Celebrity chefs such as Michael Mina, Richard Blais, Jet Tila, Amar Santana, and a variety of contestants from Bravo’s Top Chef television show are coming to Orange County for the 5th Annual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival, one of SoCal’s most intimate and highly acclaimed food and wine events, happening from October 5-7. Festivities kick-off on Friday with the VIP Fire It Up barbecue event at Balboa Bay Resort, where celeb chefs will be grilling dishes over open fire for guests to enjoy alongside cocktails, wine, and views of Newport Harbor. The Grand Tasting events, taking place on Saturday & Sunday at Newport Beach Civic Center, will feature small bites from over 40 of Orange County’s most respected restaurants, unlimited sips of 250+ varieties of world-class wines, and cooking demos from renowned celebrity chefs.
Friday, October 5 from 2-6pm
Saturday, October 6 from 2:30-6:30pm
Sunday, October 7 from 2:30-6:30pm
Friday — Balboa Bay Resort (1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663)
Saturday & Sunday — Newport Beach Civic Center (100 Civic Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660)