Tickets Still Available: Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach Hosts Annual Culinary Event on June 2, 2013

THE HOTTEST CHEFS COOK TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN ORANGE COUNTY AND ACROSS AMERICA Laguna Beach, CA… Hot chefs, restaurants, and mixologists will gather for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation®, the city’s premier culinary benefit. Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach will raise critical funds needed to support Share Our Strength’s® efforts toContinue reading “Tickets Still Available: Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach Hosts Annual Culinary Event on June 2, 2013”

Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Grand Tasting – Day 2, Part 2

The grand tasting was held at Windfall Farms in Paso Robles, a 724-acre property, horse farm and event venue. The grand tasting was in one of the barns andset up so each of the 16 Paso CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective memberwineries were stationed in separate stalls pouring their best wines. Many of them hadContinue reading “Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Grand Tasting – Day 2, Part 2”

Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Winemaker Panel – Day 2, Part 1

Day two of the CABs of Distinction event started with a winemaker panel discussion moderated by Steve Heimoff, California editor of Wine Enthusiast and a tasting of the panelists’ signature wines. Panelists included: Gary Eberle, owner/enologist of Eberle Winery Scott Shirley, winemaker for JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery Kevin Willenborg, winemaker for Vina Robles Steve Peck,Continue reading “Paso Robles CAB Collective “Cabs of Distinction” Event – Winemaker Panel – Day 2, Part 1”

Paso Robles CAB Collective "Cabs of Distinction" Event – En Primeur – Day 1

We were invited to the inaugural CABs of Distinction event created by the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC), a grass-roots collaboration of wineries to create better awareness of the Cabernet and Bordeaux varietals produced in the Paso Robles appellation. Current members include: ADELAIDA Cellars, B&E Vineyard, Chateau Margene, DAOU Vineyards & Winery,Continue reading “Paso Robles CAB Collective "Cabs of Distinction" Event – En Primeur – Day 1”

California Wine Festival expands in their 4th year Festival – Dana Point, Orange County – April 19-20, 2013

Now in it’s fourth year, the California Wine Festival (CWF) has found a sunny beachside home in the quaint coastal town of Dana Point in Orange County. This year’s Wine Fest takes place April 19-20, and Executive Director Don Fritzen said, “We’re expecting another great Festival in Orange County this year!” “Orange County has 3Continue reading “California Wine Festival expands in their 4th year Festival – Dana Point, Orange County – April 19-20, 2013”

Nepenthia Beer Garden “The Art of Beer” June 8, 2013 Presented By: 100Eats.com & Travel Costa Mesa

  June 8th, 2013 from 3pm to 7pm, Bobby Navarro of 100eats.com is collaborating with Evan Price of Noble Ale Works and Leonard Chan of The Iron Press will be coming together to create an aesthetically appealing beer garden. Up to 25 breweries from the West Coast will be paired with ten of Orange County’sContinue reading “Nepenthia Beer Garden “The Art of Beer” June 8, 2013 Presented By: 100Eats.com & Travel Costa Mesa”

OC Fair Announces Competitions & Contests for 2013

Think you bake one delicious apple pie, brew the best beer or have an uncanny knack for making crafts? Enter the 2013 OC Fair competitive entries for an opportunity to earn an award and have your winning entry on display for more than one million Fairgoers from July 12-August 11. The 2013 OC Fair invitesContinue reading “OC Fair Announces Competitions & Contests for 2013”

Check Out What is Coming from Playground DTSA 2.0 Late March & Early April

  One of the visions Jason Quinn of Playground had with his expansion project Playground 2.0, was that it would be a venue available for guest chefs, Pops up restaurants or private events. While he is dreaming up Invitation Only’s next menu, Playground 2.0 will host the following events: JFC– Jon’s Fried Chicken by JonContinue reading “Check Out What is Coming from Playground DTSA 2.0 Late March & Early April”

Award Winning [desi]gn cakes & cupcakes at Nordstrom Irvine Spectrum – March 29 & 30, 2013

Ready for a sweet day of shopping? Join [desi]gn cakes & cupcakes as they partner up with Nordstrom at the Irvine Spectrum for an exclusive “Surprise and Delight” event. Founder & Panettiere, Desi Massei-a former Nordstrom employee is now a WINNER on The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars (The Young & The Restless- 10,000th episode event).Continue reading “Award Winning [desi]gn cakes & cupcakes at Nordstrom Irvine Spectrum – March 29 & 30, 2013”

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation at The Montage, Laguna Beach – June 2, 2013

On June 2nd, 2013, Montage Laguna Beach will host Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation®, one of America’s leading culinary benefits, in hopes of eliminating childhood hunger across the nation. Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® is the nation’s premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists — all of whom are comingContinue reading “Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation at The Montage, Laguna Beach – June 2, 2013”