The Pacific Wine and Food Classic will be returning to Newport Beach on October 23rd & 24th, 2021. This event has been voted the best culinary event in the US by USA Today and for good reason. Wine and food enthusiasts will sip and sample the most exceptional cuisine Orange County has to offer. This year, only VIP tickets will be sold, keeping this event exclusive and intimate.

This is my favorite event, and I know we all cannot wait to get back to normal. The Pacific Wine and Food Classic takes place at the beautiful Newport Dunes, right on the sand. If you love exceptional cuisine, fine wines, and cocktails this event is not to be missed.

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Unique VIP Experiences

Below are just some of the amazing culinary adventures the Pacific Wine and Food Classic will be offering.

  • The Caviar Co. will be teaming up with Glasspar restaurant in Dana Point to host a delicious oyster bar with an incredible array of caviar.
  • Chef Leo Razo will return to make his world-famous giant paella.
  • “Lover Boards” will be a brand new charcuterie tasting table experience
  • Angelina’s Pizza will be making fresh Napolitano pizza’s on-site
  • Wave Gourmet Smash Sliders will be making their beef & vegetarian gourmet Cali Smash Sliders
  • For dessert Mixed Bakery will be bringing a delectable variety of meringues, Miss Mini will return with her creative mini donuts, and Sweet Surrender Bakery will introduce some elegant fall desserts
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This Years Chefs

In addition to one of a kind culinary experiences, the Pacific Wine and Food Classic will feature the top Orange County chefs and restaurants. Check out the amazing line up below.

Chef John Park, Toast and Golden Foodie Awards “Chef of the Year” 2019

Chef Brian Huskey, Tackle Box, Private chef and Top Chef Season 11

Chef Rob Wilson, Glasspar and Orange Coast Magazine’s Best New Restaurant 2021

Chef Linda Johnson, Filomena’s Italian Kitchen and Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible”

Chef Paige Riordan, Scarlet Kitchen & Lounge

Chef Shachi Mehra, Adya, and Food Network’s “Chopped” winner and Golden Foodie Awards “Rising Star Chef of the Year 2019”

Chef Joe Youkhan, co-founder and National Director of Culinary Operations of Western Hospitality Group, co-founder of SmörBurgers, and a Champion of the Food Network’s “Chopped!” 

Chef Leo Razo, Villa Roma and Cambalache, World Paella Championship winner

Chef Fonzy De Zuniga, Descanso

Chef David Shofner, Fable & Spirit and Golden Foodie Awards “Best New Restaurant 2019”

Chef Joel Gutierrez, Lido Bottle Works

Chef Matthew Sirjani, Peninsula Lounge

Chef Ugo Allesina, Prego

Chef Karla Vasquez, Chelas Mexican Kitchen

Chef Eloy Matias, Muldoon’s Irish Pub

Chef Eddie Hyman, The Country Club and Playa Mesa

Chef Alfonso Sanna, Angelina’s Pizzeria

Leslie Nguyen, Miss Mini Donuts

Chef Andrea Machuca, BXCR Wine Bar

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, The Yellow Chilli and Famous Indian celebrity chef, entrepreneur and television personality.

Chef Elyssa Fournier, Mixed Bakery and Golden Foodie Awards “Pastry Chef of the Year 2017”

Chef Julie Thomas, Sweet Surrender Bakery

Wing Lam, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos

Chef Matthew Vaillette, Olea – Saturday Only

Chef Rich Mead, Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens – Sunday Only and Golden Foodie Awards “Chef of the Year 2017”

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Wine & Cocktails

As always, there will be no shortage and amazing wines to choose from. The expansive wine list will be updated closer to the event. In addition to wine Casamigos will be back making margaritas. Makers Mark will also return and they never disappoint. Last year they even had an ice cream station! Cruzan Rum will also be back with their tropical drinks. They were very popular in 2019 with their bucket drinks for sharing.

Tickets officially go on sale Thursday May 26th, 2001. Due to limited capacity, they are expected to sell out quickly so do not wait to get your tickets and experience everything the Pacific Wine and Food Classic has to offer. I’ll see you there! Check out our previous coverage of this delicious event!

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All guests are VIP this year. There will not be any general admission tickets available.  


May 27 – June 20 Early Bird Tickets | $230.00  

June 21 – August 21 | $250.00

August 21 – October 20 | $275

October 21 – 22 | $300

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The Pacific Wine and Food Classic will be returning to Newport Beach on October 23rd & 24th, 2021. Voted the best culinary event in the country by USA Today!

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Start Date: 2021-10-23 12:00

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