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Singlethread at The Lodge at Blue Sky

Culinary adventures into a world of flavor

Taste of Auberge

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Experience food and drink in its most inspired form with Auberge Resorts Collection's new Taste of Auberge culinary journeys, which bring together exclusive chef collaborations and restaurant pop-ups in some of the most desirable destinations on Earth. Explore once-in-a-lifetime culinary journeys that will not only impress your palate, but transform the way you eat and engage with food. Sample fresh, locally sourced ingredients and native flavors and witness the creative preparation and cultural ritual that goes into making every dish sensational. Hone your own skills in the kitchen in chef-led interactive cooking classes and connect with loved ones over memorable meals you’ll reminisce about for years to come.

2022 Taste of Auberge Experiences

Usu-Zan by SingleThread at The Lodge at Blue Sky

Usu-Zan by SingleThread at The Lodge at Blue Sky

Three-Michelin-star restaurant SingleThread takes residence at The Lodge at Blue Sky, from January 20-30, 2022, for a transportive seven-course culinary homage to Hokkaido, Japan, called Usu-Zan.
  • The Culinary Journey:

  • Welcome canapés in the Usu-Zan lounge.

  • Savor a seven-course tasting menu with beverage pairings. Beverage pairings will feature Dom Pérignon Champagne with some of the best producers from Sonoma and from around the world.

  • The seven-course menu includes a signature hot pot per table. Hot pot choices include: Hokkaido King Crab Seafood Miso, A-5 Wagyu Shabu-Shabu, Roasted Duclair Duck or Shojin Style Vegetarian and (1) must be selected at booking.

  • The dining experience will also feature after dinner digestifs to conclude the evening.

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Nami Nori at Mauna Lani

Nami Nori at Mauna Lani - Discover ONE OF THE "10 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA"

New York-based Nami Nori, ranked as one of the "10 Best New Restaurants in America" by the Robb Report, joins Mauna Lani, for a culinary collaboration which seamlessly blends the fresh ingredients of Hawai'i with the dynamic flavors of Japan during curated culinary experiences - a 3-course dinner experience, Temaki sets at the Surf Shack and Temaki cooking classes. Critically acclaimed and loved by foodies everywhere, Nami Nori has garnered praise as one of Esquire’s “Best New Restaurant in America 2020,” Robb Report’s “10 Best New Restaurants in America” and Bloomberg’s “Best Restaurant Dishes of 2019.”
  • The Culinary Journey:

  • Three-Course Temaki Dinner Experience at the Francis H. I’i Brown Suite | Sip on a matcharita – a signature cocktail by Nami Nori – before a three-course Temaki dinner featuring Japanese dishes crafted with ingredients sourced from the Island of Hawai’i.

  • Nami Nori On-the-Go at The Surf Shack | Venture to the Surf Shack and pick up a Temaki Kit, featuring fresh ingredients such as Kona Kampachi and lilikoi ponzu.

  • Temaki Cooking Class at the Francis H. I’i Brown Suite | Nami Nori’s Chef Partner, Taka Sakaeda, will lead an interactive and experiential temaki cooking class. Absorb the traditions of temaki, practice the fundamentals of sushi-making and savor your creations as the golden sun dips below the horizon.

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A new series of inspiring epicurean events

Taste of Auberge is a new series featuring pop-ups and chef residencies at hotels and resorts throughout 2022. Celebrating the connection that can be made over food, the series brings an authentic collaboration between each property’s renowned executive chef and the world’s leading chefs, interpreting the highest quality local and seasonal ingredients through a global and creative lens.
Elements at Primland Resort

Chef Elizabeth Karmel at Primland, Blue Ridge Mountains

March 10-13, 2022

Nationally-celebrated barbecue pitmaster Chef Elizabeth Karmel will bring her crowd-pleasing recipes to the Blue Ridge Mountains at Primland, cooking with fire alongside Chef Ryan DeRieux from March 10-13, 2022.

White Barn Inn, Kennebunk, Maine

Charlie Bird at White Barn Inn, Maine

April 22-24, 2022

Chef Ryan Hardy, owner of the Italian-inspired New York eatery Charlie Bird from Delicious Hospitality Group, will bring the restaurant’s cult-favorite dishes to Kennebunk, Maine and host several unique dining events for guests of White Barn Inn over April 22-24, 2022. In partnership with the inn’s Culinary team, Taste of Auberge: Charlie Bird at White Barn Inn will be inclusive of an interactive event, curated dinner and a special turndown amenity.

Chileno Bay Residences beach event

Chef Virgilio Martínez at Chileno Bay, Los Cabos

Begins May 6-8, 2022

In Los Cabos, Mexico, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, presents an exclusive gastronomy series in which standout chefs from Mexico and Latin America work with heirloom Baja ingredients from land and sea alongside Executive Chef Yvan Mucharraz. Heralded by Chef Virgilio Martínez of Peru’s Central, one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, the series will bring the spirit of Lima to Los Cabos May 6-8, 2022. Taste of Auberge: Baja Lab Kitchen at Chileno Bay will occur monthly throughout signature restaurant COMAL's fifth anniversary year and include the exceptional opportunity for private in-villa tasting dinners with each chef.

