Newport Beach's second annual Wine & Food Festival runs this Friday, October 2nd, through Sunday, October 4th, at the Newport Beach Civic Center. Tickets are still available.
The main event is the Daytime Festival from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday, October 3rd, and Sunday, October 4th. Cooking demonstrations, book signings, and tastings will be hosted by a distinguished lineup of local and celebrity chefs, including Rick Bayless of Red O, Brooke Williamson of Hudson House and the Tripel, Andrew Gruel of Slapfish, and Yvon Goetz of the Winery. Williamson is a personal favorite, as her restaurants are part of my regular lunch rotation.
30 of Orange County's hottest restaurants will be offering tastings throughout the afternoon in the Grand Tasting Pavilions. Different restaurants will be participating on different days, so check the schedule.
Proceeds from the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival will go to benefit the Project Hope Alliance, which aims to free homeless children from the limitations of their circumstances by assisting with education, transportation, and after school programs.
Tickets are available HERE.
A chefs attending is available HERE.
A list of participating restaurants is available HERE.