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Food and Wine Experience
August 18 - 20, 2023

Raise a glass and toast your summer with a vacation like no other!

John Thiel, former Executive Chef and owner of Pappo Restaurant in Alameda, invites you to a unique weekend experience at the Lair of the Golden Bear.

This adults-only program includes gourmet meals with wine pairings, cooking classes, arts & crafts, yoga, and plenty of free time for visiting Pinecrest Lake, lounging by the pool and enjoying the beautiful Sierra Nevada. Bring a friend or just bring yourself and make new friends in this warm and welcoming environment. Rest, rejuvenate, and come home with a new zest for healthy home entertaining… and a full belly!

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We’ll have a full weekend that includes:

  • Gourmet meals
  • Cooking classes and demos
  • Wine tastings
  • Coffee tastings
  • Art, hiking, and pool time
  • Tall pines, blue skies, sunsets and more!

Space is limited for this session.

View Food and Wine Experience 2023 schedule