In a 2002 article in National Geographic Traveler, Julia Child, American’s French food princess wrote, “Very often, being there on the [French] Riviera, where we used to have a little house, I’d look at all the tourists and say, ‘Well, I’d just as soon be in Santa Barbara.'”
She ended up in that beautiful town, and left a wonderful food legacy there, a legacy that will be on the delicious forefront April 16-19, 2015—for the second annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend. Put on by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts and the glamorous Bacara Resort & Spa this four-day gastronomic extravaganza will feature a wide array of dinners, workshops and foodie excursions, including tamale teachings by master Richard Lambert, tours of organic beef farm, Rancho San Julian, and a video tribute to the late Julia Child, presented by her former producer and director, Geoffrey Drummond.
Getting there: Amtrak’s direct route runs from Jack London Square directly to Santa Barbara.