The Majestic Yosemite Invites Guests for a Winter Culinary Escape With Taste of Yosemite

Winter is a time to take in the serenity of Yosemite without the crowd of summer tourists, and to be wined and dined by some of the best chefs from California and beyond. In the winter, Taste of Yosemite invites guests to stay and partake in a series of guest chef dinners taking place at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, a AAA four diamond hotel and a National Historic Landmark. Taste of Yosemite is a series of multi-day events and will start on Jan. 7, 2018 and end on Feb. 2.

There are six sessions in total, and each session will consist of a Meet the Chefs reception taking place in The Solarium on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the Gala dinner for each session will take place in The Majestic Dining Room. The gala dinner will feature a five-course dinner prepared by the visiting chefs. There are also culinary demonstrations taking place in the afternoons. To fully appreciate each session’s schedule, guest are encouraged to stay two nights at Yosemite and attend the three-day sessions which will include three culinary demonstrations, a Meet the Chefs reception and a gala dinner. The culinary demonstrations will be moderated by food writers.

The season will start with the first session on January 7-9 featuring chefs David Bazirgan (Bambara, Cambridge, MA), Ryan Scott (Ryan Scott 2 Go, San Francisco, CA), and Brian Steeter (Cakebread Cellars, Napa, CA). Some notable chefs throughout the series is Sarah and Evan Rich (Rich Table, San Francisco, CA) during Session II, John Sundstrom (Lark, Seattle, WA) for the third session, and Brett Cooper (Aster, San Francisco, CA) closing out the series on the sixth session. One of the culinary demonstrations will be a cheese tasting led by Peggy Smith and Sue Conley from Cowgirl Creamery (San Francisco, CA)

Session and lodging packages are available at both The Majestic Yosemite Hotel and the Yosemite Valley Lodge starting at $260 per night based on double occupancy. Tickets for the dinner only are also available for $205 per person.

The Taste of Yosemite  series begins Jan. 7, 2018. Purchase tickets and packages here.