The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay unveils a new outdoor venue – the Mar Vista Lawn. Featuring 7,500 square feet of flexible open air space, the Mar Vista Lawn is adjacent to the Northern California resort's private Ocean House and steps away from its main building.
A perfect alfresco space for cocktail receptions, themed dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions, Mar Vista Lawn features a large grass space and an intimate seating area with Adirondack chairs and gas burning fire pits. Mar Vista Lawn makes for amazing team bonding experiences including wine workshops or cooking classes.
The wine workshops range from wine blending to aroma and color identification workshops. In the wine blending session, participants create their own blends in a sophisticated, yet fun atmosphere. Characteristics of each grape are discussed showcasing as what each grape brings to the blend, and successful winemaking techniques. Participants experiment with different proportions, making a unique blend to take home. In the color identification program, wines are served in black wine glasses and guests try and identify the color, while in the aroma identification session, resort guests are guided by a sommelier as they sharpen their identification skills and have fun learning to recognize common wine aromas. The cooking classes are a fun and tasty experience where guests work in small teams to create culinary masterpieces. From casual cooking to “Iron Chef”- style challenges are offered.
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