With one of the world’s most iconic wine and food festivals just a few weeks away, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?”
Well, do ya, punk?
OK, despite being held a stone’s throw away from a certain celebrity’s beloved hometown of Carmel, there are no guarantees he’ll make your day. But if good fortune does, indeed, shine upon you, you’ll be spending an extended weekend with more than 75 prominent chefs and 250 acclaimed wineries and distinguished winemakers from around the world.
From April 12 – 15, 2012, The Inn At Spanish Bay will host the fifth annual eating and drinking orgy, Pebble Beach Food and Wine. Culinary luminaries like Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Wolfgang Puck and Jacques Pepin will join grape minds the likes of Raj Parr, Eric Railsback, Andrea Robinson, and Mark Mendoza, at this four day event of epic indulgence. Glasses of Ruinart and Krug will be followed by Haut-Brion, Lafite, Latour, Margaux, Rothschild, and topped off with tastes of Ramos Pinto and Y’quem. Dinners will feast on meals with names like “Farewell to Foie Gras,” “Swine + Wine,” “The Iron Chef Dinner” and “South By Southwest” – a lunch catered by Dean Fearing, Tim Love, Casey Thompson and John Sedlar. Lucky, indeed.
Ticket prices per person range from $100 for a single event pass to $4,750 for a VIP four-day pass, which will provide access to all events and exclusive after-hours parties with the winemakers and chefs. Clint Eastwood not included.