Spots still remain for restaurants, chefs and other food-related vendors to join the Wine & Food Experience Nov. 12 at the Camarillo Hangar.
The event presented by USA TODAY, parent company of the Ventura County Star, will feature bites from area eateries and sips from breweries, distilleries and vineyards. The festival at the Camarillo Airport runs 1-4 p.m. in the hangar at 455 Aviation Drive.
Already signed on are Graham Harris of Thousand Oak’s farm-to-table Decker Kitchen and Yukari Watanabe of Ventura’s Gotetsu, which serves Japanese small dishes, among other local chefs.
This festival functions as a grand tour of the culinary scene in Ventura County and beyond. The experience is part of a seven-city tour — with stops in Indianapolis; Louisville, Kentucky; Asheville, North Carolina; Tampa and Paradise Coast in Florida; and in California, Ventura County and Palm Springs. The festival celebrates the best chefs, wine and food in each participating USA TODAY NETWORK community.
VIP tickets that allow entrance an hour early are $100 and general admission tickets for the festival are $65. Tickets can be purchased online at wineandfood.usatoday.com/events/ventura. Prices go up on the day of the event.
A portion of the proceeds will be given to Oxnard-based nonprofit Food Share Ventura County, the regional food bank.