Starwood Offers Chance to Bid on Exclusive Culinary Events

Starwood is offering preferred guests enrolled in its loyalty program the ability to bid on an exclusive series of culinary and supper club events hosted by celebrity chefs. The once-in-a-lifetime experiences, offered through the company’s SPG Moments program, are a recipe for success—melding world-class cuisine and luxury travel. The SPG Moments program already offers members the opportunity to bid on musical and sporting events around the world.

Members can use their Starpoints to bid online for the eight memorable experiences, which include intimate kitchen tours, cocktails and tasting menus hosted by culinary bigwigs at world-renowned restaurants, plus VIP access to food and wine festivals in premier foodie destinations such as Monterey and Napa, California.

“Food often acts as the center around which life’s greatest moments are celebrated and shared,” says 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.”

In addition to the Culinary Moments program, starting in late February, SPG members can look forward to the launch of SPG Cravings, a new guide offering culinary content, and up to 30% off and Starpoints when members  dine at 1,500 SPG restaurants and bars in more than 100 countries.

Exclusive Culinary Events

In 2016, members enrolled in SPG’s loyalty program can bid on the following unique Culinary Moments events hosted by renowned foodies, or food and wine festivals that will enable them to travel to new destinations where they can become immersed in regional cuisine.

 Atelier Morimoto XEX with Celebrity Chef Masaharu Morimoto

February 11

Tokyo, Japan

Enjoy a cocktail reception, sushi demonstration and teppanyaki dinner with omakase menu

Girl & the Goat with Stephanie Izard

February 18

Chicago, Illinois

Enjoy a cocktail reception, sneak preview of Duck Duck Goat and tasting menu with wine pairing

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

February 24-28

Miami, Florida

Events include Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons and 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 & greet with event host Chef Andrew Carmellini

Maude with Curtis Stone

February 25

Beverly Hills, California

Enjoy a cocktail reception and tasting menu with wine pairing

Daniel with Daniel Boulud

March 17

New York City

Enjoy a cocktail reception, kitchen tour, 5-course menu with wine pairing and cooking demonstration

Le Bernardin with Eric Ripert

March 24

New York City

Enjoy a cocktail reception, kitchen tours, 6-course tasting menu with wine pairing and cooking demonstration

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival

March 31 – April 3

Monterey, California

Events include opening night reception; Fabio Viviani cooking demonstration with meet & greet; Booze & Bites; Lexus grand gasting; and Graham Elliot’s deliciously whimsical cooking demonstration

BottleRock Napa Valley Festival

May 27-29

Napa, California

Events include VIP & GA tickets with access to 70+ bands on four music stages; plus celebrity chef and vintner performances on the culinary stage

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