Saturday Grand Tasting



The Saturday evening Grand Tasting event has something for everyone.

Adjacent to the Mammoth Campus of Cerro Coso Community College, the Grand Tasting takes place outdoors in the Edison Pavilion.

Nearly 20 wineries will be pouring 100+ exceptional wines for you to taste while SIX local Mammoth Lakes fine dining restaurants will be presenting their best dish for you to enjoy.

Participating fine-dining restaurants include: Delicious Kitchen, Whitebark, Red Lantern, Jimmy’s Taverna, Mammoth Rock Brasserie, and Lakefront.

Chefs from these fine-dining restaurants will compete for the people’s choice award of “Best Dish,” so come prepared to vote for your favorite.

Live entertainment this year includes a Celebrity Chef Battle where one chef from Mammoth will compete against a chef from Los Angeles  in an arena. The chef representing Los Angeles is Jason Neroni, of Rose Cafe in Venice, while the chef representing Mammoth is Chef Conrad Morman from Petra’s.

They will be given a mystery basket for the main ingredients augmented by a common pantry of staple items. Each chef will have 25 minutes to create his most spectacular dish to be judged by a panel of experts who will determine a winner based on taste, creativity, and presentation. The Celebrity Chef Battle will be hosted by the one and only Brad Metzger of Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions.

Saturday evening culminates with a live auction where attendees can bid on several enticing auction items ranging from a collection of wines poured at the Grand Tasting (over 100 bottles!) to vacation trips sure to be on everyone’s bucket list.

We look forward to celebrating the 6th Annual Mammoth Food & Wine Experience with you!