Celebrity Chefs Robert Irvine, Richard Blais, Michael Voltaggio & More To Appear At KAABOO Del Mar This September

July 19, 2017

Southern California’s premier live music and multi-sensory experience KAABOO Del Mar, the three-day extravaganza taking place at Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds from September 15-17, will once again offer incredible culinary and beverage programing, including appearances by celebrity chef and Food Network host Robert Irvine, Top Chef All-Star winner Richard Blais, Top Chef winner and famed Los Angeles Chef Michael Voltaggio, R&B-Pop singer turned restauranteur Kelis and more!

KAABOO's Palate experience represents one of the most upscale culinary environments at any music festival, where guests can sample local and regional delicacies and small-batch specialties from a variety of carefully selected culinary artisans from San Diego and Southern California. Gourmet delectables will go hand-in-hand with dozens of limited production wines, craft beer, and cocktails.

In addition to enjoying the culinary and craft beverage offerings, guests will be able to immerse themselves in a behind-the-scenes glimpse at some of the country’s most esteemed chef talent. While music headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, Muse, and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers play on the music stages and comedians like Sebastian Maniscalco and David Spade bring the laughs, chef and cocktail talents leading the culinary stage include Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo, Robert Irvine, Richard Blais, Michael Voltaggio, and Kelis. Additional demos on the main culinary stage will include Kevin Gillespie, Julio Cabrera, and Chris Adams. The finals of the KAABOO Rock ‘N Chef Competition will also be returning to the Palate stage following the satellite competitions held in Los Angeles and San Diego.

Chefs Brian Malarkey & Javier Plascencia at KAABOO Del Mar
Current Palate food vendors include Bling Bling Dumplings, BuddhaRito, Crab Hut, Dang Brother Pizza, Davanti Enoteca, La Pousserie Beignets + Coffee, Little Fatty, Mallow Mallow, Mariposa Ice Cream, Morton's The Steakhouse, Pinpoint Café, Poseidon Del Mar, Puesto, Searsucker, So Rich! Chocolates, STK, Sweetfin Poke, The Baked Bear, The Dirty Cookie, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Voodoo Lounge, and Wicked Maine Lobster.

"Now in its 3rd year, KAABOO has truly found its niche in the festival world, offering the best in music, food and entertainment," said Bryan Gordon, Founder + CEO. "Our guests have grown to expect a refined experience at each of our multi-sensory activations, so we have hand-selected our culinary and beverage partners to provide highly desirous food and beverage options, reflective of the KAABOO ethos."

PALATE beverage vendors include Angel City Brewery, Arta Tequila, Ballast Point, Bluecoat Gin, Buzzbox, Charles Smith, Clos Du Bois, Crystal Head Vodka, Dark Horse, Do Good Distillery, Double Cross Vodka, FEW Bourbon, Gran Centenario, If You See Kay Wine, Josh Cellars, La Marca Prosecco, Latitude 33, Legacy Brewing, Magic Hat, Mark West, Moet, New Amsterdam, Nomadica, ONEHOPE, Prophecy, Ravage, RumChata, Saint Archer, San Agustin Vineyards, Sapporo, Small Town Brewery, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Tequila Fortaleza, Uinta Brewing Co., and Wyder's Hard Cider.

Conveniently located at the Del Mar Racetrack and celebrated as San Diego’s largest multi-day major music and entertainment festival, KAABOO Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and enjoys pristine weather and numerous lodging options. KAABOO Del Mar’s three-day and single day passes are on sale now via KAABOOdelmar.com.