Big Sur Food and Wine Festival

Boasting 50 wineries and 15 chefs, the 4th Annual Big Sur Food and Wine Festival Grand Tasting was held on a picture-perfect warm and sunny Saturday (November 3rd, 2012). This annual event regularly features delectable food and spectacular wines from both local and out-of-the-area restaurants and wineries.Sponsored by renowned luxury car manufacturer, Lexus, and the award-winning destination hotel in Big Sur, Post Ranch Inn, the Grand Tasting was held under the Big Top, adjacent to the pond and amidst expansive, tree-topped mountains, at the incredibly picturesque Post Ranch Inn.

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{The Big Sur Food and Wine Festival Grand Tasting Tent}
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{Posing with Local Attendees from Monterey County who represent
Hospitality, Entertainment, Travel and Tourism, and Publishing Industries}

The attendees (who traveled from San Francisco and Los Angeles to this memorable destination event) were treated to culinary delicacies including sustainably farmed salmon from Chef Brian Overhauser of Hahn Estates, cheese and lavender jam appetizers from Friend In Cheeses Jam Company, vegetarian dishes prepared by the glamorous Leslie Durso from New York, tasty treats from Frank Ostini of the famed Hitching Post II in Buellton, roasted chile poblano bisque and Huitlacoche & Goat Cheese Tamalitos from Haute Enchilada Cafe, scrumptious pork dishes from chefs Brandon Jones of Lokal and Rob Baker of Me & The Hound, a phenomenally creamy, whipped butterscotch dessert from John Cox of The Post Ranch Inn’s Sierra Mar Restaurant, and many more unique and savory samplings.
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{Sampling Appetizers from Tabitha Stroup of Friend In Cheeses Jam Company}
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{Sampling south-of-the-border cuisine from
The Haute Enchilada Cafe of Moss Landing}
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{Wine Tasting from Leal Vineyards}

And if that wasn’t enough to tempt everyone’s tastebuds, attendees frolicked about sampling chardonnays, pinot noirs, cabernets, syrah, and more from some of the world’s best wineries, including August West, Copain, Clos Solene, Skipstone, Skywalker Ranch, and Testarossa (to name a few).
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{Big Sur Food and Wine Festival attendees enjoyed tasting from a range of both local and out-of-the-area wineries; including Bernardus, Cold Heaven, Flying Goat Cellars, Hearst Ranch Winery, Pisoni, Fink Family Estate Vineyards, etc.}
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{The decadent food offering prepared by Sierra Mar Restaurant of the Post Ranch Inn}
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{Fashionable guests sporting a ranch-inspired look featuring plaid shirts and jeans}
There was also a Silent Auction (featuring wine and art), charming, rustic-chic decor including vibrant fall floral arrangements and earth-toned hanging paper lanterns, and even an eco-friendly hospitality dome for guests to relax in.
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{Attendees mixing and mingling with wine aficionados and foodies}

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{Chefs preparing a range of dishes for guests to enjoy}
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{Overlooking the majestic Big Sur coastline and Pacific Ocean}
For those who wanted to immerse themselves in food and wine over the course of the 4-day event, they could choose from a range of other Big Sur Food & Wine events to attend, including a Wine & Swine dinner, Winemakers’ dinners hosted throughout the Big Sur area, educational Wine Panels, and after-parties galore.


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