8th Annual Taste of Pismo

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The Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the 8th Annual Taste of Pismo. From April 20-22, 2012, guests can experience the delicious cuisine of Pismo Beach and the delightful world of Central Coast wine. This year's Taste of Pismo will feature outstanding Central Coast wineries and superb local restaurants with three special events over three days.

"This a wonderful opportunity to showcase our wonderful wines here on the central coast and pair them with our many outstanding restaurants," says Peter Candela of the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce.

The first event - Farm to Street -- begins Friday evening, April 20, from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Guests will enjoy a glorious spring evening while celebrating global food and drink prepared with the freshest local ingredients from Central California's farms. From our famous clam chowder to gourmet flatbreads and local grass-fed beef, Taste of Pismo provides an opportunity to sample some of the distinct cuisine found only in our beautiful beachfront city by restaurants such as Splash Café, Cracked Crab, Huckleberry's, Scotty's, Quarterdeck and Steamers. Tickets for Farm to Street are $60/person.

The second event - Premier Wine & Culinary Event - begins Saturday, April 21 from 12pm to 4pm. Guests will indulge in regional food and wine pairings in addition to tasting top-rated local and award winning wines from Toucan Wines, Sans Liege, Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards, Croad Vineyards, Pismo Beach Winery, Adelaida Cellars, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, Chamisal Vineyards, Tolosa Winery, Morovino, Costa del Oro Winery, and Wolff Vineyards; for guests that prefer our artisan mirco-brews, serving will be Pismo Brewing Company and Tap It . This event takes place on the cliffs of Dinosaur Caves Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Tickets are $50/person and $25 for designated drivers.

The third event - Pancake Breakfast --begins Sunday morning, April 22 from 8am to 11am. Guests will partake in a hearty homestyle breakfast of hot-off-the-griddle pancakes, farm-fresh eggs, smoky bacon and plump sausages hosted by the Pismo Beach Firefighters, benefiting local charities. Breakfast is $8 for adults; $3 for children 12 and under.

To join in the festivities at Taste of Pismo and more information on participating hoteliers, wineries and restaurants; or to purchase tickets, please visit tasteofpismo.com.