Pebble Beach Food & Wine’s 2018 Grand Tasting’s

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

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.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine by Gamma Nine Photography

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!

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

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!

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

Me and my friend Kelsey Phelps as we arrived to Sunday’s grand tasting.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine by Gamma Nine Photography

Michael Passmore of Passmore Ranch and Joey Elenterio

Pebble Beach Food & Wine by Gamma Nine Photography

Pebble Beach Food & Wine by Gamma Nine Photography

Pebble Beach Food & Wine by Gamma Nine Photography

Chef John Cox of Bear & The Star one of my favorite restaurants in Los Olivos. Read more about Los Olivos here

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

What a blast meeting and holding this crab at the Bear & The Star’s table.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine by Gamma Nine Photography

Chef Kelly Larson who’s Pudding Cake was incredible!

Pebble Beach Food & Wine by Gamma Nine Photography

Chef Dave LeFevre and his team

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

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.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

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!

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

The delicious Abalone dish the Home team served. I was in love!

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Photo Credit: Marc Fiorito // G9 Event Photography

Visiting the Master Card Moet & Chandon lounge. I always love an excuse for a glass of Moet & Chandon!

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Photo Credit: Marc Fiorito // G9 Event Photography

Chef Tyler with Salt & Straw. He had one of the most delicious dishes I enjoyed at the Grand Tasting!

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Photo Credit: Marc Fiorito // G9 Event Photography

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

Hanging with the incredibly friendly team from Folktale Winery who made an incredibly delicious dish.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

Some of the Sommelier team who made Pebble Beach happen pouring throughout the weekend at events and dinners.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

Flashbacks to my recent visit to Franciacortia Italy enjoying Ca’del Bosco Sparkling Wines. Read more about this incredible Winery here.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

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.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

The delicious Pol Roger 2018 Champagne I fell in love with….

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

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.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Grand Tasting

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!

Photos by Gammanine Photography

 

 

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