Disclosure: I attended the 2015 Pebble Beach Food and Wine as Media. This is my story and all opinions are my own.
You know a festival is a GREAT one when a week later you’re still thinking about all the good food you ate along with all the wines available in one room. The Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival was one of my favorites, and I’ve attended a ton of wine festivals.
5 Reasons You Should Plan on Attending Next Year:
1) Meet Your Celebrity Chef Crush
Roy Yamaguchi Manning his Booth at the Lexus Grand Tasting
Every year, top chefs from across the Country come to the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival, and they are the ones preparing the food behind the Lexus Grand Tasting. As you grab their delicious bites, they may just be the one handing it over to you. This is YOUR CHANCE to get an up close, personal encounter with some of your favorites.
Top favorites this year included: Curtis Stone, Fabio Faviani, Laura Werlin, Lincoln Carson, Chef Morimoto, Roy Yamaguchi, and many many others.
2) The Location
Lone Cypress Tree off 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach
The fact that this event takes place off of Pebble Beach, one of the prettiest Ocean views off the coast of California is perfect in itself, but then you add in the adorable coastal towns that surround it: Carmel By the Sea, Monterey, and Pacific Grove, making it for a fun getaway while attending this Food and Wine Festival.
3) Take in a Wine Seminar
If you’re a die-hard wine person, taking in one of the Wine Seminars that are offered at the Food and Wine Festival means enjoying what you love while learning a bit from some Wine regions, Sommeliers and more during the festivities.
And You don’t just have to stop at one! Take Seminars throughout the entire weekend of the festival.
4) Get Inspired By the Food You Eat
Sometimes we take advantage of our food, and sometimes we completely walk away inspired. A Fois Gras donut by Chef Cy Yountz still has me amazed. But then, a simple Chocolate Ice Sundae by Ghiradelli is something I could just as easily create at home.
Meatball by Chef Richard Reddington
As these little bites are served along the Lexus Grand Tasting, for those of us that enjoying cooking a thing or two at home, we get a few ideas.
5) Have Fun
With all the wine you can drink at the Lexus Grand Tasting, and amazing food being handed out, there’s just no way to not have fun while here, and even more fun when you have a group of people to enjoy it with. It’s worth taking time off for, and indulging a bit.
Shrimp Dumpling via Manhattan Beach Post
Hope to see you all next year the 2016 Pebble Beach Food and Wine: March 31-April 3
But for those who can’t wait that long the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival takes place August 27-30.