Crave – food & drink

The sixth annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine extravaganza takes place April 4-7 in picturesque Pebble Beach on the Monterey Bay. The “epicurean lifestyle event” brings together 250 wineries and 75 chefs for an array of tantalizing events including:

  • Wine seminars
  • Reserve wine tastings
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Cooking demos
  • & more

The hedonistic four-day party attracts thousands of foodies and oenophiles from California and all over the world. It also attracts celebrity chefs, including Anne Burrell, Guy Fieri, Tyler Florence and Geoffrey Zakarian. Packages are available as well as à la carte tickets to individual events.

If anyone has an extra ticket or 2 they’re not using, I’d like to glide through the Lexus Grand Tasting. This 3-hour event, held on both Saturday and Sunday, features more than 300 wines from 200 wineries, as well as culinary creations from 25 chefs. The Grand Tasting is $225 for a ticket or $400 for a two-day pass. Yes, it’s held during daylight hours (12-3 p.m.) but, hey, I’ll find a way to make it work.

Other tempting options include a mixology lunch, a master class with chocolate & wine pairings, and a pairing of beers and small plates.

Let’s get epicurious…