Southern California Harrah’s Resort is hosting their 2nd annual Latin Food and Wine Festival with over 10 restaurants and 34 wineries on May 2 from 2pm-6pm to celebrate the rich history of International wine and cuisine. The day will be filled with tapas and wine tasting and live entertainment that includes Spanish Guitar with Flamenco Dancers, Cumbia, Latin Pop, Mariachi and Latin Jazz!
California’s love of Latin wine dates back to the 18th century when missionaries planted the first vineyards. Join Harrah’s for a journey through wines of the region to celebrate the history through wine tasting and Southern California inspired cuisine.
Chef Javier Plascencia will also be preparing savory tapas-style cuisine during a live-demo. Chef Javier Plascencia was recently named among the Distinguished Bajacalifornians of 2013 by the State Government, and included in the list of “50 people that are transforming Mexico” by Quien Magazine, both for his work in promoting the people, product and culture of Baja California.
Aquí es Texcoco
Cocina Vallarta Escondido
Cocina del Charro
Bracero Cocina – Chef Javier Plascencia
Tempo Urban Kitchen – Chef Jorge Cueva
La Querencia – Chef Miguel Angel Gurrero
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant Y Cantina
El Torito Cantina Autentica
Culinary Arts Institute from Tijuana – Chef Javier Gonzalez
Participating Wineries – Region
Tinto Figuero – Spain
Halter Ranch – USA
Emilio Lustau Sherry’s / Lustau Fine Selected Wines – Spain
Vina Herminia – Spain
La Rioja Alta – Spain
Torre de Oña – Spain
Jed Winery – Argentina
Lagar de Cevera – Spain
Bodegas Aster – Spain
Bodegas Mauro – Spain
Giró Ribot – Spain
Beso de Vino – Spain
Bodegas Peique – Spain
Sierra Norte Pasión de Bobal – Spain
Ferdinand – USA
Maldonado Vineyards – USA
La Mejorada – Spain
Capita Vidal – Spain
Orin Swift Cellars – France
Neyen – Chile
Bodega Gimenez Riili – Argentina
Hacienda La Lomita – Mexico
Totol Winery – Mexico
Cloudline Family Cellars – USA
William Hill Estate Winery – USA
Heitz Cellar – USA
Mirassou Winery – USA
Belasco De Baquedano Winery – Argentina
Poggio al Tesoro – Italy
E&J Gallo Winery – Spain
Baron Balche – Mexico
L A Cetto – Mexico
Bodega Iniesta – Spain
Bodega La Remediadora – Spain
VIP tickets start at $150 and allow you a full hour of private access to all wineries, a private celebrity chef demonstration and tasting, a commemorative gift, and a reserved lounge area.
GA tickets start at $75 and offer you unlimited tastings from local celebrity chefs and wineries and a commemorative gift.
Designated Driver tickets start at $30 and allow guests to taste all of the cuisine and enjoy the live entertainment.
Latin Food & Wine Festival Package
Enjoy special pricing when you stay for the evening. Choose from a two-ticket or four-ticket package:
Two tickets and your choice of room accommodations starting from $399/nt.
Four tickets and your choice of room accommodations starting from $499/nt.
For additional information visit Harrah’s Latin Food and Wine Festival.