Thursday, June 18, 2015

Highlights from the Santa Monica Grand Tasting

Edible Skinny was lucky enough to attend Santa Monica Grand Tasting last weekend.  
Held on the Santa Monica pier the event featured numerous well-known chefs and renowned restaurants.

Some of the highlights included:

--Meeting Tom Booth, owner of Southern California Vineyards, an organic grapevine installation company for Los Angeles based homeowners.  Tom has installed backyard vineyards all over Los Angeles county included the Hollywood Hills.    
Once planted, you can hire Southern California Vineyards to manage the grapes or they can provide you with tips for you or your gardener to maintain the vines and harvest.   Typically grapes are available for harvest the second year after planting.  Pouring at the event was Memory Maker, a wine created by Southern California Vineyards and Harmata Family Wines.  At the Santa Monica Grand Tasting Tom was pouring both their Rose Cabernet and Reserve Cabernet.  
--Reconnecting with Friend of Edible Skinny Ash Owner/Manager of Manchego on Main Street.

--Checking out some amazingly decorated (nautical and pop art!) cakes.

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