2018 Pacific Wine and Food Classic


 

As expected, the 2018 Pacific Wine and Food Classic was outstanding featuring mouth-watering culinary samplings from hundreds of restaurants, food suppliers, and wineries throughout Orange County. This event is easily the most spectacular event of the year, even being voted as one of the best Wine & Food Festivals in the world.

One of the BEST food & wine festivals in the world! Pacific Wine & Food Classic was acknowledged by the International Food, Wine and Travel Writer’s Association as the top ten in the world. 

 

Pacific wine and food clam bake

Guests were treated to samplings like a full clam bake, fresh oysters, scallops, steak with fresh chimichurri sauce, short rib, tequila popsickles, shrimp cocktail, and taco’s galore. The options were truly endless offering options for carnivores, seafood lovers, and vegetarians.

 

Pacific wine and food bacardi

 

The Pacific Wine and Food Classic was held for the second year at the Newport Dunes, in Newport Beach, CA.

 

In addition to amazing wine, food, and cocktails, the Pacific Wine and Food Classic also offered spectacular views of the Newport Beach harbor. The event expanded into 3 sections including a huge main area located right on the sand.

 

Pacific wine and food bluewater grill

 

The food was, of course, show-stopping and every restaurant really brought their A-Game. A fan favorite at the 2-day event was the delicious scallops shown above from Bluewater Grill. I’ll admit I am not a scallop person, but these were raw scallops and they were amazing with a fresh citrus yuzu. Now I know, I’ll take my scallops raw!

 

Pacific wine and food paella

 

The Paella was another crowd favorite.

Another crowd favorite was the enormous Paella from the masters themselves Villa Roma. Last year we had the pleasure of attending the Paella Festival were Villa Roma truly shined. You can often find them at all of the most luxurious culinary events in Orange County and guests are always impressed. At this event, they had both a vegetarian and meat lover option.

 

Pacific wine and food seafoodtaco

 

There was no shortage of tacos, this is California after all.

 

There was no shortage of tacos, this is California after-all. The shrimp and crab tacos pictured above were another guest favorite. They also had carne asada as well. We love that so many restaurants included two options for guests to enjoy.

 

Pacific wine and food cheese

 

If you’re indulging in your favorite wines, then you better believe there were plenty of cheese and charcuterie options. How beautiful is this set up? I’ll take all the brie please!

 

Pacific wine and food sondra barker

 

After a few glasses of wine you can’t help but enjoy a little photo op. 

Live every day like it’s Taco Tuesday at Chelas

 

Pacific wine and food hamachi

 

How amazing is this fresh poke display? Attendees could choose between hamachi, salmon, and ahi. There were plenty of fresh seafood options at the 2018 Pacific Wine and Food Classic.

 

Pacific wine and food fork report

 

We caught up with Neil Saaverde, host of the KFI 640am show The Fork Report. Recently we were invited up to LA to record a segment on the show to talk about our site, Cuisine and Travel, and the upcoming Golden Foodie Awards in Orange County.

 

A Mouth Watering Recap: 2018 Pacific Wine and Food Classic 3
Pulled Pork Sliders from Hendrix

 

Pacific wine and food Bosscat
Bosscat Kitchen sweetened up the event with their mini donuts

 

There is no doubt the 2018 Pacific Wine and Food Classic was a delicious success

 

There is no doubt the 2018 Pacific Wine and Food Festival was a delicious success and I can’t wait to attend again next year. Did you get a chance to attend this year? What was your favorite part?

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