Visit The Lodge at Torrey Pines and Experience the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines has announced a partnership with the esteemed James Beard Foundation for an unforgettable weekend as they proudly host one of the nation’s most coveted culinary events, the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour. Each year only a handful of cities are selected to host this exclusive dinner; the tour gives San Diegans a rare opportunity to enjoy New York City’s authentic James Beard House dining experience in the comfort of their own city. Kicking off Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, 2015, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the James Beard Foundation, a non-profit organization. In addition to the dinner prepared by world-class celebrity chefs, guests will also enjoy wine tastings, an exclusive tour of Point Loma Farms, five-star meals and a luxurious stay at La Jolla’s The Lodge at Torrey Pines Resort.

With 3 curated days dedicated to the best of San Diego’s seasonal local bounty, wine and culinary abilities, the highlight of the weekend will take place on Saturday, May 30th with the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner, which will be hosted by the Lodge’s Executive Chef Jeff Jackson. The nationally renowned chef, who has been a guest chef at the esteemed James Beard House in New York City, will proudly welcome Food Network star Beau MacMillan of Iron Chef fame as well as Executive Chef of elements at Sanctuary on Camelback, and James Beard Foundation Award winner Carrie Nahabedian of Chicago’s Michelin starred NAHA. The five course farm-to-table menu will be prepared tableside and paired with wines from a trio of California wineries: Nickel & Nickel and Far Niente (Napa Valley) and EnRoute (Russian River Valley).

“The art and the thought that goes into preparing quality dining experiences is central to what I do, and I have been inspired by the James Beard Foundation for many years,” said Executive Chef Jeff Jackson. “This is such an incredible opportunity for everyone involved, and I’m excited to work with Chefs Beau MacMillan and Carrie Nahabedian to create not just a dinner, but a culinary experience.”

Guests may participate in the festivities by reserving either a one or two-night stay package at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The two-night package, extending from Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, is offered at the all-inclusive price of $1,995.00. Guests who reserve their stay prior to March 15 will receive an early booking price of $1,800.00. In addition to two coveted seats at the JBF Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner on Saturday night, this package includes a cocktail reception and dinner for two at the award winning A.R. Valentien on Friday, breakfast for two at the Golfer’s Grill and an interactive tour of Point Loma Farms with lunch for two on Saturday, and Sunday brunch for two at The Lodge.

A one-night hotel package is also available on May 30, 2015 at a rate of $1,495.00 and includes the JBF’s Celebrity Chef Tour dinner for two as well as Sunday brunch for two. Reservations booked before March 15 will receive an early booking price of $1,350.00. Both packages include accommodations in one of The Lodge’s well-appointed Signature rooms.

“We are delighted to partner with the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour and host such a remarkable event,” said Bill Gross, General Manager of The Lodge at Torrey Pines. “The luxury of The Lodge combined with the prestige and mission of the James Beard Foundation is a natural pairing, and we cannot wait to see – and taste – the results.”

Interested parties can reserve the one or two-night hotel packages at The Lodge at Torrey Pines by calling (858) 453-4420 or visiting

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