The Lodge at Torrey Pines Hosts 17th Annual Celebrate the Craft on Oct. 20
La Jolla, California – The Lodge at Torrey Pines, the AAA Five Diamond La Jolla resort, hosts it 17th annual Celebrate the Craft culinary festival on Sunday, October 20. This tradition showcases California’s robust farm-to-table movement, welcoming the region’s finest chefs, food artisans, producers, wineries and breweries. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on The Lodge’s Arroyo Terrace overlooking the world renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course and Pacific Ocean. Celebrate the Craft tickets are available for $145 per person at www.celebratethecraft.com.
Each all-inclusive ticket includes extensive offerings of food tastings, wine, craft beer and complimentary valet parking. Guests interested in extending their Celebrate the Craft experience can also reserve a room package starting at $595 per night. Also, a portion of the ticket sale proceeds are donated to Slow Food Urban San Diego, a non-profit organization that encourages the enjoyment of and access to local, seasonal and sustainable foods.
Curated by The Lodge’s Executive Chef Jeff Jackson, Celebrate the Craft showcases some of the area’s top culinary talent including Paul Arias (The Fishery), Andrew Bachelier (Campfire/Jeune et Jolie), Pete Balistreri (Tender Greens), Kelli Crosson (The Lodge at Torrey Pines), Drew Deckman (Deckman's en el Mogor), Jack Fisher (Town and Country), James Foran (Grossmont College), Greg Frey, Jr. (The Golden Door), Antonio Friscia (The Florence), Eric Gallerstein (Mastiff Sausage Company), Matt Gordon (Blue Bridge Hospitality), Katie Grebow, Jason Knibb (NINE-TEN), Timothy Kolanko (Urban Kitchen Group), Jarrod Moiles (The Patio Group), Steven Riemer (Oceana Coastal Kitchen), Michael Stebner (Sweet Greens), Kara Snyder, Andrew Spurgin, and Ryan Studebaker (MIHO Gastrotruck).
Produce and other ingredients are provided by California farms, ranches and artisans including The Aniata Cheese Company (Del Mar), Bread and Cie (San Diego), Catalina Offshore Products (Solana Beach), Coleman Farms (Carpinteria), Crows Pass Farms (Temecula), DeBruin Provisions,FishBone Kitchen (Baja), Jack Fisher Confections (San Diego), Joia Life All-Natural Soda (Southern California Launch), Liberty Ducks (Sonoma), Point Loma Farms (San Diego), McGrath Family Farms (Camarillo), Niman Ranch (Oakland), Stehly Farms Organics (Valley Center), Tzaddik Farm (Alpine), and Windrose Farm (Paso Robles).
The Lodge’s sommelier Paul Krikorian hand-selected a collection of esteemed California vintners for the event including Dolce (Napa), DuMOL (Russian River Valley), EnRoute (Russian River Valley), Eric Kent (Windsor), Far Niente (Oakville), Frog’s Leap (Napa), Grgich Hills Estate (Rutherford), Jackson Family Wines (Napa & Sonoma), Linked Vineyards (Sonoma), Navarro Vineyards (Philo), Nickel & Nickel (Napa), Ramey Wine Cellars (Napa), Robert Biale (Napa), Robert Craig Winery (Napa), Roederer Estate (Anderson Valley), Silver Oak (Napa), Tablas Creek Vineyard (Paso Robles), and ZD Wines (Napa). San Diego’s famous craft beer scene is also being represented by AleSmith Brewing Co. and Bitter Brothers Brewery.
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