PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session.
ORIENTATION: We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.
CROSSING POINTS: Getting to know your fellow participants.Dinner: Dinner at a local Santa Barbara restaurant.
FOR THIS PROGRAM--Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.
Since meals are served in a group setting, it is difficult to adjust to individual dietary requests. If you are unable to eat what is on the regular menu, a vegetarian alternative is available, if not already part of the menu. Since alternative meal arrangements have to be made in advance, please indicate your need for a vegetarian entree on the enclosed Participant Information Form. If you have other dietary concerns, you can order (at your own expense) from a different menu.Lodging: Hotel Santa BarbaraMeals Included: Dinner
Learn how Julia McWilliams, carefree debutante, became Julia Child, American's most beloved cooking teacher, cookbook author, media icon and embodiment of joyous living. Follow the evolution of this remarkable woman who changed the way America cooks and thinks about dining, and who revolutionized the quality and availability of food from farms to restaurants and supermarkets, and onto tables across the USA.
FIELD TRIP: Transportation is provided to the Santa Barbara City College Culinary School for lunch.Lunch: Julia Child-inspired lunch served at John Dunn Gourmet Dining Room at Santa Barbara City College School of Culinary ArtsAfternoon: HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Santa Barbara by the Glass
A friend of Julia Child's introduces several flavors of Santa Barbara Wine Country. We'll taste and compare, finding the wine you like best.
Dinner: Dinner on your own--Enjoy an opportunity to savor the flavors of Santa Barbara at the restaurant of your choice.Lodging: Hotel Santa BarbaraMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Enjoy fresh local produce prepared by a professional chef while learning cooking techniques and secrets.Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurantAfternoon: CLASS: History of French Cuisine
"Why French Cuisine?" Learn the answer as we discuss the history of French cooking from the kitchens of Luis XIV to Julia Child's interpretations for an American audience.
FIELD TRIP: Enjoy a guided walk of Santa Barbara Farmers Market with the professional chef from the morning food preparation demonstration.Dinner: Julia Child inspired dinner menu is served at Santa Barbara restaurant.Lodging: Hotel Santa BarbaraMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Explore the Santa Barbara Courthouse, the jewel in Santa Barbara's architectural crown, on a private one-hour guided walk. A bonus is the must-see view of Julia Child's Santa Barbara from the top of the 85 foot clock tower. The group walks back to the hotel, returning at about 11:00AM.
HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our Julia Child program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast
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