Acclaimed Los Angeles chef and restaurateur, Neal Fraser, is bringing his BEEFSTEAK event from the big city to Alisal Ranch on Thursday, March 24, 2022. This carnivorous carnival will begin with passed hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail and wine reception at 5:30 p.m.. After the reception, guests will enjoy a sit-down dinner at 7:00 p.m. with an unforgettable feast. The guest attire is Western Black Tie, combining the rich history of Alisal Ranch and BEEFSTEAK (click here to learn more).
The event will feature live music from Doublewide Kings throughout the night. Respecting the grand history of Beefsteak, the final menu will be a surprise revealed at the event. Even vegetarians will be sated. Lovers of meat will be extremely sated. In traditional Beefsteak style, feasting tables will fit a minimum of ten people. If your party is fewer than 10 people you will be seated with others.
March 23-25, 2022
Each package includes:
- Western-themed accommodations
- In-Room Welcome Amenity
- Breakfast and dinner daily with all beverages included
- Exclusive dinner for BEEFSTEAK at Alisal Ranch package guests on Wednesday, March 23, 2022
- Welcome reception and Tickets to Neal Fraser’s BEEFSTEAK at Alisal Ranch on Thursday, March 24, 2022
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March 24, 2022
Admission to the event is $225 per person and includes all food and beverages. Tickets can be purchased separately by clicking here or purchased together with an overnight stay as a package above. Experience everything the Alisal Ranch has to offer. 15% of ticket sales from BEEFSTEAK will be donated to No Kid Hungry, a campaign of Share our Strength, working to end childhood hunger in the United States.
WHAT IS BEEFSTEAK?
In 1939, The New Yorker’s Joseph Mitchell wrote an article called, “All You Can Hold for Five Bucks,” It described a feast of epic proportions known simply as a “Beefsteak.” Arite of gluttony that waged war on the livers of politicians and gangsters alike, the Beefsteak thrived in the saloons and political halls of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The menu was always the same—sliced steak served on toast, au jus or gravy, and all the beer you could drink. Knives, forks, plates and napkins were forbidden. The life of the party was the guest who let out the most appreciative grunts, drank the most beer, and consumed the most steak. Sadly, the practice died out after World War II. You can read more about past BEEFSTEAK events hosted by Chef Neal Fraser here.
About Neal Fraser:
Chef Neal Fraser, owner of multiple restaurant concepts in Los Angeles, started his career in the kitchen at age 20. Fraser touts an impressive resume that includes a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and an honor roll of kitchen credits such as Wolfgang Puck’s Eureka and Spago, Checkers Hotel under Thomas Keller, Joachim Splichal’s Pinot Bistro, Hans Rockenwagner’s Rox, and the highly revered Boxer. Currently, he and his business partner/wife Amy Knoll Fraser own and operate critically acclaimed Redbird; high-volume special events and performing arts venue Vibiana; fast-casual Fritzi Coop in the Farmer’s Market at the Grove.
WHAT IS WEsTERN BLACK-TIE?
According to The Black Tie Blog, the “western tuxedo” is a combination of dressy rancher attire and traditional evening attire, the ensemble typically includes the following:
- tuxedo jacket, usually black
- formal shirt
- optional vest
- black necktie, either the traditional bow or more a western themed bolo, crossover (aka Continental) or string tie
- jeans, often black
- cowboy boots
- cowboy hat, usually black
- often an oversized belt buckle
- dressy cowgirl attire such as a formal dress and nice boots