Chef’s Holidays in Yosemite
By Carmel L. Mooney
Editor for Road Trips for Couples
Special to Road Trips for Foodies
Occasionally we all crave a road trip somewhere special to recharge, and this winter The Ahwahnee in Yosemite National Park, announces the 2011 Chefs’ Holidays featuring 29 world-class chefs from across America.
Chef’s Holidays is a good way to savor some of the country’s best culinary talent in the wintertime majesty of Yosemite National Park.
The Ahwahnee, a hotel in the park, offers the 26th annual Chefs’ Holidays event series where cooking couples can learn, sample, and celebrate the range of styles, personalities, and trends that characterize the American culinary scene.
Guests meet the chefs, enjoy demonstrations with tastings, and experience a fascinating behind-the-scenes kitchen tour. The grand finale includes a romantic five-course dinner prepared by the headliner chef, complete with wine pairings, and served by candlelight in The Ahwahnee Dining Room. If you ever wanted to learn the inside secrets from world famous chef’s, then this is your chance.
Chefs’ Holidays 2011 brings together 29 prominent American chefs and culinary professionals from Boston to Los Angeles in a wintertime celebration that includes a series of eight sessions from January 9 to February 4, 2011.
Chef’s Holidays offers two- and three-night packages at The Ahwahnee and Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, which include lodging for two and admission for two to three culinary demonstrations, the private “Meet the Chefs” reception, behind the scenes kitchen tour, and the spectacular five-course Chefs’ Holidays Gala Dinner with wines to complement, all served in the majestic Ahwahnee Dining Room.
The 2011 lineup is as follows:
Session 1: January 9-11
Session 2: January 13-14
Session 3: January 16-18
Session 4: January 19-20
Session 5: January 23-25
Session 6: January 26-27
Session 7: January 30-February 1
Session 8: February 2-3
For details, go online.