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Arts in April at Auberge du Soleil

Art Conversations: Sculptors Lilsa Demetrios and Matt Gill

Auberge du Soleil
180 Rutherford Hill Rd
Rutherford, CA 94573
04/19/2014 at 11am

Visit Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford on April 19 at 11:00 am for an Art Conversation with Sculptors Lilsa Demetrios and Matt Gill. These two sculptors from different backgrounds discuss how they take their concepts to craft. This is a complimentary event.

Llisa Demetrios, a Sonoma-based sculptor, has employed modern welding techniques in the making of her large and small scale works in bronze for more than twenty years. A graduate of Yale University, Demetrios hails from a family of gifted artists–her grandparents were renowned mid-century designers Charles and Ray Eames, and her mother is sculptor Lucia Eames, with whom she shares a studio.

Matt Gil’s metal sculptures, while highly technical and refined with his use of negative space, can also communicate great humor through a bold use of color and form. Born and educated in California, Gil says of his process: “The more I visualize the mood or the feeling of a particular piece, as well as the process of constructing a new piece, the easier it is to build it.  Sometimes it feels like the pieces build themselves…”

 

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Auberge du Soleil features Peaceful Immersion Yoga Series

 

A Week of Wellness

May 2014

Auberge du Soleil features Peaceful Immersion Yoga Series

 

Our Peaceful Immersion Yoga Series invites guests to experience a deeper kind of wellness and learn effective practices to rejuvenate physically, mentally and emotionally. This guided healing journey includes intelligent movement to release old tension patterns and realign your body for freedom. Simple methods of meditation based on breath, sound and sensory awareness will restore your birthright of inner harmony. Participants who wish to take these practices home are encouraged to bring a journal.

 

Please join Elizabeth for one or all of the following complimentary class offerings.

 

Wednesday May 7

9-10:30am                    Yoga: Celebrating through Movement

4-5:30pm                      Yoga: Youthful Spine/Peaceful Mind

Thursday May 8

9-10:30am                   Yoga: Strong Core/ Open Heart

4-5:30pm                     Yoga: Free Your Hips & Shoulders

Friday May 9

9-10:30am                 Yoga: Moving towards Balance

4-5:30pm                  Yoga: The Restorative Practices

Saturday May 10

9 – 10:30am           Yoga: Inversions/A New Way of Seeing

4 – 5:50pm                  Awaken the Senses:  Meditative Garden Walk

& Wine Tasting

Sunday May 11

9-10:30am                  Yoga: An Energetic Tune-Up

4-5:30pm                   Yoga: Exploring the Chakras

 

About Elizabeth Denison Elizabeth shares a rich and fresh approach to Wellness that is grounded in over 40 years of study in the fields of yoga, therapeutic bodywork and psychology. Elizabeth holds advanced certifications from Yoga Alliance, California Massage Therapy Council and American Polarity Therapy Association, as well as a counseling focused BA in Psychology from Vanderbilt University.

 

Space is limited.  Please contact the spa at x159 to reserve a spot.

 

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Napa Valley Meets Morocco

March 13-15, 2014

Auberge Resorts brings Morocco to the Napa Valley with 3 days of events celebrating the culture, food and wine of both regions. Join Michelin chefs Robert Curry and Brandon Sharp, and our newly appointed Executive Chef Aaron Meneghelli, along with guest chef Antoine Perray from Palais Namaskar, an Oetker Collection resort in Marrakesh on a culinary journey that features multi-course meals, exclusive Moroccan wines and cooking demonstrations.

 

March 13, 6:30pm, Auberge du Soleil

French-Moroccan Meeze
wine reception and five-course dinner

 

March 14, 5:30pm, Solage Calistoga
The Art of the Tagine

interactive cooking demonstration, wine education, tagine-style feast

 

March 15, 6:00pm, Calistoga Ranch
An Evening in Morocco

gala dinner and belly dancing

 

Each dining event is $150 per person, including food, wine, tax and gratuities.

For more information or to RSVP, please call 707-341-2828


 

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GourmetFest 2014 – Carmel by the Sea

A Four Day Food Extravaganza Featuring an Exclusive Roster of Relais & Chateaux Chefs and Wine Estates

The GourmetFest is an international food and wine festival in the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The inaugural year of the festival will take place over a four day period in late March 2014. The festival will feature the talents of Relais & Châteaux Chefs from around the world. Events include an opening night welcome party, a cooking demo, wine tastings, off-site tours combined with exciting lunches, featured chefs, world-class wine dinners, a rarities dinner, and a closing seafood grill and Champagne tasting. The festival will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of Relais & Châteaux.

This year’s festival will benefit the non-profits for the Carmel Chamber of CommerceRancho Cielo and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Enjoy the beautiful properties of Relais & Châteaux while supporting these great organizations and their missions.

Auberge du Soleil’s Executive Chef, Robert Curry, will be featured at the Talbott Vineyards lunch on Friday, March 28th and the Seafood Grill on March 30th.

$175 per person
Friday, March 28, 2014 | 9:30 am – 2 pm | Talbott Vineyards
Purchase the Wine Lover’s Silver Ticket Package

Robert Talbott’s vision for making a wonderful white burgundy style chardonnay in California has come to fruition with his famed estate and sleepy hollow vineyard in Monterey County’s Santa Lucia Highlands. Robert will lead guests on a tour of the vineyard, a barrel tasting of their latest vintage and a sumptuous lunch prepared by Relais & Châteaux chefs Robert Curry of Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley and Jason Bangerter of Langdon Hall in Ontario and paired with Talbott wines.

