PBFW returns once again. This is going to be good.
Next month, chefs, foodies, and fans of all things West Coast will sojourn to sunny California for the ninth edition of the storied Pebble Beach Food & Wine.
The much anticipated annual event runs March 31 through April 3. Once again, an impressively deep line-up events caught our attention. It’s all here: cooking demos with Michelin star chefs; historic wine tastings; grand tastings featuring unparalleled access to some of the industry’s finest culinary creations; special dinners; and even “The Culinary Olympics.” Yes, you could do worse.
Notable chefs in attendance this year include: Tom Colicchio, Tyler Florence, Guy Fieri, Cat Cora, Jacques Pepin, Daniel Boulud, Dominique Crenn, Curtis Stone, Thomas Keller, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, , 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.
What to expect?
Well, too much fun for one.
And, tough choices. Tickets are available for specific events, usually from $100-$500, or you might want to opt for one of the three pacakage deals (Magnum, Jeroboam, Imperial), starting from $995. Either way, you’ll want to spend some serious time on the PBFW web site and plan your visit accordingly.
Stark Insider has been covering Pebble Beach Food & Wine for the last five years, and it would be hard to pick a favorite moment. A spirited cooking demo with a lively Guy Fieri was definitely one. As was an epic seaside BBQ experience during “Meatopia”:
We hope to see you there. Here’s some videos from Pebble Beach Food & Wine to get you in the right mindset.
March 31 – April 3, 2016
Inn at Spanish Bay and locations around Pebble Beach Resorts
Tickets: from $100 to $4,750 for VIP all-inclusive pass
Best of Pebble Beach Food & Wine
With Loni Stark in Carmel, California.