Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival Brings Food Stars to Orange County


Newport Beach California is home to gorgeous coastlines, exclusive yacht clubs and a few “Real Housewives,” and with The 6thAnnual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival the chic enclave doesn’t disappoint and steps closer to making a name for itself in the culinary world.

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Kicking off Thursday October 3rd with a full slate of enticing events spread throughout the Newport Beach/Balboa area, the inspired itinerary boasts a lineup to satisfy the most discriminating foodies and oenophiles. From Cristal champagne and Petrossian caviar tastings to lunch prepared by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, the agenda for the three days is exciting and impressive.

The festival opens with an all-star-chef prepared gourmet brunch and golf tournament at Pelican Hill Resort, followed that evening by the Opening Night Gala and silent auction benefitting Covenant House at the Newport Beach Country Club. The highlight of the night is a five-course dinner prepared by Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars Richard Blais, Kelsey Barnard Clark, Antonia Lofaso and John Tesar.

For those who prefer a more casual tone, Fire It Up! at the Balboa Bay Resort on Friday looks like the ultimate waterfront barbecue, featuring more Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars including Brooke Williamson, Shirley Chung, Casey Thompson, John Tesar, Carrie Baird, Philippe Haddad, Jean Alberti and Brian Huskey, who’ll be grilling over open flames overlooking the Newport Harbor. Other festival events include a Luxury Estate Tour and Progressive Lunch, A Riedel Master Glass Education and Tasting, and a Cult-Wines of Napa seminar. World-class vintners Opus One, JUSTIN, Chateau Montelena, Booker, Bernardus, and Allegretto are just some of the wineries participating in various tastings throughout the weekend.

The weekend’s full itinerary is accessible here and details the various wine tastings and demos from several James Beard award winners and celebrity chefs, and includes the top-tier restaurants and wineries participating in two Grand Tasting events.

As mentioned, the Festival has proudly partnered with Covenant House, who provides housing and support services to homeless, runaway and trafficked youth, as its charitable partner for 2019.

Please check  for the complete schedule of events and ticket information. Instagram @NewportBeachWineandFood  hashtags: #NBWF2019, #LifeIsJustBetter


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