Join Chef Mads for a one of a kind culinary experience as he visits Litchfield county and explores the Bounty of the region this Autumn. Chef Mads is known as one of the initial partners of the four-time Best Restaurant in the World, Noma in Copenhagen. You will have the opportunity to not only meet Chef Mads but join him on a foraging trip to find unique and local ingredients that he will incorporate into an inspired dinner prepared for you. You'll also learn the art of foraging from expert Tama Matsuoka.
Your Itinerary, by Day
Wednesday, September 30
Kick-off this incredible weekend with a cocktail class hosted by our very own Orlando, who will demonstrate his tips and tricks to using ingredients found in your own backyard to take every cocktail to the next level. Then, join Chef Mads at an intimate reception to learn about his career, techniques, and new endeavors. *Exclusive to Three-Night package guests
Thursday, October 1
Join Chef Mads and expert forager Tama Matsuoka Wong on this once-in-a-lifetime experience, where you’ll explore the rolling countryside around the Inn, find mushrooms, wild berries and herbs. This interactive excursion will focus on how to identify edible plants, learn the best techniques for harvesting and how to make your found ingredients delicious. *Available for 3-day and 2-day packages
Friday, October 2
Start your day with a yoga session in our spa to clear your mind and awaken your soul. Then, spend the day at your leisure in the Mayflower spa or exploring the beautiful surrounding area of Litchfield county. Conclude your evening with an incredible coursed dinner prepared by Chef Mads. This intimate experience will showcase Chef Mads' talents paired perfectly with wine selections from our sommelier.
- Dinner can be purchased a la carte
- Dinner with wine $250 /person
- Dinner without wine $195/person
JOURNEYS WITH CHEF MADS
Take a behind-the-scenes look into the world of foraging and no-waste cuisine at four award-winning Auberge properties.
Chef Mads will take over dinner service at Prospect restaurant from February 1-March 31, 2020. His menus will emphasize his sustainable and no-waste cooking philosophy, and highlight produce from local farms, along with proteins from Colorado ranches.
Taste Baja through the work of world-renowned Chef Mads Refslund, co-founder of Noma in Copenhagen - hailed as the "Best Restaurant in the World" four times. Explore Cabo together on a trip to an organic farm in Pescadero and draw inspiration from Chef Mads commitment to no-waste. Then, dive into the underwater world on a scuba excursion. Before the weekend ends, experience a sublime dinner, created by Chef Mads and our Chef Yvan, crafted from locally-sourced, eco-conscious ingredients.
Accompany Chef Mads and “mushroom huntress” Connie Green, the founder and owner of Wine Forest, on a foraging expedition to learn how to spot not just what’s edible, but what’s wildly delicious. The immersive weekend also includes a private yoga class open to nature, a private dinner at Solstice, and a cocktail class incorporating ingredients from Solage’s edible flower and herb garden.
Meet Chef Mads at a cocktail reception in the Bistro, followed by a dinner prepared by the Danish chef in the atmospheric Dining Room. On May 22, Chef Mads leads a Masterclass on how to turn food that would normally go to waste, from vegetable peelings to overripe fruit, into incredible creations that epitomize his no-waste, sustainable cooking style.