Must be over 21 years of age to attend all Festival events. NO infants, strollers, animals or exceptions!
Lexus Grand Tasting General Admission
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North
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Author + Restauranteur Javier Plascencia
Bracero & Mision 19 Marjorie Meek-Bradley
Smoked & Stacked The Hearty Boys
Chefs & Television Personalities Cosmo Goss
Chef de Cuisine
The Publican Erling Wu-Bower
The Grand Finale of the sizzling seven-day festival is the star-studded Lexus Grand Tasting on the Embarcadero Marina Park North behind Seaport Village. Take in the beautiful San Diego Bay and enjoy the ocean breeze as you partake in the largest, most talked about wine and food festival in Southern California.
Culinary Theater Schedule
Take in demos from today’s hottest chefs including:
The Hearty Boys, Chicago
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Washington DC
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Rick Bayless, Chicago
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Javier Plascencia, San Diego
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Cosmo Goss and Erling Wu-Bower, Chiacgo
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
*Times and talent subject to change
With over 700 different wines being poured at this year's Lexus Grand Tasting, we challenge you to pick out just one favorite! Taste from a wide range of domestic and international wineries, discover new labels to add to your home collection, and visit old favorites.
60 of San Diego's Top Chefs
Your inner foodie will be in heaven as you taste cuisine from over 60 of the city's most talented chefs as they pull out all the stops to wow you for their chance to win over $50,000 in cash and prizes!
Gourmet Foods, Art & More!
As if 60 chefs weren't enough we've also brought together just over 30 gourmet food companies for you to nosh your way through.
Live musical performances will take place on both ends of the Festival and in the VIP Tent.