Presented by the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau since 1993, Taste of Solvang features locally grown foods, wines and diverse cuisine to celebrate the cultural and culinary heritage of the area. The 2014 Taste of Solvang runs from Wednesday, March 12 through Sunday, March 16. Details and reservations are available at tasteofsolvang.org. Events include:

  • Chef Walk – Chef David Cecchini of Cecco Ristorante will make his way through Solvang’s Farmer’s Market offering up tips and a personalized tour as he purchases farm-fresh ingredients for his demo menu. The cooking demonstration will be held after at Cecco Ristorante. Wednesday, March 12, 3 p.m., First Street and Copenhagen Drive, RSVP info@createpromotions.com
  • Sweets and Swing – Dessert is taken very seriously in Solvang; with a Village full of chocolatiers, and bakers it is hard not to. The popular Dessert Reception is back with a new name, “Sweets & Swing,” with over 20 different confections. Friday, March 14, 7 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., 1745 Mission Drive, $25
  • Grand Tasting – Over 40 restaurants will be on hand sampling the best of the area for your culinary enjoyment. Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., $35
  • Beer and Wine Walk – Get to know Solvang wineries, breweries, and wine bars that specialize in locally made boutique wines and craft beer. Saturday March 15, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday, March 16, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., $40
  • Farm to Fork Dinner – Spend an evening dining family-style in the Barrel Room of the Buttonwood Winery, as Chef Budi Kazali takes you through a four course wine-paired dinner utilizing ingredients sourced only from Solvang’s local producers. Saturday, March 15, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., $120
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