Calistoga, Calif. (PRWEB) February 26, 2015
Solage Hotels & Resorts, a California-based hotel and resort management company, announced today that tickets are on sale for the second annual Calistoga Food and Wine Event, an exclusive tasting led by Executive Chef Brandon Sharp, head of the six-time Michelin Star-rated Solbar and new Evangeline restaurant, in partnership with the Calistoga Winegrowers. Chef Sharp has also invited guest chefs Reylon Agustin, from Celebrity Chef Traci Des Jardins’ The Commissary, San Francisco and Chef Bradley Borchardt, from Expanding Palates, to co-host and share new flavors from outside Calistoga. The two-day wine-lover’s pilgrimage will open with the Grand Tasting event featuring world-class cuisine, regional wines and live music, on Friday, April 24, at Solage Calistoga. The festivities continue on Saturday, April 25 with four Winemaker Dinners hosted at local Calistoga restaurants and wineries.
The Grand Tasting will showcase samplings from 30 of Calistoga’s premier wineries, including Chateau Montelena Winery, Canard Vineyard, Jericho Canyon Vineyard, Larkmead Vineyards, Twomey Cellars and Dutch Henry Winery, paired with tastings from Solbar. Participants will sample passed canapés and small plates prepared à la minute at cooking stations with all tastes paired with wines poured by representatives from each winery. Beginning at 6 p.m., festive live music from local Bluegrass band, Ed & Friends, will set the tone for the evening at the picturesque Event Lawn, overlooking the Palisades Mountains at Solage Calistoga.
On Saturday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m., Larkmead Vineyards, Jericho Canyon Vineyard, Chateau Montelena Winery with Jack Brooks Vineyard and Laura Michael Wines with Ziata Wines, will each host exclusive Winemaker Dinners, featuring custom menus developed to showcase each vintner’s wines. Dinner locations include Larkmead Vineyards as well as esteemed restaurants in downtown Calistoga including Jole, Evangeline and Sam’s Social Club.
“We are honored to host this fun and festive event for a second consecutive year,” said Chef Brandon Sharp, vice president of culinary operations at Solage Calistoga. “This year, we are taking it to the next level by adding another evening of fine dining and bringing in some remarkable culinary talent with Chef Reylon Agustin and Chef Bradley Borchardt. These new additions are part of the many exciting developments putting the Calistoga Food and Wine Event on the culinary map.”
Tickets for the Grand Tasting at Solage Calistoga, including food, wine and music, are $95 per person. Tickets for the Winemaker Dinners range from $145 to $195 per person. Availability for all events is limited and requires tickets purchased in advance. For more details, including a full list of participating wineries, and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.calistogafoodandwine.com.
About Solage Calistoga
Situated on 22-acres and surrounded by panoramic mountains and picturesque vineyards in the heart of California wine country, Solage Calistoga is the brand’s flagship resort, which features 89 contemporary guest studios with complimentary cruiser bicycles and a 130-foot landmark swimming pool. A local favorite and destination for epicureans, the resort is home to Solbar, a six-time Michelin Star-rated restaurant led by the brand’s vice president of Culinary, Executive Chef Brandon Sharp, which features healthful and indulgent fare from its seasonal, ingredient-driven menus. The award-winning Spa Solage offers 20,000 square feet of health and wellness with 14 treatment rooms, a bathhouse with geo-thermal soaking pools, state-of-the-art gym and a Yoga & Movement Studio with complimentary daily fitness classes. Since its opening, Solage Calistoga has garnered numerous industry awards, including recent appearances on the Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List and Travel + Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards. For more information and reservations, please contact Solage Calistoga at (707) 226-0806 or visit http://www.solagecalistoga.com. Follow Solage Calistoga on Facebook and on Twitter.
About Solage Hotels & Resorts
Solage Hotels & Resorts is a California-based hotel and resort management company that delivers a fresh take on luxury that is approachable, relaxed and engaging. Thoughtfully selected properties foster an authentic sense of place within a sophisticated setting that is welcoming, social, fun and memorable. Designed to serve the active lifestyle and dynamic traveler, the Solage experience features best-in-class culinary and spa offerings. Solage Calistoga, the company’s flagship property in the heart of California wine country, has earned numerous industry awards including Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List, Travel + Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards and consecutive AAA Four-Diamond Awards. For more information about Solage Hotels & Resorts, please visit http://www.solagehotels.com.
Alex Rosenzweig, MWW