An Evening with Cat Cora
- 5-5:45 p.m. Q and A with Cat Cora in Bacara’s Screening Room. Questions will be led by moderator Sherry Villanueva, the mastermind behind The Lark, Lucky Penny, Les Marchands Wine Bar and Merchant, Santa Barbara Wine Collective, Bird Dog Mercantile, and Helena Avenue Bakery.
- 5:45-6:30 p.m. Margerum Wine Company Reception and Chef Tasting in Bacara’s Director’s Lounge
It’s no surprise that Cat Cora has become a world renowned chef. Her culinary aspirations began at an early age, and by 15, she had developed a business plan for her own restaurant. In 2005, she made television history on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” as the first and only female Iron Chef, and in November 2006 Bon Appetit Magazine bestowed her with their Teacher of the Year Award, an award she calls, “the greatest recognition she could achieve as a chef.” That month, she was also honored with another great culinary distinction when she was named Executive Chef of the magazine. With restaurants at Macy’s South Coast Plaza, San Francisco and Houston’s airports and another at Walt Disney World, Cat’s bringing a taste of her culinary influence to both coasts.
About Margerum Wine CompanyDoug Margerum has been intimately involved in both food and wine for over 30 years in the Santa Barbara region, which has made him one of the pioneers in the industry. Upon his graduation from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1981, his family purchased WINE CASK. In 1994 the WINE CASK became one of 74 restaurants in the world to earn the Wine Spectator Grand Award. Doug sold the WINE CASK in 2007 and it re-opened in 2009 with partners Anda Ashkar and Mitchell Sjerven.