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OCTOBER 16, 2014

It’s always fun to be around the best of the best of the culinary world and Celebrity Cruises got to mingle with the elite restaurateurs, chefs and bakers in Orange County at the Golden Foodies Awards at the end of last month. The Golden Foodies celebrates the food industry of Orange County and held its fourth annual food industry award ceremony on September 28 at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach.

The evening began with a marketplace of booths where those invited to the event were able to mingle and sample food from the restaurants up for a Golden Foodies award. Succulent sliders, savory scallops, artisan bread, farm to table delicacies and even coffee ice cream floats were served up. In addition, wineries, distilleries and breweries were at the event to serve up drinks alongside the food – including Celebrity Cruises.

We poured our Signature Sangria for Golden Foodies attendees, which is a white sangria made with an abundance of fruit. It was a refreshing hit on the hot fall night in Southern California. The Celebrity Cruises Signature Sangria is served onboard our ships.

Soon after the sun set it was time for the awards. Everyone filed into the banquet room where we were met with tables full of golden goodies: gold covered cake pops, cupcakes and more.

The host for the evening was comedian Frances Dilorinzo. She got the crowd engaged with jokes and banter and then the awards portion started. Award presenters included reality stars like Vicki Gunvalson and Heather Dubrow from the Real Housewives of Orange County and Vince Ferragamo, former quarterback for the LA Rams.

The big winner for the night was Chef Michael Rossi of the Ranch Restaurant, who won the coveted Golden Chef award.

Want to try Celebrity Cruises Signature Sangria while sailing around the world? Call us at 800-647-2251 or visit Celebrity Cruises to begin planning your next dream vacation.

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