KAABOO Del Mar announces culinary and visual artist lineups
by EMILY BLACKWOOD
Published - 06/10/19 - 11:54 AM | 1204 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Award-winning chef Michael Mina is serving as the KAABOO culinary brand ambassador this year, and American chef Richard Blais will return to KAABOO for the fifth time. Wikicommons.
Award-winning chef Michael Mina is serving as the KAABOO culinary brand ambassador this year, and American chef Richard Blais will return to KAABOO for the fifth time. Wikicommons.
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KAABOO Del Mar recently announced the culinary and visual artist lineups for its three-day immersive festival experience. PALATE will feature gourmet food and craft libations tastings and live demonstrations from award-winning chefs Michael Mina and Richard Blais.
 
Mina, a celebrity chef known for his namesake restaurants in Las Vegas and San Francisco, will the lead the gourmet food charge with Blais, who’s responsible for San Diego-favorites Juniper & Ivy and The Crack Shack. The two will host cooking demonstrations and food pairings all weekend alongside other culinary experts like Antonia Lofaso (Scopa Italian Roots), Nyesha Arrington (Native), Eduardo Garcia (Montana Mex), Travis Swikard (Boulud Sud, Bar Boulud), and Ryan Gilbert (Vista Valley Country Club). San Diego’s own Troy Johnson will host. 
 
In addition to the tasting, other food options will be available throughout the festival, such as Afters Ice Cream, Bling Bling Dumpling, Dogtown Dogs, Monster Fries, Oodles of Noodles. Puesto, Roxy Restaurant and more. 
 
KAABOO Del Mar also announced that nine artists will be creating murals over the course of the weekend as a part of ARTWORK. They include pop-art creative Greg Mike, abstract illustrationist Yellena James, Australian multidisciplinary maven Georgia Hill, California native pop-surrealist Caia Koopman, naturally inspired, Spanish street-art specialist Sabek, ethereal muralist Carly Ealey, and more. 
 
An ARTWORK exhibition will also be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds indoor area. Exhibiting artists include Alla Tsank, Brady Willmott, Dodge Williams, Jaclyn Rose, Lady Mags, Melissa Walter, Sharon Kaplan and more.
 
These new lineups come after the previously announced musical headliners Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band, and Mumford & Sons. Passes for the festival start at $339 and include options for VIP passes with exclusive culinary experiences, private bathrooms and private artist performances. For more information or to purchase, visit kaaboodelmar.com.
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