Who doesn’t love an excuse to sip and snack waterside in gorgeous Southern California? Head to the stunningly modern Coasterra this Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. for the 19th annual Harvest for Hope. This one-day festival will be filled with cuisines from more than 25 high-end local restaurants and tastings from local craft breweries and wineries, with all proceeds benefitting families struggling with pediatric cancer.
The event is presented by the Emilio Nares Foundation, whose mission works to support families with kids battling cancer. This year, the nonprofit aims to raise $300,000 through the food-lovers festival for the Emilio Nares Foundation. Celebrating its 19th year, the foundation was formed in 2003 after Diane and Richard Nares lost their five-year-old son, Emilio, to pediatric cancer. Now, the group works to provide free resources, like rides to the hospital, specialized cancer-treatment-friendly T-shirts, and nutritious snack bags for kids hospitalized with cancer.
“The flagship Ride With Emilio pediatric cancer patient transportation program ensures no child misses a life-saving cancer treatment due to lack of transportation in three Southern California counties, including San Diego County, Imperial County, and Orange County,” according to the nonprofit’s website.
The nonprofit has provided 4,000 rides for its community and continues to develop new aspects of its reach. At Harvest for Hope, the whole community joins together to support this noble cause.
There will be a large selection of beers and wines curated from local wineries, breweries, and purveyors. Check out the full list of vendors set to serve at this exciting event.
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E2 Family Winery
Jackson Family Wine Estates
Mikkeller Brewing Co.
Riboli Family Wines
Cannonball will offer hamachi crudo on a Japanese cucumber, topped with strawberry fluid gel, strawberry yuzu salsita, and sorrel.
Coasterra will host a paella station with a choice of chorizo, chicken, and Mexican Shrimp, as well as a street taco station with a choice of carnitas, chicken, and shrimp.
Cowgirl Q & Urban Solace Catering will serve smoked brisket sliders served on a fresh cheddar and chive biscuit. There will also be peach-glazed chicken skewers and quinoa salad.
Great Maple will offer smoked pork belly with polenta, pecorino cheese, and sundried tomato pesto.
Ranch 45 will serve a special Brandt beef dish.
Solare Ristorante will sell Tuscan-style butternut squash soup
Sushi on a Roll will serve California rolls, made with cucumber, avocado, and crab.
Terra will serve a chicken shawarma bowl consisting of basmati rice, feta cheese, olives, tahini, and harissa aioli.
Venissimo Cheese will have its signature gouda cheese wheels.
Barons Market will serve chocolate brownie bites made with a variety of chocolates.
Hash House will offer Snickers bread pudding with freshly-made caramel and chocolate.
Lazy Acres Corp. will serve “The Cookie,” a signature massive cookie made with Belgian chocolate, walnuts, and a dash of sea salt.
Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. will have mini gluten-free dairy-free carrot cupcakes topped with vegan frosting, as well as mini carrot cupcakes with spiced buttercream.
Swing by Harvest for Hope this weekend to support the Emilio Nares Foundation and its efforts in aiding families dealing with pediatric cancer.
Coasterra is located at 880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego.
Photography by: Courtesy of Emilio Nares Foundation