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Event Recap: Relais & Châteaux's GourmetFest Once Again Delivers a Foodie Affair for the Books

GourmetFest is an incomparable annual four-day extravaganza featuring an exclusive roster of Relais & Châteaux Chefs and fine wine estates. This year’s event took place from March 5-8 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The Relais & Châteaux brand is an exclusive curated collection of over 500 of some of the finest, most discriminating lodgings and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries.

With 18 wine and food events, there was enough to satisfy even the most voracious appetite, while the roster of chefs, vintners and spirits purveyors was dazzling. The welcome party on Thursday kicked off the foodie affair with a delectable bang. Renowned culinary giants including Gary Danko, Michel Bras, Tetsuya Wakuda and Lanshu Chen, made use of luxury ingredients to regale our eager palettes. These ingredients included Black River caviar, fresh oysters, French back truffles, and Valhrona chocolate.

Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Diane Sukiennik is an internationally recognized writer, coach, keynote speaker, consultant, educator and licensed therapist. She is the author of The Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options, 11th edition, Prentice Hall, the most widely used text in colleges and universities in the subject area. A self-proclaimed 'leisurologist,' she speaks French and Spanish, is an avid world traveler and...(Read More)

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