2015 Grand Tasting

The Saturday evening Grand Tasting event has something for everyone.

Event starts at 5:30 pm!

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 SEVEN local Mammoth Lakes fine dining restaurants will be presenting their best dish for you to enjoy at the same time.

Participating fine-dining restaurants include: Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar, Whitebark, Restaurant Skadi, Red Lantern, Mammoth Rock Brasserie, Chart House, 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 two teams consisting of four chefs (one pair from Mammoth, the other from Los Angeles) compete in an arena.

They will be given a mystery basket for the main ingredients augmented by a common pantry of staple items.

The two chefs representing Los Angeles are Chef Raphael Lunetta and Chef Josiah Citrin, while the chefs representing Mammoth are Chef Frederic Pierrel and Chef Dan Molnar.

Each team will have 25 minutes to create their most spectacular dish to be judged by a panel of experts who will determine a winner based on taste, creativity, and presentation.

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—like tickets for two to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in May, 2016.

In honor of Dave McCoy’s 99th year, this year’s Grand Tasting Ticket is only $99!

Purchase your tickets here.

We look forward to celebrating the 5th Annual Mammoth Food & Wine Experience with you!