Who’s Who at This Year’s San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

San Diego Bay Wine & Food FestivalThe San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival returns for another star-studded year this November! Enjoy seven days of delicious food, top-notch wine and beer, cooking demonstrations, exhibits, and info sessions with some of the most celebrated culinary rock stars in the city. Celebrated national chefs, local culinary rock stars, legendary winemakers and brewmasters, authors, artists, sommeliers, mixologists and other truly amazing talents come together for the 11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival this November 16-23.

As one of the largest wine and food festivals in the nation, the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival has helped shine the light on San Diego’s quickly growing food scene. The city’s most mouthwatering restaurants and newest food trends will be on the scene, bringing you an epicurean experience unlike any other. The magnitude of culinary talent in America’s Finest City combined with an international showcase of premiere wines and spirits and the nation’s trendsetting culinary masters makes attendance at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival a delectable feast – and perfect precursor to the Thankgiving holiday!

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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Here’s a brief sneak preview of some of the celebrity chefs, guest chefs, winemakers, and brewers that will be making appearances at the festival this year.

Celebrity Guest Chefs:
Nate Appleman of Chipotle Mexican Grill
Richard Blais of Juniper & Ivy
Katsuya Fukushima of Daikaya
Bernard Guillas of LJ Beach and Tennis Club
Brian Malarkey of Searsucker/Herringbone

Celebrity Chefs:
Gabe Beszeditz of Uptown Tavern
Abe Botello of West Coast Tavern
Brian Bonney of The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Alex Carballo of URBN Coal Fired Pizza
Derek Jaeger of The Cravory
Ryan Johnston of Whisknladle Hospitality
Michael Malecot of The French Gourmet
Jason McLeod of Ironside Fish & Oyster
John Medall of The Patio on Lamont Street
Sara Polczynski of The Blind Burro
Jeffrey Rottinghaus of Season 52
Duvinh Ta of Jake’s Del Mar
Kevin Templeton of Barleymash
David Warner of Bottega Americano
Chad White of Común Kitchen & Tavern

(A Sample Of) Who’s Pouring:
Anchor Brewing Company
Angels Envy Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
Beach House Winery
Bianchi Winery
Stella Artois
Crater Lake Vodka & Gin
Firestone Walker Brewery
Jim Beam
Martini & Rossi
Maker’s Mark
Negra Modelo
Robert Mondavi Winery
Sierra Nevada
Svedka Vodka
Toasted Head

Head over to the website for a full list of participating vendors and a complete schedule!

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Emily Ruchlewicz

Emily Ruchlewicz

News & Feature Writer at http://www.lajollabluebook.com/
Emily Ruchlewicz is a News and Feature writer at Blue Book Publishers and has written more than 100 La Jolla-related articles. Follow her blogs to stay informed about new businesses, read exclusive interviews with local business owners, and keep up with community events. (emily@lajollabluebook.com)

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