By: Melanie Warner

Photo Credit: Patrick Tregenza

Are you looking for an excuse to get out to California? Look no further! The annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine Event runs every April at California’s iconic Pebble Beach Resorts on the Central California Coast. Presented by Food & Wine Magazine, this event features more than 100 prominent chefs and over 250 wineries from around the world in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. It is a delight for all the senses, like the Super Bowl for food and wine lovers.  Gourmet lunches and dinners are paired with extraordinary wine tastings – making this the premiere food and wine event in the country.

You can meet the chefs, watch cooking demonstrations, indulge in culinary masterpieces, sample elite tastings of private vintage wines, and mingle with celebrities. This year’s reknown chefs include Daniel Boulud, Guy Fieri, Anne Burrell, Geoffrey Zakarian, Tyler Florence, Grant Achatz, Pierre Gagnaire, Francois Payard, Abram Bissel, Laurent Tourondel, and many more.

The events feature Michelin star chefs, celebrity chefs, and award-winning winemakers and sommeliers. Individual events include interactive lunches and dinners with Food Network stars, East Meets West: Battle of the Coasts, A day in Italy, Founder’s Dinner, Opening night reception, and many more. Ticket prices range from $100 for a single event pass to $4,750 for a VIP four-day pass and hotel package with private chef dinners and after parties.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine continues the tradition of partnering with local charities to donate a portion of the proceeds back to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterrey County, Voices for Children, and the Pebble Beach Company Foundation – which provides grants to local schools and organizations.

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