Dare to Pair



May 18th 2014


The Surf City Vintners

Swift and Ingalls Streets, Santa Cruz

For tickets go to the Pino Alto Restaurant during normal business hours.  We accept cash, checks Visa or Mastercard

or call 831-435-3000

Tickets are $60.00 in advance, $70.00 at the door

Cabrillo Community College's culinary students are teaming up with the Surf City Vintners group of Santa Cruz wineries for the fifth annual 'Dare to Pair' food and wine challenge on May 18, 2013.

Teams of culinary students will prepare delicious appetizers paired with wine from the Surf City wineries in a competition to be judged by the public for a 'People's Choice' Award, as well as by leading local chefs. Participants walk from winery to winery to sample the appetizers and the wines they are paired with.

"Dare to Pair is an opportunity for our students to showcase their skills, and for the public to enjoy their culinary creations paired with our great local wines," said Eric Carter, director of the Cabrillo Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program. “This is our fifth year. It is a popular event!”

The competition will take place Sunday, May 18, 2014, 12:00-3:30pm at the tasting rooms of the Surf City Vintners wineries off of Swift and Ingalls Streets in Santa Cruz, all located within two blocks of each other. Participants will visit the wineries, enjoy the wine and food pairings, and vote on their favorites. In addition to these ‘People’s Choice’ awards, local chefs and restaurateurs will judge the competition.

          The Awards will be announced at 4:30 during an After Party at Equinox Champagne Cellar from 3:00-5:00pm.