Paella Wine and Beer Fest Orange County
Orange County OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA
08/26/17 4:00 PM
Enjoy the excitement of OC's "Fiesta Española" with its food, exquisite wines, and traditions.
The Orange County Paella, Wine & Beer Festival is a celebration of Paella - a dish that comes to us from Spain, with origins dating back to the eighteenth century. It is a saffron-infused rice dish that marries bold flavors and delightful textures. Combined with a variety of meats, shellfish and vegetables, paella was originally a peasant's meal cooked over an open fire in the fields and eaten directly from the pan using wooden spoons. The dish takes its name from the wide shallow pan that it is cooked in, traditionally called the paella or paellera. The recipe commonly known as paella can more accurately be referred to as Arroz a la Paella (rice done in paella-style). Today, paella recipes have become somewhat of an art form - ranging from decadent meats and seafoods to vegan and vegetarian.
The Orange County Paella, Wine & Beer Festival, will feature UNLIMITED TASTING PAELLA that will feed over 5,000 people, including the largest Paella ever cooked in California, that will feed 3,000 attendees by itself!
We are proud to have one of the World-Wide Semifinals of Paella Valenciana in Orange County, competing with other eight countries. The Food Festival will also feature more than 50 acclaimed Paella chefs and their teams which will gather from across the globe to compete for the titles of:
"Best Paella Valenciana in Orange County" and "Next Best Paella Valenciana in Orange County"
"Best Free Paella in OC" and "Next Best Free Paella in OC"
The Orange County Paella Wine & Beer Festival will also feature dozens of acclaimed local and international wineries, breweries and tequilerias with UNLIMITED WINE & BEER TASTINGS, Sangria, Spirits and Spanish Tapas for sale.
Last but not least! Don't forget to bring your dancing shoes for an all around great time, as the Orange County Paella, Wine & Beer Festival will feature a number of Spanish & Mexican music and dance performers who will create a one-of-a-kind festive atmosphere.
We look forward to welcoming you to a Taste of Spain!
This is a 21 & over event , Tickets are non-refundable, Rain or Shine event.