We were wondering what else Desert Trip attendees would do when the evening's headliners weren't onstage and the answer is simple: eat, drink and empty out their wallets.
Desert Trip, the Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Rolling Stones music festival, has announced its culinary lineup and it includes over 30 stellar chefs from around the world—but mostly New York and LA. Celebrity chefs like Marcus Samuelsson, Scott Conant and Dominique Ansel will join locals like Curtis Stone (Maude), Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec) and Michael Voltaggio (Ink) for a weekend of pop-ups and fine dining experiences.
On the booze side, there's a beer lineup curated by Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch, a wine flight from sommelier Rajat Parr and a cocktail program helmed by Cedd Moses (Seven Grand, the Varnish) and the Houston Brothers (No Vacancy, Break Room 86).
Of course, none of these highly-curated programs will come cheap. The price per person per day is $179 for the wine experience, $159 for the cocktail and food experience, and $129 for the craft beer and food experience. If you insist on feeding your gourmand tendencies, you can bundle all of the experiences together for $499 a day. In addition, Outstanding in the Field reservations are available for $225 a seating.
You can find more info on the culinary packages at the Desert Trip site; passes for the festival and its food experiences go on sale Monday, May 9 at 10am.
The Empire Polo Club is no stranger to high-end food experiences: Outstanding in the Field has become a Coachella staple (and one of its culinary highlights) and the Houston Brothers operated a cocktail cabin that stayed open through Stagecoach. But Desert Trip is setting a new standard for concert cuisine.
Here's the full lineup of chefs: Marcus Samuelsson, Daniel Humm, Curtis Stone, Michael Mina, Dominique Ansel, Michael Voltaggio, Ludo Lefebvre, Scott Conant, Dean Fearing, Marcel Vigneron, Jason Neroni, Jamie DeRosa, Steven Fretz, Kris Morningstar, Chris Oh, Dominique Crenn, Michael Hung, Dakota Weiss, Phillip Frankland Lee, Duff Goldman, Rajat Parr, Elia Aboumrad, Christian Page, Kristen Kish, Ilan Hall, Guy Turland.