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San Diego Culinary Events

Grand Tasting Event at San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival (photo by Kevin Hulett)

Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the foodie happenings in San Diego. GAYOT presents a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in San Diego. Also check out the latest San Diego Restaurant News and Wine Events.


Take a trip south of the border for the Valle Food & Wine Festival October 4-5
Take a trip south of the border for the Valle Food & Wine Festival, hosted by chefs Nancy Silverton and Javier Plascencia in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico. Top chefs from as far as Mexico City and New York City will come together to celebrate the cuisine and wines of Baja California. The event also includes live music and dancing, artisan vendors, mezcal tastings, live painting and a charity spin-the-wheel benefiting Corazón de Vida Foundation. Ticket prices vary. For more information, visit the official website.
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival will take place November 10-17 November 10-17
The annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is one of the the largest wine and food festivals on the West Coast. Participants can take part in wine tasting seminars, cooking classes, wine dinners, auctions, a celebrity chef events, Grand Tasting Event and more. For more information, visit the official website


Vintana Wine + Dine's happy hour in the Vintana Vodka Lounge + Lanai is served daily from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. It includes eight appetizers for $8 dollars and $8 martinis. Vintana Wine + Dine, Lexus Centre, 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029, 760-745-7777.

View the calendar of Wine Dinners & Tastings in San Diego


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.

VEGETARIAN FOODWith GAYOT's lists of the Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants, you can discover where to find the best meatless meals.