Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2014

Schedule of Events 2014

 


*All wine and craft beer seminars are subject to change.

Mark DecarloSpecial Announcement!
Mark DeCarlo, master of ceremony, will be the special guest emcee during the Friday, March 21st James Beard Gourmet Luncheon and at the Celebrity Chef’s cooking demonstrations on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23. Mark will host a book signing and a remote broadcast from the event on his weekly podcast “A FORK ON THE ROAD.”



FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014

Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ James Beard 4-Course Luncheon

• 10:30 a.m. Lincoln Motor Company Mimosa Bar and Test Drive Experience
• 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Luncheon

• $150 – Reserved Seating
• $125 – General Admission Seating

Event Details:
Kick off the festival with a four-course gourmet luncheon featuring James Beard-recognized chefs, including David LeFevre, Brooke Williamson, Matthew Accarrino, and Gale Gand, with premium wine pairings for each course.

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


SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014

"California Dreamin" Grand Tasting

• 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• $75

Celebrating the sunny California lifestyle, this Grand Tasting event is an ode to local chef talent, homegrown wineries, and craft brewers. More than 40 restaurants and 80 premium wines, spirits, and brews will be served against the musical backdrop of a quintessential California soundtrack. Guests can look forward to culinary demonstrations by chefs Alex Reznik and Valerie Gordon, among others, with each taking place on one of four state-of-the-art, fully equipped kitchen stages. Gordon will also be available for signings of her new cookbook, Sweet.

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

Chef Demonstration Schedule — Saturday, March 22, 2014

STAGE #1: Lounge Tent
12:00 p.m. — Valerie Gordon / Valerie Confections, book signing following demo
1:00 p.m. — Hearty Boys, book signing following demo
2:00 p.m. — François de Mélogue Exécutive Chef, Figue Méditerranéen Restaurant
3:00 p.m. — Chris Mitchum / Lantana Restaurant Hyatt Regency Indian Wells

STAGE #2: Rancho Las Palmas Stage
12:15 p.m. — Johannes Bacher / Johannes
1:15 p.m. — Deborah Scott / Cohn Restaurant Group
2:15 p.m. — Andie Hubka / Cork & Fork
3:15 p.m. — Jon Tice / Tinto at the Saguaro Resort

STAGE #3: Main Stage
12:30 p.m. — “The Fabulous” Beekman Boys, book signing following demo
1:30 p.m. — Gale Gand / Chef in Residence at Elawa Farm, book signing following demo
2:30 p.m. — Alex Reznik / Ditmas Kitchen & Cocktail
3:30 p.m. — Julie Pech / Chocolate Therapist, book signing following demo

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WINE AND CRAFT BEER TASTING SEMINARS

Wine Seminar 1 - Saturday, March 22, 2014

• 12:00 p.m.
• $25 (Saturday Grand Tasting ticket required for entry into wine seminar)

Summerland Winery
Wine Label Designer

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Wine Seminar 2 - Saturday, March 22, 2014

• 1:00 p.m.
• $25 (Saturday Grand Tasting ticket required for entry into wine seminar)

Emerald Nuts | Wine pairing and sampling:

• Sea Salt & Papper Cashews
Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Gewürztraminer (Columbia Valley)
Chandon Sparkling Rosé (California)

• Deluxe Mixed Nuts
Smith Madrone 2012 Riesling (Napa Valley)
Roth Estate 2009 Merlot (Alexander Valley)

• Cocoa Roast Almonds
Renwood 2011 Premier Old Vine Zinfandel (Amador County)
Ficklin Tawny Port (Madera County)
Margerum 2013 Riviera Rosé (Santa Barbara County

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Craft Beer Seminar 3 - Saturday, March 22, 2014

• 3:00 p.m.
• $25 (Saturday Grand Tasting ticket required for entry into wine seminar)

Goose Island
Christina Perozzi, Educator, Western Regions at Goose Island Beer Company

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SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014

"Brunch, Bubbles, and Brews" Grand Tasting

• 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• $75

Sunday rounds out the festivities with the best of brunch fare served alongside free-flowing Champagne, sparkling wine, and standout microbrews from the Coachella Valley and beyond. Once again, patrons can experience a taste of more than 40 restaurants and 80 premium wines, brews, and spirits. Celebrity chef demonstrations include Chefs Roy Choi, Ari Taymor, and more. Choi will also sign copies of his 2013 memoir and cookbook, LA Son.

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

Chef Demonstration Schedule — Sunday, March 23, 2014

STAGE #1: Lounge Tent
12:30 p.m. — Andre Carthen / kathy ireland Worldwide Design Ambassador
1:30 p.m. — Thomas Steferak / Cello’s
2:30 p.m. — Daniel Joly / Mirabelle at Beaver Creek
3:30 p.m. — Lulu Powers / The Entertainologist, book signing following demo

STAGE #2: Rancho Las Palmas Stage
12:30 p.m. — Drew Davis / Catalan
1:30 p.m. — Gavin Grabe / Clementine Gourmet Marketplace & Cafe
2:30 p.m. — Engin Onural / The Venue Sushi Bar and Sake Lounge
3:30 p.m. — Andrew Copley / Copley’s on Palm Canyon

STAGE #3: Main Stage
1:00 p.m. — “The Fabulous” Beekman Boys, book signing following demo
2:15 p.m. — Roy Choi / Kogi BBQ, Chego!, A-Frame, Sunny Spot, and POT, book signing following demo
3:30 p.m. — Ari Taymor / Alma

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WINE AND CRAFT BEER TASTING SEMINARS

Craft Beer Seminar 1 - Sunday, March 23, 2014

• 12:15 p.m.
• $25 (Sunday Grand Tasting ticket required for entry into beer seminar)

Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse
Art Vasquez, Chief Operating Officer, Chef

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Craft Beer Seminar 2 - Sunday, March 23, 2014

• 1:00 p.m.
• $25 (Sunday Grand Tasting ticket required for entry into beer seminar)

La Quinta Brewing Co.
Ryan Pearson, Brewmaster

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Wine Seminar 3 - Sunday, March 23, 2014

• 1:45 p.m.
• $25 (Sunday Grand Tasting ticket required for entry into beer seminar)

Emerald Nuts-wine pairing and sampling:

• Sea Salt & Papper Cashews:
Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Gewürztraminer (Columbia Valley)
Chandon Sparkling Rosé (California)

• Deluxe Mixed Nuts:
Smith Madrone 2012 Riesling (Napa Valley)
Roth Estate 2009 Merlot (Alexander Valley)

• Cocoa Roast Almonds
Renwood 2011 Premier Old Vine Zinfandel (Amador County)
Ficklin Tawny Port (Madera County)
Margerum 2013 Riviera Rosé (Santa Barbara County)

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Wine Seminar 4 - Sunday, March 23, 2014

• 2:45 p.m.
• $25 (Sunday Grand Tasting ticket required for entry into beer seminar)

Tolosa Winery
Larry Brooks, Wine Maker

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Craft Beer Seminar 5 - Sunday, March 23, 2014

• 3:30 p.m.
• $25 (Sunday Grand Tasting ticket required for entry into beer seminar)

Coachella Valley Brewing Company
Chris Anderson, Brewmaster

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Watch this page for information as additional seminars are added to the schedule.

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