Oakland Zoo Presents 25th Annual Walk in the Wild: An Epicurean Escapade

Erin Harrison
June 11, 2017

Oakland, CA—Oakland Zoo’s 25th Annual ‘Walk in the Wild’ premier event to benefit animals and education takes place on June 24, 2016, from 5:30pm – 10:00pm. The annual fundraiser, a completely sold out event last year, offers guests an evening of live musical entertainment, scrumptious dining from the Bay Area’s top chefs and restaurants, an impressive selection of regional beers and wines, and delicious desserts. Over 100 Bay Area restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and bakeries are participating.

In addition to the main event, the Private Patron (pre-) Party will take place from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at The Landing Café in the Zoo’s new Kaiser Permanente Visitor Center. The Patron Party will include a VIP preview of the monumental California Trail expansion, hear from Oakland Zoo President and CEO, Dr. Joel Parrott and enjoy tapas-style appetizers prepared by five executive chefs.

With each reservation, guests receive a commemorative wine glass and butler tray to try samples of superb culinary cuisine paired with fine wine, beer, and specialty drinks. Reservations start at $150 per person. All proceeds support Oakland Zoo in providing the highest quality animal care and habitats, supporting conservation of endangered species worldwide, and delivering impactful education programs to inspire the next generation of conservation leaders. Visit oaklandzoo.org and click on Walk in the Wild for more information and to make reservations or contact the Zoo directly at 510-632-9525 ext. 154.

Due to the service of alcohol, adults only. No guests under 21 please.

Oakland Zoo’s Walk in the Wild event is sponsored by Taiwan, the Heart of Asia. Praised by The New York Times as the "island of green in Asia," Taiwan has been devoting tremendous efforts and resources into the development of Green Tourism. Nature and wildlife conservation is the driving force behind Taiwan's infrastructural development that links tourists to Taiwan's wilderness - the home to the world's highest concentration of butterfly and bird species as well as a protected habitat for the critically endangered Taiwan Formosan Black Bear and white dolphin. As an avid supporter of animal conservation, Taiwan Tourism Bureau San Francisco Office is extending their efforts in the U.S. through their collaboration with Oakland Zoo.

Participating Vendors

21st Amendment Brewery
alaMar Kitchen & Bar
Ale Industries
Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar
Big Country Kitchen
Bijou Catering
Bison Brewing Company
Blue Heron Catering
Bordenave's Bakery
Buffalo Bill's Brewery
Calicraft Brewing Company
Christine's Upper Crust Pies
Concannon Vineyard
The Core Group
Cultivar Wine & Beer
Dashe Cellars
Drakes's Brewing Company
E & O Kitchen and Bar
E.J. Phair Brewery & Alehouse
Eat Drink Be Merry Catering Co.
Elliston Vineyards
Faction Brewing Company
Fenestra Winery
Fentons Creamery
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Fusion Jerky
Gilman Brewing Company
Gregory's Gourmet Desserts
Holly’s Mandarin
Independent Brewing Company
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Keena's Kitchen
Kinder's BBQ
La Bocca Fina Catering
Ladyfingers Bakery
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lava Pit Hawaiian Grill
Little Skillet
McLaughlin Coffee Company
Marley's Treats
Mendocino Brewing Company
Mercy Vineyards
Mestiza Taqueria
Mill Creek Vineyards & Winery
Montibella Sausage Company
Murrieta’s Well Winery
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Numi Organic Tea
Oakland Zoo
Otaez Mexican Restaurant
Otaez Taqueria
Pacific Coast Brewing
Peter's Kettle Corn
Piccolo Napoli
Pizza Antica
Pizza Port Brewing Company
Portales Taqueria
Red Boy Pizza
Retzlaff Vineyards
Rock Wall Wine Company
Roland Rosario Cellars
Rosamunde Sausage Grill
Rosenblum Cellars
Scott's Seafood - Jack London Square
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
South City Cider
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Steven Kent Winery
Trader Joe's, Rockridge
Treasure Island Wines
Triple Rock Brewing Co.
Trumer Brauerei
Tsingtao Beer
Urban Legend Cellars
US Foods
Wani's Market
Wente Vineyards
Woods Beer Co.
Wood Tavern
World Ground Café

About Oakland Zoo

The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and wildlife conservation onsite and worldwide; with 25¢ from each ticket donated to support conservation partners and programs around the world. The California Trail, a transformational project that more than doubles our size, opens in 2018, and will further our commitment to animal care, education, and conservation with a focus on this state's remarkable native wildlife. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks.