After 16 years, Taste of Orange County is making coming back to Irvine’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
It’s scheduled for June 16-17, 2012 with an expected attendance of 20,000.
“We are excited to bring back this amazing festival to the residents of Orange County,” said Todd Wallin, event director for Taste of Orange County. “Our goal is to work with Orange County’s premiere chefs, winemakers and entertainers to create a one-of-a-kind experience.”
This festival will join together all-star talent from both the entertainment and culinary industries to celebrate the food and drink culture throughout Orange County. More than 50 of OC’s top restaurants and 75 premium wineries are expected to be part of this two-day event, which will include local restaurant tastings, cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs, wine tastings, a wine auction, and seminars from some of the top vintners in the world. In addition, a variety of entertainment and music events will be showcased throughout the festival.
In an effort to give back to the local community, the Taste of Orange County team has selected Orange County Food Bank as one of the event’s top charities of choice.
Mark Lowry, director of The Orange County Food Bank, says, “our partnership with the Taste of Orange County will generate resources that will expand our capacity to serve people during this economic downturn.”
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