Autumn Culinary Events and Adventures at Bernardus Lodge and Spa in Carmel Valley
Marking Bernardus Lodge & Spa’s 20th anniversary, the 2019 culinary events line-up is certain to be a showstopper with estate lavender, heirloom tomato and white truffle celebrations on tap. Dive into an afternoon grape stomp, chef-led tour of the apiary and organic gardens or ever-popular Pure Decadence repast (December 12) showcasing showcasing the world’s top culinary gems from black truffle martinis to Maine lobster and a sinful slide into Wagyu beef paired with foraged Big Sur chanterelle mushrooms. Reservations: 831.658.3595;
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Tucked into 28 fragrant acres of lavender, olive orchards and vineyards with sweeping Santa Lucia Mountain views, Bernardus Lodge & Spa savors the seasons with an enviable larder of on-property organic gardens paired with a back pocket of foragers, farmers and fishermen answering Chef Cal’s call. Just 10 miles inland from the Pacific, the lodge features 73 luxurious guestrooms, including the 2016 debut of 14 exclusive new guest suites and villas, award-winning Lucia Restaurant & Bar, butler services, complimentary Mercedes-Benz convertibles, expansive 5,300 sq., ft., Spa at Bernardus and three-to-one staff ratio.
** Autumn Equinox at The Spa
Monday, September 23, 2019
8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Included in service pricing.
From guided hikes to holistic wellness experiences focused on balance, The Spa at Bernardus Lodge rejuvenates the entire being-mind, body and soul. Fall is considered the season of stability, a time in which one restores equilibrium to their life. Choose from our array of relaxation services including massage, bodywork and facials and then extend the spa day with complimentary Autumn Equinox activities including Vinyasa yoga, chakra activation seminar and wine tasting with Bernardus Winery. Note: A minimum 50-minute service must be booked in order to enjoy the spa facilities and Autumn Solstice events.
** 4th Annual Barbeque & Grape Stomp
Saturday, October 5, 2019
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$85 per person, plus tax & gratuity
Pay homage to the Carmel Valley annual grape harvest with a traditional grape stomping and Bernardus Winery barrel tasting backed with savory barbeque oysters, live country music and a family-style barbeque lunch. Celebrate the 2018 vintage firsthand in Ingrid’s Vineyard with winemaker Dean DeKorth and vineyard manager Matt Shea as hosts. Space is limited and reservations are required.
** Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Thursday, November 28, 2019
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Adults $95, Children ages 5-12 $32, plus tax & gratuity; children 5 years and younger are complimentary. Traditional Thanksgiving favorites accented with Chef Cal signature cuisine.
** Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 28, 2019
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$135 per person, plus tax & gratuity
An innovative four-course tasting menu combining intimate fireside seating overlooking breathtaking mountain and vineyard views.