CALIFORNIA RANCH COOKOUTS ARE BACK!
California Ranch Cookouts are back! The Alisal is excited to welcome Brooke Williamson, Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 14 winner and Chef Govind Armstrong, television personality, cookbook author, and restaurateur. Director of Culinary Operations, Anthony Endy, will cook up a feast with each Guest Chef creating a memorable outdoor dining experience that will leave you full, yet hungry for more!
These dinners take place on the Rodeo Arena and the Oval Lawn, two spacious and unique al fresco dining spaces at the Ranch amidst the beautiful rolling hills and provide stunning wide-open backdrops for these cookout experiences.
The focus will be on barbecued favorites, including savory meats, seafood, delicious roasted veggie dishes, and grilled decadent desserts.
If you already will be staying at The Alisal when these events occur, there will be no extra charge for your attendance. If you don’t yet have an accommodation reserved, this is a great excuse for a getaway. The Cookouts are only open to guests and Signature Members. If you are an Alisal Signature Member, space at the Cookouts can be reserved without an overnight stay at a cost of $95 per person.
“I am thrilled to be working with these amazing chefs to create this series of very special outdoor culinary eXPERIENCES. I know you will love them.”
– Director of Culinary Operations, Anthony Endy
Upcoming California Ranch Cookouts
Saturday, MARCH 27th, 2021
Guest Chefs David Lentz and Suzanne Goin
David Lentz is the chef and owner of the critically acclaimed Hungry Cat restaurant in Los Angeles. Lentz’s has career taken him to kitchen all over the world including to Maryland, England, San Francisco, Miami, and Vegas. After settling in Los Angeles in 2000, Lentz gained widespread acclaim as opening executive chef at Firefly and Opaline. In 2005, Lentz opened his first solo restaurant project, The Hungry Cat, in Hollywood. The raw bar serves seasonally inspired seafood and bi-coastal American classics, as well as ingredient-driven cocktails. In May of 2006, Star Chefs named Lentz as the Rising Star Chef of the year. Lentz is married to fellow Los Angeles chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques, AOC, Tavern, and The Larder.
Suzanne Goin is a four-time James Beard Foundation award-winning chef based in Los Angeles. She owns and operates two fine dining restaurants (A.O.C. and Tavern), a marketplace restaurant (The Larder), and a wholesale bakery (Larder Baking Company). She is also the mastermind behind the catering company and food and beverage services for the Hollywood Bowl and the Proper Hotel. She is also the author of two best-selling cookbooks “The A.O.C. Cookbook” and “Sunday Suppers at Lucques”.
Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Guest Chef Brooke Williamson
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Brooke Williamson has carved out an impressive résumé full of leading roles and professional achievement, such as being the youngest female chef to ever cook at the James Beard House, winning Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 14 in Charleston, and most recently, being crowned the first winner of Food Network’s “Tournament of Champions” in spring 2020. Alongside her husband and business partner, Williamson owns and operates the beloved four-in-one-concept, Playa Provisions in Playa Del Rey where her signature California-inspired cuisine shines. Over the years their hospitality empire has included Hudson House, Tripel, and Da Kikokiko.
Saturday, May 15th, 2021
Guest Chef Govind Armstrong
Born in Inglewoood and raised on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, Armstrong’s seasonal approach to cooking and sustainability has resulted in a slate of celebrated restaurants in Los Angeles, Miami and New York (Chadwick, Table 8, 8oz Burger Bar, Willie Jane and Post & Beam). While Armstrong currently serves as the Director of Operations & Executive Chef at The Lobster, in Santa Monica, he is often recognized for his appearances on Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Who’s Cooking with Florence Henderson, Iron Chef America and Home and Family on the Hallmark Channel. He is also the author of Small Bites, Big Nights: Seductive Little Plates for Intimate Occasions and Lavish Parties.
More chefs to be announced soon!
Past California Ranch Cookouts