The Epic Line Up From Orange County's Much Anticipated Pacific Wine and Food Classic! 1


If you missed last years event, then you already know that the 2018 Pacific Wine and Food Classic is going to be the most anticipated Orange County event of the summer. Last years event was massive with so much food and wine, it easily took 2 days to try and get through them all. I know, tough job! This year the line up is gearing up to be even better. Voted top 10 food and wine festivals in the world by International Food, Wine and Travel Writer’s Association, Pacific Wine and Food Classic will offer an unparalleled gourmet culinary experience completely inspired by summer.

More than 60 of the region’s top chefs will create dishes reminiscent of their favorite summer memories offering guests the unique opportunity to sample an array of Southern California’s finest restaurants all in one weekend.


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Some special highlights from this years event will include all new summer experiences including the Paella and Sangria Lounge by Villa Roma, Summer Wine Garden featuring beautiful chilled wines to pair with bites by SideDoor and Haute Cuisine, Taco & Beer Lounge by Towne Park Brewery and Chela’s Mexican Restaurant, the debut of the official “Pacific Burger” by Burger Boss at the Lynx Backyard Grilling garden, Golden Spoon Café featuring summer gelatos and affogatos and more mouthwatering moments.


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This years VIP area at the Pacific Wine and Food Classic is going to be even more spectacular

This years VIP area is going to be even more spectacular offering exclusive access to the grassy waterfront VIP courtyard featuring the Hornitos lounge serving fresh summer margaritas, the Perrier Jouet Champagne Gazebo, aged Bacardi rum cocktails, and premium wines.

There will be exclusive culinary experiences provided by Back Bay Bistro, Bluegold, Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens, Filomena’s Italian Kitchen & Market, Lauren Lawless from Masterchef Season 8, Mix Mix, Mixed Bakery, Provenance, Sadie Rose Bread & Cabot Cheese and The Country Club. When purchasing your tickets, keep in mind that VIP tickets are very limited and they will sell out quickly.


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The Pacific Wine and Food Classic will be taking place August 18th & 19th at the Newport Dunes. Stay tuned for your chance to win a pair of tickets to this amazing event! To purchase your pair of tickets and for more information on the Pacific Wine and Food Classic visit


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Check out the entire line up below!

Pacific Wine & Food Classic Chefs:

Alejandra Padilla – Executive Chef, Five Crowns and SideDoor

Andrea Machuca – Chef, BXCR Wine Bar

Andres Miramontes – Executive Chef, Sol Cocina

Arthur Ortiz – Executive Chef, Skyloft

Bill Drexel – Original Meat Master, Grasslands Meat Market, BBQ & Churrasco

Brian Huskey – Executive Chef, Tackle Box

Bryant Taylor – Executive Chef, Chianina Steakhouse

Cathy Pavlos – Owner & Executive Chef, Provenance Restaurant

Cesar Sarmiento – Chef de Cuisine, CUCINA Enoteca

Chris Paul – Chef, The Public House by Evans Brewing Co.

Craig Brady – Executive Chef, Haven Gastropub

Daniel Jimenez – Executive Chef, Back Bay Bistro

David Castro – Corporate Chef Trainer, Texas de Brazil

David Man – Executive Chef, Island Hotel Newport Beach & Coastal Catering

Elyssa Fournier – Pastry Chef & Owner, Mixed Bakery

Eric Samaniego – Chef de Cuisine, Michael’s on Naples

Ernie Alvarado – Chef, Urbana Mexican Gastronomy

Francisco Ramirez – Chef, Rusty Pelican Restaurant

Greg Daniels – Owner & Executive Chef, Haven Gastropub

Greg Stillman – Executive Chef, Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge

Ivan Rogelio Calderon – Chef, Taco Rosa & Taco Mesa

Jason Mazur – Executive Chef, Bluewater Grill

Jenny Ross – Executive Chef

Joe Xavier – Executive Chef, Silva’s Bar & Grill

Jose Rodriguez – Chef de Cuisine, Pete’s Sunset Grille

Karla Vasquez – Executive Chef, Chelas Mexican Restaurant & Catering

Lauren Lawless – Chef, Masterchef Season 8

Leo Razo – Executive Chef, Villa Roma

Linda Johnsen, Owner & Executive Chef – Filomena’s Italian Kitchen & Market

Manny Lopez – Chef, Legado Bar + Kitchen

Manny Velasco – Co-Owner & Executive Chef, Sol Agave

Paolo Buffa – Executive Chef, Marriott Irvine Spectrum, Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen

Pascal Olhats – Chef, Baja Shellfish Ambassador

Peter Lai – Executive Chef, Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge

Philip Tangonan – Chef, The Cannery Newport Beach

Rainer Schwarz – Executive Chef, Hendrix

Rich Mead – Owner and Executive Chef, Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens

Ross Pangilinan – Chef, Mix Mix Kitchen Bar

Ryan Robertson – Executive Chef, TAPS

Scott Goldberg – Chef, Fresh Brothers

Shachi Mehra – Owner & Executive Chef, Adya

Tia Baker – Chef, The Federal Bar

Tin Vuong – Owner and Chef, Bluegold

Ugo Allesina – Executive Chef, Prego Mediterranean

Zach Geerson – Executive Chef, Journeyman’s Food + Drink

Zach Scherer – Chef, The Country Club

Some of the Pacific Wine & Food Classic Featured Wineries:

Barone Fini

Pinot Grigio

Belle Glos

2016 “Las Alturas” – Monterey

Black Stallion Estate Winery


Cabernet Sauvignon


2016 Pinot Noir – Sonoma


2017 Vin Gris (Rosé of Pinot Noir)

2014 Estate Chardonnay

2014 Estate Pinot Noir

Cave de Lugny

Les Charmes

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Colores del Sol


Copper Cane Wines & Provisions

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits


Pinot Noir


2017 Rose – Oregon

Fleurs de Prairie


Garnet Vineyards

Monterey Pinot Noir

Hi-Time Wine Cellars

Premium Wines Selected

  1. Wilkes


Cabernet Sauvignon

Joseph Carr

Paso Robles Sauvignon Blanc

Josh Cellars

Reserve North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

Mercer Wines

2016 Cabernet

2016 Chardonnay

2016 Red Blend

2016 Merlot

2016 Reserve Cabernet

Merryvale Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon



Sauvignon Blanc

Orogeny Vineyards


Perrier Jouet


Picket Fence

Alexander Valley Cabernet


Pino Noir

Red Blend


2016 Chardonnay – Napa Valley

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley

Rosenblum Cellars

Rock pile Zinfandel


Sparkling Rose

Il Ducale Pinot Grigio

Smashberry Red

Starmont Winery & Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc


Pinot Noir

The Calling

Pino Noir

The Crossings

Sauvignon Blanc

Turtle Bay

Sauvignon Blanc


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2014 Sonoma County Cabernet

2016 Russian River Chardonnay

2016 Russian River Pinot Noir

  1. Alexander Brown

Red Blend

Sauvignon Blanc

Zaca Mesa

2017 Rose

2016 Viognier

2014 Z Cuvee

2013 Mesa Reserve Syrah



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