Laguna Beach Uncorked! An International Wine & Food Fest, takes place on Saturday, March 10, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the Festival of Arts grounds.
VIP admission begins at 10:00 a.m. Event attendees will experience tastes from 25 wineries from around the world, a local brewery, sake producers and 24 Laguna Beach restaurants. A portion of the proceeds benefits CHOC Children’s Hospital.
Laguna Beach restaurant samplings will be provided by 230 Forest Avenue, The Beach House, Broadway by Amar Santana, Claes Ovation, The Deck, Dizz's As Is, Eva's Caribbean Kitchen, French 75, House of Big Fish & Ice Cold Beer, Katsuya, K'ya Bistro Bar, Laguna Culinary Arts, Las Brisas, Mosaic Bar & Grille at Montage, Mozambique Steakhouse, Nirvana Grille, Royal Hawaiian, Sapphire Restaurant & Pantry, Splashes Restaurant, Starfish Laguna, Sundried Tomato, Tabu Grill, Three Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink, Tommy Bahama and Watermarc Restaurant.
Participating wineries include Axel, Beacon Hill, Belasco de Baquedano, Bernardus, Boekenhoutskloof, Chateau Montelena, Domaine Serene, Fairview, Famille Perrin, Frank Family Vineyards, Fuedo Maccari, Hedges Family Estate, La Playa, Louis Michel & Fils, Marqués de Murrieta, Michele Chiarlo, Neil Ellis, Pazo de Barrantes, Penfolds, Retour, Tenute di Nozzole, Thompkin Cellars, Tres Sabores, Vincent Delaporte. Beer tastings provided by Cismontane Brewing Company. Saki tastings provided by Ty Ku Sake.
“We are thrilled with the caliber of food and wine offerings planned for this event,” said Karyn Philippsen, event Committee Chairman for the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau.
General admission: $75 pre-sale (by 3/9/12); $95 at door, day of event (3/10/12); VIP: $125 (limited to 150 tickets); includes a 10am wine seminar with Master Sommelier, Peter Neptune, and an early 12 noon entrance to the Laguna Beach Uncorked tasting event. VIP Event sponsored by Rohl. Both tickets include a commemorative wine glass and access to all restaurant and winery tastings. VIP ticketholders will receive a Laguna Beach tote bag.
Complimentary parking will be available for general admission ticketholders at Act V parking lot, located at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road (based on availability), with free shuttle service from 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. between Act V and Festival of Arts only. Complimentary VIP parking will be available in the Laguna Beach Uncorked lot just west of Art-A-Fair (based on availability).
For tickets, visit http://lagunabeachfoodies.tix.comor call (800) 595-4849 (4TIX). Call Center operators are available 24 hours per day/7 days per week. Please note: The Call Center can only be used to purchase tickets. Event questions or inquiries, call the Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau at (949) 497-9229.
2012 Official Sponsors include: HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty, Union Bank, Verterra, Laguna Beach Independent, Laguna Beach Magazine, Waste Management, Fiji Water, Rohl, Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot and Dining Out.
“Union Bank is proud to sponsor an event supporting such a worthwhile cause as CHOC Children’s Hospital. Laguna Beach Uncorked! promises to be an exciting event showcasing the diversity of Laguna Beach restaurants,” said Ann Roth, Branch Manager/Vice President of the Laguna Beach Branch for Union Bank.
Waste Management of Orange County, another event sponsor, will bring their Zero Waste component to the event. “Waste Management is thrilled to be an environmental partner of Laguna Beach a la Carte and excited to keep the signature event, Laguna Beach Uncorked, in line with Laguna Beach’s green initiatives and provide a solution that lightens their environmental footprint,” said Michelle Clark, community relations manager for Waste Management of Orange County and the environmental committee chair on the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. This Zero Waste goal calls for food waste recycling, in addition to traditional recycling of paper, plastic and glass. Food waste will be collected, processed and turned into a sustainable product. Let’s toast to an exciting and green event!”
Laguna Beach Uncorked! An International Wine & Food Fest is part of Laguna Beach a la Carte – A Food & Wine Experience, a four-day celebration of food and wine taking place in Laguna Beach, March 8-11, 2012. Attendees will enjoy special offers from various restaurants, prix fixe menus, daily events, chef demonstrations and more. Click here to download a Laguna Beach a la Carte brochure with all of the happenings over the four-day period.
All event attendees must be at least 21 years of age. ID will be checked at the door.
For more information, visit www.lagunabeachfoodies.com
Special hotel rates are available for Laguna Beach a la Carte attendees at the following lodging properties:
Aliso Creek Inn
Attend Laguna Beach a la Carte and receive a 20% rate discount. Valid 3/8-3/11/12.
Casa Laguna Inn and Spa
Laguna Beach a la Carte attendees will receive 20% off any room type. This offer is good on new reservations only and cannot be retroactive to existing reservations. Valid 3/8-3/11/12.
For the true Laguna Beach experience, stay at the newly renovated historic Hotel Laguna. Mention Laguna Beach a la Carte for 10% off regular room rates from March 8-12, 2012, subject to availability.
Inn at Laguna Beach
Rates starting at $149 night plus complimentary parking. Be sure to mention Laguna Beach a la Carte.
La Casa del Camino
Book any room and receive two complimentary Mojitos and one appetizer from The Rooftop Lounge or K'ya Bistro Bar. Valid March 8-11, 2012. No cash value not valid with any other special offer.
Pacific Edge Hotel
Pacific Edge a La Carte VIP Package: Four-night stay in a waterfront room (check-in 3/8, check-out 3/12), Free Entry into Sunday's Snack, Sip, and Surf event, Free Prix Fixe Dinner at The Deck or Beach House, Surf Cabana for 10 guests (on 3/8 or 3/9), Massage in Spa Cabana, for $1,199. Restrictions Apply. Based on availability.
A la Carte Long Weekender's Package: Three-night stay in a waterfront room (check-in 3/9, check-out 3/12), Free Entry into Sunday's Snack, Sip, and Surf event, Free Prix Fixe Dinner at The Deck or Beach House, for $799. Restrictions Apply. Based on availability.
A la Carte Package: Two-night stay in a waterfront room (check-in 3/10, check-out 3/12), Free Entry into Sunday's Snack, Sip, and Surf event or Free Prix Fixe Dinner at The Deck, Free appetizer or cocktail at The Deck, for $599. Restrictions Apply. Based on availability.
Snack, Sip, and Stay Sunday Package: One-night stay in a waterfront room (check-in 3/11, check-out 3/12), Free Entry into Sunday's Snack, Sip, and Surf event, Free Cabana on 3/12, for $350. Restrictions Apply. Based on availability.
Locals Discounts: 10% off of your stay if you live in Orange County; 10% discount on room if you purchase a ticket to Sunday's Snack, Sip, and Surf Event; 10% off regular menu with room at Pacific Edge Hotel. Restrictions Apply. Based on availability.
Surf & Sand Resort
Stay in a Sea View Room for $425 on Thursday or Sunday; $499 Friday or Saturday. Book by mid February; based on availability. Some restrictions apply; Savings up to $50 off rack rate.