Cruises, which introduced the cruise industry's first gourmet food
truck in 2013, and on the heels of 10 of its restaurants receiving Wine
Spectator's "Award of Excellence," has made yet another culinary
footprint on land with the industry's first-ever wine and food festival.
Cruises Great Wine Festival takes place May 31, from 2 to 5 p.m. at
the Great Park in Irvine, Calif.
Celebrity Cruises' Chef John Suley will participate at the SoCal Great Wine Festival May 31, 2014 (Photo: Business Wire)
Proceeds from the festival will benefit LegalAid 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.
Early bird tickets are $75 per person if purchased by April 30, 2014,
then go up to $100 per person. Celebrity Cruises' Capain's Club members
are eligible for a 20% discount on tickets ($60) if purchased by April
30, 2014. Discounted tickets are also available for government and
non-profit workers, as well as sitting judges. Tickets can be purchased
online at Celebrity
Cruises Great Wine Festival.
Key sponsors include Coast Magazine, Fiji Water, Air New Zealand,
Tourism New Zealand featuring the wines of New Zealand as well as the
Orange County Restaurant Association/Golden Foodie Awards. The event
will feature more than 40 premium wineries, craft breweries, spirits
companies, and award-winning restaurants.
A sampling of food and beverage participants slated to delight attendees
include the following; updates can be found here Celebrity
Cruises Great Wine Festival:
Wineries/Breweries: Cakebread, Jordan, JUSTIN, Grgich Hills, Freemark
Abbey, St. Francis, Louis-Jadot, Zaca Mesa, Kendall Jackson, Round Pond,
Mazzocco, Wente, Benziger, Malibu Rocky Oaks, Alaskan Brewing Company,
Pyramid Brewing, Samuel Adams, BJ's Brewhouse, and more.
Restaurants: Slapfish, Zimzala, Clay Oven (recipient of the 2013 Golden
Foodie Awards for Best Indian Restaurant in Orange County), Maro Wood
Grill, Bluewater Grill, Riptide, James Republic (Chef Dean James Max)
Celebrity's Sommelier Chanelle Duarte and its VP of F&B operations /
Executive Chef John Suley, will be in attendance at Celebrity Cruises'
booth, where tastes of Celebrity's cuisine will be presented.
Scott Clifton, director of sales, states, "Celebrity's love affair with
the culinary arts continues to flourish. We saw this opportunity to
introduce food and wine aficionados to culinary experiences they can
enjoy while on a Celebrity ship, as well as restaurants and beverages
they have yet to try."
About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises' iconic "X" is the mark of modern luxury, with its
cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the
design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing
service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an
unmatchable experience for vacationers' precious time. Celebrity
Cruises' 11 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven
continents. Celebrity also presents immersive cruise tour experiences in
Alaska and Canada. Celebrity is one of five cruise brands operated by
global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE:
RCL). For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111, visit Celebrity
Cruises, or call your travel agent.
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