Includes shuttle transportation from L’Auberge Carmel.

 


$175 per person

Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 12 – 3 pm | Sunset Luxury Tent
Purchase one of our Ticket Packages

Featuring the finest fishmongers in America with Relais & Châteaux Chef stations.

The Seafood Grill is Sponsored by Lufthansa First Class & Mercedes-Benz

 

 

 

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Culinary Experience Invites Guests on a Journey to Marrakesh

AUBERGE RESORTS BRINGS MOROCCAN ALLURE TO NAPA VALLEY WITH PALAIS NAMASKAR COLLABORATION MARCH 13-15, 2014


MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (February 7, 2014) – Auberge Resorts today announced the partnership with Palais Namaskar, an Oetker Collection resort in Morocco, for three days of events in Napa Valley March 13-15, 2014, to celebrate the cultures and cuisines of both regions. Palais Namaskar’s culinary team, led by Executive Chef Antoine Perray, will collaborate with culinary extraordinaires Executive Chef Robert Curry of Michelin-starred Auberge du Soleil, Brandon Sharp, Michelin-starred Executive Chef of Solbar at Solage Calistoga, and Executive Chef Aaron Meneghelli at Calistoga Ranch in the three-day program, which will feature multi-course meals paired with Moroccan wines, hammam-style spa offerings, cooking demonstrations and culminate in a Morocco-meets-California gala.

“We felt a natural connection with the Palais Namaskar, a hotel that shares many of the characteristics as Auberge Resorts – impeccable service and five-star luxury, and we wanted to go beyond just bringing in a guest chef,” said John Washko, Vice President of Operations. “This culinary adventure plays perfectly in to our Food of Place initiative celebrating regional cuisines, and we know it will be a memorable way to kick off the season in Napa Valley.” “It is an honor for us to be invited to Auberge Resorts to share our common passion for food,” said Laurent Branover, Directeur Général, Palais Namaskar. We truly look forward to introducing guests to Palais Namaskar’s Moroccan cuisine through this one-of-a-kind culinary experience in Napa Valley.”


Three Days of Food and Wine Events

Events begin on Thursday, March 13, 2014, with a Moroccan mezze reception at Auberge du Soleil. Kris Margerum, Wine Director for Auberge du Soleil, will pair wines from both regions for an elegant, five-course dinner featuring amuse bouche, a comfit-spiced pumpkin with duck liver emulsion, and spiced lamb saddle cooked with orange reduction, organic carrot and cumin puree. Michelin-starred Executive Chef Robert Curry and Palais Namaskar Chef Antoine Perry will prepare the unique menu, bringing the unique ingredients from Morocco to Northern California.


Day Two features an interactive cooking experience focusing on the Art of the Tagine with Chef Perray and Solage Calistoga Executive Chef Brandon Sharp, followed by a tasting presentation highlighting Moroccan wines. Guests will create their own tagine of marinated wild sea bass, chermoula and spring vegetables, to be finished by the culinary team and served for dinner in the Michelin-starred Solbar. Didier Pariente of Nomadic Distribution, an importer of Moroccan wines, will lead guests through a wine presentation and portfolio tasting of one of Morocco’s oldest and most awarded wineries, Domaine Ouled Thaleb, featuring selections of whites, rosés, and reds available in the U.S. Guests will receive their tagine, valued at $50, to take home, compliments of Le Creuset, along with a wine gift bag compliments of Domaine Ouled Thaleb. Didier Pariente of Nomadic Distribution will present Moroccan wines and give an overview of the viticultural history of the region, and guests will receive a gift bag including educational materials about Moroccan food and wine.


Day Three: The final evening is the gala dinner mimicking an evening in Morocco in the Wine Cave at Calistoga Ranch, which will be transformed into a Moroccan tent complete with belly dancers, indigenous spices, argan oil and fresh vegetables from the area.  All four chefs will prepare dishes indigenous to Morocco and California such as chachouka, zaalouk, cheese and truffle briouat, orange blossom cucumber, cinnamon comfit tomatoes, and tafernout bread.


Complementing the culinary experiences, guests will have the opportunity to participate in other Moroccan themed activities at all three properties. Calistoga Ranch will offer belly dancing lessons onSaturday, March 15th. The property is also offering a six-step Moroccan Hammam Treatment in the Auberge Spa at Calistoga Ranch, beginning with a steam bath followed by the application of savon noir, a Moroccan natural black soap. After a head-to-toe exfoliation, a Moroccan Rhassoul clay mask will be applied along with natural rose water. A massage using Baladi soap with a dose of authentic Argan oil followed by a Moroccan tea experience on the relaxation deck concludes the experience. All guests staying at Calistoga Ranch will be given a departure gift of Moroccan salt scrub and a certificate to be used toward a future stay. Each dining event is $150 per person, including tax and gratuities. Specially priced two- and three-day room packages will be available at Calistoga Ranch, Auberge Du Soleil and Solage Calistoga. All properties will feature a complimentary soak and steam experiences in their spas for guests attending one or more events. Complimentary transportation will be provided among all three properties. For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-700-5058 or visit http://www.aubergeresorts.com/.

 

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