San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration Offers Culinary Delights While Benefiting Wildlife Conservation | Saturday, September 21

September 9, 2013
Don't miss the wildest food event in San Diego at the San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration on Saturday, September 21. This event is presented by Cymer and is always a spectacular party not to be missed, as guests attending the annual fundraising can sample culinary delights and sip on beverages from more than 150 of the San Diego area's best restaurants, wineries and breweries and meet exotic animals like a koala and cheetah up close, all while benefiting wildlife conservation efforts.  Don't miss out on one of the most unique and fun food events in San Diego.

The annual celebration is sure to be wilder than ever this year. From dance music to country rock to Zydeco, partygoers can enjoy music on seven stages, as well as play a few games at the Critter Casino and bid on fabulous prizes in the silent auction - such as behind-the-scenes Zoo tours, luxurious getaways, jewelry, entertainment packages and more. And a party at the Zoo wouldn't be complete without amazing animal encounters, including a special animal presentation by San Diego Zoo Global Ambassador Joan Embery. There are also Skyfari rides throughout the night,

Proceeds from the San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration help the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, the Zoo's science-based conservation arm, which works on conservation projects locally and operates more than 100 conservation projects in 35 countries. These projects include breeding and releasing California condors, restoring palms in Mexico, and studying wild giant pandas in the bamboo forests in China.

General admission tickets for the San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration are $100. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and goes until midnight.  A limited number of early admission (guests enter at 6:30 p.m.) and V.I.P. tickets (guests enter at 5:30 p.m.) also are available. Among the activities included in these early admission packages are opportunities to enjoy special food pairings, unlimited samples from restaurants and wineries and a chance to bid on auction items before general-admission guests enter. Tickets for this event can be purchased by calling 619-718-3000 or online at  Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend; no children or strollers permitted.

For more information on the San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration, visit the website, and see below for a full list of vendors currently on board to participate in the event.

Food and Beverage Vendors
Aladdin Hillcrest
Albert’s Restaurant
Big Front Door
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
Brazen BBQ Smokehouse & Bar
Café Coyote
Casa de Bandini
Casa de Pico
Casa Guadalajara
Chef Deborah Scott’s Island Prime/C-Level
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chocolate Fountains of San Diego
Chuao Chocolatier
Cielo Events
Corner Bakery Café
D Bar Restaurant
Eclipse Chocolat
El Indio Mexican Restaurant & Catering
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Flavors of East Africa
Fresh & Easy
Hot Licks Sauces
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Il Fornaio
Indigo Grill
InterAmerican Coffee, Inc
It’s a Piece of Cake
Jake’s Del Mar
Jimbo’s …Naturally!
Julian Pie Company
KIND Snacks
Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge
Luna Grill
Mimi’s Café
Muzita Bistro
Nicolosi’s Italian Restaurant
Nobu San Diego
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Olivos Del Mar
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Peohe’s in Coronado
PURE Cupcakes
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Rotisserie Affair Catering
Royal India
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Sadie Rose Baking Company
San Diego Coffee, Tea and Spice, Inc.
Sea Salt Candy Company
Slater’s 50/50
Solare Ristorante Italiano Bar Lounge
So Rich Chocolates!!!
Sprinkles Cupcakes
Sushi On A Roll
Tavern & Bowl
Temecula Olive Oil Company
The Cravory
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
The Palm Restaurant San Diego
The Prado at Balboa Park
The World Famous Corvette Diner and Gamers Garage
Vintana Wine + Dine
Viva Pops

Beverage Vendors
619 Vodka
Alexander Valley Vineyards
Aztec Brewing Company
Ballast Point Co.
Bernardo Winery
Bliss Family Vineyards
Blue Moon Brewing
Brander Winery
California Fruit Wine
Casa Vinicola Zonin
Casa ZG Sangrita Mix
Coronado Brewing Company
Crest Beverage
Deep Eddy Vodka
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
El Cartel Tequila
Falkner Winery
Frank Family Vineyards
Fresh & Easy
GI Group
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Helms Brewing Co.
Ilegal Mezcal
J. Lohr Vineyard & Wines
John Lenore and Co.
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Kenwood Winery
Maddalena Vineyards
Maui Brewing Co
Manzanita Brewing Co.
Mendocino Brewing Company
Minassian-Young Vineyards
Mission Brewery
North Coast Brewing
Orfila Vineyards and Winery
Pedroncelli Vineyards
PRP Wine International
Quady Winery
Quigley Fine Wines
Regal Wine Company
Regal Wine Estates
Robert Hall Winery/Classic Wines
RR Winemaketing
Saddleback Cellars
Saint Archer Brewing Company
Saint Helena Road Winery
Saint James Spirits
Shipyard/Sea Dog Brewery
Southern Wine & Spirits
Splash Wine Lounge & Bistro
Starry Night Winery
Tailgate Beer
Tequila Fortaleza
Thorn Street Brewery
Torrey Wines
Widmer Brothers Brewing
Wine Warehouse
Witch Creek Winery
Youngs Market-Estates Groupo
Zilaro Cellars