26th Annual Chefs of the Coast Food & Wine Festival

The 26th Annual Chefs of the Coast Food & Wine Festival is Sunday, September 28 on the grounds of the historic Oak Crest Mansion in Pass Christian.

More than 40 of South Mississippi's best chefs will cook up unique creations to delight your taste buds. Guest can also sample more than 100 wines from across the world. Wine experts will also help guests learn about wine and food pairings.

The theme this year is "Half Way to Mardi Gras" and guests are encouraged to mask if they wish. Dress ranges from cocktail to formal attire. Tickets are $75 per person in advance or $100 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit www.chefsofthecoast.com.

In 2004, Chefs of the Coast received an award for one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast Tourism Society. The annual event is sponsored by the Gulf Coast Chapter Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association.

Funds raised from Chefs of the Coast benefit the community by providing scholarships, aiding non-profit organizations and promoting the restaurant, hospitality and tourism industries on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.