Masters of Food and Wine, February 17-20, Carmel

I normally like to post info about events within most folks’ attention spans — that is about 2 to 3 weeks. However, there are some events worth mentioning that will sell out long before that time. The annual Masters of Food and Wine is one such event. I have never attended, but like the Aspen Food and Wine Classic, it has one of the largest draws of people from around the country, and the assembled culinary talent is frankly astonishing.

Taking place February 17th through the 20th at the Park Hyatt Carmel, this event features meals, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, and more. Tickets run about $150 – $200 per event for most of the events, making it a pricey weekend for those who want to truly indulge. Here’s a selection from the lineup:

Peter Michael Wine Tasting
Alice Waters Cooking Demonstration
Dom Perignon Champagne Tasting
Charlie Palmer Cooking Demonstration
Chateau Lafite Rothschild Wine Tasting

You get the picture. Full details at their Web site.