Foodie Focused Weekends at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay announces Foodie Focused Weekends for the fall.

In the Kitchen with Chef Kevin Tanaka

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay announces Foodie Focused Weekends for the fall. Starting in September, weekends at the coastal resort will be highlighted by cooking classes, homegrown cocktails, themed brunches and pop-up bars with guest mixologists.

In the Kitchen with Chef Kevin Tanaka: The demonstration-style cooking classes highlight seasonal fare sourced from the renowned farms surrounding the coastal resort. In the Kitchen classes are $85 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity, and are held in Navio from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program includes a three-course lunch with wine paired by Petra Polakovicova, the resort’s sommelier.

  •     September 6: Halibut and Fall Mushrooms
  •     October 4, 11, 18 and 25: Pumpkins, Pumpkins and Pumpkins
  •     November 1: Turkey and Root Vegetables
  •     December 6: Dungeness Crab and Pears

Themed Brunch: A seasonal brunch will be presented every second Saturday throughout the fall and winter seasons. The brunch will be themed to showcase some of the local areas bountiful harvest including local apples in September, pumpkins in October, goat cheeses from Harley Farms in November, and market spices in December. Brunch will also include a create-your-own Bloody Mary station featuring seasonal garnishes such as apple sauce, spicy pumpkin seeds and pumpkin bitters, goat cheese skewers, and artisanal spiced salt in December. Second Saturday Brunch, a more casual offering, is available September 13, October 11 November 8 and December 13. The brunch features two seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and is $85 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Homegrown Cocktails in The Conservatory: At 4 p.m. on the third Friday of the month, the resort’s Growing Wall will be changed out in The Conservatory. At the same time, one of the featured Homegrown Cocktails will be retired from the menu and a new cocktail will be placed on the menu. Guests who are in The Conservatory during the change out will be treated to a sample taste of the new cocktail. The Growing Wall features live herbs that are the inspiration for the Homegrown Cocktail menu and the fresh herbs are incorporated such drinks as a Rum Thyme and Liquid Caprese.

Pop Up Bar with Guest Mixologist: The Ocean Terrace welcomes guest mixologists from around the Bay to share their favorite signature cocktail with resort guests. The Pop Up Bar will be available from 2 to 5 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month. Live jazz/bossa nova music from The Shape will also accompany the afternoons. Guest Mixologists include:

  •     September 28: Nick Melle, Trick Dog
  •     October 26: Stuart Green, Tradition
  •     November 30: Chad Arnhold, Trick Dog
  •     December 28: Christopher Niles, Smoke Stack

For additional information about Foodie Focused Weekends, visit or call 650-712-7000.

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About The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Situated 23 miles southwest of the San Francisco International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a 261-room destination spa and golf coastal hotel and the San Francisco Bay Area’s only oceanfront resort. Set atop a rugged bluff overlooking 50 miles of pristine California coastline, the timeless oceanfront estate provides guests with a relaxed yet refined experience, whether for a romantic getaway, meeting or special event. For more information, please contact The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay at 650-712-7000. For room reservations, contact your travel professional, visit or call Ritz-Carlton worldwide reservations at 800-241-3333. Visit to learn more about the destination.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 86 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.

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