Epicurean Delights at the First Annual Encinitas Foodie Fest

Sadie Rose Baking CompanyIf you are a connoisseur of all things food, local music junkie, parent looking for good wholesome entertainment for your kids or simply in search for something fun to do while supporting a great cause, then don’t miss the first Annual Encinitas Foodie Fest Saturday, June 23rd from 10am-5pm at Pacific Station.

Wabisabi Green introduces the festival that focuses on sustainability while simultaneously promoting local artisanal gourmet foods, art, business and the Coastal Community Foundation’s Healthy Day Fund. Following are highlights.

Chef Demonstrations:
Top talented San Diego chefs involved are John Gonzales of Bottaro Wood Fired Pizza, Jason Gethin of Union Kitchen & Tap, Bernard Guillas of the Marine Room, Dennis Horton of Whole Foods, Kurt Metzger of Kitchen 4140 and Kaitlin Ramos of St. Germain’s Bistro & Café.

Chef Dennis Horton Whole FoodsChef Jason Gethin Union Kitchen & Tap

Event partner Whole Foods Encinitas will be serving succulent barbeque featuring sliders made from local, sustainable, grass-fed beef supplied by Homegrown Meats. Proceeds benefit Healthy Day. Food trucks Firehouse Chefs and FoodFarm will offer gourmet delights from their location on 101 in front of Pacific Station. Solace & the Moonlight Lounge will be serving White Sangria and Draft Beer in their outdoor patio.

Artisanal Goods:
There will be an extensive range of gourmet food products to sample and taste such as baked goods from Sadie Rose Baking Company or Bread & Butter Baking Company, enticing sweets from Sea Salt Candy Company or Millie’s Gelato, savory cheese from Fiscalini Farms, and tantalizing spreads from Majestic Garlic or Pacific Beach Peanut Butter. In addition, gourmet food-related products include Wabisabi Green’s eco friendly table linens made in San Diego, Bottlehood’s recycled creation’s and The bUZZ Ladies social networking group centered around restaurant reviews.

Wabisabi Green Tabletop

Bottlehood Recycled Glasses

Check out the crazy assortment of living succulent centerpieces created for the Healthy Day Auction by 11 local artists from metal craft by Danny Salzhandler to ceramic works by myself, Maria De Castro and Cheryl Tall.

Cheryl TallMaria De Castro Centerpiece

There will be a variety of live musical performances spanning soulful pop to folk to modern country by Karen Real & Doug Danker, Duchess, Jimmy Patton & Enrique Platas, Johs Petroni, Ricky the IV and Trouble in the Wind.

Karen RealRicky The IV

Instructors from Frog’s Fitness Center and Total Woman Gym & Day Spa will provide lively ZUMBA performances throughout the day.

Heidi Weaver

The Boys and Girls Club Center for a Healthy Lifestyle will provide a children’s cooking booth to keep the little ones entertained.

Please visit encintiasfoodie.com to see the full schedule and for more information.

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About Jolee Pink

I am a California-based writer, designer, artist, super foodie and avid traveler. I view travel as a superlative learning experience and have visited nearly 50 countries. As the author of Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking California Style, I brought together artists and chefs to capture the spirit of San Diego influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The Wabisabi Green lifestyle blog focuses on art, design, food and travel. My colorful ceramic sculpture has received national recognition and is on permanent display at Rady Children’s Hospital. I also design and market a boutique eco-friendly textile line featuring bold modern motifs based on nature, world travels and the southern California coastal lifestyle.
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