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Exploring the Culinary Delights: Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival

If you’re a food and wine enthusiast, mark your calendars for March 21–24, 2024, because the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival is back! This annual gastronomic extravaganza, produced by Palm Springs Life magazine, promises an unforgettable experience for your taste buds. Let’s dive into the delectable world of Palm Desert’s culinary scene and discover why this event is a must-attend for foodies and wine lovers alike.

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What is the Palm Desert Food & Wine Experience?

Last year, the USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience made its debut in the Coachella Valley, celebrating the region’s vibrant culinary landscape. This year, the festival returns to Palm Desert, bringing together the nation’s top chefs, vintners, and brew masters. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Location: The event takes place in the breathtaking tree-lined El Paseo shopping district in Palm Desert, California.
  • Duration: A four-day extravaganza from March 21 to March 24.


    • James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon: Renowned chefs showcase their culinary prowess, crafting mouthwatering dishes.
    • Grand Tastings: Sample over 60 wines, unique craft brews, IPAs, and draught ciders from local and regional restaurants.
    • Cooking Demonstrations: Celebrity chefs share their secrets and techniques.
    • VIP Lounge Access: Early entry for VIP ticket holders.
    • Sunday Brunch: Wrap up the weekend with a delightful brunch experience.

Who’s Participating?

The list of participating businesses keeps growing, but here are some highlights:

  • BaBaLoo Lounge,
  • Melvyn’s Restaurant,
  • Chi Chi Restaurant at The Avalon,
  • Boozehounds,
  • King’s Highway,
  • Trattoria Tiramisu,
  • Your Sous Chef,
  • Perfect Pint,
  • Anna’s Temptations Granola,
  • Mediterranean Table,
  • Mica’s Soul Kitchen,
  • …and many more!.

When and Where:

  • Noon: VIP ticket holder entry.
  • 1 p.m.: Grand Tasting ticket holder entry.
  • Venue: Civic Center Park, 43-900 San Pablo Ave., Palm Desert.
  • Parking: Ample free parking available, with a majority of spots at the lot on the corner of Fred Waring Drive and San Pablo Avenue (in front of Palm Desert City Hall).

Ticket Information

  • Grand Tasting (General Admission):

    • Early bird tickets: $60 each.
    • Price increases to $65 on July 26 and $80 on the day of the event.
  • VIP Tickets:

    • Early bird tickets: $95 each.
    • Price increases to $100 on July 26 and $115 on the day of the event.
    • VIP perks include access to the Culinary Demonstration Stage and the VIP Lounge.

Supporting a Good Cause:

Palm Desert Food & Wine proudly supports the Coachella Valley’s FIND Food Bank, providing essential assistance to those in need in the local community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to indulge in the finest cuisine, sip premium wines, and immerse yourself in culinary excellence. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or just curious, the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival promises an epicurean adventure you won’t forget!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the official festival website.

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