Culinary Offerings Around the U.S.

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The Grove Park Inn.

From holiday dinners to restaurant openings and new culinary teams—your clients are in for a culinary experience at these hotels across the U.S.

The Grove Park Inn
The Grove Park Inn
, located in Asheville, N.C., announced new leadership for its food & beverage team, with a new focus on local and regional products. The new members include David Edwards as F&B director, Duane Fernandes as chef de cuisine of Horizons Dining Room, and Robert Alger as executive pastry chef.

New treats include a 6-course tasting menu at an affordable price and a seasonal menu using products from more than 24 farms across Western North Carolina.

The Grove Park Inn offers packages such as the Bed & Breakfast package, starting at $259 dbl and includes breakfast buffet at The Blue Ridge Dining Room. For more information, call (800) 438-5800 or visit

The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
is hosting an epicurean celebration called R.S.A.—Regional, Seasonal, Artisanal—that includes the grand opening of the oceanfront restaurant ‘ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge.

“As one of our three annual signature epicurean events, R.S.A. gives our guests the opportunity to experience exciting culinary events with great food and wine, but also the opportunity to interact with our chefs, great winemakers and special friends,” says Robert Whitfield, regional vice president and general manager of Four Seasons Resort Hualālai. “R.S.A. is particularly special this year as it marks the grand opening of ‘ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge.”

The events will be held Nov. 14-17 and hosted by Executive Chef James Babian. They include a cooking class ($25), culinary experiences and dinners (ranging from $45-$95), and an ‘ULU grand opening party (a la carte).

The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is offering a Bed and Breakfast package with breakfast for two served by ‘ULU at the restaurant or in-room. Rates start at $726 per night.

For more information, call (888) 340-5662 or visit

The Resort at Pelican Hill
Starting this winter, The Resort at Pelican Hill will feature Epicurean Experiences for the holidays and seasonal events in November and December, and then going into January, February and March of 2013.

“The holidays at Pelican Hill bring together families and friends from near and far to celebrate with wonderful food and live entertainment in a beautiful seaside setting,” says Pelican Hill executive chef Jean-Pierre Dubray. “Whether it’s a festive dining experience in one of our resort restaurants or a memorable holiday meal in our elegant ballroom, we look forward to delighting resort guests and locals with traditional dishes featuring the finest ingredients.”

Some of the events include Thanksgiving Ballroom Brunch; $98 for adults and $45 for children; Children’s Gingerbread House Decorating, $68 per child; Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 23, $45 per child;  and Christmas Day Ballroom Brunch, $98 for adults and $45 for children.

Rates at Pelican Hill start at $495 per night for Bungalow guestrooms and $695 per night for villas. For more information, call (800) 820-6800 or visit