East “Meats” West
Unveil the weekend with an opening-night dinner that celebrates the diversity of flavor and multicultural ideas within modern Asian-American cuisine.
Lexus partners with one of San Francisco’s best new chefs, Brandon Jew of Michelin-starred restaurant Mister Jiu’s, to create an unforgettable night. Beginning with an hour-long reception, followed by a four-course meal, indulge in the creative collaboration of Brandon Jew and the renowned Lexus Hotel Partner chefs. This promises to be an evening of groundbreaking innovation that takes you out of a restaurant environment and into an artistic workshop. Preparing the innovative four-course menu are Chef Brandon Jew (Mister Jiu’s); Chef Pablo Melin (Pebble Beach Resorts); Chef Bernard Ibarra (Terranea Resort), Chef Nate Lindsay (Bardessono)BUY TICKETS
Farmers’ Market Excursion
To market, to table! An exclusive group of 24 guests joins Michael Garcia, executive chef at Cavallo Point, and James Beard Award winning author Laura Werlin on a farmers’ market excursion. Spend half your time browsing the market with Chef Michael as he sources the season’s best, and check in with some of Cavallo Point’s purveyors. The other half of this unique experience will be led by Laura Werlin, whose expertise in cheese will be sure to make the trip something to savor.
Any excursion with these two is a true learning adventure. Guests are encouraged to continue the experience and join the Cooking Class & Lunch.
Please check-in promptly at 8 a.m. at the hotel lobby, Cavallo Point Lodge.BUY TICKETS
Cycle Sausalito with Christian Vande Velde (Caffeinated Cuisine Brunch Included)
Beyond its premier culinary offerings, the weekend presents a rare opportunity to cycle with Lexus Cycling Ambassador Christian Vande Velde, who rode professionally from 1998-2013. Avid cyclists are invited to explore the quaint area of Sausalito and engage with a world-champion road-racing cyclist. Following the class, the morning will conclude at the Caffeinated Cuisine Brunch to satisfy all cyclers’ appetites. The meal will be prepared by chef Ethan Howard (Cavallo Point).
Cycle Sausalito ride with Christian Vande Velde at 8:00 a.m. followed by the Caffeinated Cuisine brunch at 10:30 a.m.BUY TICKETS
A Savory-Sweet Juxtaposition
Sometimes you happen upon combinations in cuisine that seem counterintuitive but, somehow, they taste great. This cooking demonstration is a celebration of these delectable foods. Explore what is possible and surprise your taste buds with some Lexus Hotel Partner chefs in a hands-on cooking demonstration. After the class, sit down to a sweet and savory lunch prepared by chefs Sebastien Archambault (Rosewood Mansion), Sarah Steffan (Blackberry Farm) and Raphael Ferrenbach (Post Ranch Inn).
The engaging class and enticing three-course brunch will be paired with unique cocktails chosen to enhance the menu. Come away from this experience with delicious recipes and knowledge that will intrigue and delight whomever is lucky enough to taste your cooking.BUY TICKETS
Napa Valley Wine Blending
It’s time to get your hands dirty and take a front seat as a winemaker for the day. Join Lexus Master Sommelier, Carlton McCoy and Napa Valley Vintners in discovering the versatile components of Napa Valley wine varieties in this wine blending seminar. Learn the winemaker’s art and blend a wine that is personal to you.BUY TICKETS
Trattoria Di Sausalito - Cooking Demonstration & Dinner
Join Chef Anthony Cole (Chatham Bars Inn), Chef Angela Tamura (Pebble Beach Resorts) and Chef Ethan Howard (Cavallo Point Lodge) in exploring the rustic cuisine of the Italian countryside. Enjoy an experience that champions the power of fresh produce and simple yet delicious recipes. Nothing is more refreshing on a Sausalito evening than an Aperol Spritz in one hand and bruschetta in the other. In addition to the family-style Italian cuisine, the meal includes premium Napa Valley wines specially chosen to complement the dinner.BUY TICKETS
Forage and Feast
As American poet Robert Frost once said, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.” It is amazing what treasures can be found in quiet corners and shady groves. Travel in a chauffeured Lexus luxury vehicle from Cavallo Point to the very private Skywalker Ranch for an off-the-beaten-path culinary journey. Nestled in a private enclave in the Nicasio region is Summit at Skywalker Ranch, an elevated retreat for invited guests only.
