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AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival to benefit programs for people with disabilities

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AbilityFirst, a Pasadena-based nonprofit that provides programs and services to help children and adults with disabilities live a fuller life, is celebrating its 50th Food & Wine Festival at a new location: The Urquhart Residence in South Pasadena. 

To be held on Sunday, June 9, from 5 to 8 p.m., the landmark outdoor event is expected to draw over 400 guests who will indulge in culinary delights featuring more than 20 top restaurants, cocktail bars, wineries, and breweries and more. As AbilityFirst marks this special anniversary, this year’s festival promises an evening filled with exquisite flavors, entertainment, and a celebration of AbilityFirst’s mission.

Some of this year’s AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival restaurants and desserts include Agnes Restaurant & Cheesery, Alexander’s Steakhouse, Beard Papa’s, Bone Kettle, El Cholo Café, Gale’s Restaurant, Kensington Caterers, Lord Empanada, Marina, Mi Piace, Nothing Bundt Cake, Pocha LA, Porto’s Bakery, Stems: Cheese, Charcuterie & Catering, Tam O’Shanter, The George, We Olive & Wine Bar, and more. Beverages featured include cocktails and spirit tastings from 1886 at The Raymond, Dulce Vida Tequila, Empress 1908 Gin, Gerlach’s, Knox & Dobson, and Old Hillside Bourbon Company; Craft Beer from Golden Road Brewing, San Gabriel’s Ogopogo Brewing, along with specially curated Wines from Caymus Vineyards, Navarro Vineyards, and Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by Celsius, and PepsiCo.

| Photo courtesy of the AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival

Proceeds from this year’s Food & Wine Festival will directly benefit AbilityFirst’s programs which help individuals transition from childhood to adult life; providing employment preparation, training, and experience; build social connections and independence; and offer participants and their caregivers an opportunity to refresh and recharge through recreational activities. AbilityFirst’s person-centered programs empower individuals to discover what is important to them in their lives, and to develop the skills that are important for them to achieve their goals.

For more information and to purchase tickets to this year’s 50th annual AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival, visit https://one.bidpal.net/affestival24/ticketing(details:ticketing-summary).

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