Set in beautiful Orange County right on the sandy shores of the Newport Dunes Resort, it’s the perfect setting to have a summer festival. Spanning two days, Pacific Wine and Food Classic is a weekend perfect for foodies! With various food and drink vendors, you’ll leave the event full and happy. Tickets were all-inclusive, which meant unlimited food and drink! With VIP weekend passes, we were able to enter the event an hour earlier than GA. There was also a VIP only section with special tastings and an exclusive lounge. What I loved about having a two-day pass was that we didn’t have to rush through all the vendors. We were able to take it slow, taste almost every offering, and connect with chefs and restaurant owners. When we needed a break to digest, we sat right on the sand and watched paddle boarders paddle by while sipping some rose. They also had cooking demonstrations throughout the day. Classy jazz music and good vibes from all attendees filled the air, it was the perfect chill weekend. The whole weekend experience was exciting and memorable, I definitely had a culinary adventure that I’ll never forget.
Pacific Wine and Food Classic featured the best of Orange County. Many restaurants from around the area came to showcase their top dishes and provide samples to taste. There was something for everyone, all types of dishes were served from appetizers, main dishes to desserts. The Chunk N Chip collab with Patron was my favorite! Yummy alcohol infused ice cream sandwiched between gourmet cookies was perfect for the hot day! If you're a taco lover, there were various vendors with specialty tacos waiting to be eaten. Here are some photos of the food offerings:
Even though wine is in event title, the event was pretty generous in beverage offerings. After checking in, we received a branded cup for all the sample pours throughout the day. We got to taste Patron in the VIP section, had some stouts and ales, mixed drinks from Bacardi and Absolut Elyxx, and of course, every type of wine imaginable! Imagine all the different pairings.
We had an amazing time! Thanks for having us at Pacific Wine and Food Classic, see you next year. Cheers to the good life!