31 Mar '11, 12am

Epicurean delights at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival

Walking into the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festiva l in the spring of 2010, something occurred to me. Why had it taken so long for someone—anyone—to come up with the idea for this annual event? I mean honestly, Pebble Beach is luxury incarnate — hulking mansions fronting some of the most beautiful coastline in the world, super luxe shopping, and, of course, a legendary golf course that has hosted the U.S. Open ten times. This is the playground of the rich and famous, princes and kings, captains of industry and celebrity superstars. An over-the-top gourmet fest showcasing the elite of the international restaurant biz and masters of the grape is a no-brainer. This is decadence at its very best. And now, with its fourth year looming large, planners are once again rolling out the red carpet for rockstar chefs and A-list oenophiles. And what a list it is. Among the luminaries ...

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