- September 6, 2017
- Posted by: Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
- Category: Wine & Dine
The First Annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic took place on August 19 and 20th at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.
From beginning to end everything about this event was absolutely top notch. This gastric celebration featured 50+ amazing chefs including Food Network’s celebrity chef and judge Simon Majumdar, host of the inaugural classic.
This inaugural event was kicked off by a splendid dinner hosted by Simon at Fig & Olive. Tomato Sundae, Seared Foie Gras, and Sweet Corn Soup were the delightful starters to a wonderful meal. The entree was guests choice of Day Boat Sea Scallops or Prime Beef. Pineapple Mille- Feuille offered a beautiful palate cleansing finishing touch. White chocolate mousse with roasted pineapple topped with pink peppercorn makes the divine masterpiece of Pineapple Mille- Feuille.
Simon also hosted an after party with Fork Reporter, Neil Saavedra.
Parking is easy and inexpensive. As a VIP guest of the festival, early entrance is included.
There were also a few other fun perks including handcrafted summer margaritas, special desserts and featured tastes.
It was a warm day by the bay and the Watermelon Salsa was delightfully refreshing.
The Gourmet hamburgers got rave reviews.
I am a huge fan of Bruschetta. This one is extra special.
Who can resist another beautiful summer cocktail?
A favorite of the Ask Dr. Ho team was this Seared Hibachi by Catch Resturants.
During this gourmet food festival, we had so many options that it is hard to name them all. It was so exciting to try culinary delights and amazing wines and cocktails from so many fine restaurants. For a full listing please check The Pacific Wine & Food Classic Website.
I am so excited for the Second Annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic. Tickets for the 2018 Pacific Wine & Food Classic will go on sale Spring, 2018.
Insider Tip 1: Wear sandals as this event takes place on the beach.
Insider Tip 2: This is a fabulous event whether a VIP or general admission Ticket Holder. There are plenty of food and drinks for everyone.