Print

“Tastemakers of Orange County” fundraiser comes to Argyros Plaza

The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) brings back its “Tastemakers of Orange County” fundraising event on Wednesday, Oct. 13 in the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.

Nearly two dozen local chefs will celebrate the Asian and Pacific Islander community, culture and heritage by giving guests the opportunity to indulge in one-of-a-kind Asian and Pacific Island-inspired dishes.

Tastemakers Chefs

Submitted photo

Nearly two dozen local chefs will celebrate the Asian and Pacific Islander community, culture and heritage at Tastemakers of Orange County

Proceeds from tickets sold for this event benefit OCAPICA to support mental health, health, workforce, youth in education and civic engagement opportunities for low-income families throughout Orange County.

Among the participating chefs and restaurants, those from Newport Beach include:

–Sandro Nardone, Bello by Sandro Nardone

–Takashi Abe & Ted Lee, Bluefin

–Rich Mead, Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens

–Max Schlutz, Sessions West Coast Deli

–Brian Huskey, Tackle Box

–Ivan Calderon, Taco Rosa

–Ed Lee, Wahoo’s Fish Taco

In addition to the food tastings, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy beverages by Gaviña Gourmet Coffee, 7 Leaves Café, Firestone Walker 805 and Sierra Nevada. The celebration at Argyros Plaza will also include entertainment, a silent auction and opportunity drawing for guests to enjoy.

Tickets are available to the public for $135 for VIP, which allows early entry at 6 p.m.; and $95 for General Admission from 7-9 p.m. Parking is available for $12. For more information and tickets, visit https://tmoc2021ocapica.eventbrite.com.

Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.