Art of Japan: A Culinary Journey
Unveil the weekend with a sublime opening-night dinner that transports you to the Far East culture of Japan! Lexus partners with Sushi Ran, renowned as one of the top Japanese restaurants in the U.S., to create an unforgettable night. Beginning with an hour-long reception, celebrate the evening with the vibrant fusion of traditional Japanese and Pacific cuisine, alongside artistically crafted sake cocktails and Napa Valley Vintner wines. Preparing the innovative four-course menu are Chef Seiji “Waka” Wakabayashi (Sushi Ran); Chef Bernard Ibarra (Terranea Resort); Chef Angela Tamura (Pebble Beach Company®) and Ethan Howard (Cavallo Point).BUY TICKETS
Farmers’ Market Excursion
From market to table! An exclusive intimate group of 12 guests joins Tony Adams, Head Chef at the Cavallo Point Cooking School, on a Farmers’ Market Field Trip. Browse the market with Chef Tony as he sources the season’s best, and check in with some of Cavallo Point’s purveyors, such as Marin Roots Farm, Full Belly Farm and Star Route Farms, just to name a few. Any excursion with Tony is a true learning adventure. This one highlights some unique ingredients as the chef shops for specific items needed for the cooking class and brunch that follows; guests are encouraged to continue the experience and join the Spring Bountiful Harvest Cooking Class & Lunch.BUY TICKETS
Bikes & Brunch: A Cycling Class with Christian Vande Velde
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. Open to all levels, the indoor cycling class will take place in historic Mission Blue Chapel which will provide an intimate backdrop to engage with a world-champion road racing cyclist. Following the class, the morning will conclude with a hearty brunch buffet and Bloody Mary bar to satisfy all cycler’s appetites will be prepared by Chefs Pablo Mellin (Pebble Beach Resorts®)BUY TICKETS
Spring’s Bountiful Harvest: Cooking Demonstration & Lunch
Spring is in the air – and the kitchen! Join the chefs as they craft delicious dishes with the bounty of produce and provisions from a nearby farmers’ market, where local purveyors truck in their just-picked, farm-fresh wares. Using ingredients sourced that morning by Chef Tony Adams on the Farmers’ Market Field Trip, this event begins with a hands-on cooking class by three Lexus Hotel Partner chef instructors – Chef Tony (Cavallo Point), Chef Hunter Kepley (St. Regis Aspen) and Chef Nate Lindsey (Bardessono). The engaging class is followed by the chefs’ ode to spring — a delectable three-course brunch paired with unique cocktails chosen to enhance the menu.BUY TICKETS
Barrel-Aged Beauties: A Culinary Toast to Bourbon
Barrel-aged to brilliance since the 18th century, bourbon is an American whiskey, long a favorite in the U.S. and abroad. It’s a spirit deeply rooted in both historic lore and popular culture with a rich, smooth flavor that makes an exceptional marriage to food – especially beef! Hosted by Chef Tony Adams of Cavallo Point’s Cooking School, the event begins with a bourbon tasting and a hands-on cooking class by the featured chefs. The class is followed by a delectable three-course dinner — with specially sourced Bay Area beef as the main attraction — crafted by Chef Derek Leinonen (Lake Placid Lodge), Chef Drew Hiatt (Topping Rose House) and Chef Ben Spungin (Post Ranch Inn). In addition to bourbon, the meal includes premium Napa Valley wines specially chosen to complement the dinner.BUY TICKETS
A Night Under the Stars
Guests of the finale dinner are chauffeured in a luxury Lexus vehicle to the very private Skywalker Ranch, a 25-minute drive from Cavallo Point, for a night under the stars. Nestled in the private enclave is Summit at Skywalker Ranch, an elevated retreat open only for invited guests only. Toast the night under the stars at the cocktail reception, then move inside for a sumptuous four-course dinner featuring specialties harvested from Skywalker Ranch, including their wines, olive oil and Wagyu beef. Preparing the special meal are Chef Jason Dalling (Skywalker Ranch), Chef Anthony Cole (Chatham Bars Inn), Chef Monique Feybesse (Cavallo Point) and Chef Sarah Steffan (Blackberry Farm). Guests depart with a Lexus gift bag that includes small, luscious food items from each participating Hotel Partner.
Please arrive promptly at Cavallo Point by 6:00 p.m. and check in at the Art Gallery.
Lexus Grand Tasting
The weekend festivities culminate in spectacular fashion at the Lexus Grand Tasting, featuring 10 Lexus Hotel Partner chefs from around the country, vintners from the acclaimed California wine-growing regions of Napa Valley and Marin, and local craft breweries. 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 ambience are live music by John Vicino and Cavallo Point’s stunning setting overlooking the Golden Gate, creating an experience that is sure to be memorable.BUY TICKETS
Weekend Event Access - Premier Package
$640 per person
Weekend Access grants you 10% savings with admission for one person to four premier events throughout the weekend, including the Art of Japan Dinner, Spring’s Bountiful Harvest Cooking Demonstration & Lunch, Finale Dinner at Skywalker Ranch and Lexus Grand Tasting. Also includes transportation to and from Skywalker Ranch. Events not included in this package are available for a la carte ticket purchase.
Limited availability.BUY PREMIER PACKAGE (SOLD OUT)
Weekend Event Access - Signature Package
$500 per person
Weekend Access grants you 10% savings with admission for one person to four signature events throughout the weekend, including Art of Japan Dinner, Bikes & Brunch, Barrel-Aged Beauties Cooking Demonstration & Dinner and The Lexus Grand Tasting. Events not included in this package are available for a la carte ticket purchase.
Limited availability.BUY SIGNATURE PACKAGE (SOLD OUT)
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 2018 Lexus Culinary Classic. From Cavallo Point – The Lodge at The Golden Gate, you’ll select from the all-new LS, high-performance LC or best-selling RX and wind your way past some of the most idyllic scenery possible.
Enjoy Lexus as a passenger or a driver. This experience is complimentary.
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Weekend VIP Room Packages at Cavallo Point Lodge
Special VIP guestroom rates are available to all event ticket holders, 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 | Morning yoga class | Wine hour, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily | Valet parking