Thanks Paella Wine & Beer Festival for inviting me to your preview event.
I have been having major ‘Spain withdrawals’ since I left the country in January and have been desiring to once again experience the country’s wine, paella, and its beautiful culture. Fortunately, I don’t have to travel far thanks to Orange County’s first Paella Wine & Beer Festival. On the glorious date of August 26, 2017 at the OC Fairgrounds, attendees will have access to unlimited paella, wine, and beer - simply this foodie, beer, and wine lover’s dream. Personally, I plan to not eat breakfast that day so I can eat as much paella as I can.
Why do I simply crave for this festival to happen already?
I will be one of the attendees at Orange County’s FIRST Paella Wine & Beer Festival.
Not going to lie, I love being that girl who knows and shares the coolest events, restaurant openings, and festivals with her friends (which is one of the reasons why I started this blog in the first place). Founded by renowned chef, Armando Rodiel, the festival has occurred in Los Angeles and San Diego the past several years. This year is the first year he is also hosting the event in Orange County.
Unlimited paella, wine. and beer. Say no more!
Spending five hours eating unlimited paella and drinking as much beer and wine as I want sounds incredible in itself. I fortunately have my fellow foodie and amazing friend Cissy coming with me. We are excited to try all of the paellas, sangrias, cocktails, beers, and wines from Spain and Baja California.
I want to know who will be crowned the paella contest champ.
The winner of the paella contest will represent the United States at the Paella World Championship in Sueca, Valencia, Spain in September. Isn’t that cool? OC’s contestants include local chefs and schools.
I want to see a record broken.
To break the record of creating the largest paella ever in the U.S., the executive chef of Villa Roma in Laguna Hills, Chef Leo Razo will use approximately 450 pounds of rice, 450 pounds of protein, and close to 200 pounds of vegetables. The paella is expected to serve 3,000 people. I was fortunate enough to taste Chef Razo’s paella, and damn, it tasted really good!
Your eating and drinking benefits charity.
Eat, drink, and do good is one of my life mottos and I am happy that this festival enables me to live it. A portion of all ticket sales will be benefiting Canica USA, a non-profit organization that provides life-changing experiences to impoverished children fighting cancer from South America and Mexico. Chef Razo’s wife, Teresa serves as the organization’s president.
Want to go to OC’s first Paella Wine & Beer Festival? Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased online at www.eventslanding.com. The event will occur on Saturday, August 26 from 4-9 p.m. at the OC Fairgrounds. Additional information about OC’s Paella Wine & Beer Festival can be found at www.paellawinefest.com.