Celebrate the Holidays With Gingerbread House Decorating Classes at the Southern California Luxury Resort, Park Hyatt Aviara

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Become a Pastry Chef for a Day with Hands-On Classes Taught by the North San Diego Resort’s Executive Pastry Chef

The Gingerbread Mountain

The Gingerbread Mountain

This December, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, CA comes alive with holiday spirit and the delicious aroma of a favorite winter treat – gingerbread. Known locally for its annual Gingerbread Mountain Village, this year the Southern California luxury resort is helping guests and the local community create their own gingerbread masterpieces with a series of hands-on gingerbread-decorating classes.

Perfect for both the young and young at heart, students will sip and nibble on holiday treats as Executive Pastry Chef Franck Riffaud leads an engaging step-by-step tutorial on the art of gingerbread modeling. From learning to create the perfect dough, to hand-coloring and adding artful details with icing and gum paste, each guest will decorate their own unique gingerbread house from start to finish. All confections made in class can be taken home for display – or for a special treat.

The first class at the North San Diego resort will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, with additional classes on December 10th and 17th. All classes are held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and are priced at $20 for adults and $15 for children. Unlimited gingerbread houses for decoration are available for $25 each.

Advanced reservations are required and can be made Monday – Friday by calling Park Hyatt Aviara Resort at (760) 603-6800. Space is limited and classes are expected to fill quickly.
Following the class, guests can enjoy more delightful sights at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort’s annual Gingerbread Mountain Village. One of the must-see attractions in Carlsbad during the holidays, Chef Riffaud and his pastry team use more than 22 pounds of gingerbread dough, 400 pounds of sugar icing and 18 pounds of chocolate to build a spectacular village complete with Santa’s Workshop, Frosty’s Ski-Daddle Ski School, Snow Tube Rental and Blitzen’s Ale and Spirits. Gingerbread Mountain Village will be on display in the Lobby from November 27th through December 26th.

About Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Secluded amidst 200 acres of verdant hillsides and rolling valleys within the master-planned community of Aviara, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort provides an appealing setting for any function. The resort’s Spanish colonial architecture welcomes with a sense of casual elegance. Each of the 329 spacious guest rooms – including 44 suites – features a private balcony or landscaped terrace offering magnificent views. Expansive facilities for meetings and special events are enhanced by complete resort amenities, from acclaimed dining at four on-site restaurants, to a full-service spa, swimming, tennis, a fitness center and an Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole championship golf course. Follow Park Hyatt Aviara on Twitter, @ParkHyattAviara and become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ParkHyattAviara.

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