Whether as a team-building exercise or an inspired spouse’s event, Wolfgang Puck’s team at his signature, namesake restaurant, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air and the popular Bar at Hotel Bel-Air will share their expertise on everything food and beverage related in new, how-to-classes offered for meetings and incentive programs.
Group guests will learn the art of making cocktails, wine tasting, and preparing meals with an emphases on California’s regional products.
Mix it up with this hands-on beverage class at The Bar at Hotel Bel-Air. Guests will learn how to make a bespoke libation courtesy of a one-on-one lesson with The Bar’s Beverage Director and/or Lead Bartender. The class will focus on how to make the perfect cocktails through techniques (stirring, shaking and garnish cutting), ingredients (sprits, bitters and fresh fruit) and the proper selection of barware (ice, tools and glassware).
Priced at £62 per person the class averages 30-60 minutes in length.
The cooking classes are presented in a fun and informative format, and feature delicious dishes made with California’s wonderful, fresh ingredients such as produce from Chino Farms and other local farmers’ markets, all natural poultry and sustainable food. The following course options are available:
Prepare the Perfect Stress-Free Dinner Party
With the holidays quickly approaching, this course is well-timed to teach how to pick the best ingredients, build and execute a menu, and prep most of the dishes ahead so hosts may spend more time with their guests and less time in the kitchen. Priced at £60 per person/ 60 minutes.
Quick Fire Class: Mushroom Risotto
Wolfgang Puck’s chefs will debunk the myth behind the difficulty to prepare risotto. This popular dish can be made from scratch in a fun and easy way. Priced at £45 per person/ 30-40 minutes.
Quick Fire Class: The Perfect Omelette
Designed for the breakfast lover in mind, this course focuses on perfecting the omelette. Priced at £35 per person/ 25-30 minutes.
How to Make Pasta from Scratch
This demonstration includes a discussion of the regions of Italy and the various types of pasta for which they are best known. Priced at £52 per person/60 minutes.
The following course offerings can be adapted for any level of participant from beginning to advanced:
Become a Master Sommelier
This program allows participants to study fine wines with the hotel’s house certified Sommelier, Rob Harpest, and learn the complex world of California wines. Harpest introduces the major growing regions and explains how to perfect the art of deductive tasting. Priced at £60 per person/60 minutes.
Exceptional Food and Wine Pairing
Led by Executive Chef Sonny Sweetman and Sommelier Rob Harpest, the two will discuss the chemistry of acidity and sweetness, and how they play an important role in creating synergies and balance in the relationship of food and wine. Priced at £77 per person/60 minutes.
All instructional courses are offered for a minimum of six people, require 14-day advance booking, and a seven-day cancellation policy applies. Group rates starting from £200 a night. For more information and reservations, please call 310.909.1644.
Dorchester Collection is a portfolio of the world’s foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA, each of which reflects the distinctive culture of its destination. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the greatest individual hotels, the company’s mission is to develop an impeccable group of the finest landmark hotels through acquisition as well as management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels, and to enter into management agreements.
The current portfolio includes the following hotels (in order of them joining the group): The Dorchester, London; The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills; Le Meurice, Paris; Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris; Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan; Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles; Coworth Park, Ascot, UK; 45 Park Lane, London; and Le Richemond, Geneva.