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Highlighted by a roster of the nation’s top chefs including Curtis Stone, Carla Hall, Jamie Gwen, and Gail Gand, Palm Desert Food & Wine is a spectacular culinary experience featuring a diverse selection of mouth-watering eats, premium wines, hands-on cooking demonstrations, and much more.

Running from March 25-27, this annual gastronomic event is held at The Gardens on El Paseo in the heart of Palm Desert’s popular El Paseo shopping district. It begins with a four-course luncheon prepared by culinary superstars and is followed by two days of Grand Tastings, where you can enjoy some of the most delicious offerings from local and regional restaurants and sample more than 60 wines or craft brews. Here are all the delectable details:

James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon

The James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon features emcees Carla Hall, former co-host of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning series The Chew, and Zac Young, creator of viral dessert sensation The PieCaken, finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef: Just Desserts, and Pastry Director of Craveable Hospitality Group.

Celebrity chefs include Jamie Gwen, Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu graduate, certified sommelier, nationally syndicated radio host, and cookbook author; Curtis Stone, Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur, author, and businessman; Afrim Pristine, Maître Fromager (Cheese Master), Canada’s premier cheese expert and owner of the Cheese Boutique; and Claudia Sandoval, winner of Master Chef Season Six, author and artist. A portion of the proceeds benefits Friends of the James Beard Foundation.

Grand Tastings

Grand Tastings feature delectable bites from more than 40 restaurants, created by renowned chefs from across the Coachella Valley and all of California, as well as more than 60 premium and sparkling wines, beers, and spirits. Participants can interact with the vintners and chefs to discuss their offerings.

Create the perfect pairing by adding a Morning Meet-Up with Carla and Zac, a trip to “Date Camp,” or a handful of other culinary offerings to your Palm Desert Food & Wine experience. For more information on how to create the ultimate culinary event, visit the Palm Desert Food & Wine website.

Make sure you don’t miss a single thing on your trip to Palm Desert. For additional events, be sure to visit our Calendar of Events.

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