Highlights of The First Annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic

Pacific Wine & Food Classic

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The First Annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic took place on August 19 and 20th at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.

From beginning to end everything about this event was an absolutely top-notch event.

This gastric celebration featured 50+ amazing chefs including Food Network’s celebrity chef and judge Simon Majumdar, host of the inaugural classic.

This inaugural event was kicked off by a splendid dinner hosted by Simon at Fig & Olive. Tomato Sundae, Seared Foie Gras,  and Sweet Corn Soup were the delightful starters to a wonderful meal. The entree was guests choice of Day Boat Sea Scallops or Prime Beef.  Pineapple Mille- Feuille offered a beautiful palate cleansing finishing touch. White chocolate mousse with roasted pineapple topped with pink peppercorn makes the divine masterpiece of Pineapple Mille- Feuille.

Simon also hosted an after party with Fork Reporter, Neil Saavedra.

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Parking is easy and inexpensive. As a VIP guest of the festival, early entrance is included.

There were also a few other fun perks including handcrafted summer margaritas, special desserts and featured tastes.



 A favorite of the Ask Dr. Ho team was this Seared Hibachi by Catch Resturants.



During this gourmet food festival, we had so many options that it is hard to name them all. It was so exciting to try culinary delights and amazing wines and cocktails from so many fine restaurants. For a full listing please check The Pacific Wine & Food Classic Website.

I am so excited for the Second Annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic. Tickets for the 2018 Pacific Wine & Food Classic will go on sale Spring, 2018.

Insider Tip 1: Wear sandals as this event takes place on the beach.
Insider Tip 2: This is a fabulous event whether a VIP or general admission Ticket Holder. There are plenty of food and drinks for everyone.


Have you ever been to such an event? Please let me know in the comments below.

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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30 thoughts on “Highlights of The First Annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic”

  1. Gee how wonderful! Great looking photos of the food and drinks on the beach!
    In Ottawa they have large food tasting events with many local chefs that I have been to but nothing as beautiful as this!

  2. This looks like an awesome event! Good food, good drinks, and all on the beach too! I think I need to go in search of food now!

  3. I love these types of events. The watermelon salsa looked divine! The last one we went to was a combo of a beer and food festival in Denver. They made food using amazing beer and had pairings. It was wonderful!

  4. Sharon T McLaughlin MD FACS

    Wow, that event looks amazing. We went to a chocolate expo once, it was a disaster. Too many crowds with long lines. Your event looks lovely.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.