Crop of the Month: Butternut Squash

November 5, 2014 by Hannah No Comment

With its taste reminiscent of the falling leaves and the crisp autumn air, the crop of the month for November is, appropriately, Butternut Squash! Sweet and nutty to the tongue, similar to that of a pumpkin, the butternut squash is characterized by an exterior yellow skin and interior orange fleshy pulp.  Butternut squash turns ripe ...

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The Ocean Grill: Back and Better than ever

October 8, 2014 by Hannah No Comment

Located a stones throw from the sand, Avila’s own Ocean Grill has been recently been revitalized with a new chef, new amenities, a new menu, new specials, and new life. After testing out different service styles and types of food to find their perfect fit, the Ocean Grill finally hit its stride with the oncoming ...

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The “Crafted on the Coast” Collaborative Winemaker Dinner

September 29, 2014 by Hannah No Comment

Held at the tucked away treasure of Avila Beach– the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa, the Crafted on the Central Coast collaborate winemaker dinner comes to life the evening of November 7th. The exciting event, presented by SLO Wine Country, kicks off the fantastic weekend long celebration that is the “Harvest on the Coast ...

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Savor the Central Coast Presents “Brown Sugar and Barrels”

September 24, 2014 by Hannah No Comment

Send your taste buds for a trip down south as famous Soul Food Queen and Celebrity Chef Tanya Holland combines forces with Savor’s own Chef Gregg Wangard and pastry chef Hannah Ingham to bring you “Brown Sugar and Barrels”. Kicking off on the evening of September 26th, “Brown Sugar and Barrels” offers guests the opportunity ...

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Spice Up Your Salmon with Southern Flavor

September 22, 2014 by Hannah No Comment

Over here at La Vita Fresca, we’ve recently become inspired by the local event, “Brown Sugar and Barrels” taking place at the Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach this friday, September 26th. The event features the southern-infused cuisine of celebrity chef Chef Tanya Holland, owner of the Brown Sugar Kitchen and author of her own cookbook ...

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SLO Harvest on the Coast Weekend

September 8, 2014 by Hannah No Comment

With a Vibrant variety of flavors, aromas, and delicacies, the SLO Harvest on the Coast Celebration brings the harvest to you, as the signature season comes to life in the form of more than 70 wineries and 60 food vendors. Supported by the gusto of the central coast wine region, the SLO Harvest on the ...

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The Central Coast Aquarium Presents “Catch of the Central Coast”

September 2, 2014 by Hannah No Comment

Presented by the Central Coast Aquarium, “Catch of the Central” Coast offers an evening full of fine dining, live entertainment, and a silent and live auction, all centered around the beauty of the aquatic life on the central coast. Attendees of the evening will be provided with transportation via trolley, as they will be picked ...

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Lance Kinney’s “Unite for Sight” Benefit

August 12, 2014 by Hannah No Comment

Local photographer and international philanthropist, Lance Kinney dedicates his work and his time to a benevolent cause—to those in need of proper eye care. Kinney works with ICareInternational, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those in need of eye care and supplying them with the proper resources. ICareInternational makes missions every year to rural countries ...

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Avila Beach’s True Farm-to-table Dinner

August 6, 2014 by Hannah No Comment

As October slowly approaches, the fall leaves and crisp autumn air can mean only one thing: apples. Everything Apple, to be more specific—as the Avila Apple Festival, held on October 4th and 5th, offers up two nights of Apple-filled delight. The first night of the festival commences with the Farm-to-table dinner, an apple-inspired feast held ...

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Discovering Vittoria Frappato DOC Vendemmia 2012

July 6, 2014 by Georgina No Comment

Being seduced by A Sicilian… Recently, I have been having this great adventure exploring Sicilian wines - again, I must emphasize. As a child, I grew up drinking only Italian wines. If you are Italian, this is not uncommon to have a small glass of wine poured for you at lunch or dinner. My family drank predominantly northern varietals because my maternal grandfather was a winemaker from that region. My father, on he other hand, was a Sicilian, and made no excuses for it. When I was with him, we ate and drank, the foods and wines from or most similar, to his region. As one of my Sicilian friends says about his countrymen, unapologetically “we are different.” D’accordo, amico mio. You are very much so a breed of your own.

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