Don’t Miss ¡Latin Food Fest! San Diego on August 14-17

Once again, ¡Latin Food Fest! San Diego brings together chefs, brands and consumers to provide a variety of culinary experiences from “Havana Nights” chef’s supper club style dinner to “Spirits of the Americas” mixology bash our signature event “Grande Tasting” and “Family Day,” with demonstrations and tasting tents offers our guests unique opportunities to indulge!

Highlights of ¡Latin Food Fest! San Diego include:

Spirits of the Americas: Help kick off the 2015 ¡Latin Food Fest! San Diego by tasting a variety of Spirits of the Americas, including Bacanora, Cachaça, Mezcal, Pisco, Raicilla, Rum, Sotol and Tequila — at the largest festival for Latin spirits in the U.S. Learn about the history each spirit, trends and appropriate tasting techniques, which will be served neat and in cocktails. There will also be an Iron Mixologist Competition, in which each bartender will be required to come up with a unique twist on classic cocktails, but to tie your recipe and idea into the San Diego region. Four finalists will present their creations to attendees and a panel of judges who will decide which cocktail will be featured at the Grande Tasting on Saturday. Finally, there will be food pairings, demonstration, music and much more. By Invitation.

Grande Tasting: Benefitting YMCA San Diego, Grande Tasting is an all-inclusive tasting festival so guests that are 21+ pay one price to indulge in a spectacular Latin food, wine and spirits tasting odyssey to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain. Meet acclaimed chefs who will be conducting cooking demonstrations, dance to the music by Todo Mundo and held end hunger by bidding on culinary memorabilia at our silent auction. And you won’t want to miss the Best of Fest Awards – the festival’s showcase of culinary excellence. VIP gets you in at 11am and into the VIP Lounge for Spanish tapas, cooking demos, oysters, a gift bag, organic tequila, Chandon sparkling, massages, and live music. As the exclusive non-profit partner of Grande Tasting, YMCA San Diego will receive 100% of the silent auction net proceeds and $1 for every ticket sold.

Family Fiesta: Come to the spectacular Broadway Pier for a fun-filled day of food, music and learning at Family Day featuring the Kids Kitchen. Family Day guests can purchase Mexican, Caribbean, Latin American and Spanish food, dance to live music, explore the food garden, learn the basics of a healthy lifestyle at chef workshops and get their hands messy in the interactive Kids Kitchen. All of this, plus the spectacular bayside views, getting a picture with friendly Luchador by Jarritos or putting face glitter and face paint on. VIP gets you access to VIP Lounge for unlimited samples of tapas, a Cooking Demo, oysters, organic Tequila, Chandon sparkling, massages, and live music. As the exclusive non-profit partner of Family Fiesta’s VIP Lounge,

Havana Nights Supperclub: Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at ¡Latin Food Fest! as we take you on a Cuban culinary journey. This is a supperclub style dinner with live music and dancing. The three and a half hour event includes a Rioja Wine Tasting Reception, Auction items will include artwork, collectibles, jewelry, dinners, spa treatments, San Diego Chargers and San Diego Padres memorabilia, weekend getaways, rounds of golf, designer accessories, and much more. By Invitation.

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