Event for Taste of Town Santa Barbara a Delicious Send Off
By FBWorld Team
of the Board of Directors, Arthritis Foundation, Rowland W.
(Bing) Chang, MD, MPH, and President & Chief Executive Officer
of the Arthritis Foundation Ann M. Palmer were among the VIP
guest at the Arthritis Foundation Taste of the Town kick-off
event hosted by Automotive Partner BMW Santa Barbara. Returning
honorary Co-Chairs Tina Takaya and Richard Yates of Opal Restaurant
& Bar, were joined by John O'Neill of Banc of California
to address the large crowd. Opal's delicious appetizers were
paired with a bevy of Honorary Vintner Jim Clendenen's Au Bon
Climat wines throughout the event.
Arthritis Foundation Executive Board Chairman
Rowland W. (Bing) Chang
Wiesbrock, Executive Director of Arthritis Foundation Central
Coast announced the dates of September 7 for the 37th Annual
Connoisseurs' Circle Gala Dinner & Auction at the Hilton
Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, followed by the September 9
annual Taste of the Town at Riviera Park. 2018 youth honoree
is Shannon Morehouse, and 2018 honoree artist Chris Potter's
painting will be auctioned at the Gala.
Honorary Event Co-Chair Richard Yates,
Opal Restaurant & Bar
two extraordinary gastronomique events for Taste of the Town
include a Connoisseur's Circle Gala Dinner & Auction Friday,
September 7 at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, which
will feature the talents of Chef Matt Johnson, San Ysidro Ranch,
David Rosner, Monarch at the Montecito Inn, Steven Giles, formerly
of Sage & Onion and Le Garoche London, David Cecchini, Cecco
Ristorante and a guest chef from Hilton Hotels & Resorts.
The culinary delight dinner will be served in the Rotunda and
will be paired with wines from Au Bon Climat.
Katie O'Hara, Marketing Director, for Jim Clendenen
Honorary Vintner Au Bon Climat
Sunday, September 9 the Riviera Park overlooking the city will
be the site of the Taste of the town featuring the finest restaurants,
caterers, wineries, breweries and spirits providers, with a
silent auction, photo booth and live jazz.
Foundation Central Coast Local leadership Board members for
2018 include Pam Tanase, Amy Leong MBA, Karen Anderson, R.N.,
Miriam Parsa, MD, Laura Kath, Deborah Deneaulf, L. Mae Chandler,
Thomas Ferro, MD, William Gallivan, Jr. MD, Susan Lemon, DO,
Kristi Jena, C.J.Ward, Lynn Yekiazarian, Douglas Tucker.
proceeds from these events support Arthritis Foundation services
and programs. For detailed information and tickets please visit:
By Bonnie Carroll
About Bonnie Carroll
Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since
1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll's
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to a variety of national and international travel/lifestyle
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