Next Public Meeting Location:

> Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

​​ Saturday, June 16, 2018

Seven Days in the Valle de Guadalupe 
​- ​W. Scott Koenig & Michael Gardiner

Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “Seven Days in the Guadalupe Valley,” featuring W. Scott Koenig and Michael Gardiner, at 10:30 am  on June 16, in the Neil Morgan Auditorium of the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd.  ​They will discuss the Valle scene and how it bloomed, while they take their audience through a week there … all in an hour!

San Diego-based lifestyle writer, W. Scott Koenig founded to report on Mexico travel destinations food, culture and adventure. Scott is author of the book, Seven Days in the Valle: Baja California’s Wine Country Cuisine, writes columns for DiningOut San Diego,, and, and has been widely published online and in print.

Scott is the Food Expert for Baja California at, an international culinary site curated by over 275 experts worldwide.  Scott also organizes and conducts public and private culinary tours of Baja California; has fixed film and video productions in the region and has worked with the Food Channel, the BBC, KPBS and the Culinary Institute of America.  He is also the owner of Koenig Creative LLC in San Diego and has over 30 years of experience in marketing, creative direction and graphic design.

Michael Gardiner is a freelance writer and licensed California attorney living in San Diego, California and Rosarito Beach, Baja California. A graduate of Amherst College and the University of Wisconsin School of Law, Michael practices business law and litigation during the day and cooks and writes by night.

Michael is the regular weekly food writer for San Diego CityBeat, an alternative weekly with a weekly circulation of 50,000, and a freelance writer for Thrillist, Edible San Diego, and Fox News Latino, amongst others. For years, Gardiner wrote a regular monthly column called “Badass Kosher” for L’Chaim San Diego Magazine. He is also the primary writer for the San Diego Food & Travel Blog, and  one of the two co-hosts of The Art of Spooning focusing on issues in food and the restaurant industry in San Diego and nationally – on the Specialty Produce Network. 

The event is free and open to the public. A tasting and book signing will follow the presentation.

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