It’s here! And we want you to join us!
Thursday, September 17 to Sunday, September 20, 2015.
Building upon the success of last year’s festival. Pacific Heights Wine and Food Festival, features unique experiences at intimate locations. The exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood sets the stage for the internationally recognized assembly of winemakers, chefs, authors, and fashion designers, offering the public a glimpse into a privileged legacy of luxury. The events take place at private mansions, prestigious venues and award-winning hotels. Best yet, you can help raise money for The Hearing and Speech Center in the neighborhood, which supports the needs of the deaf – both young and old.
Private VIP Reception with SPQR’s Matthew Accarrino & Celebrity Chefs
Come to Elizabeth Colton’s mansion where famed Michelin-starred Chef Matthew Accarrino from SPQR will be cooking. The honored guests will be the celebrity chefs, James Beard Winners, famous TV personalities, San Francisco’s VIPs and the media.
James Beard Winners and Celebrity Chefs
Feast with five James Beard winners and celebrity chefs who will create a spectacular 6-course dinner at the remarkable Haas-Lilienthal mansion. The event begins with a wine tastings lead by Jeff Owens from Odette Winery. The youngest winemaker in history to receive 100 points on his first vintage! Then, enter the ballroom for an incredible dinner, with tables designed by Jonathan Adler. Each chef takes you on a personal journey of their cuisine by course.
The Master sommelier for the event, Rajat Parr, formerly of the Mina Group and a two-time winner of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Beer, Wine, or Spirits professional, lead the wine pairing with award-winning winemakers. Chefs include Bravo’s celebrity “Top Chef” Otto Borsich, Two-time James Beard winner Guillermo Pernot, famed chef Felicia Suzanne from Memphis, and Alejandro Ayala from Meadowood. Desserts are by Bravo’s “Top Chef Just Desserts” winner Yigit Pura.
High Tea with JCB Bubbles at Hotel Drisco
Enjoy an afternoon of high tea with JCB bubble tasting, and fashion show produced by New York stylist Christina Santelli. Also taste different varietals by Truchard Vineyards at this intimate event in the heart of Pacific Heights.
Spice and Wine at Spice Ace with Chef Andrew Greene of Troya
Take a sweet and savory spice adventure guided by Deborah Parker Wong, AIWS. Deborah is the Northern California editor for The Tasting Panel magazine and Senior Industry Editor for SOMM Journal. Five dishes have been carefully created by Troya’s Chef Andrew Greene to compliment the wines.
Many thanks to our sponsors, especially Celebrity Cruises!