Grano at Hacienda AltaGracia

Chef Norberto Piattoni at Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica

Coming soon

Star Chefs Take Up Residency to Interpret Local Ingredients. Founded on farming and community, the brand new Hacienda AltaGracia in Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica is guided by the philosophy of eating close to nature. The resort’s husband-and-wife chef team, Arno Janse van Rensburg and Liezl Odendaal, will be joined by Francis Mallmann’s protegee Chef Norberto Piattoni for Taste of Auberge: The Modestos at AltaGracia, a soulful expression of Costa Rican and Argentine culinary rituals, in 2022.

Aerial view of Madeline Hotel and Residences

Chef Viet Pham and Chef Dean Fearing at Madeline, Telluride

July 2, 2022

In Telluride, Madeline Hotel & Residences invites epicureans to celebrate the spirit of Southwestern cuisine at Taste of Auberge: Annual Alpine Cookout at Madeline on July 2, 2022. The second annual event will draw visiting culinary icons, such as celebrity Chef Viet Pham and Texas all-star Chef Dean Fearing, who will collaborate with Executive Chef Bill Greenwood on a mouthwatering menu, including Chef Pham’s famed Pretty Bird signature hot chicken sandwich.

Lutie's at Commodore Perry Estate

Sommelier June Rodil at Commodore Perry Estate, Austin

March 8, 2022

Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection and Estate Wine Director Mary Catherine Edmondson will welcome Houston-based Sommelier June Rodil of Good Night Hospitality to Austin for a March 8, 2022 wine tasting event.

Stairs in the Vanderbilt hotel
The Vanderbilt, Newport, Rhode Island

Death & Co. at The Vanderbilt, Rhode Island

Coming Soon

Partnership with Death & Co. Levels Up Cocktail Creativity. Auberge Resorts Collection has formed a relationship with renowned cocktail institution Death & Co. Expanding upon a partnership in the brand’s Austin property last year, The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection will host a multi-day collaboration in celebration of the seminal bar’s third book, Death & Co: Welcome home, alongside a unique experience inspired by the storied surroundings of the Newport mansion. The weekend events will include a specialty cocktail class and a takeover of the mansion’s bar, delivering the establishment’s signature cocktails and branded menu.

Bar at Hotel Jerome

Additional Taste of Auberge events will be announced throughout 2022

Ongoing Events To Be Announced

Gastronomic series promise bucket list dining experiences all year long. With more than 45 events taking place across 15 properties, Taste of Auberge will be one of the most exciting and dynamic destination culinary series in the world. Our chefs and the visiting chefs-in-residence look forward to creating extraordinary dining experiences for our guests throughout 2022.


Dining Rooted in the Local Terrain | Featured Experiences

Gain a unique window into the local culture with each bite, each sip or each foray into the field with a local farmer.

One-of-a-Kind Culinary Adventures

Savor a taste of the good life

Explore the unique restaurants at Auberge Resorts Collection
Esperanza

Set on a rocky promontory surrounded by the crashing waves, La Cocina del Mar's salty sea air complements the exquisite variety of just-caught and foraged seafood prepared to let the vibrant natural flavors shine through. Artisan cocktails elevate local fruits and Mexican spirits.

White Barn Inn

"Maine’s White Barn Inn Restaurant Turned a One-Time Hay House into a High-End Legend," according to Boston Magazine. Ingredients from local farmers, fishermen and foragers feature highly in White Barn Inn's contemporary coastal delights. The rustic, yet picturesque barn sets the stage for an unforgettable meal, worthy of its AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star accolades.

The Lodge at Blue Sky

Savor haute Western cuisine accompanied by epic alpine views. Dine at Yuta, where Executive Chef Galen Zamora draws inspiration from the region's Uto-Aztec, Ute and New Spain cultures. Delight in private picnic lunches or a private meal in a mountaintop Yurt - enhanced by heirloom ingredients from Gracie's Farm and High West Whiskey Distillery, both located on-property.

Join us in our elegant dining space, The Garden Room, designed by interior designer Celerie Kemble. Overlooking the Shakespeare Garden, The Garden Room celebrates elegant rusticity with indoor and outdoor dining spaces inspired by the natural beauty of our property. Explore the Garden Delights, Market's Bounty and Garden Gastronomy menus while dining in the countryside.

Solage

Picobar, has stunning views of the surrounding Mayacamas Mountains. The word “pico” means “peak” — showcasing whatever’s in peak season from the mountains, valleys and rivers. Enjoy a casual meal of tacos with homemade Napa flavored tortillas or grab a snack bite poolside like chips and Picobar guacamole, uniquely made with whipped avocado, pistachio and kale dip.

