PBFW 6.0 Site Goes Live; Coastal Luxury Management Family Births Another Baby
January 22, 2013
Ted Glennon has had quite a few days.
Last night Coastal Luxury Management's beverage director was coming off a long, blockbuster San Diego beer invasion weekend at CLM's Cannery Row Brewing Company—four days awash with rare brewer dinners, kick-off parties, scores of S.D. craft brews and a whole pig roast—and assembling a über-rare all-magnum wine dinner with Paolo Scavino Barolo Italian wines at Restaurant 1833.
It wasn't just any wine dinner, either.
A chance to hang with charismatic fourth generation winemaker Elisa Scavino and taste Barolo's elegant 2006 Bric del Fiasc, 2004 Bricco Ambrogio and 2000 Carobric was so magnetic, in fact, that the dining rooms were dotted with standout local sommeliers, wine directors and GMs including Dominique DaCruz (Sierra Mar), Thamin Saleh (C Restaurant), Guisseppe Panzuto (Cantinetta Luca), Paul Fried (Pacific's Edge) and Matt Peterson (also Pacific's Edge).
The closer, a 2004 Rocche dell'Annunziata, was the most delicate and delicious rarity, as it won't even be available for another six years as they replant the small, storied vineyards in Piedmont of northwestern Italy.
A big dinner after a big weekend, which meant (at least) five days of switching out some 70 beer taps, leading Lost Abbey brewer's dinners and tracking down cheeses like the incredible pecorino cuise that concluded the Barolo session.
And today there's another eency lil' event on Glennon's schedule: The birth of his first child.
Last night, Michaela Weakley, CLM's longtime bookkeeper, took note.
"I can't believe everything is going to change for you tomorrow," she said between bites of inspired braised veal breast from 1833 Sous Chef Adam Noffsinger.
"I can't believe it's now now," said Glennon, who had been hustling from CRBC to the hospital to 1833. "All this is going on and my head is totally somewhere else."
News flash: There's a lot going on with these Coastal Luxury Management guys, and that's just the baby front, where Mini Glennon would join a burgeoning CLM family. James Velarde's son is 4; David Bernahl's daughter 3. Yesterday Michaela and her husband, CLM co-founder Rob Weakley threw a blowout fourth birthday for their twins (they also have a 1- or 2-year-old, according to my increasingly complicated chart) replete with its own whole roasted hog and a bounce house village the adults took over late night.
While Weakley schemes a way back to New Orleans for the Superbowl—the last time the Superbowl was there, 2001, he was organizing dozens of its parties for Hyatt—he's got the standard sequence of dinners in Florida, meetings in Vegas and schemes of a new restaurant concept in L.A.
CLM also recently completed a huge ownership shift, buying out out their partners Dick Clark Productions and bringing in a new one in wine-investment-centric Terroir Capital—which means big possibilities on the way including vineyard acquisitions and glassware partnerships.
Then there's the duties involved tending to the flocks heading here for Pebble Beach Food and Wine 6.0.
The big, juicy, busy website for PBFW 2013, in fact, went live just this morning.
Just the chef list has me slobbering all over the place.
Francois Payard is a score for this year, joining another insane march of marquee chefs like Daniel Boulud, Grant Achatz, Pierre Gagnaire, Christopher Kostow, Dominique Crenn, Michelle Bernstein, Dean Fearing, Danny Meyer, Masaharu Morimoto, Abram Bissell, Charles Phan, Tyler Florence, Anne Burrell and Laurent Tourondel
I'm happy to report CLM's other debut appeared not long thereafter and is happy and healthy with a full head of hair, weighing in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces and stretching a full 20 inches.
Welcome to the world, Abigail Lucia Glennon.