Toast the night at the forage and feast reception, then move inside for a unique four-course dinner featuring specialties harvested by Lexus Hotel Partners. Preparing this meal are Chefs Derek Leinonen (Lake Placid Lodge), Laurent Pillard (St. Regis Aspen Resort), Sunny Jin (Resort at Paw’s Up) and Ryan Rupp (Skywalker), who bring years of experience in presenting farm-to-table ingredients in elegant ways. Special entertainment provided by Sara Niemietz. Guests depart with a Lexus gift bag that includes food items from each participating Hotel Partner.
Please arrive promptly at Cavallo Point by 5:45 p.m. and check in at the Art Gallery. All guests must be transported to the property in a Lexus and will not be allowed to drive their personal vehicles to Skywalker Ranch.
About Skywalker Vineyards
Imagination, passion and a relentlessly pioneering spirit ground the vision for a new class of wine craft unfettered by conventional wisdom, intent on creating a wine culture rooted in old-world craftsmanship, and elevated by innovation. www.skywalkervineyards.comBUY TICKETS
Mission Blue Ride: A Cycling Class with Christian Vande Velde
Start your Sunday morning off with the opportunity to cycle with Lexus Cycling Ambassador Christian Vande Velde, who rode professionally from 1998 – 2013. Open to all levels, the indoor cycling class will take place in the historic Mission Blue Chapel, which will provide an intimate backdrop to engage with a world-champion road-racing cyclist. Reenergize after the class with house-made granola and smoothies.BUY TICKETS
Lexus Grand Tasting
The weekend festivities culminate in spectacular fashion at the Lexus Grand Tasting, featuring 13 Lexus Hotel Partner chefs from around the country, craft beer from Blackberry Farm brewery and vintners from the acclaimed wine-growing regions of Napa Valley, Marin and Sierra Foothills.
This exclusive culinary adventure invites you to nibble, nosh and sip on special offerings that showcase America’s finest chefs and premier California wineries. Adding to the ambiance is live music from Sippin’ Time and Cavallo Point’s stunning setting overlooking the Golden Gate, creating an experience that is sure to be memorable.
*Lexus Owners receive early entry into the Grand Tasting starting at 11:30 a.m. with proof of owner benefit redemption or Lexus Key fob.BUY TICKETS
Weekend Event Access - Premier Package
$705 per person
Weekend Event Access grants one person access to five signature events throughout the weekend, including the East “Meats” West dinner, A Savory-Sweet Juxtaposition cooking demonstration & lunch, Wine-Blending Celebration, Summit at Skywalker Ranch finale dinner, and Lexus Grand Tasting. Purchase exclusive à la carte tickets separately to attend the Farmers’ Market Excursion and Trattoria di Sausalito cooking demonstration & dinner, which runs concurrently to the Summit at Skywalker Ranch finale dinner.
Very limited availability.
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Weekend Event Access - Culinary Journey
$510 per person
Culinary Journey grants one person access to five signature events throughout the weekend, including the East “Meats” West dinner, Caffeinated Cuisine brunch, Wine-Blending Celebration, Trattoria Di Sausalito Cooking Demonstration & Dinner and the Lexus Grand Tasting. Purchase an exclusive à la carte ticket separately to attend the Farmers’ Market Excursion.
Very limited availability.
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Lexus Driving Experience
Add to your culinary experience by feeding the rest of your senses!
Get ready to experience Lexus and performance with an exhilarating drive during the 2019 Lexus Culinary Classic. From Cavallo Point – The Lodge at The Golden Gate, you’ll select from your preferred Lexus vehicle and wind your way past some of the most idyllic scenery possible.
Enjoy Lexus as a passenger or a driver. This 30-minute drive experience is complimentary.
Weekend VIP Room Packages at Cavallo Point Lodge
Special VIP room rates are available to event ticket holders, which include breakfast for two daily.
Subject to room type and availability. For more information or to purchase VIP Room Packages, please contact Reservations at (888) 732-2076.
Shuttle service to San Francisco and Sausalito, reservations required | Morning yoga class | Wine hour, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily | Valet parking