Retreat in Avila Beach During SAVOR the Central Coast

Retreat in Avila Beach During SAVOR the Central Coast

Avila Beach is an ideal “home base” for you to retreat to as you enjoy everything that the upcoming SAVOR the Central Coast has to offer.


SAVOR the Central Coast will host an all-star lineup of culinary talent and personalities to headline the four-day food, wine, travel and lifestyle event held September 24-27, 2015. The sixth annual event welcomes Food Network and Bravo television personalities, James Beard Award winners, popular cookbook authors, Sunset editors and more in an all-new star-studded lineup! All roads lead to SAVOR as food and wine lovers indulge in delicious flavors from top chefs who have packed their bags and their knives to travel to San Luis Obispo County – an abundant region known for its locally-sourced flavors and ingredients.

SAVOR’s headlining chefs and talent put their best farm-to-table foot forward to showcase culinary creations made from the finest ingredients grown in the California Central Coast region. “SAVOR’s culinary lineup is truly star-studded this year, and we are pleased to craft an unparalleled experience for travelers and locals alike,” said Chuck Davison, President and CEO of Visit San Luis Obispo County. “We invite you to spend the long weekend in any of our cities and meet the trailblazing chefs that we have assembled from throughout the state and county.”

This year’s roster of culinary headliners provide cooking demonstrations, mouth-watering meals and locally-sourced bites during several Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast events, including the all new opening night Strings at Sunset, numerous Adventure Tours and the Main Event held at the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch. Participating chefs to date include: Mary Sue Milliken (cookbook author, Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales”);

Frank Pellegrino Jr. (renowned for his Southern Italian cuisine and live cooking on shows on “TODAY,” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”);

Yousef Ghalaini (Executive Chef for FIG Restaurant in Santa Monica, CA); Joanne Weir  (James Beard Award-winning author of 17 cookbooks, including Kitchen Gypsy); Louis Maldonado (Winner of the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Rising Star Chef”); James Siao  (Executive Chef of Finch & Fork restaurant at Kimpton’s Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara); Brigit Binns (food blogger, culinary instructor and author of nearly 30 cookbooks); Will Torres (Executive Chef Will Torres of The Restaurant at JUSTIN, in Paso Robles, CA); Chef Alex Martin of Crush Catering in Paso Robles;  Sunset Wine Editor Sara Schneider;  Sunset Magazine Food Editor Margo True;  and Sunset Magazine Travel Editor Peter Fish. To purchase tickets and for more information about Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast’s 2015 participating talent, visit