Santa Barbara Culinary Experience After Party

Alisal After Party
March 15, 2020 @ 8:09 pm – 9:09 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort - Solvang
1054 Alisal Rd
Solvang, CA 93463

What better place for a Santa Barbara culinary weekend after party than the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort? The 10,500-acre working ranch will host the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience After Party March 15-17, 2020, a two-night celebration of food and wine and the best of Central Coast California living that the spirit of the festival embodies. In addition to featured local chefs and winemakers coming out to celebrate, Guest Chef Ludo Lefebvre will prepare dinner at the Alisal’s Historic Adobe, giving guests a rare dining experience at one of California’s oldest ranches. As with the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience, a portion of the proceeds from the After Party will support the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

After checking-in to a luxe ranch suite, the party kicks off with the Santa Barbara County Chefs Potluck: The Ultimate After Party. From pizza ovens to open flame BBQs, guests will join the chefs alongside local vintners and breweries for a fun, casual evening. The next morning, Joy Culley of Solvang Spice Merchant will lead a spice blending workshop where guests can create their own custom blends and rubs. From there the day goes into a wine tasting and panel discussion exploring Santa Barbara County and Santa Rita Hills wines with some of the area’s top local winemakers. A California Wine Country cooking demo and lunch will follow. The afternoon is free to explore the ranch and partake in a variety of activities from horseback riding to golf.

Monday night guests will be transported to the Historic Adobe via haywagon for a demo and dinner with Chef Lefebvre. In the spirit of Julia Child who brought classic French cooking technique to Santa Barbara, the Alisal Guest Ranch brings Chef Ludo Lefebvre for a rare dining experience at one of California’s historic ranches. Chef Ludo, an expert of modern French cuisine, will demonstrate then cook dinner alongside Alisal’s Executive Chef Anthony Endy blending live fire ranch cooking with his classically trained inspiration.

The After Party package includes accommodation in one of Alisal’s accommodations featuring a king bed, and wood-burning fireplace complete with authentic Western décor, exquisite linens, coffee makers, and refrigerators. Meals, all activities and welcome amenity also included. A la carte pricing for select events is also available.


After Party Package
2 nights, 3 days
Single Occupancy, $1250, plus taxes and service charges
Double Occupancy, $1900, plus taxes and service charges

Individual Events
Santa Barbara County Chefs Potluck, $100 per person
Spice Blending, $50 per person
Wine tasting, panel discussion and California cooking demo and lunch, $75 per person
Chef Ludo Lefebvre demo and dinner, $300 per person

Guests can book their After Party experience here or by calling 800.425.4725.

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