Featuring the North American debut of the Infiniti EMERG-E extended range sports car concept

We’ve always reserved the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
for the debuts of our most special vehicles.

— Ben Poore, Vice President, Infiniti Business Unit

Food and Wine Moments: Inspiration for All Your Senses.

This year, Hearst Magazines and Infiniti are partnering to showcase Infiniti vehicles in a luxurious setting by inspiring guests with a series of epicurean moments. Whether it’s a cooking demonstration by a world-class chef or a specialty tasting from a notable food purveyor, our guests will have an opportunity to explore the finest offerings from the world of food and wine. With our one-of-a-kind Food and Wine Moments, Infiniti aims to give guests a taste of the best things in life.

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VeeV is The World’s First Açaí Spirit®. Açaí (pronounced ah-SIGH-ee) is the exotic tasting Brazilian national fruit thought to be the healthiest fruit on the planet. VeeV donates 1% of its proceeds to environmental causes and is proud to be the first certificated carbon neutral spirits company in the world.

  • Max Lesser

    Morning Glory Confections

    Based in Los Angeles, Morning Glory Confections crafts modern nut brittles utilizing non-traditional ingredients like Thai Bird chiles, Indian curry, and cocoa nibs. Morning Glory Confections’ brittles strike the perfect balance between savory, salty and sweet. Max Lesser, Owner and Confectioner, is a slow food adherent, who uses the highest-quality ingredients and labor-intensive methods to create his one-of-a-kind artisanal brittles. Morning Glory Confections has been featured on The Cooking Channel’s FoodCrafters and in national magazines and websites.

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    The Cheese Store©

    The Cheese Store has been the purveyor of choice for home cooks, professional chefs and caterers in Los Angeles since 1967. They specialize in rare, handmade, farm-fresh cheeses, seldom shipped out of their locales. The Cheese Store© also carries extensive varieties of extra-virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, seasonal white and black truffles, Italian prosciutto, Swiss braesola, French ham, foie gras and the freshest Russian caviar. It has been ranked #1 by the Zagat Marketplace Survey and Los Angeles magazine on a regular basis.

  • Alexandra Guarnaschelli

    Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli

    Alexandra began her culinary career working under American chef and restaurateur Larry Forgione. In 2003, Alexandra became the executive chef at Butter Restaurant, creating an eclectic green-market-inspired menu. She is also executive chef at The Darby and a recurring judge on the popular primetime series Chopped. She has also appeared on Iron Chef America and hosted Alex’s Day Off on Food Network.

  • Marcus Samuelsson

    Chef Marcus Samuelsson

    Chef Marcus Samuelsson is an internationally acclaimed chef, author and philanthropist. He studied at culinary school in Sweden before heading to New York where he worked at the acclaimed restaurant Aquavit. In recent years, he was the winner of Top Chef Masters Season Two and Chopped All-Stars, winning money for UNICEF and C-CAP. In December 2010, Marcus opened Red Rooster Harlem and in March of 2012 opened Ginny’s Supper Club beneath Red Rooster. His memoir, Yes, Chef, topped the New York Times best-seller list in July of this year.

  • Andrea Robinson

    Andrea Robinson

    Robinson is one of only 18 women in the world to have earned the Master Sommelier credential, and is the only woman ever named “Best Sommelier in the United States” by the Sommelier Society of America. She is a graduate and former dean of the French Culinary Institute in New York City and has won three James Beard Awards. Author of four top-selling books and the award-winning host of several TV programs, Robinson hosts an online video wine course at andreawine.com. Robinson created her own groundbreaking wine stemware series called The ONE which is in alignment with her philosophy of simple.

  • Jonathan Grahm


    Compartes’ Jonathan Grahm is known as the world’s youngest chocolatier. Based in L.A., he handcrafts all of his chocolate art confections from scratch, using only organic all-natural ingredients. A trendsetter in both design and unique exotic chocolates, Compartes is recognized as one of the top companies in the nation. Steeped in the traditional European style of handcraftsmanship with a flare of modern artistry, Compartes Chocolatier has been a Los Angeles tradition for over 60 years.