Taste of Solvang

March 12-16, 2014

World-class Chefs, Wineries, Breweries, and Chocolatiers present to you the best of the Santa Ynez Valley in beautiful Solvang, California.  

Menu of Events

Take a culinary journey through the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley where the wine meets the food in the picturesque town of Solvang. In its 22nd year, The Taste of Solvang has become a top destination event for wine and food lovers alike. Featuring something for everyone from Rustic Italian, to New American, Japanese, Award-Winning Breweries, World Class Wineries, and Farm-to-Table Chefs; the Taste of Solvang offers a menu of events that is sure to please!


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Chef Walk & Demo

Wednesday, March 12           

The popular Chef Walk & Demo is back for another year.  This year, 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. Everyone is welcome to meet Chef David on Wednesday, March 12th at 3:00pm at the corner of First Street and Copenhagen Drive where the Chef Walk will begin. RSVP is required and can be made at info@createpromotions.com. The Chef Walk & Demo are free of charge. Dinner at Cecco is available for purchase at the restaurant.   

 


Sweets & Swing

Friday, March 14  7:00pm-9:00pm

Solvang Veteran's Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Drive in the heart of Solvang

Dessert is taken very seriously in Solvang; with a Village full of Chocolatiers, and Bakers it is hard not to.  The extremely popular Dessert Reception is back with a new name, Sweets & Swing, with many different confections for your sweet, sampling delight! Join us for an evening celebrating all that is sweet about Solvang, as you tap your toes to live jazz by the amazing Tipsy Gypsies, and sip on locally produced wines.

Ala carte ticket price: $25  


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Grand Tasting

Saturday, March 15   11:00am-4:00pm

The Grand Tasting is held throughout downtown Solvang with designated restaurants & shops serving up tastes. Check in and map pickup is in Solvang Park (Mission Drive) beginning at 10:00am.

Some of the best food in the Santa Ynez Valley is made right here in Solvang! Hob nob with your foodie friends, and our World-Class Chefs at the newly redesigned Grand Tasting. Many Solvang restaurants will be on hand sampling the best of the area for your culinary enjoyment.  Enjoy downtown Solvang as you stop into the designated restaurants & shops that will be serving up tastes of confections and savory treats!

Ala carte ticket price: $35 | Check in begins at 10:00am on Saturday, March 15th in Solvang Park (Mission Drive).


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Solvang Beer & Wine Walk

Saturday, March 15 from 5:00-8:00pm &

Sunday, March 16 from 11:00-4:00pm

The Beer & Wine Walk is held throughout downtown Solvang with designated tasting rooms pouring tastes. Check in and map pickup is in Solvang Park (Mission Drive) beginning at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 15th.

Take a break from your culinary pursuits at Taste of Solvang and get out for a stroll in the Village! Get to know our Wineries, Breweries, and Wine Bars that specialize in locally made boutique wines and craft beer. The Solvang Wine & Beer Walk is one of Taste of Solvangs most beloved events, and a great way to discover new spots you'll love! You'll be able to not only take in the libations, but also the view, as you stroll along downtown Solvang, exploring 13 tasting rooms.

This event will sell out in advance, so get your tickets early!

Ala carte Ticket Price: $40 for 2 day Pass includes Souvenir Wine Glass | Check in opens at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 15th in Solvang Park (Mission Drive).

For Sunday arrivals, check in is at the Solvang Visitors Center at 1639 Copenhagen Drive.


Farm to Fork with Chef Budi

Saturday, March 15 6:00pm-9:00pm

Buttonwood Farms & Winery, Solvang

Spend an intimate evening dining family style in the Barrel Room of the award winning Buttonwood Winery, as the incomparable Chef Budi Kazali takes you through a four course wine paired dinner utilizing ingredients sourced only from Solvang's local producers! Chef Budi Kazali, is the owner of the gorgeous Ballard Inn, and host of The Inn Crowd.  His cuisine has been featured in publications including Food and Wine, The Wine Spectator, and Central Coast Magazine. Chef Kazali is locally and nationally known for his culinary prowess.

Ala Carte Price: $120 includes Shuttle to/from Solvang Park.  Shuttle pick up in Solvang Park at 5:00PM. Parking also available at Buttonwood. 1500 Alamo Pintado Rd. 

 

 

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Ticket Information:

All events may be purchased ala carte or in a package.  

Passport Weekend: $85 includes tickets to Sweets & Swing, Solvang Wine & Beer Walk, Grand Tasting. Includes Souvenir Wine Glass, Wine Charm, and Souvenir Tote. The Souvenir Tote can be picked up on Saturday, March 15th, beginning at 10:00am in Solvang Park (Mission Drive). 

VIP Passport Weekend: $185 includes tickets to Sweets & Swing, Solvang Wine & Beer Walk, Grand Tasting, and Farm to Fork Experience with Chef Budi. Includes Souvenir Wine Glass, Wine Charm, and Souvenir Tote. The Souvenir Tote can be picked up on Saturday, March 15th, beginning at 10:00am in Solvang Park (Mission Drive).

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