The 22nd Annual Taste of Solvang is coming March 12-16. If you’re unfamiliar with the little Scandinavian town of Solvang, its almost like stepping into a European Fairytale. Old buildings filled with bakeries, wineries, cheese makers, butchers, vintage shops and more knick-knacks than you could ever want to fill your grandmothers sitting area. It may sound a little old fashioned for you, but rest assured, we attended the Taste of Solvang a few years ago and its a great time for all ages. We suggest you plan 2-3 nights stay at one of the local hotels to take in the entire event.
This year’s schedule includes:
Wednesday, March 12
The popular Chef Walk & Demo is back for another year. Join the best Chefs in Solvang as they make their weekly trip through the Solvang Farmer’s Market! Past Chefs have included David Ceccini of Cecco’s Ristorante, Master Chef Norbert Schulz of the Mirabelle Inn, and Chef Heather Rae Hovey of Hadsten House. Stay tuned for 2014’s Line-up.
Friday, March 14 7 – 9 PM
Sweets & Swing
Dessert is taken very seriously in Solvang; with a Village full of Chocolatiers, and Bakers it is hard not to. The extremely popular Dessert Reception is back with a new name, Sweets & Swing, with over 20 different confections for your sweet, sampling delight! Join us for an evening celebrating all that is sweet about Solvang, as you tap your toes to live jazz and sip on locally produced sparkling wine.
Saturday, March 15, 11 – 4 PM
Some of the best food in the Santa Ynez Valley is made right here in Solvang! Hob nob with your foodie friends, and our World-Class Chefs at the newly redesigned Grand Tasting. Over 40 restaurants will be on hand sampling the best of the area for your culinary enjoyment.
Saturday, March 15 from 5 – 8 PM & Sunday, March 16 from 11 AM – 4 PM
Solvang Beer & Wine Walk
Take a break from your culinary pursuits at Taste of Solvang and get out for a stroll in the Village! Get to know our Wineries, Breweries, and Wine Bars that specialize in locally made boutique wines and craft beer. The Solvang Wine & Beer Walk is one of Taste of Solvangs most beloved events, and a great way to discover new spots you’ll love!
Head on over and grab your tickets!
(Photo: David Aloanus)