Fourth of July Celebrations


Celebrate Independence Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California.

Celebrate Independence Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California.

Three cheers for the red, white and blue! Celebrate our nation’s independence with Fourth of July festivities at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California.

Westlake Village Fireworks Show
For the first time, the city of Westlake Village will be hosting its very own fireworks show at the Westlake Village Golf Course. Celebrations and viewing areas will be available at Calvary Church and the Westlake Village Golf Course Driving Range. Read more 

Our "dive-in" movie presentation of THE LEGO MOVIE on 7/4 is complimentary for Hotel guests.

Our “dive-in” movie presentation of THE LEGO MOVIE on 7/4 is complimentary for Hotel guests.

Dive-in Movie Night
At Four Seasons, Hotel guests of all ages are invited to our second dive-in movie night of the summer, as we present “The Lego Movie” on the big screen at our indoor family pool at sundown on Friday, July 4. Burgers, hot dogs and other grilled-to-order favorites can be ordered poolside, and a full bar and frozen treats will be available as well.

The "Star Spangled Sparkler" is available in The Bar and The Lookout.

The “Star Spangled Sparkler” is available in The Bar and The Lookout.

Specialty Cocktail: Star-Spangled Sparkler
Similar to a bomb pop popsicle, try our signature Fourth of July cocktail for a refreshing treat at The Bar and at The Lookout lounge this summer.

For room availability and rates, please call 818-575-3000 or visit us online.

Opening Soon…The Tasting Room at Four Seasons


Opening this summer, The Wine Room will feature local wine flights from the Malibu Coast and throughout California.

Opening this summer, The Tasting Room will feature local wine flights from the Malibu Coast and throughout California.

Wine down the Malibu Coast and taste the very best of this emerging wine region with the grand opening of The Tasting Room at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California. Featuring a variety of local and regional wines from Malibu to Napa, and everything in between, the new tasting room will open later this summer.

We’re proud to partner with Malibu Family Wines, producers of award-winning Semler and Saddlerock wines, for the opening of The Tasting Room and our all-new Wine Tasting rooms package including a Malibu Family Wines amenity, wine tasting passport with exclusive offers from local wineries and two tasting flights at The Tasting Room.

To receive all the latest news and updates about The Tasting Room and our wine-tasting packages be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and visit us online.

Heirloom Farming Experience


 Experience the extraordinary this summer with our immersive organic farming package at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California. Part of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts’ international Extraordinary Experiences campaign, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village has created a distinctive Heirloom Farming Experience for gardening enthusiasts visiting the Hotel’s sunny Conejo Valley destination.

Inspired by California’s Central Valley, located just a few miles north of the Hotel, the package  features an interactive, private tour with Tim Philen of Philen Pharms, one of the few organic heirloom farms in the country, for a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience. Philen Pharms specializes in rare American heirloom produce, grown from centuries-old grafted trees that have maintained their genealogical integrity and can be traced back to royal gardens in Asia and Europe. A few of Philen’s most popular fruits include exact replicas of George Washington’s apples and Thomas Jefferson’s pears.Philen2

The Heirloom Farming Extraordinary Experience two-night package includes an exclusive tour of Philen Pharms lead by proprietor Tim Philen, lunch by Four Seasons Executive Chef made from garden-grown and local ingredients, and private garden tour and Wellness Kitchen interactive cooking experience led by an on-site Registered Dietitian. Extraordinary Experience welcome amenity, transportation, and overnight suite accommodations are also included.

The Heirloom Farming Extraordinary Experience is $2,600 for a two-night package and accommodates up to two people. For reservations and more information, please call 818-575-3000 or visit bit.ly.com/FSHeirloom.

Wine Wednesdays in the Wellness Kitchen


Wine Wednesday

 

Sip back and relax, as we pair wine with wellness in our summer Wine Wednesday series at California Health & Longevity Institute, located at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Led by a registered dietitian, enjoy a menu of delicious and nutritious recipes perfectly paired with wine selections from local tasting rooms and vineyards.

