The AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival Returns to Pasadena on June 11

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival

Savor, sip, and enjoy staggering views on the grounds of a historic Pasadena Arts and Crafts home when the AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival returns to the Laurabelle A. Robinson House on June 11.

The home was designed by the illustrious architectural team of Greene & Greene, renowned for creating Pasadena’s landmark Gamble House. Overlooking the Arroyo Seco, the Robinson house boasts impressive views of the Colorado Street Bridge and the San Gabriel Mountains.

Participating restaurants and caterers include Alexander’s Steakhouse, Bone Kettle, Casa Cordoba, Chefelle – A Personal Chef & Catering Service, El Cholo Café, Gale’s Restaurant, Kensington Caterers, Pez Cantina, Porto’s Bakery, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Tam O’Shanter, The George, We Olive, and many more.

Indulge in cocktails and spirit tastings from 1886 at The Raymond, Dulce Vida Tequila, Empress 1908 Gin, Gerlach’s, Golden Road Brewing, Knox & Dobson, Krafted Spirits, San Gabriel’s Ogopogo Brewing, and Pasmosa Sangria along with specially curated wines and Pasquini Coffee Co.

Proceeds from the AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival will directly benefit adults and children through AbilityFirst’s programs. These programs provide employment training, preparation, and experience; help children successfully transition to adult life; build social connections and independence; offer participants and their caregivers an opportunity to refresh and recharge through recreational activities; and help people develop skills to achieve their goals.

The 2023 edition of the AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival is on Sunday, June 11, from 5  p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets directly to this year’s AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival, please visit Tickets to AbilityFirst Festival of Fall 2023.

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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