Win Tickets To Some Of The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival's Top Culinary Events

November 6, 2015

In addition to raffles for tickets to the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Lexus Grand Tasting (with roundtrip UberEVENTS transportation) and the Fish Taco TKO, we are also giving away passes to a handful of culinary classes. Read on and be sure to enter!

You can get your San Diego food news from a bunch of sources, but we like to give away more than just information. Enter the raffles below for a chance to win tickets!

The Power of Yeast, Thursday, November 19

Everyone loves beer and pizza, so join us at Fall Brewing Co. for a night of great craft beer and awesome wood fired pizzas. Owner and head brewer, Ray Astamendi will be hosting a craft beer talk and tasting followed by a hands-on wood fired pizza cooking class by Mario Maruca of Spinelli. Come and discover how a little yeast can create delicious brews and that perfect pizza crust.

A Taste For Tapas by Cooking Light Magazine, Friday, November 20

In this exciting class students will join Cooking Light Executive Chef Anna Bullett, MS RD to learn more about tapas traditions and trends, cook and enjoy an entertaining-inspired, palate-pleasing small plates menu. Recipes include exciting bites such as Melted Manchego Tortas with Romesco and Chorizo, Spice-Crusted Shrimp with Remoulade Sauce, Patatas Bravas, Citrus-Rubbed Skirt Steak and more! Attendees will also enjoy the perfect wine pairing for each course.

Cheese: A Class To Make You Melt, Friday, November 20

When it comes to cheese, there are two classics: grilled cheese and mac & cheese. Just ask cheese expert and author Laura Werlin. The James Beard award-winning author has written two books on grilled cheese, and one on mac & cheese. For this class, Laura will feature four creamy, gooey, utterly irresistible mac & cheese and gooey grilled cheese sandwich recipes from her books along with specially chosen wines to go with them. But that’s not all. As a self-described cheese edu-tainer, Laura will feature specially-chosen cheeses in the cooked dishes for everyone to taste in their pre-cooked form. Finally, those cheeses will also be paired with the wines, posing the question, which is the better complement to the wine: the cheeses in their natural form or in the grilled cheese and macs & cheese? Or both? Grab some friends and decide together at this fun, decidedly cheesy and oh-so-fall-friendly class. What better way to spend a November afternoon than with the ultimate comfort foods, wine, and friends?

Ooh La La Paris Pastries With Chef Gale Gand, Friday, November 20

Join nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, television personality, root beer maker, and mom in a deliciously filled afternoon of Parisian desserts that you will learn to make at home. Inspired by her last trip to Paris,taste three pastries along with Chef Gale as she teaches you what the Paris Patisseries are making lately and what they continue to make that are tried and true. This is is a rare opportunity to learn directly from the James Beard award winning, celebrated culinary legend herself!

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