Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pebble Beach Food And Wine

Thomas Keller, Eric Ripert, Charlie Trotter, Tom Colicchio, Gary Danko and Michael Mina to Join All-Star Lineup of Chefs at Pebble Beach Food & Wine March 27 - 30, 2008
Posted : Wed, 12 Sep 2007 13:34:04 GMT
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Pebble Beach, the iconic coastal resort and home to legendary golf, equestrian and classic-car events, is poised to play host to another world-class experience: Pebble Beach Food & Wine, making its debut March 27 - 30, 2008.
Envisioned as the premier epicurean event on the West Coast, the four-day celebration will bring together 35 of today's most prominent chefs and 200 acclaimed wineries from around the world to entertain guests with an array of activities. Events will include once-in-a-lifetime wine-pairing dinners, cooking demonstrations, vertical tastings from some of the world's top producers, a sommelier challenge with blind tastings by master sommeliers, and a rare-wine auction and dinner. Activities will take place at venues throughout the award-winning Pebble Beach Resorts, located along scenic 17-Mile Drive overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The event is a collaboration between Pebble Beach Resorts and the team of David Bernahl, a California luxury retail entrepreneur and food and wine enthusiast, and Robert Weakley, former food and beverage director at the Highlands Inn Park Hyatt Carmel and the former director of the Masters of Food & Wine.
"Pebble Beach Food & Wine will raise the concept of a culinary event to an entirely new level," said Cody Plott, President and Chief Operating Officer, Pebble Beach Company. "The combination of world-class culinary talent, range of activities and the unparalleled coastal setting of Pebble Beach will make this event unique in the culinary world."
"This will be an event of many 'firsts,'" said David Bernahl, Co-Founder and Vice President, Coastal Luxury Management. "No other culinary event of this scale offers the dining opportunities, tasting experiences and interaction that will be available at Pebble Beach Food & Wine. We are delighted to partner with Pebble Beach to create what will be an annual event drawing food and wine lovers from around the world to this very special place."
The Chefs
Pebble Beach Food & Wine will bring together some of the most important names in the culinary world to not only lead cooking demonstrations all weekend long, but also to join together in presenting an array of exquisite meals. Culinary "dream teams" will create multi-course lunches and dinners, such as an exclusive, rare wine auction dinner prepared by Michelin-starred chefs Thomas Keller, Eric Ripert, Alain Passard, David Kinch and Claire Clark, pastry chef at The French Laundry. Chefs participating in Pebble Beach Food & Wine include:
-- Ted Allen, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"
-- Mark Ayers, Pacific's Edge
-- Andrew Carmellini, A Voce
-- Claire Clark, The French Laundry
-- Tom Colicchio, Craft, "Top Chef"
-- Cat Cora, "Iron Chef"
-- Gary Danko, Gary Danko
-- Gina DePalma, BaBBo
-- Patrick DuRant, Stillwater Bar & Grill
-- Todd English, Olives
-- Mark Frasier, Arrows
-- George Fritzsche, Pacific's Edge
-- Clark Gaier, Arrows
-- Michael Ginor, Hudson Valley Foie Gras
-- Joel Huff, Silks
-- John Hui, Pebble Beach Resorts
-- Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park
-- Jean Joho, Everest
-- Hubert Keller, Fleur de Lys
-- Thomas Keller, The French Laundry, Bouchon, Per Se
-- David Kinch, Manresa
-- Belinda Leong, Gary Danko
-- Walter Manzke, Bastide
-- Mark Miller, Coyote Cafe
-- Michael Mina, Michael Mina Group
-- Arturo Moscoso, Peppoli
-- Alain Passard, L'Arpege
-- Claudine Pepin, Jacques Pepin, Inc
-- Jacques Pepin, Jacques Pepin, Inc
-- Charles Phan, The Slanted Door
-- Ressul Rassallat, Club XIX
-- Michel Richard, Citronelle
-- Eric Ripert, Le Bernardin
-- Yoichi Saito, Roy's at Pebble Beach
-- Susan Spicer, Bayona, HerbSaint
-- Ben Spungin, Marinus
-- Cal Stamenov, Marinus
-- R. Kent Torrey, Carmel Cheese Shop
-- Charlie Trotter, Charlie Trotter's
-- Rick Tramonto, TRU
-- Ming Tsai, Blue Ginger
-- Roy Yamaguchi, Roy's

The Wineries

Wine aficionados will recognize the wineries pouring at Pebble Beach Food & Wine as among the very best Old and New World producers. Two hundred
jury-selected winemakers will interact with guests in a variety of settings that will include 20 different tastings of rare vintages; two Grand Tasting events offering more than 300 wines paired with hors d'oeuvres prepared by leading chefs; wine-pairing luncheons and five-course wine-pairing dinners, one of which will feature a live auction of rare wines. Guests also will be able to learn tasting techniques at an interactive "Sommelier Challenge," where a panel of master sommeliers will blind-taste wines along with the audience. A sample list of participating wineries includes:
-- Marchesi Antinori
-- Barbour Vineyards
-- Bergstrom Winery
-- Bernardus Winery
-- Chappellet Winery
-- Dr. Loosen
-- Far Niente Winery
-- Jones Family Vineyards
-- Jorge Ordonez Wines
-- Kosta Browne Winery
-- Marston Family Vineyard
-- Morgan Winery
-- Paradigm Winery
-- Peter Michael
-- Pisoni Estate
-- Pride Mountain Vineyards
-- Revana Family Vineyards
-- Roar Wines
-- Robert Biale Vineyards
-- Schweiger Vineyards
-- Screaming Eagle
-- Shea Family Vineyards
-- Sherwin Family Vineyards
-- Silver Oak Cellars
-- Spring Mountain Vineyard
-- Talbott Vineyards
-- Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin


Ticket prices range from $165 for a single event pass to $12,400, based on double occupancy, for a three-night stay with the VIP ticket package, which provides access to all events and exclusive after-hour parties with the chefs and winemakers. To purchase tickets to Pebble Beach Food & Wine, or for more information on ticket packages, visit or call 1-866-907-FOOD (3663).
About Pebble Beach Company:
Pebble Beach Company, headquartered in Pebble Beach, Calif., owns and operates the world-famous Pebble Beach Resorts, including The Lodge at Pebble Beach, The Inn at Spanish Bay and Casa Palmero. The company also operates four renowned golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay and Del Monte Golf Course. Its other famed properties include the scenic 17-Mile Drive and The Spa at Pebble Beach, and it annually hosts premier events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational and the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Site of the 2010 U.S. Open, Pebble Beach Golf Links has hosted four U.S. Opens, four U.S. Amateurs, one PGA Championship, and numerous other tournaments.
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Pebble Beach Resorts

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