UPDATE: For photos from day one, visit our Flickr set here.
Here are three views for today. Gate, grub, and hello, GORGEOUS! I’m happy to trade in-transit — even In-N-Out Burger — for the Pacific Ocean, in front of which I’m now ensconced in the lobby of its namesake Inn. We’ve located (most of!) Michael’s ingredients for the dishes he’s making for his two events. Hedy’s, not yet, but Papa Bear is on it.
While we figure out prep, here’s a primer for you overviewing our days ahead at Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival, as well as the Genuine Animal Dinner we’re doing in Los Angeles after we depart golfer’s paradise on Sunday. For the latest, hit up our Twitters including me, Hedy, Michael, Heidi Ladell, line cook Pete Morales, and the festival’s at @pbfw.
Hedy was here. So was Jackie.
For those of you looking for a little more Hedy in your life (who isn’t?), there are two more places to find her. First, tune into the series premiere of Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets on Sunday, April 24 at 10:30pm ET/PT where Hedy serves as part of a rotating stable of commentators offering her expert opinion on America’s best confections. The subject of the first episode is the wonderful world of pies, and she is ready to wax on sweets like Momofuku’s handheld crack version pictured above. Hedy will also appear in future episodes sure to be filled with gooey, crunchy, sticky and sweet treats. All I’m gonna say is curry peanut butter ice cream, but not sure if dishing on her own desserts would fly with the producers. Second, Hedy’s new website is live as of Friday, where you can find some tempting photos and information on what she’s up to on the sweet side of life. Congrats to Hedy, and good luck to the rest of us in peeling away from our LCDs.