KAABOO Del Mar Reveals Exciting Culinary Lineup For Upcoming September 16-18 Festival | Save On Passes & Enter To Win 2 Hang Loose Weekend Tickets

June 22, 2016

KAABOO Del Mar has announced the expansion of this year's culinary lineup. In addition to KAABOO's impressive music lineup and hilarious comedians, which include Jimmy Buffett, Aerosmith, Jack Johnson, Fall Out Boy, Daryl Hall and John Oates, plus comedians including The Cast of Silicon Valley, Dana Carvey, and Cheech & Chong, the spread at this year's culinary experience has been enhanced in every way possible - from the number of participating restaurant and chef partners to an even higher level of gourmet cuisine. In addition to offering promo code SDVILLE for savings on 3-day Hang Loose passes and raffling off 2 weekend passes to attend, we have the details on all the mouth-watering details taking place at the 2016 incarnation of San Diego's top cultural festival!

Chefs Brian Malarkey & Javier Plascencia will return to KAABOO in 2016
Not your typical festival fare ... PALATE is an upscale culinary environment within the KAABOO "mix-perience," where guests can sample local and regional delicacies from a variety of carefully selected, palate-pleasing artisans. Guests can also pair any mouthwatering delectable with libations from exclusive wineries, craft distilleries, and local craft breweries for a true taste of San Diego. Discover new flavors, while learning tips and tricks from a variety of culinary rock stars.

Appearing on the LOCALE Magazine Palate Stage, relocated outside for expanded capacity and better viewing capabilities, hungry guests will find their favorite celebrity chefs giving mouth-watering demonstrations plus surprise musical performances. Returning this year, the Palate stage will host the expanded Rockin' Chef Competition, presented by Chef's Roll, on September 17. Six chefs selected from three regional competitions taking place this summer in Palm Springs, Phoenix and an additional location to be announced, will have the chance to go head-to-head in two rounds of the contest in front of a panel of expert judges and KAABOO guests in a "winner-takes-all" challenge. If they have what it takes, they will earn the top spot and will be crowned KAABOO's reigning "Rockin' Chef."

Beyond Palate  KAABOO guests can find notable pop-up shops on the fairgrounds for a quick indulgence to satisfy any craving! For the first time, a fully stocked Dylan's Candy Bar will be set up to satisfy the sweet tooth, while Cali Burger, Momenti Spirited Ice Creams, and Swell Coffee will have guests covered for a treat between acts.

Featured chefs at this year's KAABOO include Richard Blais (Juniper + Ivy, The Crack Shack and winner of Bravo's Top Chef All-Stars), Brian Malarkey (Searsucker, Herringbone, Herb & Wood and Top Chef contestant), Javier Plascencia (Bracero, Romesco), Josiah Citrin (Mélisse Restaurant in Santa Monica, CA), Marcel Vigneron (Runner up of Top Chef Season 2), Timothy Hollingsworth (Otium in Los Angeles and Barrel & Ashes in Studio City, CA, James Beard Foundation's Rising Chef of the Year Award in 2010), Michael Fiorelli (Love and Salt in Manhattan Beach, CA) and many more.

Participating Palate restaurants from San Diego include Alforon, JSix, Angel's Salumi & Truffles, The Lanai, Poseidon, Beerfish, Puesto, Bobboi Natural Gelato, Bottega Americano, Saiko Sushi, Bugsy BBQ, Searsucker Del Mar, Buona Forchetta, Cardiff Seaside Market, The Milk Bar, Tostadas North Park, JINYA Ramen Bar, City Tacos and others.

3-day passes to KAABOO are on sale now and can be purchased through KAABOODelMar.com/passes. Promo code SDVILLE saves $20 per 3-day Hang Loose pass purchased until July 7.