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Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival 2014 in Monterey California

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Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

WHEN: April 3-6, 2014

Here’s a list of the participating wineries:

http://www.pbfw.com/index.cfm/wineries.htm

“Pebble Beach Food & Wine has an enviable reputation for bringing out the Best and the Brightest talent in the world for the four day extravaganza. The line-up is always a virtual Who’s Who of the Culinary World and offered a cross-section of the legendary to the rising stars. Michelin stars from one to three, James Beard award winners, Best New Chef award winners, Rising Stars, Mobil 5 Star award winners, we have had the recipients of just about every culinary award imaginable. Over the years, the event has been graced by Jacques Pepin, Gerard Boyer, Alan Passard, Phillipe Legendre, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Charlie Trotter, Eric Ripert, Ming Tsai, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon, Joachim Splichal, Wolfgang Puck and Pierre Gagniere to name just a few.” http://www.pbfw.com

This year, Chef/Owner Robert Baker of “Me and the Hound Memphis Barbecue” will be at the Festival. He was born and raised in Memphis and has participated in the Memphis in May World Barbecue Championship for many years. He brings his love of slow cooking to Monterey.

Here are the Chefs:

http://www.pbfw.com/index.cfm/chefs.htm

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English: 6th and 7th holes, Pebble Beach Golf Links, California, USA Français : 6ème et 7ème trous du club de golf de Pebble Beach, Californie, États-Unis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What’s more fun than a Celebrity Food and Wine Event? Especially when the proceeds benefit worthy organizations and the venue is scenic and legendary Pebble Beach.

Pebble Beach MapPebble Beach boasts a dramatic coastline nestled among majestic Monterey pine trees. It is a golf mecca; the Pebble  Beach Golf Links in Monterey, California opened in 1919 and is regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world. In 2001, it became the first public course to be selected as the premier Golf Course in America by Golf Digest. Greens fees are among the highest in the world, at $495 per round.

18th green; taken from the "Ocean View,&q...

18th green; taken from the “Ocean View,” the back of The Lodge at Pebble Beach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pebble Beach, California

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Here’s my Video of the highlights of the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival 2012 http://youtu.be/0wS_xkrAKrA

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The area offers incredible accommodations. Pebble Beach Resorts like the Lodge and the Inn at Spanish Bay offer extraordinary amenities like with world-class golf courses like Spyglass Hill and The Links at Spanish Bay. There is a spa as well as a Beach and Tennis Club.

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One of the best Vino con Vista sea-front dining opportunities that you can seize, is at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant in the Inn at Spanish Bay. Gaze at the Pacific Ocean from the dining room or the outdoor tables. Wander over to Big Sur or the Monterey Aquarium. There are plenty of interesting sites to visit around the Monterey Peninsula.

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English: Near Bird Rock of the Starboard Trail, Pebble Beach, Calfornia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival enables guests to try cuisine from many restaurants.  You can taste new wines like “Cherry Pie” that I have never seen in Chicago. This distinctive Woodbridge single vineyard, single varietal Carneros Pinot Noir was delightful!

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Lexus Grand Tasting

Pebble Beach Lexus Grand Tasting

I loved the 2012 Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival!! This 5th annual premier epicurean event in California was an incredible Vino con Vista Opportunity!

For more information and tickets visit:

http://www.pbfw.com/

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Inn at Spanish Bay in Calilfornia

Inn at Spanish Bay in Calilfornia

Sign of the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pe...

Sign of the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California, United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mark your calendars for the 6th annual event, it will be held on April 4-7, 2013.

The 2012 Events were held at luxurious Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach Golf Links and The Lodge at Pebble Beach. There was even a Jenn-Air Pavillion set up on the grounds of the Inn at Spanish Bay for cooking demos.

Inn at Spanish Bay

Inn at Spanish Bay

Inn at Spanish Bay in Calilfornia

Inn at Spanish Bay in Calilfornia

Inn at Spanish Bay in Calilfornia

Inn at Spanish Bay in Calilfornia

Inn at Spanish Bay in Calilfornia

The Grand Tasting was at the Equestrian Center. Shuttle service was provided between the different event locations.

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Watch this video to see highlights of the event:

Here a video: http://www.pebblebeachfoodandwine.com/index.cfm/video_4.htm

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Participants learned about “Cult Cabs” and had a meal with Michael Chiarello, who specializes in Italian-influenced California cuisine. There was “Swine and Wine” and  “Italian Love Affair” tasting.  Guy Fieri and other notable chefs were hosting cooking demonstrations.

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

There was an opening night reception and plenty of “After Hours Parties.” You could even sign up to play golf on Pebble Beach!

The 7th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monte...

The 7th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey County, California Svenska: 7:e hålet på Pebble Beach Golf Links. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine Sponsors 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine Sponsors 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

The Grand Tasting Events were held on Saturday and Sunday. There were 250 acclaimed wineries and 75 celebrity chefs with plenty of wine tastings and cooking demonstrations.

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

I went to the Sunday “Lexus Grand Tasting” at the Equestrian Center with 25 celebrity chefs showcasing their culinary prowess.

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

There were book signings and over 300 wines from 200 of the world’s most prestigious wineries. I even had an opportunity to try “The Black Bottle” iconic wine.

I always search for new Pinot Noirs to try.

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2012

Follow this link for more information about this premier culinary event in Pebble Beach California.

http://www.pebblebeachfoodandwine.com/index.cfm/browse_events.htm

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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