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Ready for a Taste of Yosemite?

December 18, 2017

Taste of Yosemite ChefsWhat happens when you take the top chefs and restaurateurs from San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles and bring them together for a month of culinary delights in Yosemite Mariposa County? Taste of Yosemite is what happens, and you don’t want to miss this year’s lineup.

This month-long event brings together America’s most renowned chefs at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, Jan. 8-Feb. 2. The idea is to capture the flavors of traditional American favorites infused with each chef’s unique take. Some dishes feature a modern cosmopolitan flair, while others tap into French and Asian influences. Either way, each dish complements the next.

Formerly known as “Chef’s Holidays,” Taste of Yosemite returns for its 33rd year this January. Over the course of six session dates, you’ll witness cooking demonstrations, a reception where you’ll mix and mingle with the chefs and a fabulous five-course dinner prepared by a visiting chef.

Session dates follow:

  • Session one: Jan. 7-10
  • Session two: Jan. 10-12
  • Session three: Jan. 21-24
  • Session four: Jan. 24-26
  • Session five: Jan. 28-31
  • Session six: Jan. 31-Feb. 2

Featured guests include:

  • David Bazirgan from Bambara in Boston
  • Brian Streeter from Cakebread Cellars
  • Sara and Evan Rich from Rich Table in San Francisco
  • Jason Fox from Commonwealth in San Francisco
  • Elizabeth Falkner from Falk Yeah! In New York City
  • Mark Franz and Jason Ryczek from Farallon in San Francisco
  • Many, many other chefs

Be sure to make reservations ASAP, as this event typically sells out. Note: business attire is requested for all Taste of Yosemite events.

Spas & Wellness: Treat Yourself on Your Next Visit

Yosemite Health Spa

If you’re headed to Yosemite Mariposa County for Taste of Yosemite, you’d be remised if you didn’t take advantage of our incredible selection of spas and resorts where you enjoy massages, facials, saunas and other amenities.

Start your day in luxury at the Ascent Spa Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, where state-of-the-art relaxation and rejuvenation techniques will ensure that you come out rested and ready to take on the world. For a more rustic experience, you can visit the Yosemite Health Spa at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort. Here, you’ll find an oxygen-fed stainless-steel tub along with a sauna, full menu of massage therapies and yoga workshops. Over in El Portal, the Balanced Rock Foundation is a unique retreat experience where holistic health and wellness are front and center.

Booking a Room

Now that you have all the epicurean pleasures of food and relaxation arranged, it’s time to book a room. Looking to go high-end? Stay at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel to enjoy the Taste of Yosemite and spa amenities all in one place. Or, pick the place that best suits your personality and budget by using our Lodging Guide. Here, you can filter by region, accommodation type (motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, cabins and more) and budget type.

Hope to see you soon at Taste of Yosemite!

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