The 4th Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival starts today. The morning begins with a celebrity golf tournament and Champagne Krug Toast to kickoff the four-day culinary tour de force. Then later in the evening, the Opening Night Ceremony at Spanish Bay. One of the favorite events. Stay tuned for more pics and posts. For an instant pick-me-up, follow my twEATS on Twitter @maychow
Last night was the Founders' Dinner, an ultra-exclusive intimate dinner held at a top-secret estate on 17 Mile Drive in Pebble. 20 guests, 10 courses, 22 wines. At $7,000 per person, I hope it was extraordinary.
I got a chance to sit down with two talented and revered chefs: Daniel Boulud and Daniel Humm. (Both cooked at last night's Founders' Dinner.) They were very gracious and amusing.
I found out their junk food indulgences: Chef Boulud enjoys Gummi Bears, marshmallows and black licorice. Chef Humm, prefers Big Macs, fries and coke. For the record, they don't eat these all the time, once in a while.
Chef Boulud and Chef Humm at the Lodge in Pebble Beach.
It was very sunny out.
In the shade!