The 34th Annual San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration Returns for an Evening of Bites, Brews and Animal Encounters | Saturday, September 27

September 6, 2014

Don't miss the wildest food event in San Diego at the San Diego Zoo Food & Wine Celebration on Saturday, September 27. 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 of our famous zoo.  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,

Playing with the bearded dragon last year!
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 7:30pm and runs until midnight.  A limited number of early admission (guests enter at 6:30pm) and VIP passes (guests enter at 6pm) 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.

Quite the view from the Skyfari
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.

2014 Food and Beverage Vendors
Allison Weisman’s Custom Confections
Bice Ristorante
Big Front Door
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill
Boathouse Restaurant
Café Coyote
Casa de Bandini
Casa de Pico
Casa Guadalajara
Casa Sol Y Mar
Cookies by Design
Corner Bakery Café
D Bar Restaurant San Diego
El Torito
European Cake Gallery
Flavors of East Africa
Gossip Grill
Greystone The Steakhouse
Hacienda de Vega
Harrah’s Resort Southern California
Hash House A Go Go
Hot Licks
InterAmerican Coffee, Inc
Intoxicated Desserts
It’s a Piece of Cake
Jake’s Del Mar
Julian Pie Company
Luna Grill
Mimi’s Café
Mustangs & Burros
Muzita’s Abyssinian Bistro
Nicolosi’s Italian Restaurant
Nobu San Diego
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Olivos Del Mar
Osetra The Fishhouse
Osteria Panevino
Pizzeria Mozza, San Diego
Pure Cupcakes
Rock Bottom Brewery
Rotisserie Affair Catering
Royal India
Sadie Rose Baking Company
San Diego Coffee
San Diego Dining Group
San Luis Sourdough
Sheraton Mission Valley
Solare Ristorante
Sushi On A Roll
Tavern & Bowl
Temecula Olive Oil Company
The Cravory Cookies
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
The Prado at Balboa Park
The Tractor Room
True Roots Catering
Union Kitchen & Tap
Viva el Café/Amore Cheesecakes
Viva Pops

2014 Beverage Vendors
Ace Cider
Ascension Cellars
Aztec Brewing Company
Ballast Point Co.
Bare Organic Mixers
Belching Beaver Brewery
Bernardo Winery
BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse
Bliss Family Vineyards
Boston Beer Company
Brander Vineyard
California Fruit Wine
Casa ZG
Cass Winery
Coca-Cola Company
Consilience Winery
Coronado Brewing Company
Deep Eddy Vodka
Falkner Winery
Fat Cat Beer Company, LLC
Ferrari-Carano Vineyard & Winery
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Fontes and Phillips Wines
Frank Family Vineyards
Fre-be Fruit Wines (Formerly California Fruit Wines)
GI Group
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Guayaki Brand Yerba Mate
Helms Brewing Co.
Henry Wine Group
Hillcrest Brewing Company
Holiday Wine Cellar
Honest Tea
J. Lohr Vineyard & Wines
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Kenneth Volk Vineyards
Maui Brewing Co
Mendocino Brewing Company
Minassian-Young Vineyards
Mission Brewery
North Coast Brewing
Oak Mountain Winery
Opolo Vineyards
Pedroncelli Vineyards
Pendleton Estate Winery
PRP Wine International
Quady Winery
Quigley Fine Wines
Rip Current Brewing
Robert Hall Winery
Saddleback Cellars
Saint Archer Brewing Company
Saint James Spirits
Shadow Mountain Vineyards
Sidney Frank Importing-Gekkeikan Sake
Starry Night Winery
Tequila Fortaleza
The Lost Abbey
Thorn Street Brewery
Torrey Wines
True Myth Winery
Twisted Manzanita Ales & Spirits
Woof ‘n Rose