September 28, 2023

Episode #733 – Palm Springs Food and Wine Festival Promises a World-Class Fantasy for Foodies!

It has become an undeniable fact that Palm Springs is now one of the most essential destinations in the world for pleasure-seekers in search of world-class lifestyle experiences, especially when it comes to food and wine. Though this world-renowned desert oasis is still a relatively small city, it enjoys tremendous name recognition and is home to some of the most inspired chefs in the world, gracing the kitchens of an impressive list of extraordinary restaurants.  In fact, there are probably more than enough Michelin stars in the Coachella Valley to light up the desert’s breathtaking night sky.

On November 11th and 12th, the Palm Springs International Food and Wine Festival producers are throwing down the gauntlet, promising a gastronomical and wine enthusiast experience on par or better than the most revered festivals in the country.  In fact, the event is so expansive, it’s being held in the The Palm Springs Stadium Pavillion. Event organizer Jeff Hocker promises a “hip, cool, bohemian and innovative event like only Palm Springs can showcase.”  And Jeff Hocker should know.  He’s been the driving force behind some of the most iconic events in Coachella Valley history.

And if you’re looking for the perfect way to put an exclamation point on your fall fun, this event certainly has Grape Encounters Host David Wilson’s stamp of approval! You’ll understand why if you check out this week’s show which welcomes Jeff Hocker to the studio for a closer look at this fall’s signature food and wine festival.  Jeff and David are definitely not strangers because, as most long-time listeners know, David hosted afternoon drive on the leading news and talk station about a dozen years ago and participated in many of Jeff’s terrific events.

Even if you can’t make this year’s festival, you ought to give a listen anyway as Jeff explains the things every person should know to better choose and navigate festivals near and far. It’s very useful information that will help you choose and get more enjoyment out of big events like the Palm Springs Food and Wine Festival.

Don’t miss what will surely be a vibrant celebration of flavor and creativity!
Enjoy premium wine tasting from boutique wineries from around the globe.
The festival also brings together some of the best chefs in the world to celebrate food, drink, culture, and entertainment that will leave you inspired and ready to explore all that this area has to offer. From creative tasting experiences to celebrity chef dinners and engaging cooking classes, this event will bring together the finest ingredients, flavors, and people to create a truly special and unique experience and, adding to the fun will be a live broadcast stage featuring none other than David Wilson, making his first return to the US in more than a year.  David will bring a lengthy list of award-winning chefs, restaurant owners, and food purveyors to the stage to discuss the international and Palm Springs food scene.

The Festival will take place on November 11th and 12th.  For more information, log on to Palm Springs International Food and Wine Festival.


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