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Taste of Yosemite

July 20, 2016

Each fall and winter, Yosemite National Park presents three unique food & wine events at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel where visitors can enjoy the spectacular scenery, endless activities and all things food & wine. One of the most sought-after culinary events of the year is Taste of Yosemite, held each year in January and February,

Chefs Duskie Estes, Zoi Antonitsas, and Elizabeth Falkner (1)

Taste of Yosemite

Taste of Yosemite at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel features some of America’s most innovative and acclaimed chefs and culinary professionals. Each of the food_wine eventeight sessions includes a “Meet the Chefs” reception, cooking demonstrations and a five-course gala dinner paired with wine. The 2016 participants include Elizabeth Falkner of Food Network’s “Next Iron Chef”, James Beard award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and “Top Chef” alum Ryan Scott. On the final evening of each session, the gala dinner provides a fitting finale with a memorable five-course feast highlighting the specialties of one or more of the celebrity guest chefs paired with wine.

Event Dates: January 8 – February 2, 2017
Details: Lodging packages and dinner-only tickets are now available for Taste of Yosemite. Packages start at $405 per night/per person. Dinner-only tickets are available at $199 plus tax, which includes admission to the gala dinner and access to all cooking demonstrations and the opening reception.

For more information or to book your culinary Yosemite vacation, visit www.TravelYosemite.com.

More about The Yosemite Majestic Hotel (formerly The Ahwahnee)

The Ahwahnee, completed in 1927, is a AAA Four-Diamond hotel featuring rustic architecture with Native American, Middle Eastern and Art and Crafts design elements, is located in scenic Yosemite National Park, which is home to stunning natural beauty, year-round activities and historic charm.

The Ahwahnee hotel was designed by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, a well-known architect who designed other famous National Park lodges in this same “parkitecture” style. The famous elements of the hotel’s architecture can be seen in the stenciling, woodwork, lighting fixtures and china patterns. Some of the most well-loved aspects of The Ahwahnee are its grand public spaces featuring giant stone fireplaces, massive hand-stenciled beams, rich tapestries and elegant stained glass. The Ahwahnee was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 and in 1987 it was listed as a National Historic Landmark. Condé Nast Traveler magazine recognized The Ahwahnee in the 2010 “Reader’s Choice Awards” as one of the top 100 resorts in the United States.

The Ahwahnee Dining Room is the site of some of the most remarkable culinary events in the country: The Bracebridge Dinners, Vintners’ and Chefs’ Holidays.  The dining room features a 34-foot high ceiling with large sugar pine trestles and ceiling-to-floor windows framed with stained glass.

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