Lexus Celebrates at Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival

(Left to right) Risa Sampson, Melody Fuller, Lillian White, Antoinette Warren Williams, and Patsy Lax Lockhart are members of Women Wine Enthusiasts, California Berries, on their first “field trip” to the Pebble Beach Food and Wine weekend sponsored by Lexus. Photograph by Adam Linkenhelt.

(Left to right) Risa Sampson, Melody Fuller, Lillian White, Antoinette Warren Williams, and Patsy Lax Lockhart are members of Women Wine Enthusiasts, California Berries, on their first “field trip” to the Pebble Beach Food and Wine weekend sponsored by Lexus. Photograph by Adam Linkenhelt.

Chefs and winemakers from around the world gathered at Pebble Beach last weekend to offer up their creations at the 7th Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine festival.

This was the premier gourmet food and drinks event on the West Coast, which featured over 75 celebrity chefs and 250 acclaimed wineries.

This four-day celebration was a series of events and venues that provided intimate access to the pinnacle of culinary and wine talent at wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and some of the most exclusive, unique dining opportunities available in the world

Guests could chose from a range of culinary offerings that went from the iconic Rubicon restaurant in San Francisco to a four-martini lunch at 1833 restaurant with the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, to a celebration of Australian cuisine.

The wine offerings showcased iconic wines from Spain, (Barolo), French Burgundy, Rosés from Provence, and plenty of Champagne.

Oakland was well represented by a contingent of five from the Women Wine Enthusiasts, California Berries, Risa Sampson, Melody Fuller, Lillian White, Antoinette Warren Williams, and Patsy Lax Lockhart.

“Lexus is delighted to support this event that fosters a strong bond between businesses and communities,” said Ed Fitzpatrick, owner of Coliseum Lexus of Oakland.

Lexus was one of the major sponsors of this event.

“It was a foodie delight,” said Patsy Lax Lockhart. “I sampled cuisine from over 20 of the weekend’s featured chefs and sipped from a selection of over 200 world-class wines by top domestic and international producers,” she continued.

The Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival made a significant contribution to local charities as well as national culinary and enological scholarships promoting education and career opportunities to young and aspiring talent.

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