The 2018 lineup features nationally renowned chefs, vintners, and craft brewers, including appearances by Gail Simmons, Richard Blais, Fabio Viviani, and Valerie Gordon.
The 8th annual Pacific Sales Kitchen & Home’s Palm Desert Food & Wine presented by Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa and organized by Palm Springs Life announces its culinary roster and 2018 programming, including tastings from the nation’s leading chefs, breweries, and wineries; live cooking demonstrations; cookbook signings with celebrity chefs; and other exclusive dining experiences. Situated in the beautiful tree-lined El Paseo shopping district in Palm Desert, CA, the event welcomes guests to a weekend of the best food and wine in the Coachella Valley and from across the country.
The festivities commence with “An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul” at Toscana Country Club on March 22, featuring Author, TV Host, and Chef Aarti Sequeira and Executive Chef of Toscana Country Club and Cookbook Author Eric Wadlund. This event begins with a chef experience that includes sipping wine and spending two hours in the kitchen assisting the chefs as they prepare the gourmet meal, followed by a cocktail reception, and then a four-course dinner that celebrates the vibrant culinary landscape of India.
Taking place on March 23 is the beloved “James Beard Four-Course Gourmet Luncheon” hosted by culinary expert, and dynamic television personality Gail Simmons, showcasing cuisine from the country’s leading chefs. Guests will enjoy dishes from Cheese Expert and James Beard Award–winning Author Laura Werlin; Chef, Restaurateur, and James Beard Award–nominated Author Richard Blais; Chef, Restaurateur, and Cookbook Author Fabio Viviani; and Pastry Chef and Pastry Director of Craveable Hospitality Group Zac Young.
On March 24 and 25, the festival will also host cooking demonstrations from acclaimed local and national chefs, in addition to the Grand Tasting events, which highlight samples from over 40 restaurants; tastings from more than60 premium wine, craft beer, and spirit producers; and intimate interactions with chefs and vintners.
As a proud supporter of Coachella Valley’s FIND Food Bank, which provides food and essentials to those in need throughout the community, Palm Desert Food & Wine will donate 35 meals to the organization for every festival ticket purchased.
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