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June 2015 Food & Wine Events Calendar

Guests enjoying the celebratory atmosphere of the Auction Napa Valley fundraising event 

Seasonal Tip:
Fruit begins ripening this month: look for peaches, nectarines, cherries, boysenberries and melons at farmers markets and on restaurant menus.

June 5-7
Napa Valley, CA

Auction Napa Valley: The American Wine Classic

Attendees drink and eat inside the tent at Auction Napa Valley

Be among the guests heading to Auction Napa Valley: The American Wine Classic for a weekend of culinary delights and regional varietals this summer. Attend vintner-hosted parties on Thursday and Friday evenings that range from casual to formal attire. Enjoy chef-prepared meals all the while being surrounded by the scenic landscape of hills and vineyards. On auction night, bid for one-of-a-kind Napa Valley wines or unique vacation experiences. The proceeds from the auction help support funding for community health and youth education. Tickets range from $500 to $1,700 per event or $3,000 for the whole experience. For more information, call 707-963-3388 or visit Auction Napa Valley

June 5-7
Monterey, CA

The 39th Annual Monterey Wine Festival

Guests sip, taste and swirl at The Monterey Wine Festival in California

Wine connoisseurs and food gourmands will delight in the culinary learning experience that awaits them in the 39th installment of this annual weekend festival at the Custom House Plaza. The VIP Party Kickoff starts at 6 p.m. on Friday followed by the West Coast Chowder Competition and Mini Cocktail Camp: Shake 'Em Like a Pro with Reza Esmaili the next day. The last day brings a new event this year with Kings of Calamari and Cocktail Happy Hour along with the International Cheese & Charcuterie. Expect to see a variety of wineries and some distilleries and beer companies represented among the participants that will keep your glass filled with samples throughout the event. For single, two-day and weekend ticket information, call 800-422-0251 or visit the Monterey Wine official website


June 7
Los Angeles, CA

Taste of the Nation Los Angeles

Taste of the Nation benefits Share Our Strength's fight to end childhood hunger

Taste of the Nation Los Angeles once again takes place on the field of Media Park in Culver City, just steps away from Jurassic Museum. Renowned chefs and mixologists donate their time and talents to bring a whirlwind of culinary offerings to the organization's 26th year for the No Kid Hungry fundraiser. More than 35 restaurants are represented among the food booths that guests can enjoy. Fun additions to look out for this year include Waiter Races and the Princess Cruise VIP Lounge. The festivities at this one-day event are hosted by the charming personalities of Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, who have appeared on shows on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel. For more information, call 877-268-2783 or visit the culinary event's official website

June 7
Los Angeles, CA

Grande Marque Champagne Tasting

Wally's Wine and Spirits hosts the Grande Marque Champagne Tasting in Santa Monica, CA

Spend the evening tasting more than 50 different Champagnes at the Le Merigot in Santa Monica. Hosted by Wally's Wine & Spirits store in Westwood, the 23rd edition comes back with Champagne selections that include Dom Perignon, Krug, Salon and Cristal. Also returning is Café del Rey along with this year's roster of featured restaurants, including Angelini Osteria, The Farm of Beverly Hills, The Tea Room, Hal's Bar & Grill, Locanda del Lago and Sweet Butter Kitchen, just to name a few. Additional treats will include Petrossian Caviar as well as live music, special tours and a silent auction. Proceeds from this event will benefit the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation and Food on Foot. Tickets are available for $175 at Wally's Wine

June 11-14
Kapalua, Maui, HI

34th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

Guests sample gourmet fixings in the Hawaiian paradise at the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

Take part in the tasting of wines from around the world (including Pinot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tuscan selections). Whet your palate with gourmet creations, samples of Hawaiian cuisine and a bounty of seafood fresh from the Pacific Ocean. The four-day affair limits the attendance to 3,500 people to maintain the quality and intimacy of the event at the luxurious Kapalua Resort on Maui. New enthusiasts and seasoned attendees alike partake in an array of program activities, including a golf tournament, cooking demonstrations, two major evening galas as well as mingling opportunities with Master Sommeliers, winemakers and chefs. Go with a VIP Pass or purchase tickets for select events à la carte. For more information, call 808-665-7231 or visit the website for Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

June 19-21
Aspen, CO

33rd Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

More than 500 vendors are represented at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, CO

Why not getaway for a weekend in the Aspen Mountains starting on June 19 for this 33rd annual fundraising event? Celebrated figures in the world of gastronomic and wine affairs, such as Tyler Florence, Masaharu Morimoto and Andrea Robinson share their culinary and drink expertise through grand tastings, cooking demonstrations and panels on the restaurant industry. Proceeds generated from the event will benefit the Grow for Good Campaign to support local farms and encourage steady agriculture. Several pass options are available for purchase online. For more information, and to book passes, call 877-900-9463 or visit the Food and Wine official website

June 20
Park City, UT

8th Annual Savor the Summit

Diners enjoying Savor the Summit in Park City, UT

Sip and savor a banquet of food and drink at "Park City's biggest outdoor dinner party." Guests can look forward to the culinary talents of the best restaurants in the community Saturday at 6 p.m. in the middle of Main Street. The Spirit Garden returns with a variety of premium wines, seasonal beers and more. Sit down at the communal table set-ups as local musicians set the intimate ambience to enjoy food, drink and good company. No tickets are needed, but reservations are required. For more information, visit the Park City Area Restaurant Association official website.


June 25-28
Telluride, CO

Telluride Wine Festival

Telluride Wine Festival is Colorado's largest wine event

The 34th annual wine festival commences June 25 in the small, charming town of Telluride, Colorado. Attendees will experience a number of events that will tantalize their senses and increase their knowledge of the culinary world. Scheduled events include intimate luncheons and dinners with winemakers, chefs, mixologists and other industry leaders. Guests can also make the most of their experience with insightful seminars, reserve tastings, cooking and grilling classes, the Celebration of Colorado featuring local wines and spirits and even free cooking classes for kids. Get early bird tickets by April 15. For more information, call 920-728-9790 visit the Telluride Wine Festival event page

 

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