Latin Food Fest 2014 - event info

09/11/2014 - 8:00pm to 09/13/2014 - 3:00pm

Latin Food Festival

San Diego to Play Host to the Largest Latin Food, Wine & Spirits Event in the U.S.

¡LATIN FOOD FEST! transforms San Diego’s Embarcadero into a showcase for 200 restaurants, chefs, foods makers and renowned wine, beer and spirit purveyors.

This upcoming September 11-13 2014, ¡LATIN FOOD FEST!’s premier culinary extravaganza will take place in downtown San Diego with some of the world’s best chefs, distillers and vintners, and the region’s top Latin restaurants. ¡LATIN FOOD FEST! ( will once again educate palates and entertain patrons in high style at six events, which will include an Opening Party, Educational Seminars, Cocktail Parties, Chef Dinner, Chef Demonstrations on the Celebrity Cooking Stage, Silent Auctions, Culinary Grand Tasting Event, and Wine Reception.

Grand Tasting Village, presented by The Lincoln Motor Company, will be held on September 13 at the Embarcadero Marina Park North, San Diego Bay and feature 100 tasting tents, cooking demonstrations, a live music stage, book signings and thematic brand hosted pavilions, including “Latin Wines of the World” Presented by Henry Wine Group, “VIP Playa” Presented by Stella Artois, “Spirits of the Americas” Presented by Constellation Brands and “Taste Baja” Presented by Mexico Tourism Board.

“We are very happy to have participated in ¡LATIN FOOD FEST! once again,” said famed Mexico winemaker, Hugo Dácosta of Aborigen. “It has been a challenging journey to be able to introduce our wines from Baja California to the states but we are here now and looking forward to bring new and original tastes to California tables.” Amado Garza of Viñas de Garza added, “For a few years now Guadalupe Valley wines have been very popular within the Mexican community and this year with the help of our friends from ¡LATIN FOOD FEST! we will be crossing over our concepts and introducing them to a new market.” Cava Aragon 126 owner, Victor Segura, said, “We are so thrilled to have an opportunity to participate in this year's ¡LATIN FOOD FEST! and show the San Diego community a little taste of what our beloved Baja has to offer.”

Latin Food Festival

“There were over 200 wines, distillers, food companies, chefs and restaurants represented at this year’s ¡LATIN FOOD FEST! San Diego - with some of the biggest names in the culinary industry,” said Richie Matthews, executive director of ¡LATIN FOOD FEST!. “Our guests immerse themselves in the wines, food and spirits of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal.

World renowned chefs, authors and culinary personalities conducted 45-minute segments on the Culinary Demonstration stage, including the world renowned chef Richard Sandoval, who is one of the top restaurateurs with over 40 concepts spanning the globe, including Venga Venga in Chula Vista.

In addition to the tastings, the festival also delighted other senses with live music by QUATTRO, an art show and a silent auction of culinary supplies and memorabilia, which benefited Feeding America.

Latin Food Festival - Aaron Sanchez and Anthony Lamas with festival director Richie Matthews

Celebrity chefs Aaron Sanchez and Anthony Lamas with festival director Richie Matthews.

Pamper Your Palate + Fight Hunger. Tickets for “Grand Tasting Village” presented by The Lincoln Motor Company can be purchased online at or by calling 858.461.1970 (phone sales are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM PST).  Stay up-to-date with the excitement by following the Fest at


¡LATIN FOOD FEST!™ San Diego, which will take place September 11 through 13 in the heart of downtown San Diego, will generate goodwill and resources for the fight against hunger. White tents stretching across Embarcadero Marina Park North will be home to the epitome of all tasting events featuring star-studded demonstrations and the tasting pavilions, which will showcase offerings from more than 100 restaurants, and wine, spirits and artisan food suppliers. For more information, please visit or contact Alice Gomez by emailing

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