Commodore Perry Estate

Known for her lavish Jazz Age social gatherings and soirées, estate matriarch Lutie Perry and her convivial spirit live on, refracted through the fresh, whimsical lens of powerhouse designer Ken Fulk. Come here to connect over craft cocktails and snacks on an intimate date, or share family-style plates with a group of friends, all in an effortlessly glamorous setting tucked into formal gardens.

Auberge du Soleil

13 consecutive Michelin stars reveal the depth of quality and creativity at Napa's first culinary destination. Executive Chef Robert Curry presents Mediterranean-inspired fare paired with wines from their 15,000-bottle cellar. Whether dining at the restaurant or bar and bistro, anticipate an experience steeped in wine country's storied traditions and stunning vistas.

SkyFire dining at Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe

SkyFire, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Concepted by "The Godfather of Southwestern Cuisine," Chef Dean Fearing's SkyFire draws inspiration from the diverse, rich ingredients and textures found in Mexico, and infuses them with unexpected modern techniques. The transformative element of fire is present throughout the bar, main dining room and terrace where piñon or cedar wood logs are burned to evoke a scent which roots you to our grounding atmosphere, and the wood-fired grill imparts complexity to bright, vibrant dishes.
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Our Newest Culinary Stars

Gustavo Rios executive chef at Solbar at solage

Gustavo Rios | Solage, Napa Valley

Gustavo Rios brings a passion for thoughtfully created cuisine, cultivated at some of the best restaurants on both the East and West Coasts. Gustavo Rios previously served as Chef de Cuisine at six-time Michelin-starred Solbar, before being named Executive Chef at Solage. Solbar has been named one of Wine Enthusiast’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants and received a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Gustavo was named Manager of the Year in 2013 by Solage Resorts and Hotels for his dedicated work at Solbar.

Recognized as the James Beard Foundation "Rising Star of the Year" during his tenure at Bouley Bakery. Galen Zamarra joins the highly anticipated new property, The Lodge at Blue Sky. As Executive Chef, he will create an inspired culinary experience including Yuta, The Lodge's signature restaurant, featuring authentic flavors inspired by indigenous ingredients and breathtaking views. In his nearly 25 years of experience in both The United States and Europe, Zamarra has cultivated his craft under acclaimed chefs such as David Bouley in New York and Michelin 3-starred chefs Georges Blanc, Michel Bras and Alain Passard in France.

Journey further into a world of extraordinary flavors

Notable Past Culinary Experiences

Over the past year, guests were invited to scuba dive off the coast of La Paz, Mexico in search of seaweed, learn how to spot and harvest edible wild plants deep in the forests of Connecticut, and take master classes and workshops on how to use local, foraged ingredients in a sustainable, waste-free fashion courtesy of these world-renowned chefs.
At Commodore Perry Estate

Aligning the central desire to enjoy life’s simple pleasures through the modern classics, we are excited to create a temporary, exclusive Texas touch point to the renowned cocktail institution, Death & Co, in a new way at Commodore Perry Estate. During a multi-day collaboration, August 12-16, in our Mansion Social Club, our Inn Rooms, membership and guest programming and our new neighborhood restaurant Lutie’s, we seek to design a set of layered experiences for our guests and members to enjoy the superior craft of Death & Co inspired by the storied surroundings of Commodore Perry Estate.

Aska at Blue Sky with Michelin-starred Chef Fredrik Berselius

At Aska, Chef Fredrik Berselius earned two Michelin stars in 2016 and a three-star review in New York Times by Pete Wells. For our Wild Abandon dinner, Chef Fredrik used local organic ingredients, many of which are grown onsite at Blue Sky’s Gracie’s Farm. An homage to the bounty of Utah's short growing season and high-alpine terrain, our Wild Abandon dinner celebrates true farm-to-table dining and profound respect for our land.

Dining with The World’s Best Chef

Chef Mads Refslund, one of the initial partners of the groundbreaking Danish restaurant Noma, delivered an immersive behind-the-scenes look into the world of foraging and no-waste cuisine at five award-winning Auberge properties. Refslund, one of the original proponents of cooking with food scraps, also hosted one-of-a-kind dinners, cocktail receptions and private meals showcasing how some of the most wasted, neglected ingredients can yield the most extraordinary results.

Mayflower Inn & Spa

A native of Santiago, Chile, Chef Victoria Blamey oversaw the culinary offerings at Mayflower Inn & Spa through September of 2020. Most recently known as executive chef of the reimagined Gotham Bar and Grill, Blamey earned a coveted three-star review from The New York Times during her tenure there. Drawn to the rarefied air of fine-dining, Blamey has worked in many celebrated kitchens around the world.

Glass of wine at Solbar in Napa Valley
Fresh produce at Lutie's, Commodore Perry Estate
Semifreddo at YUTA, The Lodge at Blue Sky