Week in Pictures: The Chefs of Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Chef Napa Valley

Meadowood Christopher Kostow and wife Martina presented geoduck and lardo pasta at the opening night reception.

Every week involves a steady stream of food, drinks and people. From April 12 – 15, 2012, most of those people were accomplished chefs at the illustrious Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival.

Chef New York City

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012Geoffrey Zakarian, the most recent winner of The Next Iron Chef, who owns restaurants in New York, Atlantic City and Miami, made food for Thursday’s opening night reception at The Inn at Spanish Bay.

Chef New York City

Celebrated New York chef Daniel Boulud presented two plates to opening night tasters.

French Chef

Legendary French chef Jacques Pepin stood alongside daughter Claudine in presenting their tartare, which incorporated pressed caviar.

Celebrity Chefs

Chris Cosentino briefly pulled fellow chef Masaharu Morimoto away from serving black truffle and bacon mochi topped with crushed hazelnuts.

Chef San Francisco

Mark Sullivan was representing Spruce at the opening night reception, and he presented a twist on chicken with waffles, subbing foie gras for fried chicken.

Chef New York City

Marc Murphy of Manhattan’s Landmarc + Ditch Plains served Greek style lamb meatballs.

Chef Hawaii

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012Roy Yamaguchi was the host of Friday’s Cooking Beyond Fusion lunch, sharing his kitchen with Charles Phan, Sang Yoon and John Hui.

Cheese Expert

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012 – San Francisco based cheese expert and cookbook author Laura Werlin presented a Cooking With Cheese demo that also included tips on wine pairing.

Chefs Los Angeles

Saturday’s Lexus Grand Tasting inside a huge equestrian center tent held over 100 wineries and more than 40 chefs, including John Sedlar and his Rivera chef de cuisine Joe Panarello.

Chef Los Angeles

David LeFevre of M.B. Post made an impact with his Vietnamese inspired pork jowl.

Chef Hawaii

North Shore native Sam Choy served salmon sliders and Hawaiian-inspired chowder.

Chef Los Angeles

Roy Choi stopped by the grand tasting in between serving food at Friday’s after party and prepping the second course for Saturday’s Food & Wine Best New Chefs Alumni Dinner.

Chef Los Angeles

Lukshon chef-owner Sang Yoon followed up his Cooking With Fusion appearance at Saturday’s grand tasting, serving butterfish with pickled watermelon radish.

Chef Bay Area

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012Tyler Florence led off Sunday’s proceedings with a posole cooking demo and a discussion about everything from baby food to fried chicken and wine.

Chef New York City

Sunday’s Lexus Grand Tasting included noted Latin chef Douglas Rodriguez, who has restaurants in Philadelphia, Scottsdale, and Miami, and presented a Colombian arepa with a cracked egg and chicken hash.

Chef San Francisco

Commonwealth chef Jason Fox combined sweet with savory for his foie gras bonbon.


Joshua Lurie

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Blog Comments

What an exciting week in photos and how fun for you to be in such great company.

That’s a lot of chefs! must be a great experience to be there and have the chance to try such different kind of food.

Definitely, South American food. The concentration of talent at PBFW was pretty impressive.

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