Santa Margarita Ranch is one of the beautiful symbols of the Central Coast. It's also a main hub for SAVOR the Central Coast, a late September food-and-wine celebration organized by Sunset magazine.
PRETTY PAGES OF A MAGAZINE: Ask any Californian who has called the 31st state home during the last century or so what publication they'd like to walk into, if only for a day, and the word "Sunset" would likely escape their lips in a matter of seconds. The magazine has shown Westerners the art of indoor-outdoor living, with an emphasis on relaxed entertaining, for several decades, meaning that thousands of Golden-Staters have proceeded to try their hands at green chile omelet-making, living succulent walls, and river rock patio fireplaces. But getting to actually spend time inside the world of Sunset for a few days, specifically via food and wine, can and does happen every year, and not just in our shared daydreams. Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast is a four-day festival devoted to that Golden State alfresco lifestyle, the local culinary pleasures of the West, fresh cookery, interesting wines, and the beautiful setting of Santa Margarita Ranch and the San Luis Obispo County region. And while many of the SAVOR events sell out lickety-split, there are a number of happenings with seats (and spoons) left, and just a few weeks out, too.
MEANING... you'll need to eye the Thursday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 29 schedule on the soon side. All of the choices are tempting, but we'd like to peek inside the Sunset test kitchen with Margo True, explore the great wine roads of the West, and try a Taste of Morro Bay from land to sea. Yep, there are seminars and there are adventure tours, and there are special dinners and events, meaning your visit will be nicely varied and sight-filled.
NOW... please excuse us: We have to decide if our next daydream will be about that succulent garden wall we saw in a recent issue or if we'll picture ourselves in Morro Bay, eating shrimp, and catching some fine Pacific breezes while we think Golden State pleasures. Oh, The West. We just want to hug you sometimes.