August 10, 2010

August 10, 2010

For more than a year, Sunset Magazine’s event team has been working behind the scenes on a new, one-of-a-kind event featuring the largely undiscovered culinary, wine, and travel scene found on California’s beautiful Central Coast. This event is Sunset’s Savor the Central Coast.

The main event of Sunset’s Savor the Central Coast takes place October 2nd and 3rd, 2010 on the historic 14,000-acre Santa Margarita cattle ranch nestled halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles in San Luis Obispo County, California. More than 100 Central Coast wineries and 35 celebrity chefs, including Tyler Florence, will transform the ranch into a food and wine lover’s paradise.

Here are some event highlights:
- Farmers’ Markets recreated from throughout the region with chefs, farmers, and our food editors demonstrating how to “shop” a farmers’ market.
- A two-plus-acre kitchen garden was planted earlier this year with a unique blend of ornamentals and edibles—we will be featuring gardening demonstrations throughout the weekend.
- Tour the Central Coast Pavilion, where you can sample winning wines from Sunset’s Western Wine Awards, “travel the coast” all in one stop, and shop the Savor General Store.
- Take a seat in Chef and Winemaker Central, where you can enjoy educational seminars with Sunset’s expert editors, local winemakers, and celebrity chefs.

Tickets are available at

tablehopper is giving away one pair of tickets (two tickets total). All you need to do is forward this week’s tablehopper newsletter to one friend (but even more would be so very fabulous), and add a note to your friend(s) about the event, then Cc: or Bcc: me at so I know you sent it—I promise I won’t use anyone’s email address. The deadline to enter is Sunday August 15th by 11:59pm. I will notify the winner on Monday the 16th. Good luck!


Are you in the restaurant industry? Would you like to try to win a pair of tickets for HOG IN THE FOG on Friday night at SF Chefs? Of course you would.

The best answer for “Why you deserve to pig out” wins the pair of tickets! Email your answer to R3 Builders by Thursday August 12th at 5pm, and they will select their favorite answer.

Tickets courtesy of R3 Builders, restaurant contractors.