Ability First hosts its annual Food and Wine Event on June 5, 2022 from 5 to 8pm. This year’s event returns to in-person, and will once again be held at the Laurabelle A. Robinson House in Pasadena. This is a fantastic event, I have attended multiple times. 

Enjoy gourmet food, craft cocktails, wine and beer tastings while you relax and mingle with friends– all while supporting AbilityFirst programs for people with disabilities. This year’s AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival will bring nearly 400 guests together for one exquisite evening featuring more than 20 top restaurants, cocktail bars, wineries, and breweries and much more.

Some of this year’s AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival Restaurants and Desserts include Alexander’s SteakhouseEl Cholo CaféGale’s RestaurantMi PiacePorto’s BakeryRuth Chris Steak HouseTam O’ShanterWe OliveLark Cake ShopPoppy Cake Bakery CompanyNothing Bundt Cakes, and more.

Beverages featured include Cocktails and Spirit Tastings from 1886 at The RaymondDulce Vida TequilaKrafted SpiritsJuneShine, and Golden Road Brewing, along with specially curated Wines. Pasadena’s very own Cerveceria Del Pueblo will also be pouring their distinctive beers showcasing flavors and aromas from South America, and Califia Farms and PepsiCo will be serving non-alcoholic beverages.

Photo courtesy of the AbilityFirst Festival of Fall

Proceeds from this year’s AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival presented by CHUBB will directly benefit AbilityFirst which has targeted programming to help an individual successfully transition from childhood to adult life; providing employment preparation, training, and experience; building social connections and independence; and offering both their participants and their caregivers an opportunity to refresh and recharge through their 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.

Sponsors: Additional sponsors include, Bank of America, GHJ & Advisors, The Hartford, Longo Toyota-Longo Lexus among others.

Admission varies – Tables are also available. CLICK HERE to for more info or to purchase;

What: Ability First Food and Wine Event
Where: Historic Laurabelle A. Robinson House, 195 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
When: Sunday, June 5, 2022, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Website: https://www.abilityfirst.org/food-wine-festival/