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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul – John Muir

Hike through Yosemite Valley surrounded by waterfalls, or cross-country ski along the Merced River beneath granite walls, then return to the giant fireplaces and soaring ceilings at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel to sip and sample from the best chefs of the West.

The Chefs’ Holiday Special Event, in January and February, features top-name, innovative chefs from across the country who give dazzling cooking demonstrations and prepare delicious meals. The acclaimed chefs from L.A., Dallas, New York, New Orleans and San Francisco showcase a fascinating range of styles, personalities and emerging trends that characterize the American cuisine scene.

Each session features a “Meet the Chefs” reception, cooking classes and demonstrations, behind-the-scenes kitchen tours and the fabulous five-course Chefs’ Holidays Gala Dinner. Famous vintners speak about their wines from Napa and Sonoma cellars before wine tasting.

If you are looking for a culinary getaway in January or February to a spectacular place to learn a few things about ingredients and cooking, and to have some delicious food and wine, put the dates on your calendar and make your reservations now for next year!

The Ahwahnee Hotel is a 80-year-old stone, timber and glass crown jewel historic hotel   on the floor of Yosemite Valley offering views of Half Dome, surrounded by waterfalls, meadows, and granite walls. Enjoy the hotel’s exposure to the sun and stunning views of Yosemite’s icons – Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point. The Ahwahnee has been home to queens and presidents, and is a AAA Four Diamond Hotel.

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