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Multi-Chef Dinner in Baja Wine Country & a James Beard Weekend

Plus, pick your own strawberries.

Deckman's En El Mogor
Deckman's En El Mogor

VALLE DE GUADALUPE— Michelin-starred chef Drew Deckman, who recently competed in The Blind Burro's Taco Fights event, is now serving lunch and dinner daily at Deckman's En El Mogor, his wood grill-fueled restaurant on the grounds of Mogor Badan Winery in the Valle de Guadalupe. This Saturday, February 21, he'll welcome guest chefs, including The Land and Water Company's Rob Ruiz and Benito Molina from Ensenada's Restaurante Manzanilla for a Bounty of The Baja dinner that will be held in the eatery's new semi-permament tin roofed-topped structure constructed from hay bales. The $100, five-course beverage-paired dinner will highlight sustainable fisheries. [EaterWire]

LA JOLLA— Coinciding with the James Beard Awards semifinalists announcement is unveiling of a culinary weekend at The Lodge at Torrey Pines as part of the James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef tour. Held Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, the all-inclusive event features two lunches, two dinners and a tour of Point Loma Farms hosted by The Lodge's executive chef Jeff Jackson in collaboration with James Beard Foundation Award winner Carrie Nahabedian of Chicago’s Michelin starred NAHA and Food Network star Beau MacMillan. It's a reunion of sorts for the chefs; Jackson cooked with Nahabedian in several prominent Chicago kitchens and was the executive chef of Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica when MacMillan worked in one of the property's restaurants. Call (858) 453-4420 to inquire about weekend packages. [EaterWire]

IMPERIAL BEACH— Suzie's Farm has kicked off its U-Pick strawberry season and is open to the public for picking on Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., charging $5 a pint for their sweet Albion strawberries. The farm is gearing up for its annual Strawberry Jam, a family-friendly event featuring food truck, live entertainment and more strawberry-picked, scheduled for May 2. [EaterWire]

Suzie's Farm Stand

1856 Saturn Blvd, San Diego, CA 92154 (619) 662-1780 Visit Website

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

11480 North Torrey Pines Road, , CA 92037 (858) 453-4420 Visit Website

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