For those who don’t quite get their fill at The Taste happening over Labor Day Weekend or LA Food & Wine's four day extravaganza in October, there's still the 8th Annual San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival. The extravaganza kicks off November 16 to 20 and organizers are expecting to offer 9,000 plus attendees the opportunity to try a selection 800 wines and liquors and sample the goods from 70 of southland’s (and the country's) top restaurants. Notable events include a “wine rave,” a celebrity chef wine-paired dinner series (including one for $175 by William Bradley at Addison - which is a steal considering Addison was just been named the 16th most expensive restaurant in the country), a reserve wine tasting, a grand tasting, and a celebrity chef luncheon that caps off the weekend.
Participants include: Gale Gand (Tru – Chicago), Dave Martin (Top Chef Season 1), Brian Malarkey (Top Chef Season 3, searsucker, BURLAP), Suzette Gresham (Acquerello – San Francisco), Nico Chessa (Valentino), Kenny Gilbert (Top Chef Season 7), Kim Canteenwala (Encore’s Society Café), Andrea Curto-Randazzo (Top Chef Season 7, Talua – Miami), Eli Kirshtein (Top Chef Season 6), and Chris Kurth (Grant Grill). For more information and tickets head here. — David Morris