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Third Annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic comes to Newport Dunes on August 17 and 18

Pacific Wine & Food Classic invites guests to celebrate the season with summer-inspired bites from the region’s top chefs, exquisite wine pairings and refreshing libations at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18 from 2-5 p.m. Recently named one of USA Today’s 10 Best Food Festivals in the nation for 2019, Pacific Wine & Food Classic is presented by Pacific Sales Kitchen & Home and powered by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.

Participating chefs will create dishes reminiscent of their favorite summer memories, and in between bites and pours, dance on the beach at the Silent Disco by Celebrity Cruise, relax at The Wine Lounge by Dacor Luxury Kitchen Appliances, or stop by the Bubble Bar for a glass of bubbly featuring G.H. Mumm.

Among the skilled culinarians offering their inventive samplings are these Newport Beach and Corona del Mar restaurateurs: General Admission – Atria, Back Bay Bistro, Bluewater Grill, Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, Bristol Farms, Coastal Catering (Sunday only), CUCINA enoteca, Filomena’s, Five Crowns Saturday only), Great Maple, Miss Mini Donuts, Oak Grill, Red O, Rusty Pelican, Sgt. Pepperoni Pizza Store, SideDoor (Sunday only), Sol Mexican Cocina, (Sunday only), Sushi Roku (Saturday only), Tackle Box and Ten Asian Bistro. VIP Admission – Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens (Saturday only), Lido Bottle Works (both days), Olea. Cellar. Craft. Cook (Saturday only) and Provenance (Saturday only).

Third Annual Lido Bottle Works

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Courtesy of Pacific Wine & Food Classic

An offering from Lido Bottle Works is brimming with summer flavors

Adding to the festivities, Lillet welcomes guests with a Lillet Spritz and The Dole Whip Guy will be onsite doling out frosty treats. The Maker’s Mark Truck will be back with an incredible bourbon experience and don’t miss specialty sips from the Absolut Elyx Bar.

In addition, exclusive summer-inspired cocktails will be offered in the Grassy VIP Gazebo Courtyard including Summer Margaritas by Hornitos Premium Tequila and refreshments from the Cruzan Rum Bar to pair with over-the-top tastes from restaurants like Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens, Olea, Lido Bottle Works and Mixed Bakery.

New this year, experience an extra element of luxury with the Luxe VIP Packages starting at $2,800 for a group of six. The purchase of a Luxe VIP Package offers six VIP tickets for either Saturday, Aug. 17 or Sunday, Aug. 18, your own Private Luxe Lounge with comfortable seating on the sand overlooking the bay, a bucket of chilled bottled water and security to ensure private access only. The Luxe VIP package includes a truly unique experience of a 30-minute tour of the bay in Newport Beach on a Mahogonite finished bay cruiser on the day of the event with reservation. Luxe VIP packages are in extremely limited supply. To inquire about the Luxe VIP Package and to purchase, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Early Bird tickets are available through July 31. Early Bird General Admission tickets are $109 for Saturday, Aug. 17 and $99 for Sunday, Aug. 18. Early Bird VIP Admission tickets are $159 for Saturday, Aug. 17 and $149 for Sunday, Aug. 18. VIP tickets include one-hour early admission at 1 p.m. and access to the Grassy VIP Gazebo Courtyard featuring views of the bay and several exclusive bites and cocktail offerings. VIP tickets are limited. The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is limited to guests ages 21 and over.

For more information on the Pacific Wine & Food Classic and to purchase tickets, visit www.pacificwineandfood.com.

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.