The 18th annual Taste of Gaslamp is slated for Father's Day Weekend -- June 18-19. The event will feature more than 25 dining venues each day.
There are a few changes to this year's overall layout. The San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter will host both the event's main check-in location, as well as the Beer Garden presented by Samuel Adams. Guests may then check in at Latitude Lounge in the lobby of the hotel, where they will receive a numbered ticket and walking map so they can navigate the participating establishments on foot at their own pace throughout the day.
Participating Gaslamp Quarter restaurants will showcase their house specialties with a two- to four-ounce sample for each ticketed patron. Attendees also get to a copy of the Taste of Gaslamp recipe book featuring favorite recipes of participating Gaslamp venues.
Guests are encouraged to purchase advance tickets as the event sells out each year. Tickets are $30 per person, per day. Visit gaslamp.org for more information.
North Park's farm-to-table restaurant, Sea Rocket Bistro, hired Chad White, formerly of Roseville in Point Loma, as a partner and executive chef late last month.
Additionally, the restaurant will host its three-year anniversary celebration on Wednesday, June 1.
The Grand Del Mar's Amaya Restaurant welcomes Andre H. Mack of Mouton Noir Wines and Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars for an evening of food and wine on Saturday, June 4, from 5:30-10 p.m. Chef Camron Woods will create a 4-course dinner, complemented with selections from Mouton Noir's garage wines and by Vision Cellars' award-winning pours from Sonoma County and the Russian River Valley.
Four-course dinner with seven wine pairings is $70 per person. Call 858-314-2727 for more information.
Bazaar Del Mundo's annual Santa Fe Market is planned for the weekend of June 24-26.
Visitors can enjoy a bevy of Southwestern and Native American inspired accessories, fashions and home décor.
Nonstop entertainment and Mexican cuisine will be offered at the free weekend event that runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.
Log on to bazaardelmundo.com for more information.