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Tapas & Tunes at 1440: An Immersive Culinary Learning Experience

Price: $75.00 - 75.00
December 08, 2023 December 08, 2023
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1440 Multiversity, 800 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley, California, United States, 95066

About This Learning Event

Welcome the weekend under the stars with Tapas & Tunes at 1440, an immersive culinary learning experience.

This dynamic evening begins with an introductory embodied movement class (such as qigong, tai chi or tapping - participation is required in order to dine), before migrating to Kitchen Table to begin your culinary adventure sampling a variety of sustainable food favorites from around the world. Talented members of the 1440 Culinary Team personally develop, prepare and serve each plate while offering guests knowledge about the source, inspiration and flavor profiles of their creation. Afterward, guests can settle in on the Kitchen Table Patio by the fire pit or indoors around the floor-to-ceiling fireplace to enjoy live acoustic music from popular Santa Cruz performers.

Tapas & Tunes
has become a favorite gathering place and is a fun way to explore and discover new experiences while reconnecting with yourself, friends and loved ones.

5:00-9:00 p.m.

Tapas & Tunes Schedule:

  • 5:00-5:30 p.m.: Arrival and Registration
  • 5:30-6:00 p.m.: Introductory Movement Class (ex: qigong, tai chi or tapping); please note that attendance at this learning element is required to participate in Tapas
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Kitchen Table Tapas Stations and Conversations with Chefs
  • 7:00-9:00 p.m.: Live Music on the Kitchen Table Patio
Price: $75 per person; includes unlimited tapas and non-alcoholic beverages. No-host bar is available for beer, wine and sake cocktails.

Tapas & Tunes Menu:

  • Tamal: Fresh Masa, Barbacoa, Cilantro Slaw, Queso Fresco, Crema
  • Crab Bilini: Dungeness Crab, Crème Fraiche, Caviar, Dill
  • Pork Tenderloin: Yuca Root Puree, Brown Sugar Glaze, Dried Cranberries, Pine Nuts, Shallots, Rosemary from Joanie's Garden
  • Peri Peri Chicken Wings: African Bird's Eye Chile, Orange Yogurt Sauce, Grilled Green Beans
  • Delicata Squash Salad: Persimmons, Rose Radicchio, Frisée, Mizuna, Point Reyes Blue Cheese Pomegranate Dressing
  • Spanish Iberico Ham Display
  • Dessert: Burnt Mandarin Crémeux, Earl Grey Cake, Redwood Spruce Tip Gel, Crispy Meringue, Mandarin Segments, Honey Tuille 

Event Notes:

  • Guests may check into campus up to 30 minutes before the event starts to enjoy our Lodge Retail Shop, Bridge of Intentions and Common Grounds Patio.
  • Attendance at the introductory class is required as a learning component to attend dinner.
  • The introductory class is planned for indoors in a spacious venue; however, it may be moved outside if weather is favorable.
  • Casual attire is acceptable for this event, and we recommend you bring a light jacket or layers as temperatures may be cooler beneath our redwood canopies.
  • Reusable water bottles are welcome -- filtered water stations are available throughout campus.
  • Due to the seasonality of the sustainable ingredients we source from local farms, the Kitchen Table menu will be available and posted approximately one week prior to the event date. A plant-based option is always available.
  • Kitchen Table offers ample indoor and outdoor seating, including outdoor covered seating options, to practice social distancing.
  • This is an 18-and-over event.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions
for information about our campus policies. Please note that 1440 is a smoke-free, tobacco-free and cannabis-free campus. 1440 follows California law which only allows persons with disabilities to bring trained service dogs and psychiatric service dogs to campus; all other animals are prohibited.

Visit our Events Calendar at to explore our other community learning events, designed to engage you in the immersive 1440 experience.

1440 Multiversity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and private philanthropic campus - all ticket purchases help feed families in our community and supports our 1440 grant and scholarship program fostering the 1440 vision of creating hope for living well.