Festa dell’Autunno – Pelican Hill

June 20, 2012 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Pelican Hill

Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Road South,
(800) 820-6800

CuisineType : Cigar Lounge, Italian, Winery

In celebration of the harvest season, The Resort at Pelican Hill along the coast of Newport Beach presents its annual Festa dell’Autunno, an autumn festival taking place over the first weekend of November this year. From live art and entertainment to authentic Italian fare and olive-inspired spa indulgences, the traditions of Italy come alive at Southern California’s own Tuscan seaside village.

“Inspired by 750 mature olive trees across 504 acres, the second annual Festa dell’Autunno marks the third annual pressing of Pelican Hill’s signature olive oil,” said Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “Much like what I experienced growing up in a small Northern Italian town, the fall season in Newport Beach is the perfect time for friends and family to gather outdoors and celebrate our mild Mediterranean climate, idyllic coastal setting and locally grown seasonal cuisine.”

The harvesting and pressing of resort-grown olives in Pelican Hill’s inaugural year of producing olive oil has this year grown into a three-day series of events. Open to Resort guests and local guests, the highlight of the weekend is an Italian Street Festival on Saturday, November 4, featuring Italian cuisine, live entertainment, visual arts, automobile exhibitions, and an olive oil pressing demonstration. Pelican Hill’s signature blend of olive oil will be available for tasting during the event and for purchase in Resort boutiques.

Over Festa dell’Autunno weekend, from November 2-4, special events include:

Morsi & Vini on the evening of Friday, November 2

An al fresco evening dining experience, with rustic small plates and paired wines, a strolling guitarist, traditional drummers and flag bearer performances, late evening cigars, spirits and coffee around a fire pit lounge.$85* per person; exclusively for Resort guests

Italian Street Festa on the afternoon of Saturday, November 3

A traditional celebration of the harvest season along the Resort’s olive tree-lined Bungalow lanes, with a live olive pressing demonstration, wine, cheese, and olive oil tasting, Italian cooking exhibitions, an espresso and gelato lounge, traditional Madonnari street-painting artists, plein air painting, traditional Italian flag and drummer performances, strolling musicians, bocce ball games, Motori Italiani automobile exhibitions and children’s chalk art activities.$75* per adult and $35 per child; open to local guests and Resort guests

Festa dell’Unita on the evening of Saturday, November 3

A family-style dinner experience in a rustic outdoor setting, featuring a display kitchen, live entertainment, opera performances and a late evening lounge.$95* per person; exclusively for Resort guests

Mimosa Jazz Brunch on Sunday, November 4

A festive al fresco brunch buffet from with endless Prosecco mimosas, performances by a jazz trio, traditional drummers and flag bearers, and the presentation of a charitable donation to the winner of the Resort’s first annual Festa Plein Air Painting Invitational.$65* per person; exclusively for Resort guests

Festa Weekend at Camp Pelican

From November 2-4, Camp Pelican presents special Festa dell’Autunno Weekend half-day sessions for children ages 4-12. On Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, children will discover the art of olive oil infusion, create their own masterpiece with mini canvas painting and try their hand at seed planting with tiny terra cotta pots. Each half-day session includes lunch and snacks. On Friday and Saturday evenings, half-day sessions feature olive-inspired activities, dinner and a movie.$60* per child; exclusively for Resort guests Special

Festa dell’Autunno accommodation packages are available November 2-4:

Festa Magnifica PackageTwo-night stay with entry for two guests to Friday Morsi & Vini, Saturday Italian Street Festa, Festa dell’Unita and Sunday Mimosa Jazz BrunchBungalows

from $1,230* for two guests

Festa Friday PackageFriday night stay with entry for two guests to Friday Morsi & Vini and Saturday Italian Street FestaBungalows

from $615* for two guests

Festa Saturday PackageSaturday night stay with entry to for two guests Saturday Italian Street Festa, Festa dell’Unita and Sunday Mimosa Jazz BrunchBungalows

from $765* for two guests

Festa Bungalow PackageFriday or Saturday night stay with entry for two guests to Saturday Italian Street FestaBungalows from

$445* for two guests

*All prices exclude tax and gratuity.