Join us again for the Lexus Culinary Classic at Cavallo Point | Friday – Sunday, Mar. 11–13
2016 Lexus Culinary Classic
We invite you to join us again for the Lexus Culinary Classic at Cavallo Point!

Lexus, in partnership with its Hotel Partners and Napa Valley Vintners, is delighted to announce the Second Annual Lexus Culinary Classic. This exclusive three-day culinary celebration presents six distinctive experiences, including multi-course menus; a sommelier-guided international sparkling wine and champagne tasting adventure; a Sonoma winery truffle dinner; intimate hands-on lunch and dinner cooking classes; and culminating with a Sunday Lexus Grand Tasting featuring acclaimed chefs from 13 Lexus Hotel Partners creating signature dishes for the event, complemented by premier wines from 20 leading California vintners. Please join us for any or all of these one-of-a-kind food-and-wine experiences!

 

Friday, March 11
Town & Country:
Opening Night Reception and Dinner
Verbena, Cavallo Point Lodge
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Our opening night dinner for this grand weekend assembles four renowned chefs, two from celebrated metropolitan city hotels and two from acclaimed California resorts. From Boston to Miami to the California coast, you’ll savor some of the country’s finest seasonal specialties, blending the very best the “town & country” can offer in one spectacular experience! The evening’s featured chefs for the multi-course menu with wine pairings include Chef Mauricio Luna (XV Beacon, Boston), Lexus Culinary Master Michelle Bernstein (Thompson Miami,) Chef John Cox (Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur) and Chef Justin Everett (Cavallo Point, Sausalito).
SOLD OUT

 

Saturday, March 12
Brunch & Bubbles:
Nostalgic Flavors Made Modern
Cavallo Point Cooking School
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Set your creative juices flowing for a festive afternoon with a glass of sparkling wine and a hearty appetite. This demonstration and hands-on cooking class challenges chefs to reinvent favorite family recipes that made the brunch table so special. Your Lexus Hotel Partner chef coaches include Chef Angela Tamura (Pebble Beach Resorts®), Chef Justin Urso (Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod), Chef Erling Wu-Bower (Thompson Chicago) and Chef Jayne Reichert (Cavallo Point Cooking School). The chefs’ demonstrations will be followed by a multi-course lunch prepared by your class, paired with sparkling wines that complement the menu.
$175
per person
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Cooking Class & Multi-Course Meal

 

Chef-fervescence:
An International Celebration of Bubbles & Bites
Verbena, Cavallo Point Lodge
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Embark on an international adventure of bubbly delights with celebrated author, wine reporter and sommelier Anthony Giglio in a special tribute to old-and-new world sparkling wines and champagnes. To complement the exclusive selection of bubbles, sumptuous small bites by Chef Bernard Ibarra (Terranea Resort, Palos Verdes) and Chef Nate Lindsay (Bardessono, Napa) will be offered. Your globe-trekking adventure includes choice selections from California, France, Tasmania, Italy, South Africa and New Zealand! Passport not required.
$100
per person
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Bourbon & Beef:
Nostalgia with a Twist
Cavallo Point Cooking School
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Manhattan, Whiskey Sour, Old Fashioned … just to name a few. Master mixologist Alba Huerta will open the cooking class, whimsically re-crafting classic cocktails to grace the New American Table. Each cocktail will complement a range of dishes featuring the finest, locally sourced cuts of artisan meats. In this demonstration and hands-on cooking class, our chefs (and you!) will present their own nostalgic culinary twist on the plate and in the glass. Featured Lexus Hotel Partner chefs are Chef Angela Tamura (Pebble Beach Resorts®), Chef Justin Urso (Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod), Chef Erling Wu-Bower (Thompson Chicago) and Chef Jayne Reichert (Cavallo Point Cooking School). The chefs’ demonstration will be followed by a four-course dinner prepared by the class, paired with classic American cocktails. Cheers!
$185
per person
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Cooking Class & Multi-Course Meal

 

Truffle Finale Dinner
Ram’s Gate Winery, Sonoma
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
From the renowned Willamette Valley to Sonoma, the weekend’s finale dinner showcases the coveted truffle, paired with the award-winning wines of Ram’s Gate Winery, and hosted at the picturesque Sonoma wine country setting of Ram’s Gate. The sumptuous five-course menu features an exclusively curated menu by Lexus Hotel Partner chefs, including: Chef Sunny Jin (The Allison Inn & Spa, Willamette Valley), Chef Mark Hannon (Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid), Chef Cassidee Dabney (Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN) and Pastry Chef Nicolas Blouin (Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek®, Dallas).
$250
per person
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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 your 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!

 

Sunday, March 13
Lexus Grand Tasting
Callippe, Cavallo Point Lodge
12:00 pm – 3:00 p.m.
The weekend will culminate in spectacular fashion at the Lexus Grand Tasting, featuring all 13 Lexus Hotel Partner chefs from around the country, and 20 vintners from the acclaimed California wine-growing regions of Napa, Sonoma and Marin. This exclusive culinary adventure gives you an opportunity to nibble, nosh and sip from the best-of-the-best of America’s finest chefs and premier California wineries.
$110
per person
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Packages
 
Weekend Event All Access Package
Admission for one person to all five events throughout the weekend, including the Truffle Finale Dinner at Ram’s Gate Winery. Does not include the Bourbon & Beef Cooking Class, which runs concurrent to the Truffle Finale Dinner.

Very limited availability.
SOLD OUT

 

Historic King Suite
Weekend VIP Room Packages
at Cavallo Point Lodge
Special VIP guestroom rates are available, including breakfast for two daily, to Weekend Access Pass holders, subject to room type and availability. For more information, please contact Reservations at 888.651.2003.

Resort Amenities
Shuttle service to San Francisco and Sausalito | Morning yoga class | Wine hour, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily | Valet parking

 

Participants
 
The Allison Inn & Spa Bardessono | Napa Valley
Blackberry Farm Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gate
Chatham Bars Inn Resort & Spa | Chatham, Cape Cod Lake Placid Lodge | Adirondacks, New York
Napa Valley Vintners Pebble Beach Resorts
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Terranea Resort Thompson Chicago
Thompson Miami Beach XV Beacon
 
Sunny Jin

Michelle Bernstein
Nicolas Blouin

Nicolas Blouin
John Cox

John Cox
Sunny Jin

Cassidee Dabney
Justin Everett

Justin Everett
Anthony Giglio

Anthony Giglio
Sunny Jin

Mark Hannon
Alba Huerta

Alba Huerta
Bernard Ibarra

Bernard Ibarra
Sunny Jin

Sunny Jin
Nate Lindsay

Nate Lindsay
Mauricio Luna

Mauricio Luna
Jayne Reichert

Jayne Reichert
Angela Tamura

Angela Tamura
Sunny Jin

Justin Urso
Sunny Jin

Erling Wu-Bower
 
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