By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon
Celebrate the season with summer-inspired culinary bites, wine pairings and refreshing handcrafted cocktails at the Pacific Wine and Food Classic coming to Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 2017.
Participating chefs will create dishes evoking their favorite summer memories. Premium spirits are on the agenda, with mixologists shaking up refreshing cocktails; there will be plenty of excellent wine and beer to quench every thirst on hand, too. Guests will enjoy incredible gastronomic entertainment on the Fisher & Paykel / DCS Culinary Stage, hosted by Simon Majumdar.
Majumdar, the Food Network celebrity chef, also serves as the host of this inaugural classic, says, “I am thrilled to be invited to host the Pacific Wine & Food Classic in the idyllic setting of the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. I cannot think of a better location to highlight the chefs, winemakers and mixologists from one of the most exciting and fastest growing food scenes in the United States.”
Tickets are $150 for single-day and $250 for two-day general admission. VIP tickets are $200 for single-day and $350 for two-day admission. Purchase of VIP ticket grants 30-minute early admission, access to the Champagne Bubble Lounge and the Grassy VIP lounge overlooking the bay that will serve special bites and cocktails. VIP tickets are very limited.
Use our exclusive discount code 50 to save $50 off your admission fee.
Go to Pacific Wine and Food Classic for tickets and more information.
Pacific Wine & Food Classic Chefs:
Adrian Garcia – Executive Chef, Red O
Andrew Monterossa – Executive Chef, TAPS
Arthur Ortiz – Chef, Skyloft
Brian Huskey – Executive Chef, Tackle Box
Cathy Pavlos – Owner & Chef, Provenance Restaurant
David Man – Executive Chef, Island Hotel Newport Beach & Coastal Catering
Deborah Schneider – Executive Chef, SOL Cocina
Elyssa Fournier – Pastry Chef, Mixed Bakery
Eric Mickle – Executive Chef, Orange Hill Restaurant
Ernie Alvarado – Chef, Urbana
Evandro Caregnato – Culinary Director, Texas de Brazil
Greg Daniels – Executive Chef, Haven Gastropub & Provisions Market
Jason Mazur – Executive Chef, Bluewater Grill
Joel Guiterrez – Chef, SeaLegs Wine Bar
Karla Vasquez – Chef, Chelas Mexican Restaurant
Katy Smith – Executive Creative Chef, Puesto
Linda Johnsen – Executive Chef, Filomena’s Italian Kitchen & Market
Mark MacDonald – Owner & Executive Chef, Old Vine Café
Pascal Olhats – Executive Chef, Pascal Restaurant
Peter Lai – Executive Chef, Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge
Reymundo Pinedo – Chef, Sundried Tomato
Shachi Mehra – Owner & Executive Chef, Adya
Tia Baker – Chef, Solita Tacos
Tim Maher – Executive Chef, SeaSalt Woodfire Grill
Pacific Wine & Food Classic Wineries:
Deutsch Family Wines & Spirits
Ferrari-Carano Vinyards and Winery
I See Kay
John Anthony Family of Wines
Markham Sauvignon Blanc
Rutherford Hill Merlot