Pacific Wine & Food Classic Returns to Newport Dunes Oct 1

By Ben Brown

The Pacific Food and Wine Classic at Newport Dunes, 2019

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic, one of Southern California's premiere culinary events, returns to Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Voted number one on USA Today’s list of 10Best Food Festivals in the nation, the first-class food and wine event celebrates autumn and one of the most exciting and flourishing food scenes in the United States.

“We are elated to once again bring a well-deserved spotlight to Orange County’s immensely talented chefs,” says Pamela Waitt, President of OC Restaurant Association and founder of Pacific Wine & Food Classic. “Guests will once again experience VIP treatment as we pair world-class wines from across the Golden State with outstanding local culinary creations.”

With more than 30 restaurants and food purveyors already secured, the Pacific Wine & Food Classic will highlight many favorites including Cuban and Spanish classic Nuevo Latino cuisine from Habana, fresh-caught seafood from Hook & Anchor, locally sourced and seasonally inspired fare from Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens, authentic Central Mexican street-inspired cuisine from Descanso, award-winning giant paella from Villa Roma and Cambalache, inventive American cuisine from Lido Bottle Works, delicious desserts from Sweet Surrender Specialty Desserts and Pastries, and more. The classic is also thrilled to welcome many first-time participants to the event, including The Jetty, Rancho Capistrano Winery, Pacific Hideaway, Trevor's on the Tracks and The Tea House on Los Rios.

The event is also set to feature than 100 premium wines, locally brewed craft beer, and a variety of refreshing premium cocktails. Throw in live music and a setting quite literally on the beach, and you've got an iconic SoCal weekend.

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic takes place at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92660. All tickets for the 2022 event are VIP and guests must be age 21 and over to attend. Net proceeds for The Pacific Wine & Food Classic proudly benefit the Golden Rule Charity. For more information on the Pacific Wine & Food Classic, to view the pricing schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit

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