The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is a newbie to Orange County, but it’s going to be a world-class classic! Set for August 19th and 20th at the Newport Dunes, and featuring more than 100 food, wine and cocktail stations from the foodiest of foodie chefs at top restaurants in the O.C., tickets are already on sale and moving very, very quickly. Advice: Don’t wait another day – Sunset magazine is releasing a giant story on the event a week from now, and tickets will be long gone before the event commences. 

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Top Chefs Include Skyloft Laguna Beach

One top chef from Laguna Beach will be at the Pacific Wine & Food Classic – Chef Arthur Ortiz from Skyloft – and he’s joining nearly 70 chef peers.

Enjoy bites from local top chefs and sip more than 100 wines and handcrafted premium cocktails. Enjoy celebrity chef demonstrations, master sommelier discussions, and summer mixology demos, too.

The 2-day live culinary cooking stage will be hosted by Food Network Star Simon Majumdar. Learn fantastic culinary tips from the best chefs on the West Coast as they create dishes and cocktails reminiscent of their favorite summer memories. Representing from Laguna Beach, Chef Arthur will be teaching the recipe for his best-selling Shrimp Shooters. Learn how to make these awesome babies at home and thrill your friends with the fun of summer. You can see the entire rundown of chefs and their cooking stage topics below.

Tickets are $150 for single day and $250 for two-day general admission. VIP tickets are $200 for single day and $350 for two-day admission. Purchase of VIP ticket grants one-hour early admission, access to the Grassy VIP lounge overlooking the bay that will serve special bites and Patrón handcrafted cocktails, Patrón infused popsicles and Chunk’n Chip Patrón infused Ice Cream Sammiches. VIP tickets are very limited.

Remember … SPECIAL FOR THE BEST OF LAGUNA BEACH READERS – 
Save $50 when you use the promo code: laguna when purchasing your Pacific Wine & Food Classic Tickets

A perfect summer’s end
The Pacific Wine & Food Classic promises to be a fantastic gourmet experience on the balmy sands of Newport Beach, and a perfect way to close out your summer. I’ll see you there!

For more information on the Pacific Wine and Food Classic, please visit  pacificwineandfood.com.

Culinary Entertainment:
Saturday
· Chef Geeta Bansal, Clay Oven – How to prepare Watermelon Curry
· Tricia Carr, Master Mixologist will show us how to make 2 of her summer cocktail favorites
· Chef Jamie Gwen, Culinary Radio Host – How to make Spanish Summer Gazpacho & Summer Fruit Soup
· Tess Masters “The Blender Girl” – How to make Pineapple Salsa Smoothie
· Chef Kris Morningstor, most recently with Terrine – How to make Truffled Chicken Liver
· Chef Ray Garcia, Esquire’s Chef of the Year and Executive Chef of Broken Spanish – How to make Broken Spanish, B.S. Taqueria
· Chef Brian Malarkey, Creator of over a dozen restaurants including Herb & Wood
· Kim Beto, Sommelier (SWS) – Wine pairing
· Eric Entrikin, Master Sommelier (SWS) – Wine pairing and what you should know about Rose Wines
· Ira Norof, Sommelier (CWE) – What you should know about Rose Wines with Eric Entrikin

Sunday
· Chef Katy Smith, Puesto – How to make flor de calabaza soup and the corn stock
· Chef Ivan Calderon, Taco Mesa – How to make his famous Margarita
· Chef Linda Johnsen, Filomena’s Italian Kitchen – How to make Salmon cheesecake
· Chef Cathy Pavlos, Provenance – How to make Grilled Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad
· Chef Arthur Ortiz, Skyloft – How to make Shrimp Shooters
· Chef Pascal Olhats, Pascal Restaurant – How to make Scampi Provencal
· Chef Stan Frazier, Rock Star, Winner of the Chef Race & Owner of Sgt. Pepperoni Pizza – How to make Summer ceviche
· Chef Joe Youkhan – How to make charred eggplant Baba Ganoush
· Chef Brian Huskey, Bravo’s Top Chef and Executive Chef/Founder of Tackle Box – How to make Beach Corn
· Kim Beto, Sommelier (SWS) – Wine pairing
· Eric Entrikin, Master Sommelier (SWS) – Wine pairing