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6th Annual Taste of Santa Monica
Teh 6th Annual Taste of Santa Monica is hosted by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and scheduled for Sunday, September 16, 2007 from 12-4 pm at the historic Santa Monica Pier on Ocean Avenue. Featuring an eclectic mix of up to 40 restaurants serving dishes sure to tease one’s taste buds, guests can eat to their heart’s content knowing that all food at the event is included with their entrance ticket ($40 presale/ $45 at the door for adults and $10 for children 4-10 years old).

Seats will be available for attendees who want to listen to nostalgic music played by a live band at the event. Guests can enjoy the Southern California sunshine, but will also be pleased to find plenty of shade throughout the event site. And order a refreshing cocktail from the cash bar that will be set up at the center of the pier deck.

Beginning at 1:00 pm, expert chefs from Locanda Del Lago, The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom, and The Victorian will dazzle visitors with culinary demonstrations every hour. The program is designed to wow the crowd and give novice gastronomes easy to follow instructions in order to recreate the tasty menus at home.

This year’s Taste will hold a Silent Auction with impressive items to bid and win. Additionally, there will also be a raffle drawing, purchase tickets to see if you’ll be the winner of one of three prizes: 1) Napa Valley Getaway - 2 roundtrip airfare anywhere Southwest flies, hotel stay, and tickets to the Rocca Family Vineyards for some wine tasting opportunities; 2) Newport Beach Getaway - 2 nights at a $2500/night villa, convertible rental car, gift certificate to Laguna restaurant, 2 rounds of golf; 3) Stay & Play in Santa Monica - 2 nights at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, gift certificate to the Lobster restaurant, massage for 2 at the Le Merigot Hotel.

Wine Garden
For guests who wish to pair their delicious treats with a fine glass of wine, separate tickets are available for the popular wine garden located within the event site. Garden revelers have unlimited in-and-out access to the area, so they can continue to indulge both their palettes and appetites.

The Wine Garden was well received for the past two and we expect it to be a crowd pleaser again this year. There will be 15-20 wineries offering samples of their delectable varietals. Wine Garden tickets are an additional $10 per person and may be purchased the day of the event.

Abode Restaurant & Lounge
Acadie Hand Crafted French Crepes
Barney's Beanery
Bon Mélange Catering
Bravo Cucina
Bravo Pizzeria
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom
Daily Grill - Santa Monica
Duke's Malibu
Edible Arrangements
El Cholo Mexican Restaurant
Fairmont Miramar Hotel
Famima Corporation
Heal the Bay
Hotcakes Bakes
i Cugini Restaurant
Il Fornaio
La Vecchia Cucina
Le Merigot A JW Marriott Beach Hotel & Spa
Locanda Del Lago
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Louise's Trattoria
Ma'Kai Lounge
Ocean Avenue Seafood
Panini Garden Punch Grill
Rusty's Surf Ranch
SPN For Mahatma
Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica
Stefano's New York Pizza
Tengu - Santa Monica
The Lobster
The Victorian at Heritage Square

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