LOAMOUS MUSHROOMS, DEEP WINES, the sweetest sunsets, the shiniest nights and memorable meals with earthy moxie? It’s hard to beat eating around Big Sur at any time on the calendar, but fall really does provide delicious culinary magic to the magical region. This is also when the Big Sur Food & Wine Festival returns to delight lovers of the region and its ultra-fine forest flavors. It’s all back the first weekend of November 2022, with its à la carte options, redwood-adjacent events, and outdoor spirit. Choosing what to do is a joyful exercise, and reflecting on a night spent with pinot or the perfect plate is a wonderful way to stir up anticipation.
BUT DON’T ANTICIPATE TOO LONG, because you will want to reserve your place at the event or events you would like to attend. Some of the temptations in 2022 include Hiking with Stemware, Outdoor Adventure, and the Pinot Walkabout at the Sierra Mar Chef’s Garden at the Post Ranch Inn. And Bubbles & Brushes in the Redwoods is a bubbly choice, and Big Sur Lodge’s setting only enhances the bubbly. What if you’re looking for dancing and wine? You couldn’t beat the Wine & Swine, which tops it all off in the sublime Henry Miller Library. All ticket information for the November 3-5 festival is brewing/simmering/sprouting here.