Hi there! I'm excited to be the the first "Eat With" in Santa Cruz!! A little about me : I am a mixed media artist + designer with an appreciation for beautiful and healthy food. I love to cook and bake, and I love hosting special dinners at my long outdoor banquet table, and sharing my property with travelers. On the same property is a design studio for nightly rentals, in case you'd like to stay! SwankyWestsideStudio.com I've traveled around Europe, South America, and the Mediterranean, and I enjoy meeting people traveling from these countries especially because of how welcomed I felt by many people there :) Come eat with me in my home by the sea!
I'm in my forties
artist/ designer/ special events
What hosts are saying about Michelle
Dinner with Michelle and friends was such a fun experience! The food was amazing. The garden is beautiful. I loved all the food, but if I had to pick a favorite it would have to be the risotto with trumpet mushrooms. I enjoyed listening to Michelle describing how the food was prepared and that most was locally sourced. Besides a great chef Michelle is also a great designer and artist. Dinner was preceded by a grand tour of the beautifully designed apartment and garden, while post dinner was an art tour where she talked about all the different pieces of modern art that were sprinkled throughout the house. As a local artist who has lived in Santa Cruz many years Michelle is definitely someone you want to meet if you were visiting Santa Cruz. She knows a lot about the area and the local art scene. Would definitely be up for going again and would highly recommend to friends.
We had such a wonderful time with Michelle and her friends. She was a fabulous host and we would definitely eat with her again. Michelle has a very beautiful and unique home and backyard which is a perfect space for such an amazing meal. Michelle definitely knows how to cook and you will surely leave satisfied! Or you don't have to leave, as she also has multiple rooms for rent on airbnb!
Where to find Michelle
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