“The Art of Wine and Food” (Sept. 3, 2010 in Vela Restaurant at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront). Spotlighting women chefs of the pacific rim, featuring chefs Carrissa Giacalone, Molly Kruger and Ana Laura Martinez.

[USPRwire, Wed Aug 18 2010] ART SAN DIEGO 2010 with presenting sponsor UBS, announces “The Art of Wine and Food,” spotlighting women chefs of the pacific rim, featuring chefs, Carrissa Giacalone, Molly Kruger and Ana Laura Martinez. This exclusive dining opportunity allows guests to enjoy a five-course meal featuring the unique styles of three acclaimed chefs from different regions on the West Coast, from Baja to Orange County. Each chef will create a course paired with wine from their region. The dinner will take place at Vela Restaurant, the signature restaurant of The Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Chef Carissa Giacalone, Hilton Signature Chef, will host two visiting chefs: Ana Laura Martinez Gardoqui, Founder and Director of the Culinary Art Institute in Tijuana, and Molly Kruger, Executive Chef at Chef Molly Culinary Artistry. The dinner is scheduled for Friday, September 3, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets are $225 and can be purchased at http://artsandiego-fair.com or by emailing: info@artsandiego-fair.com. This event is sponsored by the American Institute of Wine & Food.

Chef Carrisa Giacalone, from Hilton San Diego Bayfront, is a featured contestant on “The Next Food Network Star.” Carissa attended the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary institute. After graduating with a degree in both French cuisine and French Pâtisserie (pastry), she honed her culinary skills under the tutelage of some of Paris’s premier chefs and patissieres, including Jean-Louis Nomicos at Lasserre, Laurent Duchene and Pierre Hermé.

Chef Ana Laura Martinez Gardoqui is Founder and Director of The Culinary Arts School in Tijuana, Baja California. She holds degrees in gastronomy and administration from Pan America University, Mexico City and is a Certified Sommelier. As a teacher of the culinary arts she melds the traditions of European technique and the Indian origins of Mexican cuisine. She insists on authenticity of ingredients from farm to table, which with command of technique results in dishes pleasing to the palate and the eyes.

Chef Molly Kruger, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Currently, she is Chef and CEO of Molly Culinary Artistry and Molly Catering, Laguna Hills. She moved to Orange County in 1995 following a cooking stint in San Francisco’s restaurants. Molly’s full service clients include the popular Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters Laguna Beach and Disneyland along with a steady menu of weddings and important social doings.

Megan Yelenosky, Wine Program Director & Beverage Manager at Hilton San Diego

Vinos Santa Ursula with Winemaker Gricelda López
Deep Sea and Rancho Arroyo Grande by Conway Family Wines


Art of Wine and Food Menu
Each course paired with regional wines


Grilled Fig with Cabrales cheese, wrapped in Prosciutto and topped w/Liquid Gold.

1st Course

Smoked Marlin in a tortilla toast with Seven dried Chile Essence

2nd Course

Thai tea-smoked Black Cod with a Green Papaya Salad and wilted Pea Greens.

3rd Course

White Sturgeon “Caviar” ??" Squid Ink Israeli Cous-Cous, poached Egg, crispy Brioche

4th Course

Lamb 3 ways

Lamb Rack, with Calamata Olive Foam

Praline of Braised Lamb Shank, Parsnip Silk

Chinois of Lamb, Goat Cheese Gnocchi


Mexican Chocolate streusel, Vanilla Mousse, Amaranto and Pinole sauce with Lemon sherbet

About ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair:
ART SAN DIEGO: THE FORUM FOR ART A marketplace for the world's leading contemporary galleries. A creative space for artistic exhibitions. A forum for dialogue on current topics in the art world. A cultural and social highlight in San Diego.

ART SAN DIEGO 2010 will be held September 2-5, 2010, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. More than 40 galleries will showcase paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, videos, and cutting-edge multimedia artworks. The Fair includes a VIP Opening Night, distinguished guest speakers, luxury brand displays, city-wide cultural programs, and exclusive wine and food events.

About American Institute of Wine and Food:
The American Institute of Wine Food is a non-profit organization founded by Julia Child, Robert Mondavi, Richard Graff and others in 1981 to advance the understanding, appreciation and quality of what we eat and drink.

The San Diego Chapter is one of mof Pale di San Martino, Monzoni, Catinaccio and Marmolada towering overhead, this resort complex is the perfect destination for any across the United States. Along with our sister chapters and the national organization, we promote an exchange of ideas that benefit both professionals and dedicated enthusiasts through publications and programs. http://www.aiwf.org/sandiego/

About UBS
UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. We combine our wealth management, investment banking and asset management businesses with our Swiss operations to deliver superior financial so
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