I have been involved with this great culinary event since it started and it’s something I really believe in, in addition to being a fun, educational and delicious event.  This year marks the ninth Cooking for Solutions celebration scheduled for May 21 and 22 at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium.  It is a weekend full of great chefs, gourmet cuisine and fine wines that help you discover how your food choices protect the health of the soil, water and ocean wildlife.   Events include a signature gala celebration, food and wine adventures, cooking demonstrations and a sustainable seafood challenge with commentary by Sonoma County chef Guy Fieri and Hawaiian chef Sam Choy.

One of the events I’m really looking forward to is a Food and Wine Adventure that takes place on Saturday the 22nd called “California Bounty”.  Chef Benjamin Brown, executive chef at The Lodge at Pebble Beach and chef Anthony Fusco, formerly of Harbour restaurant in New York will join me in leading a group of guests on a fun field trip as we eat and sip our way throughout the area.  Cost for this event is $225 which includes transportation and three wine and food courses throughout the day.  Aquarium members pay $175.  You can find out more by visiting this webpage:  http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/vi/vi_events/cooking/vi_events_cooking_tours.aspx

There are still tickets and hotel rooms for this great event.  I hope to see you there!