|Get ready for Pebble Beach Food & Wine|
Our picks for the festival include the opening night reception, a screening of the documentary Somm, the tribute dinner for Cecilia Chang and the Grand Tastings held on Saturday and Sunday that will showcase more than 50 chefs and hundreds of wines. Locals looking to cheer on Bay Area talent should get tickets for the Battle of the Chefs: West Coast featuring Lincoln Carlson (Restaurant Michael Mina), Dominque Crenn (Atelier Crenn), Tyler Florence (Wayfare Tavern), Thomas McNaughton (Flour + Water) and Nancy Oakes (Boulevard) who'll try to outcook their East Coast counterparts. Check out the festival's schedule info and tickets here. (April 4-7, tickets range from $100 for individual events to $4500 for a four-day pass that grants you access to the exclusive after-hour parties).