Valley Food & Wine Festival

Valley Food & Wine Festival


For the past four years, The Calabasas Inn in the San Fernando Valley city of Calabasas has been home to an exciting event known at the Calabasas/Malibu Wine and Food Festival. It is a celebration of regional California wines and other local beers and spirits as well as a chance to taste some of the greatest of cuisine from local restaurants and chefs. In 2010. Over 3000 guests attended the event which featured over 200 wines, 20 breweries and 20 spirits along with local restaurants and food demonstrations. The 2010 event also featured entertainment from the 17-piece Fabulous Esquires Big Band.

The event is hosted by Barcelona Enterprises and helps to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Attendees are given a tasting glass upon entry and then allowed free roam of both an indoor section and an outdoor area. Restaurants, wineries and breweries were set up in booths and offered tastings of their choice wines, beers, spirits and popular recipes. Some stations included chefs hard at work so you could see their creations in the making. Once you’ve eaten your fill from an array of choices and sampled the sweet treats at the dessert table, you can make your way to the entertainment area to groove to some good music and let your food digest.

At most of the wine vendors you can place orders or get more information about ordering on their websites in case you find something you really like. There are also a handful of vendors offering unique items and gifts and even a fortune teller where you can get your palm read. And don’t forget to have your tasting glass etched with your name on it. It makes the perfect souvenir of a day sipping wine under the San Fernando Valley sun.




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