Starwood to Host 'Supper Club' Events With Celebrity Chefs in 2016

Iron Chef Morimoto

Foodies take note: To attract more guests to its SPG Moments program - which allows members of its Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty program to redeem points for memorable experiences by bidding on them online, auction-style - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is adding a slew of experiences to its lineup of 2016 "Culinary Moments," it announced today.

"Food often acts as the center around which life's greatest moments are celebrated and shared," said Chris Holdren, senior vice president of Starwood Preferred Guest. "Expanding our Culinary Moments program is an excellent way to provide members with opportunities to share these once-in-a-lifetime memories with their family and loved ones."

Among the culinary experiences that Starwood will offer this year are several "supper club" style events hosted by celebrity chefs at their restaurants, including:

Atelier Morimoto XEX with Morimoto:
Feb. 11
Tokyo
Cocktail reception, sushi demonstration, and teppanyaki dinner with omakase menu
 
Girl & the Goat with Stephanie Izard:
Feb. 18
Chicago
Cocktail reception, sneak preview of Duck Duck Goat, and tasting menu with wine pairing
 
South Beach Wine & Food Festival:
Feb. 24-28
Miami
Events include: Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray, Fireman Derek's Midnight Breakfast hosted by Chrissy Teigen, Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village featuring MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid Culinary Demonstrations, and Chicken Coupe with a meet and greet hosted by Chef Andrew Carmellini.
 
Maude with Curtis Stone:
Feb. 25
Beverly Hills
Cocktail reception and tasting menu with wine pairing
 
Daniel with Daniel Boulud:
March 17
New York City
Cocktail reception, kitchen tour, 5-course menu with wine pairing and cooking demonstration
 
Le Bernardin with Eric Ripert:
March 24
New York
Cocktail reception, kitchen tours, six-course tasting menu with wine pairing, and cooking demonstration
 
Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival:
March 31-April 3
Monterey, CA
Events: Opening night reception, a cooking demonstration and meet and greet with Fabio Viviani, Booze & Bites, Lexus Grand Tasting, and a cooking demonstration by Graham Elliot.
 
BottleRock Napa Valley Festival:
May 27-29
Napa, CA
Events: VIP & GA tickets with access to more than 70 bands on four music stages, plus celebrity chef and vintner performances on the culinary stage

In late February, Starwood also will launch SPG Cravings, a culinary guide offerings guests exclusive culinary content, access to special dining experiences, and up to 30 percent off when dining at 1,500 SPG restaurants and bars in more than 100 countries, where they also will be able to earn Starpoints.

For more information, including a complete schedule of 2016 Culinary Moments events as well as bidding details, visit spg.com/moments.


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