Experience the 2024 Pacific Wine & Food Classic at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

May 10, 2024
Cocktails on the beach

Tickets are now on sale for the world-renowned Pacific Wine & Food Classic, returning to the picturesque oceanfront setting of Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Saturday, September, 21, 2024. The exclusive event presents an unrivaled culinary experience celebrating the diverse epicurean offerings of Southern California with exquisite wines, decadent cocktails, and delicious bites from Orange Counties top chefs.

‘We are thrilled to showcase the culinary brilliance of Orange County once more. This year, guests can look forward to an exclusive experience, indulging in a seamless fusion of premium wines and exceptional local dishes crafted by our gifted chefs,'” says Pamela Waitt, President of OC Restaurant Association, and founder of Pacific Wine & Food Classic.

This award-winning event celebrates one of the most exciting and flourishing food scenes in the United States. With an incredible line-up of more than 35 restaurants and food purveyors, the Pacific Wine & Food Classic will highlight the region’s top chefs and restaurants.

Back this year are fan Favorites:

  • The Taco Garden presented by TacoTuesday.com.
  • Beer Battered Fish Tacos by Chelas Mexican Kitchen, Voted Best New Restaurant in San Clemente
  • World Famous Paella by Chef Leo Razo, Villa Roma and Cambalache, World Paella Championship winner
  • Gus’s World-Famous Fried Chicken
  • Silent Disco presented by Taco Tuesday.com
  • Mocktails by Waterloo
  • Espresso Martini’s made with Chocolate Love Double, Gold Winner at 2024 SF Spirits Competition by Tin City Distillery

New to the 2024 Pacific Wine & Food Classic:

  • The Grand Wine Pavilion by San Luis Obispo Wine Collective
    Featuring highly acclaimed wines from San Luis Obispo Coast Wine Collective and freshly grilled skewers by Sweetgreen, along with a fresh baked bar by Scratch Bakery
  • Mixology Master’s by Licor43, sampling Licor 43, Lolea, Mar de Frades Martin Miller’s Gin and Villa Massa
  • Welcome Cocktail this year will be the Villa Massa Limoncello Spritz
  • 2024 James Beard Nominee and Forbes Best US Bar Team, Strongwater Anaheim will be featuring phenomenal cocktails and delicious bites.
  • Whole pig Lechon feast by Lola’s by MFK
  • JARS Sweets & Things by Chef Fabio Viviani
  • The Terlato Lounge, sampling Bright & Bubbly Champagne & Prosecco, Crisp Whites & Rose, Radiant Reds, and The Spirit of Mixability
  • Refresh & rehydrate” with San Benedetto Water
Ice sculpture

Top wineries featured:

  • Adobe Road Wines
  • Austin Hope Winery
  • Barnardus
  • Delicato
  • Distinguished Vineyards
  • Gelson’s Wines
  • Hi-Time Wine Cellars
  • MacRostie Winery
  • Rancho Capistrano Winery
  • Riboli Family Wines
  • Sinegal Estate Winery
  • Terlato Wines
  • Three Sticks Wines & Head High Wines!
  • Quintessential Wines
  • San Luis Obispo Coast Wine Collective

Top Orange County chefs and restaurants featured:

  • Benchmark, Executive Chef Stefano Ciociola
  • Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, Executive Chef Peter Petro
  • Chelas Mexican Kitchen, Owner & Chef Karla Vasquez
  • Descanso, Executive Chef Jose Angulo
  • Five Crowns & SideDoor, Executive Chef Matthew Luna
  • Great Maple Restaurant
  • Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
  • JARS Sweets & Things, Chef Fabio Viviani
  • Lido Bottle Works, Executive Chef Joel Gutierrez
  • Lola’s by MFK, Owner & Chef Henry Pineda
  • Maizano, Chef Alan Sanz
  • Miss Mini Donuts, Leslie Nguyen
  • Muldoon’s Irish Pub
  • Chef Ugo Allesina, Prego
  • Puesto
  • Rancho Capistrano Winery, Chef Adrian de La Torre
  • Rangeen Kitchen
  • Red O, Corporate Chef Andrew Bice
  • Rodrigo’s Mexican Grill, Executive Chef Allan Aguiñaga
  • Scratch Bakery
  • Shorebird, Chef Jay Bogsinske, Director of Culinary Development
  • SOHO Taco, Executive Chef Oscar Pecina
  • Strong Water Anaheim, Galley Master, Executive Chef Steve Kling – 2024 James Beard Nominee
  • Sweetgreen
  • Tangerine at Westin Anaheim Resort, Executive Chef JJ Burton
  • Ten Asian Bistro, Executive Sushi Chef Toshi Muira
  • The Tea House on Los Rios, Damien Orozco
  • The Yellow Chilli
  • Trevor’s at the Tracks, Chef Ronnie Chavez
  • Villa Roma and Cambalache, Chef Leo Razo, World Paella Championship winner
  • Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, Co-Founder Wing Lam
  • Western Hospitality Group, Chef Joe Youkhan, co-founder and National Director of Culinary Operations, Champion of the Food Network’s “Chopped!”, Hulu’s “Best in Dough” Champion and Cooking Channel’s “FIREMASTERS” Champion
  • Xacalli, Executive Chef Vincent Espinoza
  • Zip KBBQ
  • Zood, Persian California Kitchen

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic takes place at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92660. Early Bird tickets are available now. All guests must be age 21 and over to attend. Every ticket will be scanned, and guests will require ID to verify age. The Pacific Wine & Food Classic happens rain or shine. View for more terms and conditions

Pacific Wine & Food Classic is an incredible world-class culinary experience celebrating the bounty of Southern California. This event allows guests to taste bites from more than 35 local top chefs and restaurants, explore over 100 wines and hand-crafted cocktails. Immerse yourself in the perfect Southern California day with incredible food and wine while enjoying good company and fun music. Tickets are limited to ensure an absolute quality experience and no overcrowding.

Live Music

Bask in the salty air and California sun while enjoying mouth-watering delights. Live music and a DJ will provide the ultimate soundtrack to an idyllic weekend enjoying great vibes and beautiful coastal California vistas.

Sponsors: Orange Coast Magazine, Licor 43, Zamora, Terlato, TacoTuesday.com, California Love Drop, Sweetgreen, Waterloo Sparking Water, Area 51, Mouse Graphics, Gelson’s, Melissa’s Produce, and OCfoodies.com.

Visit us at PacificWineandFood.com or on social media @PacificWineandFoodClassic

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