Eat. Drink. Read. A culinary event for literacy

I love to read. I’m a big advocate of reading. I often prefer the book rather than the movie because the movie visuals don’t add up to the world I create in my own head while reading a novel. I re-read my favorite books the same way people re-watch their favorite movies. It should be no surprise I’d want to tell people about this Culinary/Literacy event happening later this month in San Diego.

Eat. Drink. Read. is an event by the San Diego Council on Literacy. They are holding their annual fundraiser to raise money for supporting educational efforts to help teach San Diegans how to read. Here’s a bit of information from their press release:

Join noted San Diego chefs as they draw inspiration from their favorite books to create one-of-a-kind dishes for the San Diego Council on Literacy’s second annual fundraiser event, Eat.Drink.Read. on Wednesday, May 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the NTC Promenade.

Help raise funds and awareness for literacy while enjoying unique dishes created by San Diego’s renowned chefs, including Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver of the Marine Room are taking inspiration from their own book, Flying Pans, by offering their Hibiscus-Infused Lemon Bars and Chocolate Kahlua Tarts. Urban Solace Executive Chef Matt Gordon will introduce attendees to his Spiced Sweet Corn Cake and Confit of Turkey Leg with Ancho-Dried Blueberry Mole inspired by the book Secret of the Tsil Café by Thomas Fox Averill and Brian Malarkey of Searsucker will put his own twist on Green Eggs and Ham.  Other restaurants include Alchemy, Craft & Commerce, Flavor Del Mar, Quality Social, The Red Door, Sessions Public, Tender Greens, Café Moto and Snake Oil. Each dish will be paired with a selection of beer, wine and cocktails.

All funds support the educational efforts of the San Diego Council on Literacy and will help teach more than 450,000 San Diegans how to read.

Admission Cost: $60.00
Wine, beer, and appetizers included with admission.

Silent Auction from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

It’s a great opportunity to sample dishes from some of San Diego’s great chefs as well as supporting a program that will help people to read – food and reading, all wrapped into one! Be sure to check it out!

Author: Mary

Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

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