Tomorrow, the premier wine and food event of the West Coast kicks off in our own backyard! Savor the Central Coast, brought to you by Sunset magazine and the San Luis Obispo County Visitors and Conference Bureau, attracts more than 10,000 regional and national consumers to enjoy world-class food and wine throughout San Luis Obispo County. Held September 27 – 30, this full weekend experience offers it all.
The Main Event, hosted at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, presents attendees a plethora of opportunities to taste (both literal and experiential) all things Central Coast. As fans of the many flavors and activities on the Central Coast, we at Parker Sanpei & Associates are really looking forward to the collection of celebrity chefs, winemakers, brewmasters, fishermen, farmers, artisan culinary purveyors, local bands and Sunset lifestyle experts. Tickets to the Main Event are $85/day or $150 for the weekend; considering the abundance of choices, a weekend pass is definitely recommended.
If your plan is to see, do and taste it all, we recommend starting at the Infiniti test drive, then bouncing between the flavors of the Marketplace, Sunset at Home, Central Coast Pavilion and Farmer’s Market to Meal, before finishing your day with the festivities found in the Estrada Garden. More than 100 wineries and 30 local chefs will be featured at the Main Event. Leave time in your weekend to take the Central Coast submersion to the next level by attending one of the seminars. Only $20 each, these seminars grant access to rock star presenters including celebrity chefs and sought-after winemakers.
Of the many things we love about the Central Coast, outdoor living is always near the top of the list. Stop by the Sunset Garden & Backyard Farm and see how this two-acre space has been transformed, thanks to a new Savor partnership with Sage Ecological Landscape & Nursery of Los Osos, into an edible outdoor escape. Fill your imagination with inspiration for your next backyard project as you wander amongst the herbs, vegetables, orchards, beehives, chicken coops and more.
Beyond the Ranch, Savor offers three upscale dining occasions, bringing together the food, wine and ambiance of the Central Coast. On Thursday evening, the opening night dinner, held around the spectacular Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle, provides an exclusive and elegant beginning to the weekend that our team can hardly wait to enjoy ($125/person). Friday’s festivities takes you down to Pismo Beach for a tasting of the winners of the Sunset International Wine Competition and a multi-course dinner prepared by a collaboration of chefs from along this coastal region ($125/person). Your third option, held Saturday evening, is at Windfall Farms in Paso Robles Wine Country. Taste the terroir of Paso Robles wines and the delectable flavors of local renowned restaurants, fulfilling the wine-lover’s dream ($75/person).
Life on the Central Coast – food, wine, people, climate, experience – the list goes on and on. Sunset Savor the Central Coast offers visitors and locals a full spectrum of opportunities to celebrate the pristine beaches, renowned wine regions, delectable foods and historic treasures that all contribute to this one-of-a-kind location. Visit www.SavorCentralCoast.com to learn more, buy tickets, and join the slow down and savor lifestyle.