O.C. Restaurant Association President Pam Waitt spent five years planning the inaugural Pacific Wine & Food Classic, which debuts on the shores of Newport Dunes Resort Aug. 19 and 20. Local celebrated chefs like Pascal Olhats and Cathy Pavlos will dish out summer-inspired bites; wineries such as Ferrari-Carano and Conundrum will pour nectars; and Food Network star Simon Majumdar will play host. For VIPs? Those ticketholders ($200 for one day, $350 for both days) can sip cocktails by Patrón, enjoy special nibbles and delight in sweets by Mixed Bakery. Classic, indeed!