Great Flavors lets you know about upcoming events that sound especially tasty, and the Flavor Team provides reviews of select happenings. From the local favorites (SLO Farmer's Market anyone?) to the quiet gems and unusual happenings up and down the Central Coast, we're your source for outings that fill your life with great flavors.
If you can pry yourself away from Pismo Beach, an alfresco dinner, Bishop’s Peak, or wine tasting, there are even more things to experience as part of your great-flavored life here on the Central Coast.
The Flavor Team spotlights upcoming events and shares reviews of select outings. We share the funky and the formal (wear a suit or dress…with flip-flops), the annual favorites and the new fun kids in town. So many options makes it easy to add great flavors to your calendar.
Central Coast Events
- SpringFest: Wolff Vineyards and Beda’s Biergarten pair great German food and Edna Valley wine*
*including the elusive Teroldego On April 2, Wolff Vineyards and Beda’s Biergarten paired up for pairings of a deliciously different sort at SpringFest 2017. Held at the lovely Wolff Vineyards, perched on the side of a hill with an unobstructed view of the Edna Valley, the event drew a good crowd. From young couples to […]
- Photo Essay: Talley Vineyards Spring Fling — March 26, 2017
It’s the coastal breeze that encourages Talley Vineyards’ Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to express their character as they transition from vine to bottle, and that same breeze welcomed participants lucky enough to find themselves at the Spring Fling, held March 26 at Talley Vineyards. Dotted with tables holding flights of Talley Vineyards wines and signature […]
- Around the World with Pinot Noir: Experiencing the Edna Valley Collective Dinner at WOPN, March 3, 2017
The singular event that drew us to our first WOPN, like Monarch butterflies seeking the eucalyptus groves south of Pismo, was the Edna Valley Collective Dinner: six courses, masterfully created by Brian Collins, chef at Ember in Arroyo Grande, to pair perfectly with Pinot Noir wines from six Edna Valley AVA wineries: Claiborne & Churchill, […]
- Wine and Animals – 46 West Wine Safari, February 12, 2017
I saw a “Wine Safari” poster on Instagram late Saturday last week and I was instantly interested. I thought, “who does not like wine and animals,” right? As the last day of the event was the next day, I emailed the 46 West Wineries event host and asked how to get tickets and what animals were […]
- SLO Restaurant Month and Go Local Wine Deals: Just the Ticket to Flavor-up January Doldrums
I love staying at home and eating the same old dinners and drinking cheap bottles of gift wine. Said no one ever. Is the post-holiday January hum-drum getting you down? Can’t wait for longer days and warmer weather? Here’s just the thing to get back to the sunny side: food, wine, specials, and celebrating our […]