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Experience one of California’s most magical winter settings, The Ahwahnee Hotel during the intimate and outstanding Chefs' Holidays (formerly the Taste of Yosemite) series. The host hotel—formerly The Majestic Yosemite Hotel—is a National Historic Landmark with opulent architecture, lush natural surroundings, and a thoughtful approach to hospitality that has attracted such guests as John F. Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and Greta Garbo.    

With such a rich history, it is no wonder some of the best chefs in the country gather here to create signature dishes at exclusive chef’s demonstrations and tastings, offering an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the latest food trends. Past big-name chefs include Food Network favorite Amanda Freitag, Top Chef season five winner Hosea Rosenberg, and Elizabeth Falkner of Next Iron Chef.    

Other splurge-worthy events include the Meet the Chefs reception, where you can clink wine glasses and nibble hors-d’oeuvres with invited chefs, and the Taste of Yosemite Gala Dinner, served in the stunning Ahwahnee Dining Room. Surrounded by 34-foot-high painted ceilings and colossal stained-glass windows, attendees will be treated to cooking demos and a delectable five-course dinner paired with wine. Sign up early, especially for specific events, because this event typically sells out.  

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