The AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival Returns on June 6

A gourmet food and wine event whose proceeds help support children and adults with disabilities, the AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival returns on June 6.

This year’s fest is a virtual, at-home event featuring an online auction, chef demonstrations, drink pairings, and moving stories from AbilityFirst participants and their families. 

Participating chefs and restaurants include such culinary luminaries as Executive Chef Shigefumi Tachibe of Osawa, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Gale’s Restaurant,  and Chef Jonathan Quintana of The Raymond 1886. These gourmet meals will be accompanied by a handcrafted specialty cocktail from 1886 Barman Nathan Baker, along with special wines and dessert. 

VIP Ticket Holders, table hosts, and sponsors will receive an exclusive VIP Beer Pairing from Golden Road Brewing, along with gourmet dinners prepared by top regional chefs, drinks, and dessert. Parting guest gifts will be provided by Pasadena’s Mi Piace.

General Admission is free and allows you to participate in the auction and view the other programming. 

The 2021 AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival starts at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 6 and can be viewed on the AbilityFirst YouTube Channel or on Facebook. Additional information and ticketing can be found here.

Karin E. Baker

About Karin E. Baker

Karin E. Baker is a native Angeleno who loves the eateries, history, nature, architecture, and art of her hometown. When not exploring poke shacks in Kona, tascas in Córdoba, and konditoris in Malmö, she writes about food, culture, lifestyle and travel. She obsesses over comma usage and classic films and is always happy to find an excuse to open a bottle of champagne.
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