Sunday, February 10, 2008

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Join David Kinch for the first annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine, March 27-30. The four-day celebration will bring together 35 of today's most prominent chefs and 200 acclaimed wineries from around the world. Events will include wine-pairing dinners, cooking demonstrations, vertical tastings, a sommelier challenge with blind tastings by master sommeliers, and a rare-wine auction and dinner. Activities will take place at venues throughout the Pebble Beach Resorts, located along scenic 17-Mile Drive overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Friday, March 28, 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
A Celebration of France (Club XIX)
Join Daniel Humm from Eleven Madison Park in New York, Hubert Keller from Fleur de Lys in San Francisco, Ressul Rassallat from Club XIX at Pebble Beach, and Kendra L. Baker, Pastry Chef, Manresa, for a four-course trip through France. Each course will be paired with phenomenal French wines.

Friday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The Lexus Rare Wine Auction & Dinner (The Beach & Tennis Club)
The Lexus Rare Wine Auction & Dinner will be the most exclusive event of the weekend. Join six chefs including: Thomas Keller, Michelin 3-Star of The French Laundry, Gerard Boyer from Les Crayères, Philippe Legendre from Le Cinq in Paris, Alain Passard Michelin 3-Star chef of L'Arpège in Paris, David Kinch, Michelin 2-Star chef of Manresa in Los Gatos, and Claire Clark, pastry chef of The French Laundry. During dinner, partake in an exclusive internationally attended rare wine auction. Bid against an international audience while enjoying the finest food and wine pairing the weekend has to offer.

Saturday, March 29
Grande Finale Dinner (The Ballroom of The Inn at Spanish Bay)
Join some of the country's best chefs, Josiah Citrin, Michelin 2-Star chef of Melisse Restaurant in Los Angeles, Rick Tramonto, 5-Star Relais & Châteaux from Tru in Chicago, Michael Mina Michelin 2-Star from restaurant Michael Mina in San Francisco, David Kinch, Michelin 2-Star chef of Manresa in Los Gatos, and Sherry Yard, executive pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck worldwide, for a once in a lifetime five-course splurge, paired with five of the weekends most exclusive wines.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit Pebble Beach Food & Wine or call 1-866-907-FOOD (3663). Please note that Manresa does not sell tickets.