IRVINE, Calif., April, 2012—The Taste of Orange County™ —Southern California’s five star culinary weekend event—is scheduled for June 16-17, 2012 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater from Noon to 10pm on Saturday and from Noon to 8pm on Sunday.
General admission is $40, or you can download the event app for a $20 admission fee. The “per taste” fee is still being worked out. A portion of the proceeds will be going to OC Food Bank.
Taste will present food demonstrations from the following top chefs: Executive Chef Rob Wilson of Montage Laguna Beach, Chef Pascal Olhats of Pascal Restaurants (Newport Beach/Costa Mesa), Executive Chef Michael Rossi of The Ranch Restaurant (Anaheim), Chef Jonathan Blackford of A Restaurant (Newport Beach), Chef Louis Jocson of Red Table (Huntington Beach), Chef Shachi Mehra (pictured here) of Tamarind of London (Newport Coast), Chef Patrick Glennon of Santa Monica Seafood (Costa Mesa) and Executive Chef Greg Daniels of Haven Gastropub (Orange). In addition, it was recently announced that Chef Jamie Gwen of KFWB News Talk 980 will be hosting the chef demos. This is just the beginning, as more chef demos will be announced soon.
The following are just some of the restaurants that will be featured at the event:
A Restaurant (Newport Beach)
Andreis Conscious Cuisine (Irvine)
Haven Gastropub (Orange)
House of Big Fish (Laguna Beach)
Hunter Steak House (Laguna Niguel)
Katsuya (Laguna Beach)
K’ya Bistro (Laguna Beach)
Montage (Laguna Beach)
Pascal Restaurants (Newport Beach/Costa Mesa)
Pizzelle’s Bistro (Tustin)
Red Table (Huntington Beach)
Santa Monica Seafood (Costa Mesa)
Sweet Lilikoi Patisserie (Orange)
Tamarind of London (Newport Coast)
The Cellar (San Clemente)
The Ranch Restaurant (Anaheim)
The organizers noted the exciting growth of the culinary scene in Orange County over the past few years. As residents and producers of large events, they felt it was time to bring county-wide recognition to those chefs and restaurants who have worked so hard to bring us so many fresh and creative choices.
Don’t forget to check out www.tasteofoc.com where interested attendees can enter a number of exhibitor sweepstakes, contests, an opportunity to win free event tickets, and sign-up for up-to-date news and information about the Taste of Orange County™.
This world-class event is sponsored by JEEP, Sub Zero, Wolf, Renwes Sales, Pacific Enterprise Bank, Stella Artois, Group ISO Merchant Services, LagunaArt.com, Cox Communications, Coast Magazine, OC Register, OC Metro Magazine, OC Menus, OC Family Magazine, Greersoc.com, Great Taste Magazine, OCSocialScene.com, and The Home Magazine.