Pomodori Time! The 17th Annual NatureSweet Carmel TomatoFestÂ®, happens once again on Sunday, September 14, 2008,12:30 pm, at the magnificent Quail Lodge Resort in Carmel.Founder/Director of the TomatoFestÂ®, Gary Ibsen, announced that 60 of Americaâ€™s finest chefs will attend this yearâ€™s TomatoFest to offer guests the opportunity to enjoy world-class cuisine featuring heirloom tomatoes in an unpretentious, harvest-celebration atmosphere. Ibsen says, â€œOur gathering of culinary artists will showcase a range of unforgettable epicurean creations from classical to innovative food adventures. The amazing variety of wonderful tomato dishes at the TomatoFest website is sure to tempt any food lover.â€Here are a few fast TomatoFest facts – if you go you can sample 350 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, washed down with pours from 50 wineries. An International Olive Oil RTasting, a Salsa Showcase, and an old-fashioned ranch-style BBQ – all accompanied by live jazz and perfect weather.Tickets are $95 per person – only 3000 guests can participate and this baby sells out fast! So hit the website, or call 1-800/965-4827 and get set to taste some amazing tomatoes.