The First Annual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival is a premiere food and wine event in Orange County taking place September 19-21, 2014.Guests are invited to enjoy an official kickoff party at RED O Restaurant, hosted by Master Chef Rick Bayless, followed by a two-‐day culinary extravaganza set amongst the stunningly contemporary grounds of the Newport Beach Civic Center. The RED O VIP launch party will welcome guests with a showcase of luxury and exotic automobiles steps from the valet and guide them through the restaurant’s extravagant grand entrance. Specialty drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the cocktail party sponsored by acclaimed tequila company Casamigos, followed by a three-‐course meal hand selected by Master Chef Rick Bayless. Guests will also have the very exclusive opportunity to mingle with Bayless during the cocktail party and dinner seating, as well as at the personal book signing at theend of the evening.
The three-day festival is being held at the contemporary Newport Beach Civic Center by day and at various restaurants in the evening. The epicurean adventure includes live cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, a Grand Tasting Pavilion featuring samplings from over forty restaurants, world-class wine tastings and live jazz. One hundred percent of all proceeds from the Festival will benefit charity partners.
Tickets for the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival are on sale at www.newportwineandfood.com. Stay up-‐to-‐date with ongoing announcements, including ticket announcements, added talent and additional partners, by following the Festival on Facebook and Twitter.