Chefs, vintners, producers and brewers team up for a distinguished event showcasing California’s finest bounty and benefiting the slow food movement
La Jolla, California (September 2016)—The Lodge at Torrey Pines will host its 14th annual Celebrate the Craft a premier food festival tradition created to highlight Southern California’s finest chefs, food artisans, produce, wine and craft beer on Sunday, October 30. Celebrate the Craft, which benefits the Slow Food Movement and attracts dedicated epicureans each year, will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the luxury hotel’s Arroyo Terrace overlooking the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course and Pacific Ocean.
Tickets to Celebrate the Craft are priced at $135 per person and are available at celebratethecraft.com. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Slow Food Urban San Diego, a non-profit organization intent on raising public awareness about food policy and production to encourage enjoyment of and increased access to foods that are local, seasonal and sustainable. Each all-inclusive ticket grants access to an extensive variety of food tastings, wine, craft beer and complimentary valet parking; taxes, service charges and gratuity are included in the ticket price. Guests interested in extending their Celebrate the Craft experience can also reserve a room package at the award-winning Lodge at Torrey Pines starting at $449 per night.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ Executive Chef Jeff Jackson will be joined by an impressive lineup of San Diego’s top chefs, including Paul Arias of The Fishery, Pete Balistreri of Tender Greens, Matt Gordon of Urban Solace, Timothy Kolanko of Blue Bridge Hospitality, Jason Knibb and Jose Alonzo of Nine-Ten, Drew Deckman of Deckman’s En El Mogor, Antonio Friscia of Legal Restaurants, Steven Riemer of Oceana Coastal Kitchen, Monica Szepesy of Q’ero and others.
Produce and other ingredients will be provided by regional farms and ranches, including Coleman Farms of Carpinteria, McGrath Family Farm of Camarillo, Schaner Family Farms of Valley Center, Niman Ranch in Oakland, Stehly Farms Organics of Valley Center, Fishbone Kitchen of San Diego, Suzie’s Farm of San Diego and Paul Reeb of Point Loma Farm.
Celebrate the Craft’s featured vintners, selected by The Lodge’s sommelier Paul Krikorian, will include Robert Craig, ZD, Grgich Hills and Nickel & Nickel of Oakville alongside several others based in Napa Valley, Healdsburg, Novato and Paso Robles. Tablas Creek Vineyard, Ramey Wine Cellars, Round Pond and Falkner Winery of Temecula will also be present. San Diego’s thriving craft beer scene will be represented by Societe Brewing Company and AleSmith Brewing Company.
For a complete list of participating chefs, producers, vintners and breweries, please visit celebratethecraft.com.
About The Lodge at Torrey Pines
The Lodge at Torrey Pines is an AAA Five Diamond award-winning property offering more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space with views of the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean. Guests of The Lodge can take advantage of the near-perfect weather while hiking in the Torrey Pines State Reserve, golfing on Torrey Pines Golf Course or relaxing at the spa. The Lodge pays tribute to the California Craftsman movement and is modeled after Greene and Greene’s famed Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, California, two of the finest examples of early 1900s Craftsman-style architecture. The Lodge features 170 spacious guest rooms and suites, a 9,500-square-foot full-service spa and two restaurants serving contemporary California cuisine. The Lodge is owned and operated by Evans Hotels and is in proximity to the San Diego International Airport, downtown San Diego and downtown La Jolla. For reservations, call (858) 453-4420.
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