~ Planning their next dinner party
~ Learning new trends in casual and fine china, flatware and crystal
~ Getting up close culinary instruction from some of San Diego’s most celebrated chefs
~ Sipping on a selection of luxury wines, spirits and craft beer
~ Exploring large appliance purchases and kitchen remodeling options
Gourmet In Action Stage: The Gourmet Experience features daily cooking demonstrations led by San Diego’s top celebrity chefs. Attendees will get the chance to see their favorite chefs light up the stage as they whip up gourmet delicacies using products found at The Gourmet Experience.
Beer Goggles Please: Just beer me, “That’s the Spirit” Beer & Wine Pavilion is the place for age appropriate foodies, wine and beer lovers in attendance will be invited to enter the “That’s the Spirit” Pavilion, where they will have the opportunity to get a sip of “the good life” [don't we all want that?] as they taste and explore fine wines, craft beer and spirits produced by award-winning producers.
The Exhibitors: So wondering what to expect? Well you'll find brands you are already familiar with and some you should definitely get to know. So it will be folks that have products or services in the Gourmet Accessories, Gourmet Foods & Beverages, Dining & Entertaining, Gourmet Education, Interior Design, Kitchenware, Outdoor Entertaining, and Travel industries among others are exhibiting at The Gourmet Experience.
Okay now that I've hopefully wet your appetite, here's the 411 on the where, when and how much:
Single Day Passes: Gourmands [foodie/corkdorks] looking to satisfy their hunger for a single day of The Gourmet Experience may purchase a Single Day Pass, good from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on either one of the action-packed days. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
The Weekend Gourmet: Oh so you want the whole enchilada do ya, then this would be your ticket to ride, go for the “The Weekend Gourmet” pass, which will give you access to the expo for the entire weekend. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.
Bonus: Free Admission for Children 12 Years of Age and Under
Bring the whole family: The Gourmet Experience is perfect for those up-and-coming gourmands looking to get a sample of the gourmet lifestyle. Children under the12 years of age are admitted into the expo at no cost. Tickets: Click Here