Last Sunday, I got a chance to attend the 2nd Annual Sustainable Feast in San Diego. This fun event is put on by local restaurants, volunteers, chefs, sponsors and farms to help support San Diego’s Outdoor Education programs.
Perhaps, like me, you remember attending 6th Grade Camp aka Science Camp? As I remember, it was an incredible time filled with hikes, swimming, bonding with friends and loads of new knowledge. In addition to raising money for 6th Grade Camp, this event helps with the following programs for children: Splash Science Lab, Green Machine, Marine Science Lab by the Board of Education.
Upon arrival, guests were given a restaurant check-off sheet for all the tastings, eleven in total, and a recipe book detailing how to make all the dishes you were about to try in the comfort of your very own home (how awesome!)
Ready to see the food itself? Below are visuals of what I sampled:
(Click on the restaurant names to be directed to their websites)
Incredible creation from Mision 19
Elevation Burger from, who else, Elevation Burger
Gorgeous masterpiece from The Red Door
Fantastic Taste from Gabardine
Gruyere Taste from Sycuan Resort
Soup from Solare
BBQ from Stone Catering
Incredible Lamb from The Prado
Build-Your-Own Seasonal Vegetable Pizza from Alchemy
Delish chicken dish from Just Call Us Catering
Many local farms donated tons of fresh goodies as ingredients for the feast, these include Be Wise Ranch, Catalina Seafood, Polito Family Farms, Specialty Produce, Stehly Farms Organic, Suzies Farm, Dragon Organics + Sage Mountain.
Interaction with the chefs + restaurant folk was just as interesting as the dishes:
Other highlights included a beautiful setting, Edible San Diego, and a live band:
In all, it was a wonderful event for an excellent cause. I will definitely be trying out several of the restaurants whose cuisine I sampled in the future!