Pacific Wine & Food Classic Returns to Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort September 30

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Chef Leo Raza at Pacific Wine + Food / courtesy of Pacific Wine + Food

They say the third time’s the charm, so the Pacific Wine & Food Classic must be as charming as they come—the exciting epicurean event returns for its fifth annual incarnation on Saturday, September 30 at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.  Pacific Wine & Food Classic boasts an extensive lineup of top chefs, restaurants and wineries, so guests can indulge in bites paired with wine and other adult libations just steps from the Newport Dunes lagoon.

Tickets are now on sale for Pacific Wine & Food Classic.

“We look forward to seeing everyone each year at the Pacific Wine & Food Classic”, says Pamela Waitt, President of OC Restaurant Association. “It’s an iconic event with incredible food, wine and drinks along with great people, and we are very grateful for that.”

According to information provided by Pacific Food & Wine Classic, upon arrival guests will be welcomed with a Licor 43 cocktail while taking in the bay views. Guests can experience more than 100 premium wines, craft cocktails, signature bites and music.

Among the more than 30 restaurants and chefs signed up for this year’s event include.

The Mayor’s Table, Lido House Chef Riley Huddleston
  • Billy’s at the Beach
  • BlueGold – Chef Jorge Valines
  • Cambalache – Executive Chef Leo Razo
  • Champion of the Food Network’s “Chopped!” – Chef Joe Youkhan, Cooking Channel “Firemasters” Champion, Co-founder, and National Director of Culinary Operations of Western Hospitality Group & Orange Coast Magazines, “Top 50 dishes of all time”
  • Chelas Mexican Kitchen – Chef & Owner Karla Vasquez
  • Descanso Restaurant – Chef Jose Angulo
  • Ellie’s Long Beach – Chef & Owner Jason Witzl
  • Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens – Chef Rich Mead, Golden Foodie Awards Chef of the Year 2018
  • Five Crowns & Side Door – Executive Chef Matthew Luna
  • Gus’s Fried Chicken – Voted best-fried chicken by the Los Angeles Times 2022
  • Jolie’s Coronado – Chef & Owner Jason Witzl
  • Lido Bottle Works – Executive Chef Joel Gutierrez
  • Little Sister
  • LSXO – Chef Jorge Valines
  • Newport Coast Catering – Pastry Chef / Owner, Kristen Snavely•Pacific Hideaway Restaurant – Executive Chef Gilbert Laurie
  • Palenque – Chef Roland Rubalcava
  • Rancho Capistrano Winery – Executive Chef Adrian de la Torre Ill
  • Rodrigo’s
  • Rothschild’s – Chef & Owner, Frank Fassero
  • Sevilla Restaurant & Tapas Bar – Executive Corporate Chef Miguel Delgado
  • Starfish Laguna – Laguna Beach
  • Sushi Roku – Chef Hiroshi Shima
  • Tangerine Room at the Westin Anaheim – Executive Chef JJ Burton
  • The Country Club – Chef Eddie Hyman
  • The Mayor’s Table at Lido House Hotel – Chef Riley Huddleston
  • The Tea House on Los Rios – Damien Orozco
  • Trevor’s at the Tracks – Chef Ronnie Chavez
  • Villa Roma – Executive Chef Leo Razo
Chef Rich Mead of Farmhouse.

New this year is a 30 foot Sweet and Savory Table in the “Big Tent.” This luxury experience will feature a treasure trove of baked goods, chocolates, savory pastries, breads, fruits, and cheeses, plus artisanal accouterments, created by Newport Coast Catering.

Also returning to the 2023 Pacific Wine & Food Classic is the Taco Garden, presented by featuring a smorgasbord of tacos to suit every palate.

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic takes place at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort located at 1131 Back Bay Dr. in Newport Beach, CA, 92660.

VIP early entrance tickets are $240. Regular VIP tickets are $195. Tickets are limited to ensure an absolute quality experience and no overcrowding. Net proceeds for The Pacific Wine & Food Classic benefits the Golden Rule Charity.

For more information on the Pacific Wine & Food Classic, to view the pricing schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit

Pacific Wine + Food / courtesy of Pacific Wine + Food
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