Taste of Leucadia


Save the date for April 2nd, Taste of Leucadia 2015

Happy Tasters at Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana!

Happy Tasters at Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana!

The Leucadia 101 Main Street Association is proud to present the Taste of Leucadia, Food for Thought on April 2 from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Join the community in celebrating the culinary flavors and local libations that make our downtown Leucadia district so unique. The Taste of Leucadia, Food For Thought will highlight our local restaurants, retailers, craft brewers and local vintners. The town will come alive as we celebrate with food, music, and poetry.

Each ticket to the event is $20 in advance ($25 the day of) with Sip Stops (craft beer/wine tasting included) prices are $33 in advance ($40 the day of). Tickets go on sale March 5thYour ticket entitles you to a taste at each of our participating restaurants as well as a reusable Leucadia 101 Main Street tasting cup when you purchase a Sip Stop ticket. Sip Stop tickets entitle you to 10 beer or wine tastings that will be served at 12 local non-restaurant businesses called ‘Sip Stops’ for the evening. We will only be selling a total of 800 Sip Stop tickets so make sure to get them early.

This year Taste of Leucadia will be reducing waste by cutting out disposable cups for tastings and partnering with restaurants to serve offerings that do not require disposable cutlery.

* People may not buy a Sip Stop ticket if they do not have a Taste of Leucadia ticket. Those who purchase sip stop tickets must get a wrist band at our office or one of the sip stop locations before tasting.

There will be 18 Leucadia Restaurants participating this year and those include:

Bull Taco, Captain Keno’s, HapiFish, Sugar Coffee & Tea, Fully Loaded Micro Juicery, Pannikin Coffee & Tea, Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana, Priority Public House, Peace Pies, Pandora’s Pizza, Kotija Jr. Taco Shop, Taste and Sea Cakery, Solterra Winery & Kitchen, Coffee Coffee, Le Papagayo, Jupiter Cold Brew, French Corner Cafe and Bakery, and Fish 101 Restaurant.

 Sip Stop locations include:

Floral Design By Ari, Leucadia PhotoWorks, Vixen Boutique, Coastal Animal Hospital, Surf Hut Art Gallery, Noni Salon Boutique Spa, RE/MAX at the Coast, Corner Frame Shop and Leucadia Art Gallery, Physical Culture 101, BLOC,  Leucadia Beach Inn, and fabrika.monet the art of hair. Fabrika Monet is the only Sip Stop located on Vulcan but well worth the (safe) hop over 101 at Leucadia Blvd’s pedestrian crossing.

Beer and Wine Donors are comprised of a tasty list of local purveyors including:

The Lost Abbey Port Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Company, Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits, Black Market Brewing Co, Prohibition Brewing Company, Modern Times Beer, Saint Archer Brewery, Bon Affair, Solterra Winery, Carruth Cellars, Chapin Family Vineyard, Leucadia Red, and South Coast Winery presents Peaceful, Easy Feeling Wine.

The event will include live poetry at Leucadia Roadside Park and six music locations along Hwy 101 from Encinitas Blvd to La Costa Blvd.  Music lineup includes: Cleopatra Degher, Sister Speak, Tim Flood and Semisi with FulaBula. There will be additional acts announced closer to the date of the event.

Close to 2000 people attend this event and 1000 tickets are sold. To avoid any parking frustration, Leucadia 101 will provide an eco shuttle that runs on biofuel which will transport attendees from the upper parking lot at City Hall (505 S. Vulcan) to Leucadia and will drop off riders in the heart of the event.  The shuttle will be running throughout the night to bring guests back to City Hall. The last pick up will be 8:55 so plan accordingly . We also encourage the public to bike and walk to the event. Additional safety measures will be in place to encourage car traffic to be extra vigilant for pedestrians on this lively night. We will be setting up a bike corral with Bike/Walk Encinitas at the Roadside Park, so feel free to ride without worrying about where to lock up your bike.. Take a stroll through Leucadia and check out what the Main Street has to offer.

 

The 2014 Platinum Plate Award goes to…….

capellini de zuccaA few hundred Leucadia Tasters Voted and the award for the 2014 Taste of Leucadia Platinum Platinum Plate Award goes to………. VIGILUCCI’S TRATTORIA ITALIANA! Their savory Cappellacci di Zucca was voted the Taste favorite taste by ticket holders! This is a homemade hat-shaped pasta filled with butternut squash, walnuts, ricotta and Parmigiano. Finished with brown butter, sage and touch of marinara. Their remodeled restaurant at 530 N. Coast Hwy 101 in Leucadia opens TODAY!  The Traattoria Italiana is also celebrarting their 20th Anniversary. Congrats to Vigilucci’s Restaurant Group and a big thanks to all who attended the event and voted. Remember to dine in Leucadia!
Taste of Leucadia branding and design by