In support of World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour, L'Auberge Del Mar is turning off the lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on March 31. Hotel guests will be provided with "green" flashlights and asked to turn off guestroom lights for the hour. In the Lobby Lounge, lights will be dimmed and patrons can enjoy specially priced wines by the glass.
"Through our corporate Destination Earth program, our hotel is committed to lessening our footprint and supporting earth-friendly initiatives," said Director of Sales & Marketing Francine Williams. "Earth hour is a simple way to do a bit of good for our environment and guests can have a little fun with it along the way."
The speaker will be Mark Kelnhofer, president and CEO of Return on Ingredients. Cost to attend is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Register at calrest.org
For $60/person, the class offers tutorials on how to handle sticky rice and how to form a roll and hand roll; hands-on sushi making and tasting; a brief history of sushi; sake tastings and more.
To reserve a spot, call 858.450.3355
While the hotel continues to undergo their $20 million renovation, Knack will be leading a series of in-house training seminars dedicated to preparing staff to guide each of the properties' guests in a knowledgeable and passionate way. Their food and beverage program will emphasize a "hands-on" approach through wine, beer and spirit pairings, blendings and blind tastings.
Tickets for event are $125 person and can be purchased online at ccssd.org. Funds raised by the event will be used to benefit a full range of domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention programs.