Tasting many different types of cuisine is a great way to find your favorite restaurant or apologize to your taste buds for culinary experiments involving spray cheese. Wash away the taste of Cheez Whiz cheesecake with today's Groupon: for $75, you get admission for one person to the Culinary Stars of the Bay Tasting Extravaganza benefiting the Lincoln Child Center in Oakland on April 14 from 6 p.m.–10 p.m. (a $150 value). Today's Groupon also grants access to a pre-event VIP reception from 6 p.m.–7 p.m. Tickets valued at $75 are available for students and employees of nonprofit organizations, but these tickets do not grant access to the VIP reception.
The Culinary Stars of the Bay Tasting Extravaganza corrals more than 40 cuisine cullers into the Chabot Space & Science Center for a celebration of fine fare. Gastronomic demonstrators abound, treating the culinary curious to samples of their stellar cuisine. Magicians, massage therapists, and musicians make merriment, including Quinn DeVeaux and the Blue Beat Review, who get bodies moving to a beat that has nothing to do with chicken drumsticks or pork-tenderloin piano strings. Silent and live auctions up the action with the chance at prized catch, such as wine-country tours, wellness packages, travel excursions, and an exclusive interview with the inventor of the spork.
Proceeds benefit the Lincoln Child Center, which works to enrich the lives of the Bay Area's challenged children and their families through both programs and services. Lincoln Child Center enables vulnerable and emotionally troubled children and their families to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
10000 Skyline Blvd.
Oakland, California 94619