University of California, Santa Barbara
The event-packed weekend is themed Savor UCSB in celebration of the cultural, academic and athletic achievements of the university. Highlights include the Taste of UCSB, Alice Waters Reception and Book Signing, and the Gaucho Gallop.
The third annual Taste of UCSB will showcase the creations of alumni vintners, brewers, chefs and caterers and include live music and performances from 3-6 p.m. April 27 at the Pavilion Gym at UCSB’s Recreation Center. A silent auction will benefit the UCSB Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. The high demand tickets are $30 for the public and $25 for alumni association members and UCSB students.
The Alice Waters Reception and Book Signing features food from Gaucho-owned Bouchon Restaurant and wine from alumni winery Margerum Wine Company at 6 p.m. April 27 at Mosher Alumni House. Registration includes the reception, ticket to the public talk at Campbell Hall later that night and one copy of “The Art of Simple Foods” by Alice Waters. Waters will receive an Honorary Alumni Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the culinary world and advocacy of healthy food education during the event. Tickets are $100.
The Gaucho Challenge returns this year as part of the Gaucho Gallop races on April 27. This “Amazing Race” themed event is an opportunity for teams of two to test their physical and mental endurance in navigating the fun-filled course. For $40 a pair, the Gaucho Challenge benefits UCSB student scholarships. To sign up for any race visit: here
In addition, athletics and recreation departments put action into the weekend with alumni events in soccer, softball and bowling.
For more information or to register for All Gaucho Reunion events, go here.