KAABOO 2019 Chef Lineup

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KAABOO Del Mar, Southern California’s premier three-day live entertainment experience happening September 13-15, 2019 in Del Mar, CA, has announced its PALATE (culinary) lineup. The culinary programming for the fifth annual event will feature demonstrations and gourmet tastings from celebrated culinary artisans including Michael Mina, Richard Blais, Antonia Lofaso, Nyesha Arrington, and more.

The newly announced culinary artists will join previously announced musical headliners Kings of Leon (Friday), Dave Matthews Band (Saturday), Mumford & Sons(Sunday), and a special Southern California performance by Duran Duran, as well as comedy ninjas Brett Kreischer, Wayne Brady, Bob Saget, Tig Notaro, and many more.

KAABOO culinary brand ambassador chef Michael Mina (Mina Group, International Smoke, Cal Mare) and five-time returning KAABOO chef Richard Blais (Juniper & Ivy, The Crack Shack), lead the PALATE lineup. The two will bring their respective award-winning menus to the oceanfront festival offering cooking demonstrations and tastings all weekend long. Mina, who is known for his bold dining concepts and internationally acclaimed restaurants, and James Beard nominated Blais, will craft food pairings alongside esteemed culinary experts Antonia Lofaso (Scopa Italian Roots), Nyesha Arrington (Native), Eduardo Garcia (Montana Mex), Travis Swikard (Boulud Sud, Bar Boulud), Ryan Gilbert (Vista Valley Country Club), and host Troy Johnson.

The 2019 PALATE program will feature offerings from Bling Bling Dumpling, Bra-boz, Broad Street Oyster Co., Everbowl, Madre! Oaxacan Restaurant & Mezcaleria, Mariposa Ice Cream, Miss Mini Donuts, Morton’s the Steakhouse, Napizza, Nacho Taco, Poseidon Del Mar, Red Hat Coffee, Red O Taste of Mexico, Shawarma Point, So Rich! Chocolates, Stoked Poke, The Baked Bear of Carmel Valley, The Barbecue Experience, and The Oceanaire Seafood Room.

Additional on-site eats include Afters Ice Cream, Belly Bombz, Bread & Cheese, Buqqa Truck Gourmet, Dogtown Dogs, Hungry Belly Thai, Kettle Corn, Matador Paella, Me So Hungry Truck, Meltdown Gourmet, Monster Fries, Oodles of Noodles, Puesto, Rice Balls of Fire, Ricky’s California Corn Dog, Romega Taqueira, Roxy Restaurant, Spicy Pie, Superfood & Company, The Deli Doctor, The Middle Feast Food Truck, Union Food Truck, and Wafl Truck.

All KAABOO passes are now on sale at kaaboodelmar.com. HANG LOOSE (GA) passes are available starting at $339, while HANG FIVE (VIP) and HANG TEN (VIP) passes are currently at $979 and $3999, respectively. HANG FIVE (VIP) features premium stage viewing; exclusive culinary options for purchase; private restrooms; access to the AMPLIFY Escape lounge featuring private artist performances; and more. HANG TEN (VIP) includes all the features of HANG FIVE (VIP) plus access to onstage viewing; exclusive meet and greet opportunities with KAABOO performers; complimentary beverages and food provided; golf cart access; and more. For those looking for an entirely immersive experience, KAABOO offers the ULTIMATE HANG pass. Get the full scoop at kaaboodelmar.com/ultimate-hang.

Michelle Stansbury is a freelance food, travel, and lifestyle writer. Feel free to reach out to her at [email protected] with story ideas!

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