Join Orange County’s first ever PAELLA WINE & BEER FESTIVAL on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 4-9 pm at the Orange County Fair and Event Center. There will be live entertainment including Flamenco performances and Spanish rock, and local vendors will offer tapas, sangrias, cocktails, cultural art, and more! Featuring an experience like what you would find while strolling through a lively outdoor market in Spain, watch as nearly 50 local chefs compete with their own paella recipes for the chance to represent the United States at the World Paella Championship in Sueca, Valencia, Spain!
With thousands expected to attend, the Paella Wine & Beer Festival is one of the most authentic Hispanic culinary events in the United States and presents a unique opportunity for local chefs to become known internationally. Every paella will be judged by experts, most of which are traveling from Spain, to weigh in on the competition. At the event, there will also be a record set with the largest paella ever made in the United States, enough to feed 3,000 people, prepared by Chef Leo Razo of Villa Roma in Laguna Niguel.
Paella Wine & Beer Festival
Saturday, August 26, 2017
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The festival will be held at 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Tickets start at $50 and include unlimited paella, wine and beer. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to CANICA USA, a nonprofit which raises funds to grant wishes for impoverished children in Mexico and South America who are living with cancer. For more information about the festival, please visit www.paellawinefest.com. General admission tickets cost $50 and may be purchased online at www.eventslanding.com; price will increase to $65 on day of event.
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About the Paella Wine & Beer Festival:
The Paella Wine & Beer Festival is a series of one-day events celebrating Hispanic culture and Spanish cuisine held in Southern California, with separate events taking place in Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange Counties. The San Diego and Orange County festivals serve as the semi-final competitions for the 57th annual World Paella Championship, which will take place in Sueca, Valenciana, Spain, on September 10, 2017. Each festival features authentic paellas and tapas españolas by talented SoCal-based chefs, as well as selections of sangrias, beer, wine and cocktails from event sponsors and local vendors. Entertainment includes live flamenco and Spanish rock music, and in Orange County, festival-goers will have the unique opportunity to witness a giant paella made to feed 3,000 people, a national record!