The Resort atPelican Hill, Newport Beach’s only Five-Star resort, presents its fourth annualFesta dell’Autunno, an autumn festival that brings the traditions of Italy to Southern California’s own Tuscan seaside village. Over the weekend of October 10-12, visiting guests and locals will experience authentic Italian cuisine, live entertainment, art and children’s activities.
“As warm, sunny days and lovely autumn evenings arrive along the Southern California coast, we welcomeResort guests and localsto celebrate this beautiful season with al fresco dining, intriguing entertainment and festive fun for the whole family,”said Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “Inspired by Pelican Hill’s century-old olive trees, Palladian architecture andidyllic design, our fourth annualFesta dell’Autunnobrings the time-honored traditions of Italy to the Resort’sdiscerning guests from near and far.”
The highlight of the three-day series of events, an Italian Street Festival on Saturday, October 11, features regional Italian cuisine, wine tasting, live music, traditional flag performances, visual arts and “Motori Italiani” automobile exhibitions. Open to locals and Resort guests alike, Pelican Hill’s festive autumn series of events, dining and entertainment includes:
Guest Chef WineDinner at Andrea Ristorante
Friday, October 10 from 6 10 p.m.
Savor a multi-course dinner inspired by the freshest autumn ingredients, paired with Italian wines and presented byChef Massimiliano Mascia from Ristorante San Domenico, one of Italy’s finest Michelin Star restaurants in Imola
$195 per person
Italian Street Festa
Saturday, October 11 from noon 5 p.m.
From regional Italian cuisine and wine to live music and visual arts, experience a traditional celebration of the harvest season along the Resort’s olive tree-lined Bungalow lanes.
$120 per adult, $55 per child under age 12
Saturday, October 11 from 6 10 p.m.
Celebrate the flavors of autumn with a festive al fresco dining experience, with lively music and dancing in a rustic outdoor setting.
$140 per person
Carnevale dei Bambini at Camp Pelican
Saturday, October 11
Pelican Hill’s children’s retreat presents Festa dell’Autunno weekend activities for locals and guests alike. Designed for ages 4-12, Camp Pelican’s Children’s Carnival includes special afternoon and evening sessions:
Afternoon Session from noon 5 p.m.
Children learn traditional Italian dancing, create their own artistic masterpieces of hand-decorated flags and Venetian masks, and dress up in classic Renaissance-style costumes for a Street Festa procession under the guidance of Italian flag performers!
$95 per child
Evening Session from 6 10 p.m.
Resort chefs teach the art of pizza-making, from rolling dough and making sauce to grating cheese and adding toppings. This interactive evening of fun with food also includes popcorn and a movie.
$75 per child
Under the California Sun Jazz Brunch
Sunday, October 12 from 10 a.m. 1 p.m.
Festa weekend concludes with an ocean-view outdoor brunch, including endless Prosecco mimosas and performances by a jazz trio.
$100 per adult, $40 per child under age 12
Event tickets and accommodation packages will be available for purchase beginning in April 2014 atpelicanhill.com/festa. For reservations and information by phone, please contact Pelican Hill’s Festa reservation specialists at855-55-FESTA. Advance purchase recommended, as ticket quantities are limited.All pricing is inclusive of tax and service charges, unless otherwise noted.