Free Chef's Tasting Highlighted with Champagne and Dessert Demonstration at Resort at Squaw Creek
Pastry Chef Maarten VanKruyssen Prepare Delectables
Olympic Valley, Calif. - Resort at Squaw Creek is offering a unique opportunity to sample holiday sparklers and champagne - Moet and Chandon - along with a holiday dessert tasting presented by Pastry Chef Maarten VanKruyssen. Taking place in Ristorante Montagna and Wine Bar, the event begins at 5:30 PM and continues through 7 PM on Thursday, December 20.
The Holiday Dessert Chef's Tasting is part of Resort at Squaw Creek's Magical Memories celebration, which features a range of musical, theatrical, recreational and culinary events through January 6. In addition to the free tasting, special menus for the Chef's Holiday Tastings presented in Six Peaks Grille from 5 to 10 PM each Thursday in December feature a four-course dinner with a variety of fresh, seasonal ingredients. These dinners are offered for $45 per person. If desired, for $60 per person, guests can add expertly-paired wines from the finest wine regions to the dinner.
In upcoming weeks, Magical Memories features Wednesday evening locals' parties from 4-8 PM, which includes complimentary ice skating, s'mores roasting and cookies and hot chocolate (6:30-8 PM). On Thursdays, a manager's wine reception takes place from 5-6 PM. Additional Magical Memories activities include apre ski musical entertainment, winter wonderland stories, build-a-bear workshops, and a Polar Bear Plunge. For a complete list of events visit http://www.magicalsquawcreek.com/, or call the Magical Memories hotline at 530.581.6686.
The Destination Hotels & Resorts-managed property offers a ski-in, ski-out chairlift to Squaw Valley USA, providing quick access to more than 4,000 acres of terrain served by an extensive network of 33 chairlifts including North America's only Funitel and the world-famous KT-22 Express lift. Visitors also can enjoy a host of other activities, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sled tours and an on-property ice skating rink. Plus, the property's on-site ski shop provides ski and snowboard rentals, expert boot fitting, lift tickets for purchase and complimentary ski lockers. Squaw Valley USA is currently open for skiing and riding on a limited basis.
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About Resort at Squaw Creek (www.squawcreek.com)
Resort at Squaw Creek, a Destination Hotels & Resorts property, is situated at the base of Squaw Valley USA, home to the 1960 Winter Olympics. The mountainside North Lake Tahoe resort, which still sparkles from the near $55 million property-wide renovation two years ago, features 405 lavishly appointed residential-style guest rooms and suites; 33,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and 14,750 square feet of outdoor space; an exclusive on-property chair lift accessing Squaw Valley USA's world-class ski terrain; a recently renovated spa and full-service salon; a 25-meter heated pool and outdoor hot tubs; four distinct restaurants; exclusive boutique shopping; and Mountain Buddies, a fully-supervised children's activity program. Resort at Squaw Creek is a perennial AAA Four-Diamond property, and is one of the "Top 50 Ski Resorts in North America," as selected by Conde Nast Traveler.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts (www. destinationhotels.com)
Resort at Squaw Creek is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company, headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo., features a portfolio of more than 7,000 guest rooms, 10 golf courses and 11 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Houston, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui, Santa Fe and Lake Tahoe. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit http://www.destinationhotels.com/.
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