The Alisal’s “Ultimate After Party” Fires Up the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience
The Alisal’s tradition of innovative Western cuisine is being highlighted as part of the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience (SBCE). The event is a weekend-long food and drink extravaganza of education, tasting, and toasting being planned for March 2020. Partnering with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, the S.B. Culinary Experience expects to become one of the most anticipated events of the year for food and drink lovers from around the world. The Alisal’s contribution to the event, is the “Ultimate After Party,” being held March 15-17, 2020.
The highlight of the event will be a gourmet dinner and social, featuring Alisal’s Executive Chef, Anthony Endy, and Los Angeles celebrity chef, Ludo Lefebvre. Chef Lefebvre has been named one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Chefs” by Relais & Chateaux and was a James Beard Award finalist for a “Rising Star Chef, ” “Best Chef West” and “Best Culinary Program” for his hosting of “The Mind of the Chef”. The chefs will preside over an extravagant feast of deliciousness that is French-inspired and California Central Coast produced. See below for the complete itinerary and be sure and reserve your space for the spring’s greatest food event.
This March 15th – 17th, 2020, Signature Experience Includes:
- Studio accommodation
- In-Room Welcome Amenity
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, including hosted beverages during events
- Complimentary wine tastings at nearby Santa Barbara County wine tasting room destinations.
Tickets go on sale December 8th for 2020 the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience . View the itinerary for this one-of-a-kind event that explores the best that Santa Barbara has to offer through unique wines, delectable dishes, and hands-on educational sessions at various venues throughout the Santa Barbara area.
3days, 2 nights
Studio, double occupancy — $1,900++
++ Does not include Tax and Service Charges. Limited availability. Suite accommodation available for extra charge.
Enjoy the itinerary for this unique vacation experience:
Sunday, March 15
|3pm||Early Arrival and check-in at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort.|
|5pm||Dinner and Social
SB County Chefs Potluck: The Ultimate After Party
From Pizza Ovens to Open Flame BBQs, join Chef Anthony alongside local vintners and breweries to indulge in a casual, fun and delicious evening. Full culinary lineup to be announced closer to event date.
Location: Oval Lawn
Monday, March 16
|7am – 9:30am||Breakfast: at your leisure.
Location: Alisal Dining Room
|9:30am||Workshop: Spice Blending
Joy Culley, Owner of Solvang Spice Merchant, leads an interactive spice blending where you can create your own signature blend and rub.
Location: Sycamore Room.
|10:30am – 1pm||Workshop: Wine Pairing, Panel Discussion and Cooking Demo
A conversation on the unique Santa Barbary County, Santa Rita Hills appellation, with local winemakers, focused on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals.
Enjoy a casual California Wine Country cooking demonstration and lunch with guest chef.
Location: Creekside Lawn
|1pm – 4:30pm||Guests are free to enjoy activities and experiences throughout the Ranch that we offer.|
|4:30pm||Demonstration and Dinner with Chef Ludo Lefebvre
America’s French Chef at The Alisal Guest Ranch
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 in 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. Guests will travel on hay wagon to Alisal’s Historic Adobe to partake in a unique ranch dinner, featuring delicious cuisine full of local bounty that is French inspired, and California produced.
Location: Historic Adobe
Gather ‘round the Creekside Campfire for S’mores and Cocktails.
Location: Creekside Campfire Area
Tuesday, March 17
|7am – 10:00am||Breakfast: at your leisure.
Location: Alisal Dining Room