As a West Coast California girl one of the things I get most excited about is my close proximity to Wine Country and San Francisco’s fabulous Dining scene. If you read my blog, or follow me on social media you know, I frequent Wine Country as often as possible! I am also an avid foodie. I’m typically out exploring a hot new restaurant or returning to some of my favorite go to destinations. So, after hearing about Pebble Beach Food & Wine for many many years and always being curious and interested in attending, I am beyond thrilled to be attending as press this year.
Although I’m a newbie to Pebble Beach Food & Wine this will not be my first Food & Wine Festival. Lindsay, aka The Lunch Belle and I attended South Beach Food & Wine (SoBe) a few times during our East Coast New York days. I have heard that Pebble Beach Food & Wine is similar to SoBe with amazing Restaurants, Chefs, & Wineries participating. For a Foodie & Wine lover, this is PERFECT!
I hope you’ll follow my experience at Pebble Beach next week, Thursday April 9th – Sunday April 12th. I’ll be sharing pictures and fun on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with post event coverage on the blog. Thanks for joining in on the fun!
You’ll find pictures below highlighting some of the events I’ll be attending and some Chefs & Culinary legends I’m dying to meet and learn from.
Matthew Accarino of SPQR
Dana Cowin, Editor & Chief of Food & Wine Magazine
Daniel Corey of Luce SF (at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco)
Jason Franey of Restaurant 1833 a Monterey Restaurant I’m dying to visit
Stephanie Izard of Girl & The Goat Restaurant a CHICAGO hot spot which I adore!
Charles Phan of San Francisco’s infamous Slanted Door Restaurant
Curtis Stone an amazingly talented guy who I met at South Beach Food & Wine and is beyond friendly!
The Eighth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine (April 9–12, 2015) continues as the signature West Coast culinary event, with more than 100 prominent chefs and 250 acclaimed wineries and distinguished wine makers from around the world coming to the iconic Pebble Beach Resorts in Pebble Beach, CA for a four-day first-class display of epicurean splendor and unrivaled access. In addition to cooking demonstrations led by the most talented chefs from around the globe and vertical tastings from the world’s top wine producers, unique experiences added each year make this a must-see annual event for culinary enthusiasts and wine aficionados the world over. PBFW is the exclusive food & wine festival partner of ment’or and Team USA, whereby charitable dollars are raised at each event to support this great program. For more information on Pebble Beach Food & Wine, please visit www.pbfw.com or call 1-866-907-FOOD (3663).
Major partners for this year’s event will include FOOD & WINE, Lexus, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, as well as more to be announced. Tickets or gift certificates are now available and may be purchased a la carte or as a weekend package, with prices ranging from $100 to $4,750 for a VIP, all-inclusive four-day pass including Lexus transportation and access to exclusive celebrity chef and winemaker after-hours parties. Three total weekend packages are available. Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.pbfw.com/.
At Pebble Beach Food & Wine, ment’or will present Team USA for a very special evening of intimate dinners and culinary demonstrations as inspired by the prestigious biennial competition. Team USA’s Chef Philip Tessier of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group and his Commis Skylar Stover of The French Laundry in Yountville, CA will design a menu inspired by the “Culinary Olympics” at The Imperial Dinner, the pinnacle of the four-day festival, curating a menu that will highlight what helped the Team win the silver prize at the Bocuse d’Or competition.
Coastal Luxury Management (CLM), the award-winning hospitality team behind Pebble Beach Food & Wine and the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival events, announces their first-ever partnership withment’or BKB Foundation (formerly Bocuse d’Or Foundation), originally founded in 2008 by Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and Jérôme Bocuse, for the eighth annual festival taking place April 9–12, 2015. Thement’or BKB Foundation, a leading nonprofit organization devoted to inspiring culinary excellence in young professionals and preserving the traditions and quality of cuisine. Among ment’or’s many unique initiatives is the organization’s responsibility for selecting, training, and sending Team USA to compete in Bocuse d’Or, the biennial event in Lyon, France that took place January 27-28, 2015. Team USA made history by placing second and receiving the Bocuse d’Argent award for the first time ever. Considered one of the most rigorous culinary competitions in the world, 24 countries competed on the world stage during this year’s Bocuse d’Or competition.