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Cavallo Point Lodge Presents 2015 Lexus Culinary Classic From March 6 - 8, 2015

Three-Day Culinary Celebration Presents Five Distinctive Experiences; Features Eleven Celebrity Guest Chefs, Including Post Ranch Inn's John Cox and Blackberry Farm's Joseph Lenn

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/18/15 -- Cavallo Point Lodge, ranked among the "Top 5 Resorts in the U.S" by Travel + Leisure, presents the exclusive 2015 Lexus Culinary Classic featuring celebrity guest chefs and more. This exceptional three-day culinary celebration presents five distinctive experiences -- including multi-course menus, a Napa Valley wine tasting presented by Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy, a Sonoma winery dinner, and an interactive cooking class demo and lunch. The executive chefs from 11 Lexus Hotel Partners will create specialty dishes for the event, complemented by premier wines from 20 leading vintners in Napa Valley, Sonoma and Marin County. There will be classic vintages, including Charles Krug wines dating back to the sixties, poured throughout the weekend, which are sure to engage wine aficionados and connoisseurs.

Across the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, Cavallo Point is the perfect place to enjoy nature, nurture, culture and adventure, along with its fine cuisine. This three-day culinary celebration presents five distinctive experiences, several event ticket purchasing options including a Lexus Culinary Classic Weekend Package at Cavallo Point Lodge for overnight guests.

Seasonal Flavors of America Dinner
, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Savor flavors from coast-to-coast at the weekend's welcome reception and formal dinner. Taste bites of America as the chefs present seasonal specialties prepared with ingredients from their local purveyors. The evening's featured chefs for the four-course menu with paired wines include Kyle Koenig (Topping Rose House, New York), Joseph Lenn (Blackberry Farm, Tennessee), Sunny Jin (The Allison Inn & Spa, Oregon) and Justin Everett (Cavallo Point Lodge, California).

"Chow" Italia! A Hands-On Cooking Experience
, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This demonstration and hands-on cooking class with an Italian theme features David Viviano (St. Regis Aspen, Colorado), Victor Scargle (Bardessono, California) and Jayne Reichert (Cooking School Director at Cavallo Point Lodge, California). The chefs' demonstration is followed by a five-course lunch prepared by the class, paired with wines that complement the menu.

Somm Phenom: Wine Tasting with Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Lexus partner and Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy is one of the weekend's special guests. Distinguished as one of just 211 Master Sommeliers worldwide, he will lead the tasting of a selection of Napa Valley wines. The event will feature an exclusive tasting of Charles Krug vintages spanning over six decades starting from the sixties. Complementing the event are small bites by Angela Tamura (Pebble Beach Resorts®, California) and Bernard Ibarra (Terranea Resort, California).

Feast Among The Vines Dinner, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Ram's Gate Winery, Sonoma
The weekend's finale dinner showcases exceptional cuisine in the splendid wine-country setting of Ram's Gate Winery. The sumptuous four-course menu features offerings presented by Justin Everett (Cavallo Point Lodge), John Cox (Post Ranch Inn, California), David Hutton (XV Beacon, Massachusetts) and Nicolas Blouin (Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek®, Texas). The festivities also include acclaimed wines from Ram's Gate. The guests will be transported privately to Ram's Gate Winery from Cavallo Point Lodge in a Lexus fleet.

Lexus Grand Tasting
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
As the culmination of the weekend's festivities, the Grand Tasting features 11 Lexus Hotel Partner chefs from around the country, and 18 vintners from acclaimed wine-growing regions in Napa, as curated by Napa Valley Vintners. Wines from Sonoma and Marin will also be featured. This culinary adventure presents a diverse selection of innovative bites and tastings from celebrated chefs at some of America's finest hotels, complemented by specially chosen wines from premier wineries.


  • Individual event tickets are available for purchase.
  • All Access Events Package is for $700 / person (Includes admission for one person to all five events throughout the weekend.)
  • Lexus Culinary Classic Weekend Package: March 6 - 9
    • To fully savor the 2015 Lexus Culinary Classic, Cavallo Point offers a comprehensive package from March 6 - 9 featuring tickets to all five experiences, three nights' stay, daily breakfast and more. The Culinary Classic Weekend Package is priced from $2,100 per couple, based on double occupancy:*

Editor's Note: Limited media passes are available for Lexus Grand Tasting on Sunday March 8th.

About Cavallo Point Lodge
Cavallo Point Lodge is an upscale and environmentally sustainable lodge set within Golden Gate National Parks at the foot of the famed Golden Gate Bridge. Once the Fort Baker military base, meticulously restored turn-of-the-century and sensitively designed new buildings reflect the site's stalwart history and majestic natural setting.

Opened in the summer of 2008, Cavallo Point Lodge is a "base camp" where the city's urban edge meets the rugged Marin coast. Since opening, it has earned much recognition, including LEED Gold certification, and was named one of America's top new national landmarks by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

A member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, Cavallo Point Lodge was developed by the Fort Baker Retreat Group LLC. Passport Resorts, LLC or its affiliated companies manage Cavallo Point Lodge and the award-winning Post Ranch Inn. For more information on Cavallo Point Lodge, visit www.cavallopoint.com.

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