The Chaminade: More Than a Place to Stay, It's the Place to Go!
Since its inception in the early 1900’s, Chaminade Resort & Spa, named after French priest William Joseph Chaminade, has carried many torches, all of which revolve around its enchanting mountaintop location overlooking the Monterey Bay. Today, the Chaminade has more than earned its reputation as a luxurious retreat with world-class accommodations, but an overnight visit isn't necessary to enjoy all that it has to offer. A variety of unique food and beverage events held throughout the year make the Chaminade the place to go for memorable dining experiences.
While the word 'chaminade' can't be found in any dictionary, locals know it's synonymous with the word brunch, as in the phenomenal Champagne Brunch served every Sunday. Each week, the Chaminade presents a sumptuous feast befitting of any celebration, including just for the heck of it. But if there's one occasion where the Sunday Champagne Brunch really shines, it's on Mother's Day. According to Chaminade Food and Beverage Manager Sean Woodruff, it's the families that come back year after year, the buffet menu, beautiful flowers and decorations, and entertainment for the kids that make Mother's Day Brunch truly special.
Beyond brunch, there are seasonal gatherings such as the popular Farm to Table Wine Dinner series, which begins in June and runs through October. Set outdoors against scenic mountain and ocean views, each five-course meal is carefully crafted to showcase sustainable, farm fresh, local ingredients paired with free flowing local wines. Featured farmers and vintners are on hand to answer questions about their goods, along with Chaminade Executive Chef Beverlie Terra, who adds a personal touch to this one of kind dining experience.
Click here to read one diner's experience of last year's Farm to Table Wine Dinner at Chaminade Resort & Spa.
Other food and beverage events spread throughout the year offer a little something for everyone. Woodruff shares how the ideas for these events come from many sources beyond the team at Chaminade. Next month's 1st Annual Teddy Bear Tea, for example, began as a guest suggestion, and promises to be an elegant afternoon for children and their parents or grandparents. Also upcoming is a "Wild Night of Salmon" celebrating the opening of salmon season with live music, appetizers featuring local wild salmon, and local wines. "We always try, when possible, to keep the event local in terms of food and beverage sources or by playing up a local event, such as crab and salmon season," says Woodruff.
Whether it's happy hour cocktails at Linwood's Bar & Grill or a seasonally delicious special event, inspired dining awaits locals and visitors alike at Chaminade Resort & Spa.
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