The best foodie event of the year finally made its way to San Diego and did not disappoint!

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2016 San Diego Wine & Food Festival

I was recently invited to cover The San Diego Wine and Food Festival and I did not hesitate to jump at the opportunity. These events are after all the reason I became a food blogger. I remember filling out an 8th-grade survey for the school that asked us what our dream job would be when we grew up. I wrote down a food critic. Now, how many kids do you know tell you their dream job is a food critic? #lifegoals

 

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My wine and press pass #lifegoals

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Heading down to one of the most coveted Wine and Food Festivals in California, I couldn’t wait to try all the amazing food. I even skipped breakfast to prepare myself for trying everything in sight! Since I was media, we were able to head in an hour early on Saturday for the Lexus Grand Tasting event. It is a good thing we did too because that line looked crazy! The location was gorgeous, right on the marina. I loved watching all the food vendors get set up for the day. There were chefs preparing their fresh caught fish and burgers sizzling on the grill.

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The food certainly did not disappoint!

 I sampled everything from delicious lamb chops, grilled cheese with butternut squash soup from Barley and Mash, foie gras ravioli, braised short rib from Rustic Root, and so much more. The entire event was massive with tents set up from over 200 wineries, breweries and spirit companies. As well as over 60 chefs, restaurants, and gourmet foods.

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We also sampled some amazing wine from all over Southern California. They even had an area with wines from Temecula Valley, which I love. We were able to revisit wines we loved and discover new wines to add to our favorites list. Wines weren’t the only drinks be served at the event. If wine isn’t your preference, they had amazing cocktails, including Moscow mules frozen with nitrous oxide to create a delicious iced dessert.

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The Promiscuous Fork, lamb lollipops

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If you missed out this year, The San Diego Wine and Food Festival keeps getting better and better. My favorite tastings this year were the delicious red wines from Faulkner Winery, Lamb Lollipops from The Promiscuous Fork, and the Mini Pumpkin Pie from Seasons 52. Thank you again to the amazing organizers for putting together such an amazing event!

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