundation at 805-563-4685 or reserve online at www.arthritis.org/tasteofthetownsb
WHY: All proceeds from Taste of the Town Santa Barbara events support the programs and services of the Arthritis Foundation. The Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of 53 million people (including nearly 300,000 children) with arthritis through health education, advocacy, research, and local juvenile arthritis support. More than 50,000 Santa Barbara County residents and children have been diagnosed with one of the 100+ forms of arthritis—and look for help and hope from the Arthritis Foundation.