Back of Eating My Way Through the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival This weekend marked the First Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine event, and let me tell you, it was definitely a lavish affair. While the full shebang would have cost you $4,750 — including lodging for the four-day affair, as well as admission to all the events, including classes, seminars, parties and tastings — a single-day Grand Tasting Pass cost only $165. Pennies in comparison. View 35 Photos › Roast bison loin, Cioppolini onions and Herbed Spätzle courtesy of Gary Danko Joël Antunes created an amazing Tomato Sorbet Shooter with Salmon Sashami and Dijon Ice Cream Photo 3 Photo 4 John Hui's delicate cake Photo 6 George Fritzche's creations Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 So what exactly did $165 buy you? Try access to over 200 wineries — one of my faves was Revana, whose wines are normally only available at restaurants and cost more than I normally spend on a bottle — nibbles by some of the most famous chefs in the world, and a wildly surreal surrounding — think models doing slow motion dancing in head-to-toe stretch material and a beautiful ocean nearby. Sure it's pricey, but it was definitely a fun event for a food lover. Oh and if you plan it correctly, you may even get to hob knob with celebrities. Rumor has it that several Top Chef faves were on hand, as was Thomas Keller, Todd English, and Ted Allen. But enough talking, what you really should do is check out the full gallery. But before you do, grab a napkin, you're gonna need it! To see all the pictures, . View 35 Photos › Roast bison loin, Cioppolini onions and Herbed Spätzle courtesy of Gary Danko Joël Antunes created an amazing Tomato Sorbet Shooter with Salmon Sashami and Dijon Ice Cream Photo 3 Photo 4 John Hui's delicate cake Photo 6 George Fritzche's creations Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 George Fritzche's creations Keiko Takahashi's crab and avocado soup Photo 13 Photo 14 Nibbles from Douglas Keane From Cal Stamenov Roy Yamaguchi's creation Photo 18 Chocolate Almond Cookie Pops from Sherry Yard From Richard Reddington Photo 21 Nom nom nom! Mark Estee Douglas Keane of Cyprus Cal Stamenov of Marinus in Carmel Valley John Hui, Pastry Chef of Pebble Beach Resorts Josiah Citrin Joël Antunes Roy Yamaguchi George Fritzche heats chocolate to create a "glue" for his display. Gary Danko Pebble Beach Food & Wine! Chocolate used as vase filler DJs at the party Yes, they had people in white stretchy material, moving slowly. And just so you know, I had press access to this event. Would I pay to again? Probably, but you better believe someone else is going to be driving this time! Comments aimeeb 9 years Wow. Jealous!! nancita 9 years Wow I cannot wait to look at this whole gallery. I am salivating just looking at the preview photos. What a lovely looking event, and star-studded too. Thanks for sharing. sonnabobble 9 years i'm so jealous!! a one day pass seems like a great deal for ALL of this. DCStar 9 years Oh my gosh, this is like a fantasy to me, I need to find something like this in DC. mlen 9 years wow yes amazing is the word i would use too! glam-sugar 9 years That sounds like an amazing time! Cocoangel 9 years You take such amazing photos. I love all the food in vase-like glass containers. What a great way to show layers & colors plus get vertical with the food. emalove 9 years Wow! Look at all that amazing food!