Uncorked! An International Wine & Food Fest is heading to the Festival of Arts grounds in Laguna Beach on March 10, from 1 – 4 PM. This event, part of the four-day Laguna Beach a la Carte – A Food & Wine Experience, will allow attendees to taste samples from 25 international wineries and 24 local restaurants. General admission is $75 pre-sale (by 3/9/12) or $95 at the door. VIP tickets ($125) include a 10 AM wine seminar with Master Sommelier, Peter Neptune, and early admission to the Uncorked tasting event. For tickets call 800-595-4849 or purchase online. A portion of the proceeds benefits CHOC Children’s Hospital.
Special hotel rates are available for Laguna Beach a la Carte attendees at the following lodging properties:
Aliso Creek Inn: 949-499-2271
Attend Laguna Beach a la Carte and receive a 20% rate discount. Valid 3/8-3/11/12.
Casa Laguna Inn and Spa: 949-494-2996
Laguna Beach a la Carte attendees will receive 20% off any room type. This offer is good on new reservations only and cannot be retroactive to existing reservations.Valid 3/8-3/11/12.
Hotel Laguna: 949-494-1151
Mention Laguna Beach a la Carte at newly renovated Hotel Laguna for 10% off regular room rates from March 8-12, subject to availability.
Inn at Laguna Beach: 949-497-9722
Rates starting at $149 night plus complimentary parking. Be sure to mention Laguna Beach a la Carte.
La Casa del Camino: 949-497-2446
Book any room and receive two complimentary Mojitos and one appetizer from The Rooftop Lounge or K’ya Bistro Bar. Valid March 8-11, 2012. No cash value not valid with any other special offer.
Pacific Edge Hotel: 949-281-5709
Pacific Edge a La Carte VIP Package:
Four-night stay in a waterfront room (check-in 3/8, check-out 3/12), free entry into Sunday’s Snack, Sip, and Surf event, free prix-fixe dinner at The Deck or Beach House, surf cabana for 10 guests (on 3/8 or 3/9), Massage in Spa Cabana ($1,199). Restrictions Apply. Based on availability.
A la Carte Long Weekender’s Package:
Three-night stay in a waterfront room (check-in 3/9, check-out 3/12), free entry into Sunday’s Snack, Sip, and Surf event, free prix-fixe dinner at The Deck or Beach House ($799). Restrictions Apply. Based on availability.
A la Carte Package:
Two-night stay in a waterfront room (check-in 3/10, check-out 3/12), free entry into Sunday’s Snack, Sip, and Surf event or free prix-fixe dinner at The Deck, Free appetizer or cocktail at The Deck ($599). Restrictions Apply. Based on availability.
Snack, Sip, and Stay Sunday Package:
One-night stay in a waterfront room (check-in 3/11, check-out 3/12), free entry into Sunday’s Snack, Sip, and Surf event, free cabana on 3/12 ($350). Restrictions Apply. Based on availability.
10% off of your stay if you live in Orange County; 10% discount on room if you purchase a ticket to Sunday’s Snack, Sip, and Surf Event; 10% off regular menu with room at Pacific Edge Hotel. Restrictions Apply. Based on availability.
Surf & Sand Resort: 949-497-4477
Stay in a Sea View Room for $425 on Thursday or Sunday; $499 Friday or Saturday. Book by mid-February; based on availability. Some restrictions apply; Savings up to $50 off rack rate.
Laguna Beach restaurant samplings will be provided by:
230 Forest Avenue
The Beach House
Dizz’s As Is
Eva’s Caribbean Kitchen
House of Big Fish & Ice Cold Beer
K’ya Bistro Bar
Laguna Culinary Arts
Mosaic Bar & Grille
Sapphire Restaurant & Pantry
Three Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink
Participating wineries include:
Belasco de Baquedano
Frank Family Vineyards
Hedges Family Estate
Louis Michel & Fils
Marques de Murrieta
Pazo de Barrantes
Tenute di Nozzole
Beer tastings provided by Cismontane Brewing Company.
Saki tastings provided by TyKu Sake.