The 9th Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine Imbibes in Exuberant Style

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WORDS: Ana L. Roman

Photos: Manny Espinoza

They came. They drank. They ate. And boy oh boy, did our collective taste buds conquer. While most of us were beholden to our stomachs for the 9th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine bacchanal, this fashion editor was beholden to the ginormous amounts of exuberance of the Pebble Beach and gourmet glitterati.

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Locals and globals alike came out in their finest on the last day of the festivities with splashes of award-winning Champagnes and Pinots in tow. Thigh-high boots, fitted jumpsuits, playful prints, flirtatious hats, bedazzled details, and Savile Row-style suits clamored for attention against back drops of luxurious small plates and the pounding of delectable deep house music.

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As a first-time attendee I began to realize it was more than just a game of taste and drink, but more a game of seen and be seen for gourmets and gourmands touting their finest springtime threads.

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MEREDITH: Santa Cruz, CA

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What brings you to PBFW:

I work at Driscolls and we’re one of the sponsors.

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What’s the biggest PBFW highlight for you this year?

All the food. All the wine. It’s like wine tasting on steroids!

Can you describe your personal style for us?

Coastal Chic!

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WOODY, San Diego, CA

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What brings you to PBFW?

They flew a bunch of sommeliers out here! I’ve been here since Wednesday and I’m loving it.

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What’s the biggest PBFW highlight for you this year?

The food, the close community, all the chefs. It really feels like one big wonderful family. There are people here I haven’t seen in years so it really feels like an awesome family reunion!

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Can you describe your personal style for us?

I go classic. I love English style suits, very old school. Basically, I call it “California Modern.”

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LYNDSEY, Captitola, CA

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What brings you to PBFW?

This is my industry! I run the cocktail program at Seascape Beach Resort. I look forward to it all year. I book six months in advance and stay in Carmel. This is definitely research and development to see what’s new and what’s fresh.

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What’s the biggest PBFW highlight for you this year?

The absolute, extravagant, no holds barred, no rules, sassy-ness and fabulousness of the event. Also it’s approachable, fun, and not a stuffy event where one could get uncomfortable. It’s just so much fun and all walks of life are welcome.

Can you describe your personal style for us?

Funky Sci-Fi Vintage!

TRINA, Salinas, CA

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What brings you to PBFW?

I used to be in the wine industry so I figured its good for me to come and keep up with the latest trends.

What’s the biggest PBFW highlight for you this year?

The food, the champagne, and I’m so happy to see some Spirits here today, as well.

Can you describe your personal style for us?

Eclectic, casual elegance!

DENNIS, Richmond, CA

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What brings you to PBFW?

This is my 8th year out of 9 years! We come here every year to enjoy the food, the fun, and the fashion.

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What’s the biggest PBFW highlight for you this year?

Well, I’ve had an AURAL-asm. Meaning that I’ve tried a few plates of food that have absolutely floored me. It’s when your mouth just goes crazy.

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Can you describe your personal style for us?

That’s a tough one! I would say Contemporary Classical elegance.

KATE,  Los Angeles, CA

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What brings you to PBFW?

I work for Mario Batali.

What’s the biggest PBFW highlight for you this year?

Hands down all the Champagne.

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Can you describe your personal style for us?

My style is about being comfortable. Not so much high-end but what I feel comfortable being in.

MORE PBFW LOOKS WE LOVED!

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PBFW Founder Dave Bernhal and his beautiful Mother setting the tone!

UNTIL NEXT YEAR FOLKS! KEEP SAVORING, TASTING, STYLING, AND SHINING!

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