YOSEMITE – World-renowned chefs will once grace the grills and ovens of the historic Ahwahnee Hotel for Chefs’ Holidays, a celebration of all things culinary, held each year in January and February. Chefs’ Holidays include cooking demonstrations, tastings, and behind-the-scenes kitchen tours.
As of today, local residents are being offered a special rate for certain Chefs’ Holidays Sessions. Delaware North Corporation (DNC) is offering a special rate of $119 per person, for those who live within 50 miles of Yosemite Valley and want to participate in one of the Session dates available.“This exclusive rate is available for Sessions 3-6 (Gala Dinner dates 1/15, 1/17, 1/22 and 1/24),” say event organizers. For more information on participating Chefs and restaurants, or to make a reservation, visit www.YosemitePark.com/Chefs or phone (801)559-5000. Make sure to reference LOCALCHEFS promotion code to receive the special offer. Some restrictions apply and neither tax nor accommodations are included in this offer.
Chefs’ Holidays at the Ahwahnee provides a period when chefs from high-end restaurants around the world descend on the winter wonderland of Yosemite to educate and delight the palate of mere mortals who aspire to greatness in cooking and dining.
Each Session features Headliner Chefs along with Demonstrators and includes an “intimate Meet the Chefs reception,” with wine and hors d’oeuvres. The Sessions are spread out over two or three days and also feature tastings of whatever delicacies the innovative Chefs of the Session manifest that particular day. Culinary Tour Guides offer “dishy” kitchen tours for participating guests.
Chefs this year will be traveling from San Francisco, Napa, Reno, Carmel, Hollywood and other far-flung foodie havens, all glad to visit Yosemite for Chefs’ Holiday 2013. Cheers!