While there is everything to love during a salubrious and expensive (but all-inclusive) indulgent week at the California’s Golden Door, some guests (especially during coed week) wish they’d serve wine. Well, those prayers will be answered for spa sessions beginning uly 19, 2015 when the health and fitness resorts stages its Fourth Semi-Annual Coed Food & Wine Week.
Executive Chef Greg Frey, Jr. is creating three lavish evenings of food-and-wine-paired dinners showcasing select wines from premier California vineyards committed to using ecologically responsible and sustainable practices In addition to this rare treat, guests will be able join in wine-education sessions with renowned sommelier Anani Lawson for more in-depth tastings and learn the secrets of selecting the finest in sustainable seafood with award-winning chef and seafood expert, Paddy Glennon.
Wait, there’s more such as a hands-on cooking class, several cooking demonstrations, including an opportunity to choose from a variety of ingredients to create a personal tea blend.
A highlight of the week is an evening dinner in the magical garden served on lavishly set tables made from 1200-year-old alligator juniper and other reclaimed materials. The special week comes at the height of the spa’s summer harvest with fertile gardens that grow 56 varieties of tomatoes, and fresh corn, lettuces, strawberries, green beans and much more. Needless to say the week will offer a departure from the idea of diet restrictions, but still healthy.
So if you enjoy working your butt off with early morning to late afternoon workouts from mountain hikes to yoga but want your cake and to eat it, this is the week for you. The rate for the wine and dine coed week is $8,850 includes everything even workout wardrobes, slickers, hats, toiletries, lots of pampering (facials, massages, herbal wraps,nails, makeup, hair).
There are two more Food & Wine Weeks scheduled for August 23 – 30 and November 22 – 29, 2015.
Golden Door, is a globally recognized American destination spa located in Escondido, Calif., founded by doyenne of spas Deborah Szekely and purchased by Golden Door Properties, LLC, in December 2012 from LXR, a luxury hotel portfolio owned by the Blackstone Group, a private equity company. It is located about 45-minutes from San Diego Airport, a three-hour drive from Los Angeles and 20-minutes from Oceanside Amtrak Station. A Golden Door driver picks up guests at any of those three locations.