Evans Mission Bay Magazine Issue 2 - Page 8

calendar FALL SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT WEEK Late September to early October Travelers and locals alike can seek out special deals and menus during San Diego Restaurant Week. More than 180 eateries— such as The French Gourmet and The Red Door in past years— participate in the eight-day event, which puts the focus on fresh ingredients and local products. (sandiegorestaurantweek.com) SAN DIEGO BAY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL WINTER November Billed as one of the largest wine and food festivals in the U.S., the annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival at Embarcadero Marina Park has featured culinary lumi- naries such as Bernard Guillas, executive chef at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, and David Akiyoshi, winemaker at LangeTwins Family Winery, among the roster of chefs, winemakers, mixologists and brewmasters. Tasting events and cooking classes have also taken place. (619-312-1212; sandiegowineclassic.com) SAN DIEGO BAY PARADE OF LIGHTS December The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored winter tradition. Head to the San Diego Bay to see more than 80 boats cross the water decorated lavishly The Poinsettia Bowl draws football fans from across the country. 8 for the holidays. The parade starts at Shelter Island and pro- ceeds past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village and Coronado Ferry Landing, with ample opportunities to view the festive presentation. (619- 224-2240; sdparadeoflights.org) POINSETTIA BOWL December The annual Poinsettia Bowl draws fans from across the nation for a game of college football at Qualcomm Stadium. A variety of events lead up to the game in late December, including a march through the historic Gaslamp Quarter by collegiate spirit squads and marching bands. (619-283- 5808; sandiegobowlgames.com) SPRING MOVIES ON THE BAY March and April Open to both Evans Hotels guests and the general pub- lic, Movies on the Bay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is fun for the whole family. Enjoy a complimentary fami- ly-friendly movie projected on a 16- by 9-foot outdoor screen at dusk. Concierges can offer details on movie selections and dates. (858-539-8630; catamaranresort.com) BOTTOM: CELEBRATE THE CRAFT Late October Taking place at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, this annual culinary showcase puts the spotlight on ingredients grown in the region, bringing together some of California’s top growers, chefs, winemakers and brewers to present tastings, demonstrations and discussions. (858-777-6635; celebratethecraft.com)