5th Annual “Taste of Santa Monica” Preview and Ticket info for (9/17/06)


Summary for Community Calendar …
5th Annual Taste of Santa Monica
September 17, 2006 12:00- 4:00pm
Santa Monica Pier, West Parking Lot, Santa Monica
Further details available at www.tasteofsantamonica.com

The 5th Annual Taste of Santa Monica is a food festival showcasing 40
local restaurants and features chef demonstrations and live music.
Admission is $40 for adults ($10 for children between 4 and 10) and
includes ALL FOOD. Beverages are additional.

Food lovers young and old can eat to their hearts content and learn some
tips and techniques to preparing gourmet cuisine from culinary experts
at the 5th Annual Taste of Santa Monica, on Sunday, September 17, 2006
from noon to 4:00 pm. The Taste of Santa Monica will be a fun filled day
of food, drink and entertainment hosted by the Santa Monica Chamber of
Commerce and held on the historic Santa Monica Pier. A selection of
Santa Monica’s finest restaurants will serve a wide range of gourmet
dishes. Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for children 4 to 10. Ticket
price includes ALL food. There is an additional charge for soda, water
and alcoholic beverages. Due to its popularity and success last year,
Young’s Market & the Estates Group are pleased to be back as hosts of
this year’s wine garden which will feature 15 different wineries
showcasing 30 – 40 varietals. Wine garden tickets are an additional $15.
Tickets available at www.tasteofsantamonica.com or 310 393 9825 x10.

Chef Demos
Some of Santa Monica’s finest Chef’s will dazzle Taste goers with
culinary demonstrations throughout the day.
The program of demonstrations are developed to wow the crowd, and to
give novice gastronomes basic instruction so they can try recreating the
menus at home. "We have some tantalizing presentations and charismatic
chefs slated for the Demo Stage. I advise all home-chefs to bring their
notepads and cameras. We’re having a lot of fun putting the event
together and expect the crowd will enjoy the show." states Kathryn
Dodson, President and CEO of the Chamber.

If cooking demonstrations are not your style, the food and music, will
more than sooth the soul. ROUTE 66 will get your toes tappin’ as their
cool jazz, rockin’ blues, R&B, and classic rock repertoire will fill the
air as you enjoy fabulous taste treats from the most recognized
restaurants in Santa Monica.

About The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce advocates and represents
businesses’ interests and issues affecting the community. We provide the
environment to help our members prosper and succeed through a proactive
working partnership with all levels of government and community
organizations to achieve a healthy local economy and quality of life.
The Chamber seeks to constantly develop new services for its members.
These services include the Membership Directory and Buyers Guide,
Economic Profiles membership maps, free consulting sessions, resource
lists, etc. The Chamber has more than 15 committees and action groups
that both inform the community to effect legislative action as well as
develop programs to enhance member benefits.
(www.smchamber.org), (www.tasteofsantamonica.com)

Major Sponsors
Young’s Market & The Estates Group
The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles
Fiji Water
The Lobster
Los Angeles Cuisine
Santa Monica Acura
West Coast Valet Parking, LLC
US Bank

Event Details
Sunday, September 17, 2006
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Santa Monica Pier

Further details available at www.tasteofsantamonica.com

Participating Restaurants
Acadie Hand Crafted French Crepes
Akwa Restaurant
Barney’s Beanery
Border Grill
Bravo Cucina
Bravo Pizzeria
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom
China Beach Bistro
Daily Grill – Santa Monica
Duke’s Malibu
Edible Arrangements
El Cholo Mexican Restaurant
Fairmont Miramar Hotel
Gladstone’s Malibu
i Cugini
Il Fornaio
La Vecchia Cucina
Le Merigot Hotel
The Lobster
Locanda del Lago
Louise’s Trattoria
Ma’Kai Lounge
Monsoon Cafe
Ocean & Vine
Ocean Avenue Seafood
P.F. Changs China Bistro
Panera Bread
Panini Garden
Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica
Stefano’s New York Pizza
The Victorian at Heritage Square
The Wellness Community – West Los Angeles
Wild Oats Market
Wilshire Restaurant
Tickets available at www.tasteofsantamonica.com or 310 393 9825 x10