Chef Pepe

Ciao Amici (hello friends),
We are excited to announce the 1st Edition of my new event called Carmel-by-the Glass. It is where wine tasting meets fashion for a fun and stylish celebration at Devendorf Park. Guests will enjoy local wines offered by the tasting rooms of Carmel, mingle with fashion models from the top retailers in Carmel, and sample light bites offered by our generous food markets in the village. Live music will be offered by various local artists singing under the stars in the park.  

This event is certainly a community gathering of sorts, as we bring together three segments of the merchant district: Wine tasting rooms, fashion retailers and food markets. Carmel merchants are banding together to create our own economic revitalization and we hope to inspire other communities to do the same.

This event will benefit the Carmel Mission Foundation, which is undertaking the major $5,000,000 retrofitting of the historic 242-year old Carmel Mission Basilica.

I hope you can plan to join us for this community-wide holiday party in the park, mingle with old friends and meet some new friends, and take in all the holiday cheer that Carmel-by-the-Sea has to offer. Please consider arriving early in Carmel and experience the fabulous shopping we have to offer, and after the party make plans to stay for dinner at one of our wonderful restaurants.

Please enjoy my newsletter and best regards to all.

Ci vediamo a presto (I hope to see you soon),
Rich Pèpe

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