Dana Point St. Regis Food, Wine and Jazz Festival
I don’t need much of an excuse to visit the St. Regis Monarch Beach.
The hotel is absolutely stunning as is the view.
I would be perfectly content to just sit for hours looking at the ocean and the sky.
This last weekend I had an extra good reason to head to the St. Regis – the Food, Wine & Jazz weekend hosted by Barcelona Enterprises.
The event featured more than 50 chefs, 30 wineries and wonderful entertainment.
A variety of intimate events were offered throughout the weekend.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Grand Tasting main event on Saturday night.
It was a perfect Southern California evening to enjoy the ocean air.
Tables were set up on the lawn for unlimited small bites and beverages.
The food was wonderful and it was great to have the chefs right there to answer questions and explain their dishes.
My son loved the excellent seafood selection – ahi, lobster, shrimp and more.
My favorites may have been the pasta served by Matt Dhillon of Fattoria Del Vicario.
We were both full long before we made it around to all of the tables.
There was a fantastic assortment of wine, some familiar and others that were new to me.
I was happy to see that other beverages were included – Kappa, Grand Mariner, Ciroc and Johnny Walker.
One of the most popular spots was the truck serving Stella Artois on tap.
The tasting was a wonderful experience overall.
The food was delicious and the drinks were great.
Of course, the music was good, too.
The people working the event were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was just perfect.
I’m hoping they’ll be back again next year!
St. Regis Food Wine and Jazz Festival
The St Regis Monarch Beach
One Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, California 92629
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Wineries in California
- Guglielmo Winery – Santa Clara Wine Trail
- Fortino Winery – Santa Clara Wine Trail
- Longoria Winery – Lompoc, CA
- Acquiesce Winery and Vineyards – Acampo, CA
- Bokisch Vineyards – Lodi, CA
- Bernardus Vineyards and Winery – Carmel Valley, CA
- Holman Ranch Vineyards – Carmel Valley, CA
- Jarman – Carmel Valley, CA
- Herzog Winery – Oxnard, CA
- Akash Winery – Temecula
- Wilson Creek – Temecula
- Cambria Winery and Vineyards – Santa Maria
- Foxen Vineyard and Winery – Santa Maria
- Nagy Wines – Orcutt, CA
- Grevino – Orcutt, CA
- Ojai Vineyard – Ojai, CA
- Keller Estate Winery – Petaluma, CA
- Adobe Road – Petaluma, CA
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