2015 Lexus Culinary Classic
March 6 – 8, 2015
Hosted at Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gate
Lexus, in concert with Cavallo Point Lodge and its other Hotel Partners, is delighted to announce the exclusive 2015 Lexus Culinary Classic. This exceptional three-day culinary celebration presents five distinctive experiences – including multicourse menus, wine tastings from Napa Valley presented by a Master Sommelier, a Sonoma winery dinner and a cooking class followed by lunch. Executive chefs from 11 Lexus Hotel Partners create specialty dishes for the event, complemented by premier wines from leading vintners in Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley and Marin County.
Please join us for any or all of these one-of-a-kind food and wine experiences!
Seasonal Flavors of America Dinner
Friday, March 6th 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. • Verbena, Cavallo Point Lodge
Savor flavors from coast to coast at the weekend's welcome reception and formal dinner. Taste bites of America as the chefs present seasonal specialties prepared with ingredients from their local purveyors. The evening’s featured chefs for the four-course menu with paired wines include:
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$200 / person
"Chow" Italia! A Hands-On Cooking Experience
Saturday, March 7th 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. • The Cooking School at Cavallo Point Lodge
This demonstration and hands-on cooking class with an Italian theme features:
The chefs’ demonstration is followed by a five-course lunch prepared by the class, paired with wines that complement the menu. Buon appetito!
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$175 / person – SOLD OUT
Somm Phenom: Wine Tasting with Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy
Saturday, March 7th 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Verbena, Cavallo Point Lodge
Lexus partner and Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy is one of the weekend's special guests. Distinguished as one of just 211 Master Sommeliers worldwide, he leads the session featuring an exclusive tasting of Charles Krug vintages dating back to the sixties with vintner Peter Mondavi. Complementing the event are small bites by Angela Tamura (Pebble Beach Resorts®) and Bernard Ibarra (Terranea Resort).
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$100 / person
Please note that all attendees must be 21 years or older.
Feast Among The Vines Dinner
Saturday, March 7th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. • Ram’s Gate Winery, Sonoma
The weekend's finale dinner showcases exceptional cuisine in the splendid wine-country setting at Ram’s Gate Winery. The sumptuous four-course menu features offerings presented by:
The festivities also include acclaimed wines from Ram’s Gate.
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Ram’s Gate Winery is located at the entrance to Sonoma Valley, in a beautiful hilltop setting just 35 minutes from Cavallo Point Lodge. For their convenience and comfort, guests will be transported in luxury to the winery from Cavallo Point Lodge in Lexus vehicles. Please arrive at Cavallo Point Lodge by 6:00 p.m. and check in at the reception desk. Prepare to be surprised and delighted!
$200 / person – SOLD OUT
Lexus Grand Tasting
Sunday, March 8th 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Callippe, Cavallo Point Lodge
As the culmination of the weekend's festivities, the Grand Tasting features all 11 Hotel Partner chefs from around the country, and 20 vintners from acclaimed wine-growing regions in Napa, Sonoma and Marin. This culinary adventure presents a diverse selection of bites and tastings from celebrated chefs at some of America’s finest hotels, complemented by specially chosen wines from premier wineries.
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$100 / person
Please note that all attendees must be 21 years or older. Attendance limited to ticket holders only.
Participating Hotels & Chefs
Special Guest and Master Sommelier
Lexus Partner and Master Sommelier
Wine Director at the Little Nell
Join us every Monday in Farley Bar for an evening of vibrant live music. Complimentary – all are welcome!
Lectures at Cavallo Point
Throughout the year, Cavallo Point organizes engaging lectures for guests and the local community. Many are developed in conjunction with the Institute at the Golden Gate. The Institute, a landmark program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in partnership with the National Park Service, brings environmental programming to Cavallo Point and other venues.
Activities at Cavallo Point Lodge
We want guests at Cavallo Point to make the most of nearby riches that add so much to the San Francisco Bay Area. To that end, we offer diverse activities each day.
Complimentary Activities at Cavallo Point:
- Hikes & walks
- Guided Cavallo Point walkabout (learn the history of Fort Baker)
- Guided hike under the Golden Gate Bridge
- Morning yoga (complimentary to hotel guests, passes available for visitors)
In addition to our regular activities, listen to engaging lectures by noted guest speakers; fly a kite on the parade ground; or attend Tuesdays to Your Health, a monthly lecture series hosted by resident holistic doctor Brad Jacobs. With our splendid setting and diverse array of activities onsite, you needn't go far to have the vacation of a lifetime.
Please contact our Concierge at 415.339.4719 for more suggestions.