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 several local Mammoth Lakes fine dining restaurants will be presenting their best dish for you to enjoy at the same time. These chefs will be competing for the people’s choice award of “Best Dish,” so come prepared to vote for your favorite!
After you elevate your palate one wine at a time, the show begins. A competition between two local Mammoth Chefs and two Los Angeles chefs will take place, life in front of your eyes. These chefs will take on the challenge of putting two dishes of the same meal together within 30 minutes from a box of unknown ingredients. One set of meals will be judged by a panel of three to see who has better chops, Mammoth or Los Angeles. The other set of meals will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with proceeds benefiting higher education and the arts in the Eastern Sierra (naturally).
Wrapping up the evening, the live auction commences where you will have the opportunity to put that paddle to good use and bid on several enticing auctions items ranging from a stash of wine (100+bottles!) to vacation trips to exotic places.
Please join us as we celebrate the Mammoth Lakes Foundation and the 5th Annual Mammoth Food & Wine Experience!