Auberge du Soleil Celebrates its Anniversary with Getaway Package
Auberge du Soleil, the iconic Michelin-starred restaurant (and winner of the Luxist Readers' Choice Award for Most Romantic Restaurant) and premier luxury resort is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a resort (30 years for the restaurant). Auberge du Soleil, which is Napa Valley's first fine-dining venue, helped transform the area into the must-see destination it is today for food, wine, and the beauty of wine country. In honor of this milestone, Auberge du Soleil will celebrate with a year of culinary offerings and experiences in addition to a fresh new look unveiled this month.
The first culinary offering features a "30-Year Journey Through Wine" list featuring 30 consecutive vintages from around the world as well as from the Napa Valley that was compiled by Wine Director Kris Margerum. This special list will be available through 2011 in addition to the more than 1,300 selections that are featured on Auberge du Soleil's standard comprehensive wine list.
Gallery: Auberge du Soleil
The luxury resort invites guests to celebrate the 30th Anniversary Experience on Sundays through Thursdays from April 1st through November 30, 2011. A deluxe package, priced honoring the restaurant's year of origin, $1,981, will include a two-night stay, Chef's Tasting menu for two in the Michelin-starred Restaurant, as well as signed copies of the new Relais and Châteaux cookbooks, 85 Inspirational Chefs and Chefs at Home featuring recipes from Auberge du Soleil's own Executive Chef Robert Curry and Executive Pastry Chef Paul Lemieux.
- Two-Night Stay in a Main House Room
- Chef's Tasting Menu for two with Sparkling Wine Greeting (additional alcoholic beverages not included)
- Charcuterie plate delivered to room on arrival
- Two Relais & Châteaux Cookbooks: 85 Inspirational Chefs & Chefs at Home
- Breakfast for two each day in the Restaurant
- All taxes & gratuities (included for dinner and spa only)
- The package can be booked by calling 800-348-5406 or by visiting Auberge du Soleil.
Auberge du Soleil is the vision of legendary French-born restaurateur Claude Rouas, who sought to recreate the sun-drenched ambiance of Provence in the California Wine Country. Perched on the slope of Rutherford Hill overlooking Napa Valley, Auberge du Soleil quickly gained recognition as one of the leading restaurants in Northern California.
Auberge du Soleil is a member of Relais & Châteaux, the most prestigious collection of small luxury hotels and restaurants in the world. Guided by executive chef Robert Curry, the restaurant remains one of America's most delicious, romantic and most stunning in the country offering spectacular views of the valley below.
In 1985, responding to guest demand, Rouas and business partner Robert Harmon opened the inn, a collection of sun- and earth-toned maisons housing 50 rooms and suites, each with French doors opening onto private terraces and sweeping views of olive groves and the vine-studded valley. Since then, Auberge du Soleil has evolved into one of America's most sought-after small luxury hotels and a perennial recipient of the highest accolades from the hospitality industry, discriminating guests and the media.