The growing season runs year-round in our neck of Southern California, and the local agricultural community takes full advantage, affording us a unique variety of the freshest produce
San Diego, California (PRWEB) October 2, 2009
California is a state rich in extraordinary beauty and agricultural abundance, with a tradition of artistry, craft, and culinary innovation. That's why artisans and gourmets converge each year in beautiful La Jolla, California for a unique celebration of California's beauty, bounty, and craftsmanship. The seventh annual gathering to "Celebrate the Craft" will take place on Sunday, November 1st, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM at The Lodge at Torrey Pines®.
For the past six years, "Celebrate the Craft" has been one of Southern California's premier showcases for regionally grown ingredients and innovative cooking and winemaking. "Celebrate the Craft" delights anyone eager for food prepared with natural ingredients and careful craftsmanship, with a full day of cooking demonstrations by participating chefs from San Diego's premier restaurants. Growers, vintners, and culinary artisans from some of California's most renowned farms, bakeries, wineries, and confectioners will be on hand to share their skill and enthusiasm.
"The growing season runs year-round in our neck of Southern California, and the local agricultural community takes full advantage, affording us a unique variety of the freshest produce," said Jeff Jackson, Executive Chef at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines and an innovator of fresh, regional cuisine. "With a daily abundance of fresh food to work with, it's little wonder our local chefs are so creative."
Picnic on the Arroyo Terrace, guests of "Celebrate the Craft" will explore their culinary curiosity by visiting food stations featuring area growers, vintners and suppliers to sample products and meet those who created them. Tickets are $65 per person.
For more information please visit http://www.celebratethecraft.com
The Lodge at Torrey Pines, embodies the very best of Pacific Coastal living. Designed in the Arts & Crafts tradition of architects Charles and Henry Greene, The Lodge is a loving homage of California Craftsman architecture, emphasizing authentic materials and craftsmanship, respect for the natural landscape, and integration of indoor and outdoor living.