A fun bunch of like-minded San Diego chefs band together every few months to create meals centered around a theme or central ingredient. Known as the Cooks Confab, their mission is to bring good people and great food together, and share the love.
The theme of the next event is centered around the “whole hog” and will take place at KITCHEN 1540 at L’Auberge Resort and Spa in Del Mar on Sunday, October 4, 2009 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For reservations, please call (858) 793-6460. Valet parking available / www.kitchen1540.com
Cost is $90 per person, inclusive of all food, wine pairings, tax and gratuity. A portion of the ticket sales is donated to Slow Food Urban San Diego. Participating chefs will include: Paul McCabe (KITCHEN 1540), Amy DiBiase (Roseville), Jeff Jackson / TK Kolanko (A. R. Valentien), Jack Fisher (Jack Fisher Confections), Jason Knibb (NINE-TEN), Katie Grebow (Café Chloe), Olivier Bioteau (Farm House Café), Andrew Spurgin / Donald Coffman (Waters Fine Catering) and Antonio Friscia (Stingaree).
Maria Desiderata Montana is an award-winning food and wine journalist, editor, and published author based in San Diego. She gained an appreciation of European cuisine from her parents who were born and raised in Calabria, Italy. Visit her website at www.sandiegofoodfinds.com.