The 22nd Annual Taste of Newport

by Rod Jeheber on September 14, 2010

Taste of Newport

September 17-19, 2010

Fashion Island in Newport Beach

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo are hosting the 22nd annual Taste of Newport.  There will be a delicious mix of great food, drink, music and fun! The hosts expects to over 50,000 people to Newport Center Drive at Fashion Island for the party of the year. The three-day food, wine and music festival will be held Friday, September 17th from 6:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday, September 18th from 4:00pm to 11:00pm, and Sunday, September 19th from Noon to 8:00pm. There will be FREE parking in the designated structures at the Santa Rosa entrance, as well as available valet service.

 The Taste of Newport features culinary masterpieces from over 30 of the Newport Beach area’s finest dining establishments. This is your chance to try some of their best offerings – and hopefully you’ll find a new restaurant to try after the event. The Following is just a small sample of some the awesome restaurants that will be serving up samples for a small price! They are also some of my local favorite restaurants as well and have been clients of mine in some way or another!

Back Bay Bistro

● Famous Bistro Kobe Sliders – Mini Kobe burger topped with bleu cheese, caramelized onions, and served on fresh potato roll

● New Pulled Pork Sliders – Pulled pork topped with Pineapple Slaw and served on fresh potato roll

● Lobster Quesadilla – Hearty Lobster, shrimp, and bell pepper quesadilla in a flour tortilla

● Lobster Bisque – Delicious cream base lobster soup with a hint of sherry wine

Christopher Michael Chocolates

● Bon Bon/Truffle – Assorted Flavors

● Chocolate Bars – Plain Milk or Dark or with Almonds, Hazelnuts, Macadamia Nut, Pop Rocks or Grey Sea Salt. Sizzling Bacon Bar or Aztec Spiced Bar

● Bag of Chocolate Covered – Corn Flakes, Almonds (Spiced or Regular), Peanut Brittle, or Handmade Marshmallows

● Smore – Toasted Handmade Marshmallow on top of Chocolate (Milk or Dark) Covered Graham Cracker

● Hot Drinking Chocolate – Regular or Spicy Aztec

● Macaroon – Assorted Flavors

Ho Sum Bistro

● Honey Glazed Spicy Chicken – Tender Pieces of Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wok Tossed & Served over Rice

● Coconut Shrimp – Delicious Tender Shrimp lightly coated in Sweet Coconut & Flash Fried

● Ho Sum “Combo Salad” Our Signature Dish! Simply the Best Chinese Chicken Salad you’ve ever tasted!

● Minced Chicken Lettuce Wrap (our version of a Chinese taco) Crisp lettuce Stuffed with Minced, Seasoned Chicken Breast

● Ho Sum Dumplings – a Chicken Filled Wonton Bathed in a Garlic-Cilantro Sauce

● Spicy Poached Wontons – Delicious Chicken Wontons in a Sweet & Spicy Red-Mandarin Sauce

The Yard House

● Classic Sliders – 2 Each

● Ahi Sliders – 2 Each

● Combo Plate – 1 Classic Slider & 1 Ahi Slider

Each night there is also an awesome line up of entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy!


  •  The Gin Blossoms will play on Friday night!

  • Foreigner is playing on Saturday night!

  • Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will close out the show on Sunday afternoon!

Also appearing at the Taste:

  • Stray Cat Lee Rocker
  • Liquid Blue
  • The L.A. Allstars
  • Don’t Stop Belivin’
  • Platinum Rockstars
  • Tizer!
  • THS
  • Derek Bordeaux

Click here for information on tickets!

If I can answer any questions about the upon coming Taste of Newport, please feel free to contact me at 949-723-4393 or email me.


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