The Coast Village Association presents the first ever Taste of Coast Village on Saturday, September 14, 2019, featuring the unique flavors of Coast Village’s growing restaurant scene.
Over 25 eateries from Montecito’s lower business district will participate in the exclusive event, as well as several local wineries and breweries that will provide drinks. Celebrate the diverse flavors from dozens of local chefs and food artisans. Sip from local wineries and breweries, and enjoy the sounds of Tom Ball, Kenny Sultan, and Rob Malanca.
“This event will truly showcase all that Coast Village Road has to offer from a food and wine standpoint,” said CVA president Bob Ludwick, who is helping to organize the event with the Coast Village Association’s Events Committee and Katie Hershfelt of Cultivate Events. “We have so many incredible eateries here, and never before have they all been at the same place at the same time. It’s a great opportunity for the community to taste all that the lower village has to offer.”
The event will take place in a cordoned off area in the 1100 block of Coast Village Road, with restaurants and wineries serving their faire from pop-up tents. Guests can taste the offerings from such eateries as Khao Kaeng, Here’s the Scoop, Honor Bar, Oliver’s, CAVA, Bettina Pizzeria, Juice Ranch, and Ca’ Dario –the newest eatery to join the elevated list of restaurants on Coast Village Road– and many, many others. Wineries and breweries include Folded Hills Winery, Margerum Wine Company, T.W. Hollister & Co., and an array of wine pours from the Liquor & Wine Grotto, among others.
This year’s Grand Marshal is the legendary Pete Jordano, CEO of Jordano’s Food Service, who is generously helping to sponsor the event. Jordano’s is the largest and oldest family owned retail business in Santa Barbara, and is one of the largest marketer and supplier of food, beverages, and culinary equipment in the Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and
Ventura County area. Mr. Jordano is a highly respected and successful business owner, an active and devoted member of our community, and just a great guy. Learn more about Mr. Jordano, and his family’s rich history in Santa Barbara in the VIP Lounge at the festival.
Other generous sponsors include Folded Hills Winery, Bright Event Rentals, Cultivate Events, Keller Williams, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, CAVA, Village Properties, Montecito Bank & Trust, Montecito Journal, Rosewood Miramar, Four Seasons Biltmore, and others.
General admission is $65 and the event runs from 2-5 p.m., with participants invited to enjoy unlimited tastings from participating vendors, as well as given a souvenir wine glass. A limited number of VIP tickets ($95) will be available, which include early entry at 1 pm and access to the VIP Lounge, which will offer exclusive sips and bites in a comfortable lounge environment.