Ready for a great afternoon on the beach with your significant other with the best wine and food in Orange County? The Pacific Wine and Food Classic celebrates it’s 3rd year at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, 2019.
This world-class culinary event celebrates summer and the bounty of Southern California with more than 60 restaurants in participation. This year, the Pacific Wine and Food Classic will highlight the return of many favorites including Cambalache presenting a beautiful, oversized paella dish, Villa Roma showcasing their famous empanadas, and Miss Donuts with a delicious assortment of delectable desserts.
Additional favorite returning restaurants include Olea, Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens, Mixed Bakery, Five Crowns & Side Door, Filomena’s Italian Kitchen & Market and Newport Dunes’ own waterfront restaurant, Back Bay Bistro. The classic is thrilled to welcome many first-time participants to the event, including Bosscat Kitchen and Libations, Descanso Restaurant, Toast Kitchen & Bakery, Sushi Roku and The Blind Rabbit.
“As a third-year event, we’re honored and humbled to be included on USA Today’s 10Best list among the nation’s most prestigious events including the Aspen Food & Wine Classic,” says Pamela Waitt, President of OC Restaurant Association and founder of Pacific Wine and Food Classic. “While most food and wine events focus on Food Network celebrity chefs, it’s always been our main objective to spotlight the incredible chefs, mixologists and winemakers in our Orange County backyard.”
The Pacific Wine and Food Festival was recently named one of USA Today’s 10 Best Food Festivals in the nation for 2019, the stars of the event are Southern California’s top, local chefs who give their time, talent and resources to make this event possible. We have attended the event for the past two years, and it is such an honor to chat with the chefs and to feel their passion behind the foods they create.
Offering over 100 taste experiences, Pacific Wine & Food Classic invites culinary enthusiasts to spread out and enjoy the soft sand and sweet ocean breeze in the idyllic waterfront setting of Newport Dunes.
Tickets are available for Single-day, General Admission $150. VIP Admission is $200, however Saturday is now sold out.. VIP tickets include one-hour early admission at 1 p.m. and access to the Grassy VIP Gazebo Courtyard featuring a spectacular view of the bay and several exclusive bites and cocktail offerings. VIP tickets are extremely limited. The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is limited to guests ages 21 and over.
For more information on the Pacific Wine and Food Classic and to purchase tickets, please visit pacificwineandfood.com.