November 25, 2015

Dave Bernahl and Robert Weakley’s favorite things

Dave Bernahl and Robert Weakley are the creators of Pebble Beach Food & Wine, a celebration of California’s finer taste treats, which they founded in 2008 under the umbrella of Coastal Luxury Management. Weakley, 38, had run the Masters of Food & Wine event at the Park Hyatt Highlands for 21 years, but the venue was turned into a residence club, and the company moved the event to South America. Together with Bernahl, 33, who had been at the helm of the Carmel luxury store Pacific Tweed, he fashioned a fledgling event that capitalized on the state’s agricultural and culinary hubs. To keep current on the chefs and wineries that participate in the Pebble Beach Food & Wine event, and the Los Angeles Food & Wine spin-off they created (now in its third year), Bernahl and Weakley eat their way across the country, sometimes hitting five restaurants in one night hint: Tyler Florence is using all local products and farmers, which is fabulous. […] to work it all off, I go back to the gym at the Mandarin, followed by a massage – and end up feeling like a Kobe cow. Keiko À Nob Hill, 1250 Jones St. Says Rob: […]