Editor’s Pick: Palm Desert Food & Wine

The annual culinary gathering brings Food Network stars, top restaurants, and incredible wine to the desert in March.

Emily Chavous Foster Current Guide, Restaurants

Sample the work of Food Network stars (and more than a few glasses of wine) at this Palm Desert fest.

Good eats bring people together, and few events do that as well as Palm Desert Food & Wine, which happens March 24–26 at The Gardens on El Paseo.

Call me biased (because Palm Springs Life produces the multiday culinary extravaganza, presented by Agua Caliente Casinos), but when you give me my very own wine glass for tastings upon entry — the ultimate neck candy, worn on a lanyard — and provide access to unlimited bites from the region’s top restaurants, you can count me in, every single time.

Pair that with live cooking demonstrations by the esteemed chefs I’ve been watching on Food Network for years, during which audience members actually get to sample their creations, and I may never leave.

This year’s participants include Michelin-starred restaurateur Curtis Stone, The Great Food Truck Race’s Tyler Florence, and pie master Gale Gand, among many others. Events are separately ticketed and tend to sell out in advance, so get yours early. See you there!