Fine art and fine food is a recipe for fun.
Gourmets and art lovers can rejoice that the Festival of Arts once again is hosting its "Art of Cooking" series, a weekly demonstration by Laguna Beach master chefs from 1 to 2 p.m Sundays. The demonstrations include tips and advice for novice and experienced cooks, but the best part is that lucky guests get to sample the results.
Watermarc's Kiel Andersen will be the chef du jour this Sunday, the third in the program.
Sundried Tomato Executive Chef Robert Opelle kicked off the series July 8 followed by 230 Forest Executive Chef and owner Marc Cohen, who dished up escabeche July 15.
"The festival wanted a summer dish that was light and could be replicated by the guests," Cohen said.
"Escabeche is a Spanish seafood dish. We used local halibut, shrimp and scallops, flavored with a reduction of vinegar, tomato and fish stock, sweet chilies and onion," he added.