During the Pebble Beach weekend, we stayed at neighboring hotel L’Auberge Carmel located in downtown Carmel. This is a very charming, luxurious hotel so if you’re looking to pair your fabulous Pebble Beach Food & Wine experience with a high-end hotel stay I recommend the L’Auberge. We also arrived in style partnering with event partner Lexus who shared this Lexus NX 300 F Sport with me for the weekend trip.
This year’s Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival was just as amazing if not more than years prior. One of the highlights of the weekend is always enjoying the Grand Tastings on Saturday and Sunday with amazing chefs, wineries, distilleries and more. See some of the highlights of the two-day grand tastings below!
I’m so excited for today’s Grand Tasting!! We also got to pull up front and center to park our Lexus at the event. There are such amazing perks for Lexus owners throughout the Pebble Beach Food & Wine weekend!
Me and my friend Kelsey Phelps as we arrived to Sunday’s grand tasting.
Michael Passmore of Passmore Ranch and Joey Elenterio
Chef John Cox of Bear & The Star one of my favorite restaurants in Los Olivos. Read more about Los Olivos here
What a blast meeting and holding this crab at the Bear & The Star’s table.
Chef Kelly Larson who’s Pudding Cake was incredible!
Chef Dave LeFevre and his team
One of the best parts about this event is seeing old friends and meeting new ones. It was such a treat to meet Chef Oliver Ridgeway a Sacramento Chef I had been following and never had the chance to meet.
The Home Restaurant Team which is a restaurant I got familiar with during the event. Chef Brad and his team were super friendly and their food was beyond delicious!
The delicious Abalone dish the Home team served. I was in love!
Visiting the Master Card Moet & Chandon lounge. I always love an excuse for a glass of Moet & Chandon!
Chef Tyler with Salt & Straw. He had one of the most delicious dishes I enjoyed at the Grand Tasting!
Hanging with the incredibly friendly team from Folktale Winery who made an incredibly delicious dish.
Some of the Sommelier team who made Pebble Beach happen pouring throughout the weekend at events and dinners.
Flashbacks to my recent visit to Franciacortia Italy enjoying Ca’del Bosco Sparkling Wines. Read more about this incredible Winery here.
Chef William Burns of Moody’s Bistro who made another one of my favorite dishes I enjoyed which was a Halibut Cheek with English peas and sea urchin. It was so delicious I went back for seconds.
The delicious Pol Roger 2018 Champagne I fell in love with….
At the end of the event, one of the perks of Lexus owners or ticket hotels with the Lexus courtesy option was that guests were driven in an official Lexus vehicle back to their hotel or destination of choice.
Cheers, that’s a wrap! Thanks to the Pebble Beach Food & Wine team for having me attend this year’s festivities and hosting me as media. I look forward to seeing you next year!