The weekend that local foodies have spent a year anticipating is finally here.
The Newport Beach Food & Wine Festival will showcase the best of both worlds through Sunday at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort.
Now celebrating its seventh year, the festival includes eight events, from wine seminars to a grand evening gala that's become the toast of Newport.
"We will be presenting the best of what the food and wine industry has to offer, and we are very proud to do so," said Dieter Hissin, the club's executive assistant manager and director of food and beverage. "There's not many of these types of events around anymore."
The event draws guests from around the country to join the many locals who come for a weekend of gastronomic and vinaceous delights.