On the evening of March 31, more than 500 Orange County foodies and wine aficionados descended upon SOCO in Costa Mesa for the 2nd Annual SOCO Uncorked, a wine and food pairing experience featuring SOCO's award-winning restaurants and more than 30 wine producers from around the world.
Project Hope Alliance is grateful to have been named as the beneficiary of this delicious event for the second year in a row, an evening that makes every drop count toward ending the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time.
Through Uncorked's ticket sales, wine purchases, and generous donations from guests and sponsors, SOCO Uncorked raised more than $10,000 for PHA, which will help us end homelessness for seven Orange County families.
SOCO Uncorked By The Numbers
$10,500 donation goal reached
21 culinary destinations
Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed small bites from favorite eateries including Taco Maria, Bistro Papillote, Pueblo, and ARC with wine pairings curated by LCA Wine's Nancy Milby. Prior to the tasting event, VIP guests experienced a private wine seminar with Sommelier Peter Neptune of Neptune School of Wine and a live duck deconstruction demo by ARC restaurant's executive chef Noah Blom. Set in SOCO's spacious outdoor courtyard, guests also enjoyed live music by Tijuana Dogs' Matt Mauser and the Frank Sinatra Tribute Band.
Endless thanks to SOCO, The OC Mix, Kitchen Table Marketing + PR, and all of the extraordinary culinary partners, event sponsors, and guests for giving the gift of hope for the kids!
Enjoy the video recaps below:
Don't miss PHA's amazing Development & Communications Manager Susi Diaz at :25!
SOCO contributed to this report.