A tradition that embodies the sophistication and refinement of the world’s finest culinary talents and restaurants in the world is set to arrive this spring for a once-in-a-lifetime food and wine celebration.
WHAT: 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.
ABOUT COASTAL LUXURY MANAGEMENT, LLC:
Coastal Luxury Management, LLC (CLM), co-founded and managed by CEO David Alan Bernahl II, creates unique experiential opportunities in the hospitality, entertainment, restaurant, and event sectors. In addition to being named one of Inc. Magazine’s “Top Food & Beverage Companies” in 2012 and 2013, CLM has also been included in the annual Inc. 500/5000 ranking of the fastest-growing privately owned companies in the United States for the past two years. CLM produces Pebble Beach Food & Wine and the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, both recognized for the curation of the highest caliber of culinary and wine talents to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. CLM’s catering division, Coastal Luxury Catering, combines the company’s restaurant and event divisions to offer full-service event planning and catering services for a variety of social, corporate, and non-profit events throughout the country. CLM’s restaurant division includes: Restaurant 1833, named one of Robb Report’s 2012 “Best of the Best” and a James Beard Foundation 2012 “Best New Restaurant” nominee; Cannery Row Brewing Company, home to one of the largest draft and bottled craft beer selections in Central California; and is recognized as the founder and visionary behind Los Angeles’ iconic Faith & Flower,which under CLM’s leadership was an Esquire magazine national Best New Restaurant” honoree in 2014. In the winter of 2013, through their continued partnership with hospitality entrepreneur Charles Banks, CLM launched Vessel. Aimed towards redefining the way people dine. Vessel offers a highly curated selection of glassware and tabletop accessories sourced from across the globe for retail consumers and restaurant venues. For more information about Coastal Luxury Management, please contact email@example.com.
ABOUT FOOD & WINE:
FOOD & WINE is the ultimate authority on the best of what’s new in food, drink, travel, design, and entertaining. FOOD & WINE has an extensive social media following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Foursquare. FOOD & WINE includes a monthly magazine; digital editions on the iPad, Kindle Fire and Nook Color; a website, foodandwine.com; a books division; FWx, a digital brand and website for millennials; plus newsletters, clubs, events around the globe and a restaurant partnership, Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE.
Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers. Lexus is now going beyond its reputation for high quality vehicles with the integration of innovative technology, emotional exterior and interior designs, and engaging driving dynamics and performance. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers eight F SPORT models and one F performance model. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 235 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.
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 scenic 17-Mile Drive®, The Spa at Pebble Beach™, Pebble Beach Golf Academy™ and Pebble Beach® Equestrian Center. It annually hosts premier events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational presented by EMC2, Pebble Beach Food & Wine and Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Site of the 2019 U.S. Open Championship, Pebble Beach Golf Links® has hosted five U.S. Opens, four U.S. Amateurs, one PGA Championship and numerous other tournaments. For reservations or more information please call (800) 654-9300 or visit www.pebblebeach.com.
ABOUT THE MENT’OR BKB FOUNDATION:
The ment’or BKB Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that aims to inspire excellence in young culinary professionals and preserve the traditions and quality of classic cuisine in America. The Foundation is led by a Board of Directors including Chefs Jérôme Bocuse, Daniel Boulud, and Thomas Keller, as well as an esteemed Culinary Council of over forty renowned chefs nationwide who act as mentors for young chefs, serve in an advisory capacity to the organization, and participate in fundraising events. The Foundation offers educational grants and internships through its Grants Program, and identifies rising culinary talent through its Young Chef Competitions. It is also responsible for recruiting, training, and financially supporting the promising young American chefs who compete on behalf of the United States in the prestigious Bocuse d’Or competition, held in Lyon France, every two years.
Photos above: courtesy of Pebble Beach Food & Wine
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