One of Southern California’s most exclusive and acclaimed wine and food events, the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival, presented by Land Rover, Jaguar, Aston Martin of Newport Beach, returns to the contemporary Newport Beach Civic Center on September 30th and October 1st. Tickets are now on sale for the weekend of festivities, kicking off on Friday, September 29th, which will include tastings from 40 top Orange County restaurants and their executive chefs, 250 varieties of world-class wine, spirits, and brews, celebrity chef cooking demos and dinners, Master Sommelier tasting panels, VIP events, live music, and a new “Havana Nights” after party.
WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Friday, September 29th:
Bravo’s Top Chef Women All-Stars dinner at Waterline Newport Beach, Balboa Bay Resort: Winner, Brooke Williamson with All Stars, Shirley Chung, Casey Thomson and Rachel Haggstrom.
A Taste of Provence dinner at The Winery, Newport Beach: Master Chef Hubert Keller, Yvon Goetz, Jean-Pierre Dubray and Rainer Schwartz
Saturday, September 30th:
Official Host: Celebrity Chef Hubert Keller
VIP Moet-Hennessy’s Champagne and Petrossian Caviar Tasting with Master Sommeliers
VIP Bravo’s Top Chef Winner and All-Stars meet & greet with cooking demo: Brooke Williamson, Shirley Chung and Casey Thompson
Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Lorena Garcia and Art Smith cooking demo
ABC’s “The Taste” winning mentor and Bravo’s Top Chef All Star, Brian Malarkey cooking demo
“Havana Nights” after party with cuisine by Latin America’s #1 celebrity chef, Lorena Garcia and Top Chef Masters, Art Smith and Rick Moonen
Sunday, October 1st:
VIP Riedel Glass education & tasting with Hundred Acre wine
VIP Chef Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars winner, award winning cookbook author and tv personality, Richard Blais
Bravo’s Top Chef Fan Favorite, Fabio Viviani cooking demo
Bravo’s Top Chef All Star, Amar Santana cooking demo
Nobu Newport Beach and Moët Hennessy dinner with Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa
Participating restaurants include: Marche Moderne Newport Beach, Nobu, The Winery, Watertable, Vaca, Waterline and more. For a complete current list of participating restaurants, click here. To purchase tickets for the various events visit www.NewportWineandFood.com . The NBWF website is current with 2017 information and will continue to be updated. Check back for new information or call (888) 511-FEST. For ongoing updates, follow NBWF on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
If you have never attended the NBWFF, you don’t want to miss this year! Take a look: