Irvine’s Great Park on Saturday, May 2nd will be the site of the 5th Annual Celebrity Cruises’ Great wine Festival. Marilys Ward, team manager Los Angeles/Palm Springs, states, “Celebrity’s devotion to the culinary arts continues to flourish. Southern Californians expect a great experience at our events. We regularly offer land-based experiences right here at home that reflect all the experiences Southern Californians can enjoy while on a Celebrity ship, as well as land-based restaurants and beverages they have yet to try”. Celebrity Cruises of course is not only known as one of the premier cruise lines in the cruise industry, but also for its emphasis on made-from-scratch, globally inspired cuisine and highly personalized service.
The event will feature an array of great local wines, craft beers and spirits. Some of the wineries participating include Benzinger Family winery, Clayhouse Wines, Ferrari-Carano, Jackson Family Wines, Zaca Mesa Winery, La Crema, Malibu Rocky Coast Estates, Round Pond Estate and Quigley Fine Wines. Local wine experts and purveyors of fine wines Hi-Time Wine Cellars will also be participating in the Great Wine Festival. Craft breweries include Beach City Brewery, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Fireman’s Brew and many more.
Many great local restaurants will be providing some fine fare to taste. SlapFish, Chef Andrew Gruel’s excellent casual seafood house will be there as well as The Cellar, Clay Oven, James Republic, Izza Neapolitan Pizzeria and several more fine local dining establishments. The Melting Pot, the well-known fondue restaurant will be attending along with Cucina Enoteca, Breakaway Sports Lounge and Eatery and Brio Tuscan Grille. Over 35 restaurants, breweries, wineries and spirits companies are participating in the event.
The 5th Annual Celebrity Cruises’ Great Wine Festival will benefit Legal Aid Society of Orange County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free and low-cost legal services to individuals of Southern California who might otherwise be denied access to justice. Since its founding in 1958, LASOC has assisted over 500,000 people. Tickets are $100 per person and a VIP ticket is $150, which allows guests access to the event prior to the public opening. Discounted tickets also are available for government and non-profit workers, as well as sitting judges. Tickets can be purchased online at the Celebrity Cruises’ Great Wine Festival website.
The event will take place Saturday, May 2nd from 2:30pm until 5pm. Those who have purchased a VIP ticket will be invited to a pre-event tour from 1:30-2:30pm.There will be live music from the Millertime Boogie Band and a silent auction. Last year’s event was a resounding success and this year’s event looks to be even better so get your tickets now and prepare to enjoy some great food and drink at the 5th Annual Celebrity Cruises’ Great Wine Festival.
Slight correction. This is the 5th Annual Great Wine Festival. Celebrity Cruises is one of the sponsors, but the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (the beneficiary of the event) holds the trademark to the event and owns the website.