Newport Beach Food + Wine Festival Announces Dates and Preliminary Line Up

Newport Beach Food + Wine Festival Announces Dates and Preliminary Line Up

Gourmands to Gather at The Balboa Bay Club & Resort May 27-29, 2005

The Newport Beach Food + Wine Festival at The Balboa Bay Club & Resort will take place May 27-29, 2005. The event showcases fine wines and epicurean cuisine from around the world. The festival includes a grand tasting, creative seminars and dinning experiences set in an unmatched waterfront location on the Southern California Riviera.

Renowned participants scheduled to appear include: Chefs Christian Rassinoux, Pascal Olhats, Dominique Briaire, Yvon Goetz and Jean Marc Weber; Maitre Fromager at the New York City Restaurants Picholine and Artisanal , Max McCalman and Master Sommeliers; Ira Harmon, Ron Mumford, Robert Smith, Emmanuel Kemiji and Damon Ornowski.

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort culinary team, including Executive Chef Josef Lageder and Food & Beverage Director Dieter Hissin, will preside over the events.

Proceeds from the big bottle wine auction will benefit the Balboa Bay Club’s 1221 Club Scholarship Fund. Detailed information and event pricing will be released shortly. For tickets, please call 949-630-4146.

Events at a glance

* Pinot Noir Tasting Burgundies vs. California

* Seafood celebration on the lawn and beach

* M. Chapoutier Luncheon

* Cheese seminar hosted by the Maitre Fromager, Max McCalman

* Bordeaux blends from around the world

* Grand Tasting

* Tete de Cuvee Champagne Brunch

Spectacular bay views

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort is set against a stunning backdrop of million dollar yachts and spectacular bay views and is the only full service resort on the water in Newport Beach on the California Riviera. The 160-room public hotel opened in May of 2003 and shares the same bay front addresses as the historic, private 55 year old Balboa Bay Club. The Resort offers casually elegant accommodations, destination dining, state of the art spa and fitness facilities and over 15,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space.

For information and reservations contact the Balboa Bay Club & Resort at (949) 6455000, toll free at (888) 445-7153, or on the Web at www.balboabayclub.com.

Copyright CBJ, L. P. Apr 25-May 1, 2005

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