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Relais & Châteaux North America

As our schedules get busier and our lives more hectic, the concept of sitting down and experiencing a meal becomes a notion, a reminiscent luxury, of the past. Today, even when people take the time to sit down for a meal with one another, too often their attention is focused on things other than the company they’re with and the food they’re eating. At Relais & Châteaux properties across North America we aspire to remind people what it truly means to experience the moment and of the value of making time for what is important.


We have created a short film to celebrate the cuisine of Relais & Châteaux throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America and its focus on the concept of “sense of place.” It is the intention of our chefs and team to make sure that each and every time our guests dine with us, they remember what it is to be inspired by an experience that can only be had in that moment and in that place.


We hope you enjoy this film, and that whether it be in your own home or during your next visit to Auberge du Soleil , you are reminded during your next meal to embrace and savor the beauty of disconnecting and creating memories with the ones you love.



Intimate Weddings at Auberge du Soleil

We love intimate weddings at Auberge du Soleil! Imagine your destination wedding with only your closest friends and family at one of Napa Valley’s premier resorts for timeless celebrations.  Nestled on our 33 acres where meandering paths, dappled sunlight, a flowing stream and age-old olive trees provide an idyllic retreat, your ceremony location awaits. Guests will casually stroll through the romantic Olive Grove and Sculpture Garden amid terraced rock walls created by hand in the Mediterranean tradition. At the end of their path, the beautifully set La Pagode awaits. This open air, Asian-inspired pavilion offers a unique location for private celebrations and and elegant elopements.

After you exchange your vows, guests will take a short golf cart ride to the reception location. Perhaps one of Auberge’s best kept secrets, the Maison d’ Arbre room – affectionately known as the “Tree House,” offers the resort’s best view of Napa Valley. With a private balcony, fireplace, vaulted ceiling, and French Doors, this enchanting space will come alive as you toast and dine the evening away!
For more information regarding your intimate wedding or elopement at Auberge du Soleil, please inquire with Sara Lindenbaum: 707-967-3165 or sara.lindenbaum@aubergeresorts.com
Thank you to Clane Gessel Photography http://www.clanegessel.com/, La Tavola Fine Linen  http://linens.latavolalinen.com/, Classic Party Rentals https://classicpartyrentals.com/ , Sweet on Cake http://www.sweetoncake.com/ , Garden Party Flowers  http://www.gardenpartynapa.com/, Tessoro Flowers http://www.tesoroflowers.com/
CATEGORIES: General, Weddings

Pumpkin Seoul Patch Cocktail

Join us in the Bistro & Bar for a taste of our newest creation ‘Pumpkin Seoul Patch’
Want to try it at home??
Here’s the recipe:
2oz Pumpkin Water
1oz Hwayo 17 Soju
1oz Drambuie
1oz Half and Half
Dust with pumpkin powder and pumpkin pie spice



CATEGORIES: Bistro & Bar, General

R&C 60th Anniversary Dinner Celebration

Throughout the month of October, each of our member properties will play host to a visiting star chef from abroad.  Together with their North American counterparts, these world famous chefs create a once in lifetime 60th birthday party which you can attend right here at home.  We look forward to celebrating this milestone occasion with you.

Visiting Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef Kyoung-Wong Park of the Relais & Chateaux Si-Wha-Dam will collaborate with Chef Robert Curry and his culinary team to present three evenings of two cuisines – one in the spirit of Seoul Korea paired with the French country California.

This week, in a special celebration of Relais & Chateaux’s 60th anniversary, Korean cuisine will meet French gastronomy at the Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil.  Three nights of exquisite 5-courses dinners will be offered in our restaurant, nightly seating from 5:30-9:00pm on October 22, 23 and 24, 2014.  Two courses prepared by each chef and a collaboration of both cuisines presented by Executive Pastry Chef Paul Lemieux.

Nightly seatings October 22-24.  Dinner will be five courses, $150 per guest, plus gratuity.  Optional wine pairings will be offered at $80 per guest plus gratuity, and our full wine list with over 1400 selections is always on hand.


“Si Wha Dam is a marriage of arts and Gourmet cuisines.  Its epitomizes good taste and … eclecticism.”



(707) 963 1211 or by email: soleil@relaischateaux.com



CATEGORIES: Events, General

Hurricane Odile Displaces our Sister Property Esperanza and its Employees

On September 14th, 2014 Hurricane Odile, one of the strongest hurricanes in modern history made landfall in Baja California. We initiated a pre-emptive resort evacuation and because of our precautionary action, guests, homeowners and staff were safely evacuated off property when the hurricane hit, and no injuries were sustained.

The area has suffered significant damage and our search for our employees and their families has been our highest priority. We know that many of our employees are safe in local shelters, however their homes were unable to withstand the flooding and unfortunately many have lost everything. The area is experiencing a shortage of food and water and we are setting up temporary relief to assist our employees with these basic necessities during this time.

Esperanza is currently closed and Los Cabos is still without power and phones. The airports are not operational except for military and relief transport. We will be making a full damage assessment of the hotel in the next week and will have more information soon on our expected re-opening date.

Due to the overwhelming response from guests who have been calling to extend support, we have set up this relief fund that will be administered by our General Manager Marc Rodriguez to aid Esperanza employees and their families during this difficult time.

On behalf of Auberge Resorts and those who will benefit from your generosity, please accept our deepest appreciation.

**100% of the donations will go solely to Esperanza employees.**

How can you donate?

  • Personal checks

Checks should be made payable to:

Esperanza Employee Disaster Relief Fund, Auberge Resorts LLC Administrator, ℅ Auberge Resorts, 591 Redwood Highway, Suite 3150, Mill Valley, CA 94941



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