San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Returns

The 9th annual festival includes Michelin-starred chef dinners and cooking classes

Crowds gather for some great wine and food samplings at the annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.

The ninth annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, which celebrates San Diego’s food and drink scene, returns Nov. 14 to 18.

The festival brings together winemakers, gourmet food producers, San Diego’s top chefs, authors, and celebrity guest chefs for a five-day festival of cooking classes, wine-tasting seminars, and dinners with wine-pairings.

Highlights include the 8 Decades of Barolo & Italian Luncheon, where guests sip barolo wines from the past eight decades selected by Giancarlo Paterlini and dine on a multi-course dinner by Suzette Gresham, executive chef and co-owner of Michelin-starred Acquerello in San Francisco. Tickets for this event are $550.

Chef Billy Strynkowski of Cooking Light magazine is leading Flavors of the Mediterranean, an interactive cooking class. Guests will cook Mediterranean classics such as mushroom and Parmigiano bruschetta, and spicy Basque-style chicken. Tickets for the culinary class are $65.

Tayler Stein is a Junior Writer at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TaylerSteinTDM.