Celebrate the Craft 2024 Delivers a“Toast” to San Diego! - LaJolla.com

Celebrate the Craft 2024 Delivers a“Toast” to San Diego!

About the image above: The Ecology Center’s Culinary Manager, Doug Settle, with his dessert offering: Burnt Strawberries with peanuts, tahini, citrus, and garden herbs. Image courtesy of The Lodge at Torrey Pines

The Lodge at Torrey Pines hosted the  21st Celebrate the Craft on the scenic cliffs of the Pacific in La Jolla.

Over 60 local chefs, farmers, food artisans, and select California wineries descended on this uniquely tailored setting to enliven culinary enthusiasts with a pageantry of gourmet palate sensations.

Patrons, wine glasses in hand, relaxed to the sounds of the Robert Henkel Trio while enjoying tastings from over 14 vintners stretching from Temecula to Napa Valley.  

Images from the 2024 Celebrate the Craft Event are courtesy of The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Talented industry professionals curating their tasty temptations were, quite literally, “at every turn.”  Chefs Kaitlyn Weber, Executive Sous Chef at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, and Paul Arias, Executive Chef, Oceana Coastal Kitchen at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, teamed up to host an oh so perfectly prepared Chicken Roulade saddled in a savory jus.  Long-time La Jolla favorite; Georges’s at the Cove, turned heads with Pastry Chef, Aly Lyng’s, colorful display of smack-a-luscious Mezcal Kumquat Macaroons. 

This year’s celebration succeeded in showcasing the thriving agricultural bounty and culinary boast flavoring the San Diego region.

A portion of event proceeds will be donated to the Ecology Center, a 28-acre Regenerative Organic Certified™ farm and education center in San Juan Capistrano.

Celebrate the Craft 2024 Menu:

Evans Hotels’ brand portfolio includes The Lodge at Torrey Pines, the AAA Five Diamond resort in La Jolla, and in Mission Bay: the Bahia Resort Hotel and the Catamaran Hotel Resort and Spa that is convenient to SeaWorld, the Gaslamp Quarter, and other local San Diego attractions.

Author Credit: Bryan Guasto.