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James Beard Foundation Event at the Lodge at Torrey Pines

La Jolla Community, News | 20th May 2015

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines has partnered with the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour for a comprehensive culinary weekend taking place Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31. This over-the-top event will provide guests the opportunity to experience an elite James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner prepared by celebrity chefs, taste superb California wines, enjoy an exclusive tour of Point Loma Farms paired with a locally-sourced lunch, relax to live entertainment and more – all during a luxurious stay at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, renowned as one of San Diego’s most sought-after resorts. Proceeds will benefit the James Beard Foundation.

This exceptional weekend is designed to showcase San Diego’s best produce, wine and culinary abilities, and will be highlighted by an exclusive James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner held Saturday, May 30, featuring The Lodge’s Executive Chef Jeff Jackson, who has been a guest chef at the esteemed James Beard House in New York City; Food Network star Beau MacMillan of Iron Chef fame and who has since appeared on several television shows; and James Beard Foundation Award winner Carrie Nahabedian of Chicago’s Michelin starred NAHA. The five course farm-to-table menu will be prepared tableside and paired with wines from a trio of California wineries: Nickel & Nickel and Far Niente (Napa Valley) and EnRoute (Russian River Valley).

Guests may participate in the festivities by reserving either a one or two-night stay package at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The two-night package, extending from Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, is offered at the all-inclusive price of $1,995. Guests who reserve their stay prior to March 1 will receive an early booking price of $1,800. In addition to two coveted seats at the JBF Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner on Saturday night, this package includes a cocktail reception and dinner for two at the award winning A.R. Valentien on Friday, breakfast for two at the Golfer’s Grill and an interactive tour of Point Loma Farms with lunch for two on Saturday, and Sunday brunch for two at The Lodge.

Saturday Dinner Tickets: Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to dine and interact with nationally celebrated chefs as you experience both the final product of the creative process and the table-top discussion of the evening’s fare and wine pairing with our celebrity chefs and other culinary enthusiast in a family style farm-to-table dinner that promises to enlighten and thrill the palate. Join Food Network star Beau MacMillan, James Beard Foundation Award winner Carrie Nahabedian, A.R. Valentien Executive Chef Jeff Jackson, Kelli Crosson, and Olivier Bioteau for an unforgettable celebrity chef dinner.

With its post-and-beam construction, expansive spaces, respect for the natural landscape and integration of indoor/outdoor living, The Lodge at Torrey Pines pays homage to the California Craftsman style of architecture of the early 1900s. The Craftsman style was an offshoot of the Arts & Crafts Movement, itself a response to the Victorian excesses of ornamentation and patterns, which emphasized clean lines, open spaces and rough hewn materials. The Lodge’s design complements the pristine beauty of the area’s pines and sandstone formations, with beam details that echo the windswept Torrey Pines themselves. World-renowned Craftsman expert Randell L. Makinson of Pasadena’s Gamble House Trust supervised the resort’s design team to ensure the authenticity of The Lodge’s Craftsman style.


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