Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2016 Arrives March 31-April 3
Pebble Beach Food & Wine, the preeminent food and wine festival attracting the most revered and talented chefs from across the globe, returns to Pebble Beach Resorts for the ninth year in a row, March 31 – April 3, 2016. Presented with founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, Pebble Beach Food & Wine is set to feature three-nights and four-days of acclaimed culinary and wine tastings, cooking demos, and some of the most exclusive dining experiences available in the world set against the storied backdrop of Pebble Beach, drawing well-traveled glitterati and gourmands.
A gastronomic delight of discovery, in past years the star-studded cast has included celebrated chefs such as Tyler Florence, Tom Colicchio, Cat Cora, Jacques Pepin, Daniel Boulud, Dominique Crenn, Curtis Stone, Thomas Keller, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Guy Fieri, Ming Tsai, Fabio Viviani, Duff Goldman, Carla Hall, Andrew Zimmern, Eric Ripert, Grant Achatz, as well as local favorites including John Cox, Matt Accarrino, Peter Armellino, and William Werner to name a few. A curated itinerary tees off with a chef golf tournament on the legendary Pebble Beach golf course before a weekend of intimate wine receptions, dinners, and al fresco tippling beckons guests for a memorable and unparalleled culinary extravaganza comprised of over 100 chefs, 300 wines, seminars, and well-orchestrated cooking demonstrations.
Guests at the elegant The Inn at Spanish Bay will have unparalleled access to culinary icons as they find themselves enjoying a tipple fireside with the world’s most acclaimed chefs, including James Beard and Michelin star honorees, FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs, and globally revered culinary pioneers. Complemented by the breathtaking vistas of the California coastline and the grounds of Pebble Beach Resorts, the annual Lexus Grand Tasting will offer festivalgoers an endless medley of gastronomic delights that spans the imaginative and inspiring cuisine of its star guest chefs.
With much fanfare, returning this year is ment’or BKB Foundation whose mission is to preserve and inspire culinary excellence and craftsmanship among a community of young American professionals through meaningful educational opportunities, internships, and access to a Culinary Council of established mentors. Carrying on in the tradition of its founder, the venerable Paul Bocuse, ment’or’s commitment to the sustainability of a higher standard of excellence is held true by its prestigious board of directors including Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Jérôme Bocuse. “We are excited to be back at Pebble Beach Food & Wine and are looking forward to bringing past and present Team USA together. Building on the success of last year’s event, we are thrilled to be partnering with an organization that dedicates itself to similar goals and principles,” says Young Yun, executive director of ment’or. Pebble Beach Food & Wine guests will enjoy intimate cooking demos, and exclusive chef collaboration meals as designed by the ment’or team.
Pebble Beach Food & Wine is proud to support The Berkley Foundation, the non-profit, philanthropic arm of Coastal Luxury Management which raises funds and distributes grants to local and regional organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, ment’or, Monterey Wine Educational Foundation, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, and Voice for Children – CASA of Monterey County (Court Appointed Special Advocates).
WHEN: Thursday, March 31 through Sunday, April 3, 2016
WHERE: Pebble Beach Food & Wine returns to the pristine California coastline and Pebble Beach Resorts.
TICKETS: TICKETS ON SALE AND AVAILABLE AT www.PBFW.com.
Gift certificates are now available and may be purchased a la carte or as a weekend package. Prices range from $100 to $4,750 for a VIP, all-inclusive four-day pass including Lexus transportation and access to exclusive private parties and events throughout the weekend.