Fish Tales: A Live Storytelling Event

Friday, May 3, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

The Food Lounge, Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz-Monterey Bay chapter of the American Fisheries Society, together with the national literary mag Potluck Magazine, are throwing the third annual Fish Tales: A Live Storytelling Event. The night will feature local writers, artists, and storytellers at Food Lounge in downtown Santa Cruz, with local sustainable seafood, beer and wine, and a series of stellar short stories — and the theme, of course: fish!

This year’s storytellers include marine biologist and National Geographic Explorer Tierney Thys, local fisherman Mike Zucker, and lots of other talented fishy folks. This First Friday, Fish Tales is expanding to feature a gallery of incredibly talented local artists and their fish-themed work alongside our stellar stories. Artists include Amadeo BacharEmily HessTentin Gillette and others.

Diego Felix from Colectivo Felix will be preparing a Panamerican inspired cuisine using ingredients from Monterey Bay and fish sourced from Ocean2Table

The event is free to attend, reserve your spot here!

Caelum Wine Dinner

Thursday, May 16, 7pm – 10pm

The Mission, San Francisco

Join us for a five course creative and modern Andean inspired tasting menu to pair with Bodega Caelum’s newly released wines in the US. Bodega Caelum is a family run boutique winery in Mendoza, Argentina and this is the first dinner featuring exclusively their wines in the country. Guests will dine and taste with the winery’s sommelier Constanza Diaz while Chef Diego Felix explains each course.

Tickets $120 per person plus tax, all inclusive of meal and generous wine pairings.

Email to reserve your seats!


Pescatarian Dinner Party

Saturday, May 25, 6:30pm

Enso, Half Moon Bay

Back to our roots, join us for a multi course Latin American inspired pescatarian feast. Guests will be invited to arrive for socializing, drinks, passed appetizers and live music by Mauro Fortissimo of Sunset Piano before being seated inside the beachfront cafe for a five course tasting menu with optional South American wine pairings. Sample menu in the works!

$100 per person with no wine, tickets HERE. 

$125 per person with wine pairing, tickets HERE.

Wines by the glass and bottle will also be available for purchase day of the event. 

The Blending Lab Wine Dinner

Thursday, June 13, 6:30pm

West Hollywood, LA

Save the date! Thursday June 13th we will be creating a unique five course menu to pair with The Blending Lab’swines in West Hollywood in their tasting room. New Vintage highlights include a Californian grown Tannat and GSMalbec!

$165 per person.

Email theblendinglab@gmail.comfor more details and to reserve your spot!

Wrights Station Vineyard Dinner

Friday, June 21

Los Gatos, CA

Diego will serve a six course tasting menu featuring early summer bounty of the coast and hills paired with Wrights Stationwine’s and enjoyed directly in the vineyard.

$150 for non club members

Email for ticket information and more details.

Vineyard Grant James Wine Dinner

Saturday, July 27

Ramona, San Diego

Join us for our annual dinner amidst the vines at Vineyard Grant James in the Temecula Valley, outside of San Diego.

Email allie@vineyardgrantjames.comfor details and reservations.

Summer Cooking Tour 2019!

Each summer Chef Diego Felix travels across the US creating spontaneous, unrepeatable dining experiences in private homes and venues.

Armed with Messermeister knives and the rich culinary traditions of Latin America, we prepare dinner parties with cocktails, passed appetizers and four course menu’s paired with South American wines in the comfort of people’s own homes. More info about how the dinners work HERE.


Washington DC: May 8 & 12

Los Angeles: May 22 – 26

San Francisco, Bay Area: July 10 – July 21

San Diego: July 26 & 28

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