Preview: Pebble Beach Food & Wine (Video)

X was one to remember. And again, like last year, Pebble Beach Food & Wine hopes to entertain, educate, and amaze foodies, travel explorers and wanderlusters alike as the 11th edition of the famed festival kicks off next month.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine runs kicks off with an opening night reception on April 5th (tickets from $375) at the gorgeous (those coastal views!) Inn at Spanish Bay. There, organizers promise “a night of unbridled indulgence.” Sign us up! You’ll be able to sample bites from 23 top chefs and enjoy wins from some 200 wines.

PBFW, which is becoming known as the preeminent West Coast lifestyle event, continues through the weekend and runs to April 8, 2018.

Loni Stark at Pebble Beach Food & Wine Pebble Beach Food & Wine video, photos

Marinated Artichokes & Speck (Michael Symon, Lola Bistro): The artichokes were a nice backdrop to the smokiness and saltiness of the speck. Marinating the artichoke made sure it still had enough backbone to stand out and the acid cut through a bit of the fat of the speck.

Guy Fieri at Pebble Beach Food & Wine with Loni Stark
Food Network Chef Guy Fieri hosts demo at Pebble Beach Food & Wine. Photo: Clinton Stark

Once again, look for panels, grand tastings, action-packed demos and all sorts of sessions taking place across the four day festival.

Watch video below featuring Chef Graham Elliot and Stark Insider’s Loni Stark for a preview of what to expect.

Chefs topping the bill at Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2018 include: Matthew Accarrino, Fatima Ali, Tyler Anderson, Stephen Barber, Eric Bost, Julia Collin Davison, John Cox, Elizabeth Falkner, Todd Fisher, Alex Guarnaschelli, Ravi Kapur, Michelle Lee, Melissa King, Brian Malarkey, Roland Passot, Charles Phan, John Tesar, Roy Yamaguchi, and Chis Yang, among so many other talents too numerous to mention (visit the Pebble Beach Food & Wine web site for complete list of chefs in attendance).

Stark Insider - Wanderlust, Travel Tips, California AdventurePebble Beach Food & Wine 2018

11th edition of renowned West Coast epicurean lifestyle event.

April 5 – 8, 2018

“Pebble Beach Food & Wine is the premier epicurean lifestyle event on the West Coast, matching 250 acclaimed wineries and 100 celebrity chefs to create a hedonistic four-day destination on one of the most picturesque strips of coastline in the world. Throughout the weekend you’ll enjoy intimate access to the pinnacle of culinary and wine talent at wine tastings, cooking demos, and some of the most exclusive, unique dining opportunities available in the world.”

Stark Insider hopes to see you over on the coast for another exciting Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival!

Preview: Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2018

Featuring Chef Graham Elliot with Loni Stark

Monica Turner
Contributor to Stark Insider for tech, the arts and All Things West Coast for over 10 years.