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2 Days Cooking Classes with Wendy Brodie and Culinary Vacation in California, USA

Lighthouse Lodge and Cottages, 1150 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, Monterey, California, USA

Cooking Vacation in USA

This holiday combines your passion for luxury food, wine tasting, and all the while, enjoying a renowned chef by your side. Join this highly celebrated chef, Wendy Brodie in her commercially designed home kitchen overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Carmel, California. This perfectly planned culinary experience will have you talking about it for many years. During this holiday, you will experience personalized cooking classes with the chef, Wendy, enjoy wine tasting from select wineries, and savor culinary luxury. Take this hands-on culinary experience and make this a truly memorable and inviting opportunity!

Meet the instructors

Wendy
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Highlights

  • Wine tasting at select Californian wineries
  • Personalized cooking session including dinner
  • Discussing the dinner menu with chef Wendy upon arrival
  • Prepare the luxury culinary experience of a lifetime
  • 1 dinner with chef Wendy Brodie
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • 1 night’s accommodation

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Special menu request
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Meeting room
  • Patio

Perfectly situated at the edge of Monterey Bay and only steps from historic Point Pino’s, the Lighthouse Lodge and Cottages offers the quintessential coastal getaway. The property is split into two separate sides: the lodge side, and the cottages' side. Each side has its own set of amenities and unique offerings.

The lodge offers hotel rooms complete with a private patio or balcony, and all rooms booked on this side include a continental breakfast in the lodge's breakfast room. The swimming pool is available to all guests and is located on the lodge side of the property.

The cottages side of the property offers larger, cottage-style rooms with fireplaces. Reservations made for this section of the property also include a made-to-order chef style breakfast in the cottages' breakfast room and evening hors d’oeuvers, as well as wine reception every afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The lodge offers four different room types with a choice of two double beds or a plush king bed with a gas burning fireplace and private balcony. There is also a Lodge Deluxe Suite, which also includes a separate living room and the chef made breakfast with wine reception.

The cottages offer four different room types, including a cottage studio with king bed and fireplace, which is handicap-accessible; the Cottage Junior Suite, which offers a king size bed, a full-size sleeper sofa, and a fireplace; and the Honeymoon Cottage, a 600-square foot room with fireplace and separate living area.

Program

From the minute renown Executive Chef Wendy Brodie and husband Bob Bussinger CHA welcome you into their breathtakingly beautiful home overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean, you will know this luxury culinary experience will be like no other. The home this beautiful couple built from the ground up becomes an appetizer for what is to follow.

Prior to your arrival, you will discuss the dinner menu with Chef Wendy. All you need to bring is your appetite. Together, you and Chef Wendy will prepare the luxury culinary experience of a lifetime. During this holiday, you will experience personalized cooking classes with Wendy and enjoy wine tasting from select wineries.

Included excursions

Skill Level: From beginners to advanced

Instructors

Wendy Brodie

Location

This cooking vacation will take place at Wendy Brodie commercially designed home kitchen overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Carmel, California. While your accommodation, Lighthouse Lodge and Cottages, is located at the edge of Monterey Bay, only steps from historic Point Pinos.

Features

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Special menu request
  • Patio

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Meeting room

Food

Daily continental breakfast and one dinner with chef Wendy are included in the price. On this holiday, you will experience personalized cooking classes with chef Wendy, enjoy wine tasting from select wineries, and savor culinary luxury.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Discover Point Lobos State Reserve

Point Lobos State Reserve is popular with artists and tourists alike for its astounding beauty. Point Lobos has great hiking, birding, and diving, ideal picnic spots, breathtaking vistas, and scenic wildlife. In the winter, migrating gray whales are visible from the shore.

Explore the 17-Mile Drive in scenic Pebble Beach

This legendary scenic drive around the Monterey Peninsula will introduce you to the wonders California’s native wildlife and colorful wildflowers. You’ll view the Del Monte Forest, the Lone Cypress, Seal Rock and Bird Rock, Fanshell Beach, Point Joe, and the renowned fairways of The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill, and Pebble Beach Golf Links. To access the 17-Mile Drive, enter Pebble Beach from the Highway One or Carmel Gate.

Go to the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

One of Big Sur’s most popular attractions, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park offers inspiring landscapes of waterfalls, redwood groves, lush forests, and open meadows. Spend some time on one of the Big Sur hiking trails as they wind through oaks, conifers, sycamores, willows, and abundant wildlife.

Relax at the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

With its 80-foot waterfall, redwood groves, and ideal spots for whale watching, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is a favorite of hikers and campers. The park is also popular with scuba divers.

Take the Carmel Wine Walk-by-the-Sea

The Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea is a self-paced, self-guided stroll to the tasting rooms which are all within a few blocks of each other on both sides of Ocean Avenue.

Visit the Pacific Repertory Theater in Carmel-by-the-Sea

The Golden Bough Playhouse, built on the site of the historic Arts and Crafts Clubhouse, is home to the Pacific Repertory Theater. PacRep and several other theatrical companies also perform at the Forest Theater, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2010.

Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium

At the world-renowned aquarium, you can enjoy nearly 200 galleries and exhibits devoted to the diverse habitats of Monterey Bay. The four largest exhibits are the Outer Bay, the Kelp Forest, Monterey Bay Habitats, and Sea Otters along the Rocky Coast. One of the world’s largest jellyfish galleries is a visitor favorite.

What's included

  • Personalized cooking sessions with Chef Wendy
  • Wine tasting at select Californian wineries with Chef Wendy
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • 1-night accommodation
  • 1 dinner with Chef Wendy

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Meals and beverages not included in the package

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Monterey Regional Airport (MRY). You can also book your flight to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) and then book your flight to Monterey Regional Airport (MRY).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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