Enjoy a different menu of savory small plates and wine pairing menu at each of the three events, and meet the winemakers from local wineries, who will also be available for a brief Q&A immediately following the event.

Admission to the event series is $150 per person and includes entry to all three of the Wine Wednesday events, July through September. Single-event admission is available at $60 per person. All Wine Wednesday events run from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Summer Series Schedule

July 16 – Sunland Vintage Winery
Menu: Italian Trattoria
Caprese Salad with Fresh Ricotta & Balsamic Reduction | Penne Pasta with Turkey Sausage in Vodka Cream Sauce Roasted Branzino with Lemon & Fennel | Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan | Balsamic-Honey Roasted Figs over Vanilla Ice Cream

August 13 – Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards
Menu: The Sustainable Table
Summertime Corn & Quinoa Bisque | Sustainable Greens, Wheat berries & Fresh Lemon Ricotta | Roasted Wild Salmon with Oven Dried Tomatoes | Pearl Couscous & Lemon Oregano Oil | Grilled Amaretto Peaches with Lite Vanilla Ice Cream

September 17 – Hoyt Family Vineyards Malibu
Menu: Taste of Summer Comfort | Curried Tomato Soup with Red Quinoa | Roasted Beets, Beet Greens & Goat Cheese Crostini | Spinach-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf, Potato & Celeriac Mash | Orange-Glazed Baby Carrots | Late Summer Blackberry Cake

For reservations and more information, please call 818-575-1114 or visit chli.com.

Introducing “Sustained Living” Menus


Served on a whole-grain bun with gruyere, shiitake mushroom, onion and a special "umami" sauce, our Turkey Burger with grilled asparagus is only 550 calories.

Served on a whole-grain bun with gruyere, shiitake mushroom, onion and a special “umami” sauce, our Turkey Burger with grilled asparagus is only 550 calories.

Wholesome, nutritious ingredients, flavorful herbs and seasonal produce come together in our all-new Sustained Living menus, featuring a selection of wellness-inspired dishes created by Director of Nutrition Paulette Lambert, R.D., CDE of California Health & Longevity Institute and Executive Chef Alexander La Motte of Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. 

The new menus are based on California Health & Longevity Institute’s nutrition philosophy of eating a plant-based diet consisting of more whole grains, high fiber carbohydrates and lean protein to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce the overall risk of chronic illnesses including heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes.

Sustained Living menu items are currently available on the breakfast and lunch menus in The Lobby Lounge and will be added to The Spa and In-Room Dining menus later this summer. Sustained Living breakfast options include Ancient Grain Porridge with barley, quinoa, steel cut oats, non-fat Greek yogurt, peaches and pecans (370 calories); and 9 Grain French Toast with wild blueberry compote and assorted berries (370 calories). Lunch dishes feature Mushroom and Kale Calzone with goat milk ricotta, kale pesto, eggplant, squash, whole grain crust, and a baby kale salad (520 calories); Quinoa and Heirloom Beans with Mohr Fry Calypso beans, garden beets, local peas, cotija cheese, and green harissa (465 calories); and Chilled Thai Coconut Curry Carrot Soup with a pine nut and citrus relish (120 calories).

For dining reservations please call 818-575-3000 or visit our website.

Dads and Grads


Cheers to Dad! Father's Day is Sunday, June 16, 2013. From Father’s Day feasts to graduation celebrations, join us this month for delectable dining experiences at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

Mercato Italiano in the Lobby Lounge
Available Saturdays from 5:30 to 9:30 pm
If unlimited gourmet pizzas, hand-tossed and baked to order in our outside stone oven sound like your graduate’s kind of meal, stop by Mercato Italiano, where we’re celebrating the Class of 2014 with  an indulgent feast of authentic Italian dishes, plus an elaborate selection of desserts along with our gelato cart for a refreshingly sweet dessert.
$49 per adult; $24 per child age 12 and under.

