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French Cookbook Event at Chino Farms; Margarita Monday

Plus, 'MasterChef' holds a local casting call.


RANCHO SANTA FE— Next up in Chino Farms' Good Earth / Great Chefs series is a book-signing with writer Susan Herrman Loomis in celebration of her newest book, 'In a French Kitchen' scheduled for this Sunday, February 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Loomis is a trained chef who has authored a dozen books and runs a cooking school called On Rue Tatin near Paris, and the event will features complimentary bites inspired by the book. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN— Raise a glass for National Margarita Day on Monday, February 22 — Galaxy Taco in La Jolla Shores will be offering their classic margarita for just $6 all day long, while Puesto is featuring its new farmers market-inspired Mercado Margarita, made with Casa Noble Crystal organic tequila, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, and a mix of of Point Loma Farms organic lime juice, grapefruit juice and clementine juice lightly sweetened with agave. If you have bucks to burn, The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa is serving a whopper called the El Jefe, a mix of Don Julio 1942 Añejo Tequila, Grand Marnier 100, Cointreau and fresh lime juice that clocks in at $45 per drink. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN— Fancy being a food TV star? Fox's 'MasterChef' is holding auditions for its eighth season with an open call session scheduled for Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Interested parties should pre-register and download an application, plus plan a prepared dish to be served to the judges. [EaterWire]