Memorial Day Weekend… Start Planning Now For the Wine Festival!

Flowers and Wine CorksThe 11th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival will be held at the Balboa Bay Resort! Memorial Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time for the Newport Beach Wine Festival – the perfect way to kick off the summer. Where else can you wander waterside, with wine in-hand and a bevy of delicious cuisine. Come on, it’s the holiday weekend. Join this year’s festival from May 23rd through the 25th. Below are a number of ways to enjoy the weekend… from a Wine Dinner, to seminars, The Grand Tasting, and a Seafood Festival. The cap of the weekend will be the “Cigars on the Rocks” event featuring spirits and classy fun.  All details and information about the wine festival can be found on their website, www.balboabayresort, or for tickets purchases please call Restaurant Reservations at 949.630.4145.

 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Master Sommelier Coasting Through California Wine Dinner, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Intimate six-course dinner with wine pairings selected by guest sommeliers Ira Harmon M.S. and Ron Mumford M.S.
This intimate event is limited to 70 seats. $195 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cook to This! Cooking Class and Wine Pairing 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wine, recipes, ingredients and education. Chef Vincent Lesage will lead guests in creating their own three course lunch using wine as the central ingredient. Sip wine as you help create each course. $90 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.

Seminar #1, 3:00 p.m. Quintessa Wine Tasting Napa Valley vertical wine tasting consisting of eight wines. $75 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.

Seminar #2, 5:00 p.m. Coastal California Appellation Experience California wine tasting and engagement with guest sommeliers that will educate guests on a variety of great wines from the different regions of California. $65 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.

Grand Tasting, 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Experience tastings from over 90 wineries from around the world with delectable food pairings from the resort’s culinary team. $135 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Beer for Breakfast, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Take part in a European tradition and enjoy beer for breakfast. Join the resort’s very own brewer, JC Converse, CSW and Certified Cicerone, as you delight in a variety of JC’s favorite brews from renowned beer capitals of the world − all perfectly accompanied with delicious and hearty rustic breakfast faire. $45 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.  

All-American Seafood Festival, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Delight in great wine, beer and magnificent cuisine from the sea at this outdoor seafood festival. Sample and savor wines from over 30 wineries, including our winery partner Trinitas Cellars, as you enjoy an incredible selection of the finest seafood. $99 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.

Cigars “On the Rocks”, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. An evening of top flight cognacs, scotches, ports, tequilas, specialty cocktails, fine artisan cheeses, decadent desserts and of course, cigars. $60 per person, includes taxes and gratuities.

 All details and information about the wine festival can be found on their website, www.balboabayresort, or for tickets purchases please call Restaurant Reservations at 949.630.4145.

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