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The Penney & Parlour Present: An Evening with Fabio Viviani

In Dinners by Jerry Sullivent

Date: Thursday, March 23 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Desert Island Country Club, 71777 Frank Sinatra Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Meet celebrity chef Fabio Viviani and experience the elevated atmosphere at the newly renovated Desert Island Country Club. The chef and hospitality developer, who was a fan favorite on Top Chef, prepares a meticulous meal at the club’s newly unveiled lounge and restaurant, The …

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For The Love Of Cheese…And Wine!

In Celebrity Chef Meet Ups by Jerry Sullivent

Date: Thursday, March 23 Time: 6 p.m. Location: USCAP 201 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Unit 301, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Learn all about the art of cheese making and pairing cheese with wine from Afrim Pristine, the world’s youngest maître fromager (certified cheese master) and the co-owner of Cheese Boutique in Toronto. Fellow Canucks may recognize Pristine from the Food …

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James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon

In James Beard Events, Luncheons by Jerry Sullivent

Date: Friday, March 24, 2023 Time: 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Begin your weekend with an afternoon feast prepared live onstage by some of your favorite celebrity chefs. As you dine and enjoy four courses with fine wine pairings, the TV darlings dish on their recipes, the ingredients, and how each component comes together on the plate. This year’s event features celebrity …

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Celebrity Chef Reception

In Celebrity Chef Meet Ups by Jerry Sullivent

Date: Friday, March 24, 2023 Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: TBD Party with the chefs that you know and love from TV at this exclusive cocktail soirée. Here, the festival participants aren’t secluded to a stage; rather, they’re milling around with a libation in hand, eager to meet and mingle with fellow foodies. Special guests include Afrim Pristine, Gale Gand, and …

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Cake-Off with Yolanda Gampp & Zac Young

In Cooking Demonstrations by Jerry Sullivent

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023 Time: 10 AM – 11 AM Dessert heavyweights go head-to-head in this year’s baking battle. YouTube sensation Yolanda “Beyonce of Cakes” Gampp competes against the pastry pundit and sprinkle master of PieCaken Bakeshop Zac Young in this baking brawl. General Admission to Cake-Off with Yolanda Gampp & Zac Young: $75 Cake-Off with Yolanda Gampp & …

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Saturday Grand Tastings

In Grand Tastings by Jerry Sullivent

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023 Time: Carte Blanche Access : 11 AM – 2 PM. Early admission grants access to first demos General Access: Noon–2 p.m. Grand Tastings feature delectable bites from more than 40 restaurants, created by renowned chefs from across the Coachella Valley and all of California, as well as more than 60 premium and sparkling wines, beers, …

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Aarti’s Date Paarti presented by California Dates

In Cooking Demonstrations by Jerry Sullivent

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023 Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Celebrity chef, television personality, and cookbook author Aarti Sequeira joins local date farmer and educator Mark Tadros for an informative session on the Coachella Valley’s favorite fruit. This not-to-miss experience touches on the date farming process and the health benefits of dates and includes a wonderful cooking demonstration, using …

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An Evening with Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone

In Dinners by Jerry Sullivent

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023 Time: 6:00 PM VIP Meet & Greet | 7:00 PM General Admission Join Michelin-starred chef Curtis Stone for this three-course dinner and wine pairing with special guest “Beyonce of Cakes” Yolanda Gampp. Treat your inner epicurean as they take you on a flavorful journey. Additionally, a simultaneous wine auction offers an opportunity to take home …

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Sunday Brunch with Bubbles & Spritz

In Brunches by Jerry Sullivent

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023 Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. The best Sundays begin with an extraordinary brunch — and refreshing cocktails. This wholesome morning meal includes three courses that masterfully balance sweet with savory and decadence with whimsy. Celebrity chefs Lisa Dahl, Glynis Albright, and Gale Gand teamed up to conceptualize this year’s Instagram-worthy menu and will prepare it live …

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Sunday Grand Tastings featuring Curtis Stone

In Grand Tastings by Jerry Sullivent

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023 Time: General Access: Noon–3 p.m. Follow your nose to new favorite flavors. Food and drink experts return to serve unlimited tastings of their signature items, and a second round of renowned chefs, including Michelin-starred chef Curtis Stone, present live cooking demonstrations on three stages. General Access: $125 Because alcohol will be served, you must be …