FPO_FSH_1544Father’s Day BBQ Brunch at Hampton’s
Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 10:30 am to 2 pm
Our annual Father’s Day BBQ Brunch  features some of Dad’s favorites including outdoor grill, craft beer, and lively lawn games. Executive Chef Alexander La Motte has imagined an upscale menu of BBQ, served hot off the grill and smoker on the patio of Hampton’s dining room.  The BBQ menu features all-beef sliders, a variety of house-made sausages with over 20 freshly-made condiments, and 18-hour smoked pork. Additionally, signature brunch dishes such as ONYX sushi, carving station, raw bar, omlette station, dessert bar and gourmet salads will be available. To compliment this hearty feast, draft and bottled craft beers from throughout California will be served. Guests are also invited to play lawn games after brunch including bocce ball, corn hole, ping pong and golf chipping on the Waterfall Lawn.
$109 per adult includes beer; $54 per child age 12 and under. Reservations recommended as space is limited.

For dining reservations and more information, please call (818) 575-3000 or visit us online.

Dive-In Movies


june dive inSplash into summer with Dive-In Movie Nights at our family-friendly Indoor Pool at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Complimentary for Hotel guests, and fun for the whole family, our swim-up screenings will be held at 8:00 pm on the following dates:

Friday, July 4, 2014 – “The Lego Movie”
Friday, August 29, 2014 – “Muppets Most Wanted”

Join us for bites and drinks before the movie, with a special menu of poolside favorites including grilled-to-order sliders, hot dogs and more. Movie candy, ice cream treats and a full bar will also be available, along with complimentary water and popcorn throughout the movie.

Families can enjoy our other kids’ amenities all weekend long including the Game Rooms, Arcade, and Activity Lawn. The Kids’ Game Room, Teen Game Room , and Arcade are located adjacent to the Indoor Pool and feature various activities for children of all ages including arts and crafts, tents, pool table, ping pong table and video games. The Activity Lawn was designed for guests of all ages, and includes golf putting green, golf chipping, soccer nets, and outdoor strength training bars.

For room reservations and more information, please call 818-575-3000 or check availability and make reservations online.

New Offerings at The Spa


June spa lrgCheck out some of the latest additions to our menu of services this season at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

Organic Male Facial
Created by men and for men, this new skincare treatment features products from Organic Male OM4 to address the specific needs of men’s skin. This results-oriented facial diminishes the effects of stress and irritation from shaving and soothes and tones the skin while removing impurities and restoring hydration and suppleness to the skin. The treatment includes facial massage, exfoliation, extractions and a hydrating mask followed by a deeply relaxing warm oil neck and shoulder massage. $165 for 50-minute treatment

Well Groomed Gentleman
Just in time for Father’s Day, treat the man in your life to a day of pampering at The Spa. This package includes a 50-minute Organic Male Facial and 50-minute Ginger Body Scrub for an invigorating full-body exfoliation.
$230

Citrus-A-Peel
Do something good for your skin: Give it a boost of energy with 100% pure Vitamin C. This antioxidant-packed treatment relieves sun-damaged skin and helps fight the signs of premature aging. A reparative serum containing a high concentration of Vitamin C stimulates collagen production to renew skin’s elasticity. This treatment provides an extraordinary experience for your skin by drenching it with essential vitamins and nutrients, leaving you feeling rejuvenated  and revitalized. $175 for 50-minute treatment

For more information and reservations, please call 818-575-3010. For a full menu of services, please view our menu online.

Culinary Adventures, Classes and Wine Events


june wk classFrom local flavors to kid’s cooking classes, step into the Wellness Kitchen with an all-new calendar of events this month from California Health & Longevity Institute at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. 

