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Tasting and Toasting the Town

Last year’s Taste event at the Sawdust Festival.

Last year’s Taste event at the Sawdust Festival.

Celebrate Good Taste, billed by promoters Visit Laguna Beach as a three-day culinary adventure, takes place March 7-9, with prix fixe menus, dinners with food and beverage pairings, and seating at chef’s tables in many Laguna Beach hotels and restaurants.

March 7: The Rooftop Lounge at hotel La Casa del Camino, 1289 S. Coast Highway, offers Mediterranean-inspired cuisine at dining stations throughout the hotel and live music.

Beer vs. Wine Tasting takes place on the oceanfront pool deck at Surf & Sand Resort, 1555 S. Coast Highway, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Five stations with culinary offerings paired with complimentary beer and wine pairing. Tickets: $49 per person.

Reservations required: 949-376-2761 or [email protected]

Chef Table at Maro Wood Grill, 1915 S. Coast Highway, at 6 p.m., offer four-course dinner with wine pairings at the Chef Bar. Guests can also participate in a Q&A with the chef during and after the meal. $65 per person. Reservations: 949-793-4044. Also on March 8.

Masters of Malt, Whisky Dinner at Montage’s Loft, 30801 S. Coast Highway, pairs single malt whiskies with a four-course prix fixe menu. Reception at 6 and dinner 7 at p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. Reservations: 949-715-6420. Hotel guests receive complimentary tickets.

March 8: Beer 101 at the Surf & Sand Resort, craft beers are paired with an a la cart menu at the outdoor lounge, 4 -7 p.m. Reservations are not required.

March 9: Ava Dupree performs at the Gospel & Champagne Brunch, Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Road, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person at lagunabeachlive.org or 949-715-9713.

At the Art of Dining, at the Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, a three-course sustainable meal will be served from 4-7 p.m. on handcrafted dining sets made by Sawdust artists in the crowd. Tickets, $175 per person: 949 494-3030.

Laguna Art Museum’s Executive Director Malcolm Warner discusses food in art at a current Wayne Thiebaud exhibit. Free. 7 p.m.

Other restaurants offering daily specials include 230 Forest, The Deck, Lumberyard Restaurant, Nirvana Grill, Royal Thai Cuisine and Watermarc.

Special rates are being offered at Hotel Laguna, Montage, Pacific Edge Hotel, and Surf & Sand Resort.

More information is available at CelebrateGoodTaste.com.

 

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