Palm Desert Food&Wine™ 2017

Schedule 2017 of Events

Friday, March 24, 2017

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon Hosted by Gail Simmons, Food Expert, Food & Wine Special Projects Director, and judge on BRAVO’s Top Chef

A four-course gourmet luncheon featuring fresh and vibrant flavors of the season kicks off the 7th annual Palm Desert Food & Wine™. Each course is crafted by a celebrity chef and paired with premium wines. Past chefs have included Cat Cora (Chef, TV personality, cook book author, Food Network Iron Chef), Gale Gand (Spritz Burger Restaurant & Tru of Chicago, IL and James Beard Award-winning Pastry Chef), Valerie Gordon (Chef, Restauranteur, author, appeared on The Cooking Channel, BRAVO’s Top Chef Just Desserts, owner of Valerie Confections of Los Angeles, CA), and Suzanne Tracht (Chef/Owner of the critically-acclaimed Jar restaurant of Los Angeles, CA). Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.

Celebrity chef line up and menu to be announced.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – VIP Grand Tasting
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Grand Tasting
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Chef Demonstrations

VIP Grand Tasting pass will include one-hour early entrance to the event, special champagne tasting, and an exclusive chef demonstration. Grand Tastings will feature delectable morsels from more than 40 restaurants, created by renowned chefs from all across California. More than 60 premium wines and champagnes will be offered as well, and participants will be able to interact with the vintners and chefs.

Celebrity chef line up and demonstrations times to be announced.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – VIP Grand Tasting
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Grand Tasting
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Chef Demonstrations

VIP Grand Tasting pass will include one-hour early entrance to the event, special champagne tasting, and an exclusive chef demonstration. Grand Tastings will feature delectable morsels from more than 40 restaurants, created by renowned chefs from all across California. More than 60 premium wines and champagnes will be offered as well, and participants will be able to interact with the vintners and chefs.

Celebrity chef line up and demonstrations times to be announced.


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• Because alcohol will be served, you must be at least 21 years of age to attend Palm Desert Food & Wine™ events and to enter the tent. No accommodations are available for individuals under 21 years of age.