Taste of Design

A crowd of people attend at Taste of Design event inside a beautifully designed restaurant.
Taste of Design

Celebrating the union of design and food

Architecture and design are known to express the cultural context in which they are created, while simultaneously impacting and recreating culture. The food, wine and restaurant industries are no exception to this movement. The union of food and design is an acknowledged global cultural piece.

Food and beverage lovers don’t just look for good food but also for also for an experience that is memorable, unique and for many, photographable. Design, especially interior design, is a key element to today’s overall dining experience. It sets the tone for a meal, creates a specific mood, and highlights the identity of the restaurant.

Explore the cultural impact of food and design through SDAF's signature event

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SDAF celebrates the marriage of the design and food industries with its beloved series that highlights restaurants who stand out for exceptional design. Several times each year local restaurants and food purveyors host an evening for SDAF members and guests where they discuss their process and the union of food and design. Attendees often take part in tours, signature tastings, and get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the elements and details that set these restaurants apart from others in their industry.

Watch a recap of a Taste of Design event at Captain's Quarters in San Diego

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Three women and a man pose in front of a colorful wall at a Taste of Design event.
A couple poses during an event at Captains Quarters

Upcoming Taste of Design events