SUNSET - SAVOR THE CENTRAL COAST

            WITH 35 TALENTED CHEFS AND THE REGION'S BEST FOOD AND WINE PRODUCERS

Eat, drink and learn about one of California's most exciting culinary and wine destinations with Sunset editors as your tour guides.

For everyone who is as interested in eating great food as they are in meeting the farmers and artisans who produce it, Sunset presents "Savor the Central Coast." Tucked away in the pristine Central Coast of California (only three hours from both the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles), "SUNSET - Savor the Central Coast" gives food lovers the opportunity to meet the chefs, local farmers, winemakers, and food artisans that are setting some of the country's biggest culinary trends.

From September 30 to October 3, 2010 at Santa Margarita Ranch, San Luis Obispo and surrounding communities, attendees will have the opportunity to sample delights prepared by 35 talented chefs, using the region's freshest bounty-from organic produce and herbs to locally raised lamb and sustainably farmed seafood.

On October 1, the weekend's "edu-tainment" focus rolls into high gear as Sunset editors and other experts lead exclusive guided tours around San Luis Obispo County, including Ocean Rose Abalone Farm, Morro Bay Oyster Company, Happy Acres Goat Farm, Pasolivo Olive Oil, Thomas Hill Organics, Talley Winery and Organic Farm and Cal Poly's Escuela Ranch.  All culinary tours include lunch; visit www.savorcentralcoast.com/culinary_tours for schedule.

On October 2-3, the SAVOR "edu-tainment" continues at Santa Margarita Ranch with presentations in the demonstration kitchen by The Food Network's Tyler Florence and seminars with Sunset editors on such topics as "Fresh from the Fields-California Breakfast," "Preserving the Harvest," "Cheese Making 101," "Beyond the Chop: How to Cook with Different Cuts of Lamb," and "Sunset's One Block Feast - The Grand Experiment." Wine-themed seminars will include "Distinct. Different. - Paso Robles," "The Perfect Cuvee" and "Why We Love Central Coast Wine."

The evening of October 2 is devoted to intimate multi-course gourmet winemaker dining experiences around San Luis Obispo County featuring top Central Coast chefs paired with the wines of Ancient Peaks Winery, Clayhouse Wines, Lone Madrone Winery, Niner Wine Estates and Tolosa Winery and Vineyards. "Paso Glow," a dinner focusing on the wines and winemakers of the Paso Robles AVA rounds out the evening's choices, along with dinners showcasing the wines of Santa Barbara, Monterey and Ventura counties.

 San Luis Obispo County Locavore