On Sunday, May 23rd, Santa Barbara area residents enjoyed wine and delicacies from renowned restaurants at the 2010 Taste of the Nation Santa Barbara in support of Share our Strength's campaign to end childhood hunger in America. The event was held once again at the picturesque Montecito Country Club on a clear afternoon. While the skies were void of any clouds, the winds caused quite a stir for anyone with a loose skirt or for anything not held down with a heavy weight. However, the winds were no match for the fine wine and food - and the view of the Pacific Ocean were amazing! There was plenty of beautiful people in the crowd too, which added to the allure of this event.
For a list of this year's participating restaurants and wineries, click here. Some of the participants included The Bacara Resort and Spa, The Ballard Inn and Restaurant, Elements Restaurant and Bar, The Pierpont Inn, Ampelos Cellars, Blair Fox Cellars, Dragonette Cellars, Reeves Ranch Vineyards, Tercero and Stella Artois (free logo glass!). For wineries, this event was a great opportunity to expose local residents, including restaurants, to some great wines from the Santa Barbara County wine region. I enjoyed this event and hope to return next year! Cheers!