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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/.

 

CATEGORIES: Events, General

In the Net

Deportivo Auberge du Soleil vs. Meadowood Napa Valley

February 4, 2013

Final Score: 7-2

 

Auberge du Soleil won by a long shot and the score says it all!

 

Miguel Arroyo scored 2 goals, Arturo Leon scored 1, Cesar Rojas scored 1.  Thanks to Oscar Gonzalez, Miguel Arroyo and Hugo Alvares’ defense Meadowood rarely made it to our end of the field.

Thank you to all who showed up to support our soccer team, the next game is on Tuesday, February 11th at 7:50pm.  This game will determine whether or not if we get into the semi-finals.

When taking a team photo they were asked where the soccer ball was, they replied it was “In the net!”

Please CONGRATULATE our team on a game well played, for getting out there and living an active lifestyle, and for Ramiro Nunez’s expert coaching.

 

CATEGORIES: General, Planet Auberge

FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE AWARDS AUBERGE DU SOLEIL FIVE-STARS

FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE AWARDS AUBERGE DU SOLEIL
FIVE-STARS


Virtually Flawless Service Earns Auberge Du Soleil The Hospitality Industry’s Highest Honor

 

RUTHERFORD, Calif. (January 22, 2014) — Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley’s iconic small luxury hotel, has been honored with Forbes Travel Guide’s highest rating – Five Stars – in the guide’s 2014 star ratings, which were announced today. Auberge du Soleil will be showcased with all of the 2014 Forbes Star recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

 

Forbes Travel Guide’s Five Star rating recognizes hotels that provide a memorable experience through virtually flawless service and the finest of amenities. Hotel staff are intuitive, engaging and passionate, and eagerly go beyond expectations. Five Star-rated hotels are designed with guest comfort in mind, with particular attention paid to craftsmanship and quality of product.

 

“We are honored to receive Forbes Travel Guide’s highest accolade,” said George Goeggel, Managing Partner, Auberge du Soleil. “Thanks go to all of our valued staff, whose dedication enables us to expand on the Auberge’s legacy of award-winning hospitality.”

 

Auberge du Soleil has become synonymous with the quintessential Napa Valley experience for its guests and patrons. From the moment of a guest’s arrival, the hotel exudes excellence, from its spacious and masterfully designed accommodations to its Michelin-starred restaurant under the direction of Executive Chef Robert Curry, to its extensive wine collection curated by Wine Director Kris Margerum, and its internationally acclaimed Auberge Spa. The Auberge guest experience is beautifully set against the spectacular views and backdrop of the Napa Valley, visible from nearly every angle of the property.

 

Forbes Travel Guide’s luxury travel ratings have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958. “Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as guideposts for consumers seeking exceptional travel experiences, and our primary mission is to serve the consumer,” said Michael Cascone, President of Forbes Travel Guide.
About Forbes Travel Guide:

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.

About Auberge du Soleil
Auberge du Soleil is the flagship of Auberge Resorts, a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa, Anguilla (opening 2014); The Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and Pronghorn Resort, Bend, Ore., with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit http://www.aubergeresorts.com/. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts. – See more at:http://aubergeresorts.com/.

 

CATEGORIES: General

Restaurant Month – Napa Valley

The Restaurant at Auberge
180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford, CA 94573
1-800-348-5406
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Special Offers

AUBERGE TWO COURSE LUNCH FOR $20.14

Auberge du Soleil offers sweeping Napa Valley Views, Michelin Starred cuisine and an extensive wine list. In honor of the year, we have a chefs choice two course lunch Monday to Friday from 1130am to 2pm in our restaurant for $20.14. Weekly special on paired wines to compliment.

Valid : January 13 - January 31, 2014
OFFER VALID JANUARY 2014 ONLY. Valid Monday – Friday. Subject to availability. Chefs choice only, no substitutions. Subject to change.

 

CATEGORIES: Events, General, Restaurant

ANDREW HARPER’S HIDEAWAY READERS VOTE AUBERGE RESORTS AMONG THEIR FAVORITE RESORTS IN THE WORLD IN 2013 READER SURVEY

MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (September 16, 2013) – Auberge Resorts properties are the choice of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway readers, according to the publication’s newly released 2013 Reader Survey, which showcases subscribers’ favorite hotels and resorts worldwide. All eligible resorts in the Auberge collection were among an elite group of properties recognized as among the very best in their categories.

The results are based on the annual independent reader survey in which Andrew Harper’s discerning subscribers vote for their favorite hotels and resorts in the categories of Beach, City, U.S. Hideaways, International Hideaways, Food and Wine, Spa, Golf, Safari and Family-Friendly. This year, 136 hotels in 115 destinations appear on the lists, which are featured in the September digital edition of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report.

Auberge’s Napa Valley flagship Auberge du Soleil and its East Coast counterpart, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina, were voted No. 5 and No. 12 on the list of 20 Top U.S. Hideaways. All three Napa Valley resorts, Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch and Solage Calistoga, were ranked among the Top 20 Food and Wine Resorts worldwide.

Auberge du Soleil was again honored, as No. 6 among the Top 20 Spa Resorts worldwide. Esperanza, an Auberge Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, was ranked No. 6 among the Top 20 Beach Resorts and No. 6 among the Top 20 Spa Resorts. The Inn at Palmetto Bluff received additional honors as one of the Top 20 Golf Resorts and one of the Top 20 Family Resorts.

“We couldn’t be more delighted with this recognition from Hideaway Report readers, who are well-traveled and discerning,” said Mark Harmon, CEO, Auberge Resorts. “We believe we have created something very special at our properties. It’s inspiring to know that this audience values our resorts so highly.”

Hideaway Report readers are very loyal to their favorite hotels … but they are also keen to experiment and to be adventurous,” said Andrew Harper. “Much of the pleasure I derive from editing The Hideaway Report stems from the awareness that my readers are active travelers with both the inclination and the financial means to follow in my footsteps.”

For a full list of winning properties and a complimentary download of the issue, visit http://www.andrewharper.com/2013-readers-choice-awards.

 

CATEGORIES: Auberge Resorts, General



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