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A Taste of Summer With Top Chef Lauren Lawless

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Don’t miss a Taste of Summer, a unique event that will feature a 6 course meal personally prepared by San Diego top chef Lauren Lawless (Masterchef Contestant Season 8).

This black tie event will feature some of the best foods San Diego has to offer. You will have a chance to mingle with some of the top profile people from San Diego and LA county.

Event will be hosted at a beautiful estate in the heart of Encinitas. and a red carpet will showcase all of the top press outlets from San Diego County. Enjoy a full bar, live music, servers and valet service.

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Westfield UTC Uncorked Wine Walk

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Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting and delectable cuisine during the Westfield UTC 5th Annual Uncorked Wine Walk & VIP Event on Saturday, July 15. Guests will enjoy a self-guided wine walk from 4 – 7 p.m. through four wine gardens featuring lush landscaping and decor, three Temecula Valley winery stations, light bites and live music from top locals artists of Plaza Unplugged

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Eclipse Chocolate on Food Network

Eclipse Chocolate founder founder and chocolatier Will Gustwiller of San Diego will appear as a contestant on the competitive Food Network television program Guy’s Grocery Games in a special “Guy’s Chocolate Games” episode airing February 12 at 8/7c. The owner of the South Park chocolate shop and bistro filmed the episode in Santa Rosa in November 2016, but has remained silent about show details and outcomes.

Episode details displayed on Food Network’s website reveal that four contestants will use chocolate to create a variety of sweet and savory dishes. Episode challenges include transforming a German chocolate cake into a lunch, making a chocolate dessert with a budget determined by an arcade game and, in the final game of the episode, two chefs will use surprise ingredients to make a romantic chocolate dinner. Contestants have the chance to win up to $20,000.

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Crudo Pride In Carmel Valley

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The new Crudo restaurant in Carmel Valley boasts Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with an Asian touch that features locally-sourced, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian menu items. Renowned chef and owner Pascal Lorange takes pride in offering diners unique, yet simple presentations that you won’t find anywhere else in San Diego.

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Foie Gras Crudotini with Smoked Duck Breast, Fig Chutney, Scallions and Soy Balsamic

Belgian-born Lorange is a world renowned chef who has cooked in Michelin-star kitchens and been in the restaurant industry for more than 25 years.  As a child, he would accompany his family on weekly trips to the market to help his parents prepare his favorite dish, “pave de cabillaud” (cod steak). From the age of six, Lorange wanted to continue in the family tradition of four generations of chefs, including his grandfather, uncle, brother and nephew.

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