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03/04 DAVID BERNAHL, PEBBLE BEACH FOOD & WINE, ERIN J. MORGART, STEVE EVENS

March 4, 201652 min
DAVID BERNAHL - FESTIVAL FOUNDER, PEBBLE BEACH FOOD & WINE RETURNS MARCH 31 – APRIL 3, 2016  9TH ANNUAL PEBBLE BEACH FOOD & WINE ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF LEGENDARY CHEFS, WINEMAKERS, AND HOSPITALITY LUMINARIES, TAKING PLACE 3/31 – 4/3 WHAT: Pebble Beach Food & Wine returns March 31 – April 3, 2016, to the iconic strip of the California coastline and Pebble Beach Resorts for the ninth year. Continuing its reign as the premier food and wine event in the world, guests can expect an unprecedented lineup of more than 100 renowned chefs and 250 distinguished winemakers at this first-class, four-day celebration. Offering unrivaled access to the pinnacle of the hospitality industry, the 2016 lineup is filled with once-in-a-lifetime tasting opportunities, cooking demonstrations, wine-paired luncheons and intimate dinners, elite wine seminars, and more. Participants include nationally and internationally acclaimed chefs such as Cat Cora, Gavin Kaysen, Guy Fieri, Fabio Viviani, Graham Elliot, Daniel Boulud, Charles Phan, and Hugh Acheson, making this a not-to-miss annual event for anyone serious about food and wine. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 9TH ANNUAL PEBBLE BEACH FOOD & WINE: LUNCHES & DINNERS: Christopher Kostow & Nathaniel Dorn – The New Napa Experience: Chef Christopher Kostow's three Michelin stars at the Restaurant at Meadowood require a discipline of technique and talent. This year at Pebble Beach, Kostow and business partner Nathaniel Dorn will relax a bit as they début the family-style cuisine that epitomizes the “New Napa Experience.” Kostow and Dorn’s event will offer guests a sneak peek taste of their upcoming new restaurant in St. Helena, offering guests another “only at Pebble Beach” dining experience Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 6:30p.m. – 10:30 p.m. South Australia – The Epicurean Way: Welcome to South Australia: our sunburnt land of wide blue skies and ochre desert sands, of vineyard-laden hills and clear ocean waters. Take a culinary adventure where the produce is real and the wines are robust and unique. Join Tasting Australia Creative Director Chef Simon Bryant and Barossa Chef Lachlan Colwill on an epicurean journey through some of Australia’s most iconic food and wine regions. Travel through South Australia via Kangaroo Island’s pristine beauty, stunning coastline, and world-renowned vineyards. U.S. chefs Michel Nischan and Bruce Kalman will join Simon and Lachlan to guide you through the flavors of South Australia. Date: Friday, April 1, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Booze & Bites Lunch at Restaurant 1833: Pebble Beach Food & Wine is very proud to host San Francisco's most amazing culinary couple for the annual lunch at Restaurant 1833. Chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinsky of State Bird Provisions and The Progress have re-invigorated the Bay Area dining scene with what many consider to be the two of San Francisco’s best restaurant additions in decades. They'll join Restaurant 1833 Executive Chef Jason Franey to create an extraordinary lunch, available "only at Pebble Beach." Date: Friday, April 1, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. WINE SEMINARS: Women and Wine: Master Class: In the words of acclaimed singer James Brown, “This is a man’s world, but it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl.” Historically speaking, the wine industry has been heavily dominated by males, but at the end of the day, are women intuitively and biologically better tasters of wine? This unique seminar allows guests to explore the world of wine through a female’s perspective with moderator Christie Dufault, Culinary Institute of America's Associate Professor and all female Master Sommeliers Gillian Balance, June Rodil and Emily Wines. Taste through a flight of wines together while discussing the intersection of physiology, psychology and gender. Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Big Bottles Bubbles Seminar: Ever wonder why certain wines are bottled in larger forma

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