San Diego Savors Summer

San Diego challenges 10 local restaurants to create summer's tastiest gourmet goodies

Savor the start of summer at San Diego's Taste of Summer soiree on June 22. Ten San Diego area restaurants are challenged to create two signature plates that reflect styles of sustainable cooking and use only local, organic, and seasonal ingredients.

Each participating restaurant will present their eats as hors d'oeuvres that will circulate throughout the night.

The menu features tasty summertime treats such as strawberry gazpacho from Alchemy, coconut ceviche with cilantro avocado drizzle from Casa de Luz, and lamb shank with summer squash and tomato compote from Cafe Chloe.

Seafood bites include seared albacore tuna with Castlevertrano olives from Jsix, persillade grilled sardine from Sea Rocket Bistro, and salmon canapé from Kitchen 4140.

Desserts offerings include bacon dusted popcorn from Carnitas' Snack Shack and a selection of organic cupcakes from Cups.

Additional restaurants contributing culinary talent to the feast include Gabardine and Urban Solace.

Live music, art viewings, cocktails, and beer and wine tastings are also occurring throughout the night.

The event will be held at Liberty Station in Point Loma from 7-11 pm. Tickets are $60 per person.