Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival
Three of our favorite things are Newport Beach, wine, and food. When we decided to sponsor the first annual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival we were thrilled to take the challenge and dive into our community. Once we saw the line up of talent we were sold in our partnership.
The festival will feature live cooking demos with celebrity and local chefs, elite sommelier panels, master mixology courses, wine tastings with over 40 premier wineries, cuisine from some of OC’s finest culinary masters, spirits and beer tastings, and live music from international jazz artists.
With summer dwindling and school schedules set, The Smith Group invites you to join us next weekend at the festival. Our home base will be a cozy booth with wine to pour and room to mingle. As the season of fall approaches our intention is to strengthen community and engage in conversation that matters.
With an abundant assortment of chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, musicians, and culinary treasures—the foodie in you is certain to find nirvana. The inception of this festival solidifies Newport Beach as a luxury home to the world of food, wine, and restaurants. Becoming an epicenter of creative and delicious proportions.
The festival falls on the last weekend of summer, September 19-21, 2014. The main hub of events will huddle around the artistic grounds of the Newport Beach Civic Center. The VIP Launch Party will be hosted by Master Chef Rick Bayless at RED O Restaurant on Friday evening from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM. Café Jardin will illuminate Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar and host the grand finale party on Sunday from 6 PM to 9 PM.
Bravo to the creative team of women who spearheaded this event, Stefanie Salem, Kelly Jawor, Katy Higgins, and Lindsey Henn. Also note that proceeds will be donated to Project Hope Alliance and Hoag Hospital Foundation. Thank you ladies for the reminder that what we give to our community matters.