Three-day Taste of Newport starting September 17, 2010
Though the summer is alnost over, the party is just beginning in beautiful Newport Beach located in sunny Southern California. The 22nd annual Taste of Newport will start Sept. 17 at Fashion Island and is a weekend full of exquisite dining and entertainment. The majority of the best of the city's restaurants will be assembling menus for the 3 day event. Local favorites such as Five Crowns and the Ritz will take part, allowing food festival-goers an opportunity to sample their acclaimed fare. In addition to, the peninsula cult favorite, Ho Sum Bistro, will be dishing up their California-Asian fusion. 22 Newport restaurants are participating, along with 15 premium wineries.
Besides excellent food, entertainment will certainly delight the crowds. The first band to take stage will comprise of the Gin Blossoms.
Saturday and Sunday will give on-goers a taste of the '80s with performances from Foreigner and Pat Benatar, who will be accompanied by her husband of 28 years, guitarist Neil Giraldo.
"With outstanding restaurants, the great backdrop of Newport Beach and world-class live entertainment, we have something for everyone," Jeff Parker, vice president of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement.
With the price of admission, guests gain entry to the ever so popular festival and entertainment performances. However, if music lovers desire an excellent seat when they're rocking out to Foreigner, they can choose to purchase a VIP pass, which offers valet parking and up-front section seating for the event.
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If you decide to go to the Spectacular Festival, below is some important information that you will need to know:
What: The 22nd annual Taste of Newport
Where: 600 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.
When: 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 17, 4 to 11 p.m. Sept.18, and noon to 8 p.m. Sept 19.