Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

September 21, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
$160, day pass
(888) 511-FEST

The very First Annual Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival will showcase live cooking demos with celebrity chefs, local restaurants, elite sommelier panels, master mixology courses, wine tastings and live music from international jazz artists. Set amongst the stunningly contemporary grounds of the Newport Beach Civic Center and at various restaurants around town, the much-anticipated festival will guide you through a three-day journey filled with flavors and tastings from some of the finest local and world-renowned culinary masters. Prepare your taste-buds.

Friday, September 19th

VIP Launch Party at RED O Hosted by Chef Rick Bayless.

Enjoy an exclusive evening featuring a cocktail party sponsored by Casamigos, followed by a three-course food and wine pairing hand selected by Chef Rick Bayless

Saturday, September 20th

Pop-Up: An evening of CaliforniCajun at a Surprise Location, featuring Chef John Ledbetter and Chef Sue Zemanick

Cooking Demonstrations with:
Richard BlaisWinner of “Top Chef Allstars”
Joe YoukhanWinner of “Chopped”
Jamie GwenWinner of “Cut Throat Kitchen”, host of the radio talk show “Food and Wine with Jamie Gwen.”
Pascal OlhatsExecutive chef and owner of Cafe Jardin
Alan GreeleyExecutive Chef and Owner of Golden Truffle
Mark Ogren- Executive Chef of Flemings
Casey Overton- Executive chef of The Loft Montage
Lee SmithExecutive Chef of the Montage

Master Mixologist Course and Contest withFrancesco Lafranconi ofSouthern Wine & Spirits
Music Entertainment fromCarol Welsman, andDustin White and Jeff Jones Trio

Sunday, September 21st

Cooking Demonstrations with:

Sue ZemanickJames Beard Foundation “Best Chef South” 2014 Winner and Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” Alumni
Ashley Santa Domingo- “Top Chef” Alumni, James Beard nominee, Executive Chef of 24 Carrots
Alan Jackson- Executive Chef and Co-Founder of Lemonade
Emily Ecorliss- Executive Chef of MOZZA
John LedbetterExecutive Chef of Manassero Farms
Craig Strong- Executive Chef at the Studio

Master Mixologist Course and Contest withFrancesco Lafranconi ofSouthern Wine & Spirits

Music Entertainment fromJames Torme, andLauren and the Mike Frost Band

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