Kid’s Culinary Academy: Wasabi Kids
It’s never too early to instill healthy eating and cooking habits that last a life time. This summer, budding chefs ages 9 to 14 will embark upon a fun and interactive cooking class in the Wellness Kitchen using garden fresh ingredients to create delicious new dishes kids and parents will love! Travel with us and explore how to prepare sushi, Japanese noodle dishes and master hibachi cooking.
June 17, 2014 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm; $85 per child

Interactive Cooking Class: Local Flavors “Localvore”
A “localvore” is a person dedicated to eating locally grown and produced food. Fortunately, our backyard is a marketplace bursting with fresh, just picked flavors. We’ve created an edible “neighborhood-to-table” experience featuring our local flora and fauna for a delicious, vibrant, nutrient-packed menu, just for you. View Menu
Cooking Class & Dinner on June 19 from 6 to 8:30 pm for $125 per person; Cooking Class & Lunch on June 27 from 11 am to 1:30 pm for $105 per person.

Sparkling Spring Social: Garden Party
Enjoy a truly garden-to-table experience and sample local, seasonal ingredients. Our special guest, in-house florist Ricardo Luna of Luna Gardens Events, will demonstrate simple floral arrangements for the perfect spring garden party. View Menu
June 21, 2014 from 11:30 am to 1:30 p; $60 per person

Wine Wednesday: Magnavino Cellars
Wine down in the Wellness Kitchen! Led by a registered dietitian, enjoy a menu of delicious and nutritious recipes perfectly paired with wine selections from local tasting rooms and vineyards.
June 25, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm; $50 per person

Local Flavors


june local flavors largFrom Ventura to Malibu and everything in between, we’re featuring all things local this month at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. From field to fork, farm to table and garden to glass, enjoy locally-sourced recipes in our dining outlets and learn how to cook and eat like a “localvore” in the Wellness Kitchen.

Executive Chef Alexander La Motte picks peppers from the Hotel's gardens.

Executive Chef Alexander La Motte picks peppers from the Hotel’s gardens.

Locally-sourced ingredients can be found in each of our dining outlets throughout the Hotel.  At ONYX, guests can savor Chef Masa’s garden-grown Shishito Peppers or try his Spring Pea Soup, a seasonal favorite. In the Lobby Lounge, Executive Chef Alexander La Motte incorporates garden-grown ingredients into his menu selections, such as Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho and Hamachi Tartar with Pagoda Garden Beets. On the weekends, guests can also enjoy an interactive, local dining experience with our Farmer’s Market Breakfast in the Lobby Lounge.

Experience one of our own local libations at home, with a special “100-mile cocktail” recipe from The Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. This refreshing cocktail features 100% local ingredients sourced from within a 100-mile radius, and has been “Wellness Kitchen approved” by our Director of Nutrition, Paulette Lambert, R.D., CDE.

Try it at home or stop by to enjoy it at The Bar or Lookout lounge.

100-Mile White Sangria

Ingredients:

1 oz TRU Organic Vodka (Monrovia, CA)
2 oz Semler Sauvignon Blanc (Malibu, CA)
Sliced Tamai Farm Strawberries (Oxnard, CA)
1/2 oz grapefruit juice from Bernard Ranches (Riverside, CA)
1/2 oz orange juice from Bernard Ranches (Riverside, CA)
1/2 oz lemon juice from Limoneira Lemons (Santa Paula, CA)
Fresh-picked garden mint for garnish (Westlake Village, CA)
1/2 oz Housemade Simple Syrup
Soda water

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake well and roll into a footed cocktail glass.
  2. Top with soda water and garnish with sliced, local citrus and fresh-picked garden mint.

Check out our “Do as the Locals Do” Pinterest board for some of our local highlights in the Conejo Valley, Malibu and beyond. On Instagram, share your favorite local hangouts, eateries, shops and destination highlights with us by using the hashtag #FSLocal, and don’t forget to follow us at @FSWestlake!

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