Oktoberfest on the Pier


10 AM – 2 PM
Pacific Park & Santa Monica Pier

This October, join some of the best chefs and restaurants in Los Angeles for an Oktoberfest celebration like none other, one that fuses great food and amusement park experiences to benefit Special Olympics Southern California athletes.

Tickets for the 21st annual Pier del Sol on Sunday, Oct. 8 are on sale. This is an exciting and unique day of fun on the historic Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park. At the only food & spirit festival fused with a backyard private amusement park experience, attendees will enjoy an exclusive VIP brunch featuring mouthwatering tastings from over 35 of L.A.’s top chefs and restaurants, complete with a beach top beer & wine garden, entertainment, music, arts & crafts, games, and unlimited rides.

This year’s Honorary Chef is Gino Angelini, from one of the area’s hottest restaurants, Angelini Osteria. He has been a dedicated supporter and friend of Special Olympics Southern California for the past 14 years. The Pier del Sol honoree for 2017 will be Pacific Park CEO Mary Ann Powell. Honorary co-chairs of the event are Maria Shriver and Bobby Shriver.

Here is who is scheduled to bring tasty treats to your taste buds:

Angelini Osteria (with Pier del Sol honorary chef Gino Angelini)
BJs Restaurants (Chef David Vazquez)
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company (Chef Kelly Bowers)
Clementine (Chef Annie Miller)
Dandy Don’s HomeMade Ice Cream (Chef Don Whittemore)
Dulan’s on Crenshaw Soul Food (Chef Greg Dulan)
El Cholo Los Angeles (Chef Gerardo Ochoa)
Four Stars Private Cuisine (Chef Alain Giraud)
Hache LA (Chef Michael Schepers)
Josette Bistro at Normandie (Chef Josette LeBlond)
Chef Kimmy Tang
LA Prime Restaurant / Westin Bonaventure Hotel (Chefs Joseph Mills & Carlos Bojorquez)
Luxe Hotel (Chef Olivier Rousselle)
Manhattan House (Chef Juan Torres)
Mari / inside Intercontinental Hotel (Chefs Jonathan Wood & Shane Hosac)
Mariasol (Chef Antonio Centeno)
Melissa’s Produce (Chef Tom Fraker)
Melisse and Charcoal Venice (Chef Josiah Citrin)
Mzuma Kitchen and Baklava House (Chef Mualla Bulut)
Pinks Hot Dogs (Chef Richard Pink)
Poke Shack (Chef Casey Parker)
Porta Via (Chef Peter Garland)
Providence and Connie & Ted’s (Chef Michael Cimarusti)
Sprinkles (Chef Candace Nelson)
Tanino Ristorante Bar / Via Alloro (Chef Tanino Drago)
Terroni (Chef Stephen Murray)
Upper Crust (Chef Paulo Lopes)
Zapien’s Salsa Grill (Chef Marco Zapien)
Wexler’s Deli (Chef Micah Wexler)

The VIP Brunch includes unlimited rides to Pacific Park and 12 game booth tickets. The special VIP Brunch will feature amazing food from L.A.’s top chefs and restaurants. This year’s theme is “Oktoberfest,” where a beach top Beer & Wine Garden will enhance your culinary palette.

Admission to the VIP Brunch is $175 per adult ticket and $75 for children (ages 5 to 12 – available at the door day of event only). Children under five are free, but will not receive a meal/beverage coupon nor game tickets.

Some of the featured chefs within the VIP Brunch at Pier del Sol include Angelini Osteria, BJ’s Restaurants, Clementine, Dandy Don’s HomeMade Ice Cream, Dulans’ on Crenshaw Soul Food, El Cholo, Melissa’s Produce, Pinks Hot Dogs, Playa Provisions, Providence and Birch, Sprinkles, Kimmy Tang and LA Prime Restaurant/Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
General admission to the event is $75 per ticket and includes unlimited ride wristband (valid all day after event is over until park closes), eight game booth tickets, and a meal/beverage coupon to be redeemed at the Pacific Park Food Plaza.

To purchase tickets, visit SOSC.org/PierDelSol.

FACEBOOK: SpecialOlympics.socal

Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities through sports, health, and leadership programs. Special Olympics helps athletes become more independent, build self-esteem, and live healthier lives. They inspire people to open their hearts and create more accepting and inclusive communities. All Special Olympics programs are free to the athletes and their families. Learn more at www.sosc.org.

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