Alta Baja Market to Host First Alta Cocina Series Event (Sold Out!)

Eat local. Photo courtesy of Local Farm Animal Series.

Did you miss out on buying tickets for Chef Rolando Rubalcava’s Alta Cocina Series at Alta Baja Market – a farm-to-table dinner where all local ingredients will be used in all 6 of the courses? No worries, they’ve got you covered. 

“We’re probably going to be doing a few a year… maybe 2 or 3 a year,” Rubalcava said. 

A select 75 people will be able to attend the event and taste all 6 courses. The highlighted ingredients of the dinner will be a locally-raised goat and pig that Chef Rolando himself has inspected and selected. 

The Alta Cocina dinner series comes as a medium through which to support local charities and the Santa Ana Culinary Program. Both the pig and goat were raised by the Orange County 4-H program (a nation-wide youth development and education program that helps youth ages 5-19 reach their full potential as competent and confident leaders who contribute to their communities) and were bought for the dinner by the Orange County Fair Junior Animal Auction. The auction will directly help the 4-H programs and the students in it. 

“We’re trying to get industry people involved in it so we can keep it going and try to pick a different charity every time we do it,” said Rubalcava. 

The six-course meal is not yet final, as Rubalcava’s final menu will be based solely on market-available ingredients. However, guests and others in attendance will be able to enjoy an Alta Baja Michelada and other wines. Diners are invited to bring their own wines as well! So, make sure not to sleep on getting your tickets for Rubalcava’s next dinner, tickets go fast.  

The sold out tickets are $70 each and include a full dinner and drinks. For more information on the Alta Cocina Event, visit 


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