The Santa Barbara Arthritis Foundation really outdid themselves at thier 30th Annual “Taste of the Town” gourmet extravaganza! Santa Barbara Area’s finest eateries such as the ultra chic “Ca’ Dario”, “Bacara Resort” and “Seagrass” Restaurant’s offered a taste into their talented kitchens. Fine boutique wineries such as “Artiste” and “Dusty Rose” also were involved in this gourmet tasting event showcasing designer wine pairings and all in the name of charity. Santa Barbara elite including celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani appeared to create arthrits awareness and help fund reasearch and care efforts for those in need. Chef Viviani was also available for persosnalized autographed aprons that bidded a $100 donation each! There was also a silent auction at the festivities along with real families that spoke about the loving support donated by the Charity and how the Arthritis Foundation had a huge impact on their healing and quality of life.
If the food was not enough to die for, the event was held in an area of Santa Barbara known as the American Riviera. This beautiful rose lined and fountain filled courtyard made Mount Olympus look like a parking lot. Music was provided by the Chuck Orchestra and had the entire Riviera swaying to eclectic jazz grooves. If you would like to attend this gourmet event next year please contact www.tasteofthetownsantabarbara.com Tickets average between $100 and $150 dollars each and VIP tables are also avialable. Fine restaurants and wineries are also invited to participate in the charity event, simply contact the website above. No doubt about it this event was swank and Gourmet to the Bones!