Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Supported by Classic Party Rentals, is a Grand Hit for All Tastes

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Visitors to FOOD & WINE Magazine’s premier epicurean event enjoyed four days of delectable delicacies under tents provided by Classic Party Rentals, whose presence extended beyond mere event production.

“What a fabulous weekend,” says Classic Party Rentals President & CEO Jeff Black, an attendee. “The Pebble Beach Food and Wine combines a great location, great venues, producers of incredible wine, and great chefs with excellent event production.”

Rocky Mountain Elk Carpaccio, blood sausage sliders, lobster with green curry butter, dried beet and sea urchin, dark chocolate almond bark, and literally hundreds of wines to choose from … if any of this sounds good to you, Pebble Beach Food & Wine was the place to be in Monterey, or all of Northern California, this past weekend. Foodies from all corners flocked to the scenic California coastline for FOOD & WINE Magazine’s sixth annual event, which Classic Party Rentals has been proud to support for five years running.

While checking their diets at the door, visitors to this four-day scrumptious spectacle attended a dizzying array of luncheons, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, dinners and after-hours parties between April 4th and 7th. Event producer Coastal Luxury Management and location host Pebble Beach Resorts exposed visitors to some of the most imaginative and daring recipes in food today. Guests also had direct access to the methods and trade secrets of nearly 100 celebrity chefs, among them Guy Fieri, Jacques Torres and Cecilia Chiang, who was the subject of a Friday night tribute.

Classic Party Rentals’ 90,000 square feet of tenting, subfloor and ground cover were well-traveled territories, as guests marveled at all the offerings in the Grand Tasting tent.

“What a fabulous weekend that was truly enjoyed by all,” says Classic Party Rentals President & CEO Jeff Black, an attendee. “The Pebble Beach Food and Wine combines a great location, great venues, producers of incredible wine, and great chefs with excellent event production.”

Drew Barrymore, who brought Barrymore Wines’ trademark pinot grigio to the festivities, was spotted in Classic’s Imperial Lounge for an extended visit. The Imperial Lounge hosted friends of the Classic family and other well-wishers.

Classic’s San Francisco office spent months putting the event details in place for under the guidance of Event Consultants Kevin McAuliffe and Sue Leggett. The festival kicked off with an opening night reception at The Inn at Spanish Bay, and continued through to the Lexus Grant Tasting on Saturday and Sunday, with all sorts of activities sprinkled in between.

The consensus among the Classic team was that this was the smoothest Food & Wine yet.

“This year’s event definitely raised the bar of operational excellence with this ultimate food and wine event experience,” says Susan Kidwell, Classic’s Northern California Regional Vice President. “We are honored to be a partner.”

Classic Party Rentals is the nation’s leading full service event rental company. Classic services most major markets including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, New York, and Pompano Beach. Its high-profile event roster includes more than 180,000 major sporting events, brand promotion tours, Hollywood awards shows, movie premieres, celebrity weddings, charity events and private social events annually. Locally, each Classic Party Rentals location is recognized as an integral part of successful holiday celebrations at home and at work, backyard weddings and birthday parties, school and church functions, local food and wine festivals, and many community service benefits. Classic Party Rentals is also a leading nationwide provider of tents, clear span structures, power, heating, air conditioning and sub-flooring. Ultimately, there is no need to lose sleep over the details, if you can dream it; Classic Party Rentals can deliver it. We do business under a number of different names, and customers are never disappointed by our Blue Diamond service or the strength of our partners will bring to events. For more information, please visit “Choose Wisely Choose Classic. Feel Secure…No Event too Big or too Small; we do them all.”

The Sixth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine (April 4-7, 2013) continues as the signature West Coast culinary event, with more than 100 prominent chefs and 250 acclaimed wineries and distinguished winemakers from around the world coming to the iconic Pebble Beach Resorts in Pebble Beach, CA for a four-day first-class display of epicurean splendor and unrivaled access. In addition to cooking demonstrations led by the most talented chefs from around the globe and vertical tastings from the world's top wine producers, unique experiences added each year make this a must-see annual event for culinary enthusiasts and wine aficionados the world over. To purchase tickets to Pebble Beach Food & Wine, or for more information on ticket packages, visit or call 1-866-907-FOOD (3663).

Coastal Luxury Management (CLM) founded and managed by David Alan Bernahl II and Robert Weakley, is a fast growing company focused on identifying and creating unique opportunities in the hospitality, entertainment, and event sectors. CLM produces Pebble Beach Food & Wine and Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, both recognized amongst the best epicurean events in the country for bringing together the very top culinary and wine talents to create one-of-a-kind experiences. In 2010, CLM launched the first of two restaurants in Monterey, CA – Cannery Row Brewing Company, a family-friendly destination in the heart of the historic Cannery Row District as well as home to the largest draft selection of beer in Northern California. One year later, the team opened Restaurant 1833, earning national recognition including a 3-star review from the San Francisco Chronicle as well as a 2012 “Best New Restaurant” nomination from the James Beard Foundation. For additional information about CLM, please visit

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