Tenth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival

Notes from the 10th Pebble Beach Food and Wine Fest... Thurs night was a total blast with great food snacks and awesome after party where the booze was flowing like water... Friday afternoon, a return to The Inn at Spanish Bay, where gorgeous fairways and greens line right up with the Pacific Ocean… so gorgeous, [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|David's Travels, Napa Wineries, Sonoma Wineries|0 Comments

Pebble Beach Festival

Extravaganza's Engaging Co-founder.... It was a kick to converse with David Bernahl, Monterey’s Restaurant 1833 owner and co-founder of the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival which is coming up on its 10th anniversary next week.  David was bubbling over with the enthusiasm about food and wine that I try to bring to the Insider. [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|David's Travels, Napa Wineries, Sonoma Wineries|1 Comment

ad hoc

Menu Changes Nightly… To ad hoc in Yountville we go where we sit down with Chef de Cuisine, Matt Alba, over a plate of their well-known, excellent fried chicken. Last night’s dinner? Spaghetti. ad hoc is unique in that we change the menu every night and that was our comfort food pick last night. Favorite [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|Napa Eateries|1 Comment

Pebble Beach Sommelier

A Fine Wine Lounge .... With the 10th anniversary of the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival coming up next week, the Insider thought it’d be cool to check in with sommelier Jeffrey Birkemeier of the Stave Wine Lounge at the Inn of Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach. Last night’s dinner? Nice rack of lamb [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|David's Travels, Napa Wineries, Sonoma Wineries|0 Comments

Kitchen Collective Urban Cooking Club

A Club With A Twist... To the Kitchen Collective Urban Cooking Club where we sit down in the Club’s stylish meeting room and chat with Adam Hart who is the Club’s member liaison. Last night’s dinner? Chile verde tacos and Korean short ribs. We got two full time chefs on staff and boy, do we [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Napa Eateries|0 Comments