Welcome New Executive Chef Jose Fernandez


Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village Welcomes Acclaimed Executive Chef Jose Fernandez

Veteran chef with over 19 years hospitality experience joins the Five Diamond Hotel 

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is pleased to announce the appointment of Jose Fernandez as the new Executive Chef of the Southern California property. Chef Fernandez will oversee the Hotel’s many restaurant kitchens as well as catering, and in-room dining.

A 19-year veteran of hospitality, Fernandez brings a wealth of culinary knowledge and experience to the AAA Five Diamond hotel. Originally from Spain, Jose received his degree from the Culinary School of Barcelona, and began his professional career as a Commis de Cuisine and Chef de Partie in smaller, Michelin-starred restaurants, including El Reco de Can Fabes, under prominently known, avant-garde chef, Santi Santamaria.

Prior to his appointment at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Jose Fernandez served as Executive Chef at The Peninsula Hotel Chicago, overseeing three of their critically acclaimed restaurants. He was also an established chef at several Ritz Carlton properties including Laguna Niguel, California, New York City, Tucson, Arizona, and Pentagon City, Virginia.

Fernandez joins the Four Seasons health and wellness resort with an aligned philosophy and passion for utilizing organic, local, and sustainable ingredients, creating healthy dining experiences inspired by the destination. His food is rooted in bringing together diverse cultures to craft seasonal dishes and menus. Jose holds true to the values and techniques he was taught as a child stating, “I always remember the smell of my family’s kitchens, the simple and powerful smell of fresh ingredients was truly inspiring.”

When Fernandez is not leading in the kitchen, he can be found spending quality time with his family. He also leads an active lifestyle, favoring cycling around the beautiful surrounding Santa Monica Mountains, and as a Spaniard, he is a fan of futbol or as we American’s refer to it, Soccer.

Be one of the first to taste Chef Fernandez’s cuisine at this month’s exclusive Prolog dinner! To reserve your seat please call (818) 575-3000 or visit our website.

March Events and Happenings


INTERACTIVE COOKING CLASS

Sunday, March 19 | Nice and Spice 
11:30 AM | USD 95 PER PERSON
Join us for a hands-on cooking class in our beautifully designed open-concept Wellness Kitchen. Learn healthy cooking techniques that put a new spin on some of your favorite dishes. All recipes use locally grown and fresh ingredients to create these flavorful plates. Following the class, guests will enjoy a buffet lunch.

WINE AND DINE

Wednesday, March 15 | Vino Al Lago
6:30 PM | USD 65 PER PERSON

Cultivate the art of moderation with gourmet small plates and delicious wine pairings hand selected from local wineries and wine makers. This lively evening makes for a great date night or group event.

Cost includes dinner, recipes, and wine. Guests must be 21 or older to participate.

THE PERFECT DATE

Saturday, March 11
7:30 PM | USD 50 PER PERSON, +1 DRINK MINIMUM AT COMEDY UNCORKED

This prix fixe 3-course dinner includes wine in our gourmet, open-concept Wellness Kitchen followed by Comedy Uncorked in The Tasting Room.

COMEDY UNCORKED

Saturday, MArch 11 & 25 | 9:00pm | USD 20 PER PERSON + 1 DRINK MINIMUM

Join us for an evening full of laughs and libations as Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village presents two very special stand-up comedy events in The Tasting Room.  Sip back and relax as we present a line-up of national touring comedians paired with our versatile menu of award-winning wines and light bites.

Saturday, March 11

Saturday, March 25

PAINT + WINE
Even the most novice artists can create masterpieces! Join us every Sunday for our Paint & Wine nights in The Tasting Room. With the guidance of our experienced painting instructor, Gail Dadoune, you and your friends will learn tricks and techniques that will bring out your inner Picasso!

The event begins at 4:00 pm and costs USD 40 per person, which includes the class and a glass of wine.

HAPPY HOUR AT THE BAR

Join us for Happy Hour every Sunday through Thursday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at The Bar. Enjoy an exclusively designed menu featuring shared plates, draft beers and a selection of our most popular wines at reduced prices.

Plates $5-$10
Draft Beers $5
Wines $8

Reservations are required for most events as space is limited. For more information or to make a reservation please call (818) 575-3000. Wellness Kitchens can also be reserved through Opentable.com.

National Nutrition Month Tips and Recipes


VEG OUT FOR NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH

We’re celebrating National Nutrition Month by sharing some of our favorite Wellness Kitchen recipes from California Health & Longevity Institute.

Science-based evidence shows that eating 7-10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables will help you lead a longer, healthier life. Director of Nutrition, Paulette Lambert, R.D., CDE suggests that eating a “vegetable-forward” diet can be a lot more interesting than just a side of steamed broccoli, stating “in the Wellness Kitchen, our vegetable-based recipes are packed with so much flavor and fresh seasonings that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy these meals.”

Instead of serving basic, steamed cauliflower with dinner, try an elegant cauliflower soup drizzled with truffle oil. In addition, our crunchy Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad is not only refreshing and filling, but packs a punch of flavor as well. If you’re looking for a quick and easy vegetable side dish try our Carrot Mash. It’s a delicious substitute for starchy spuds.

Below you will find the recipes to these popular vegetable dishes. For a more immersive and entertaining dinning experience, join us for one of our upcoming Wellness Kitchen cooking classes and events. To reserve your spot please visit OpenTable.

Puréed Cauliflower Soup with Truffle Oil

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. garlic
1/2 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 small fennel bulb, chopped
6 cups cauliflower florets (3 lbs.)
1 qt. reduced sodium, organic chicken broth
1/2 cup fat free half and half
Sea salt and fresh black pepper
1 Tbsp. truffle oil

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in large soup pot. Add garlic, onion, celery, and fennel; sauté until tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add cauliflower and broth. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes until cauliflower is very tender.
  3. Puree soup in batches in food processor or blender, return to soup pot.
  4. Add fat free half and half, salt, and pepper.
  5. Serve in soup bowls, drizzle each bowl with 1/2 tsp. truffle oil.

Serves:  6,  Calories per serving:  120,  Calorie equivalent:  2 vegetables, 1 fat

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

1 pound Brussels sprouts
1/4 red onion
1/3 cup dried blueberries, cranberries, or cherries
1/4 cup smoked almonds, chopped
2 oz. shaved Manchego or Parmesan cheese

Dressing:

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. Champagne vinegar
1 Tbsp. water
1 1/2 tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1/3 tsp. sea salt
1/3 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Rinse and drain Brussels sprouts.  Cut end off each sprout and slice in food processor with slicing blade.  Place in large bowl.  Slice red onion thinly and place in bowl.
  2. Mix all dressing ingredients in small bowl, whisking well to combine.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Add dried fruit and smoked almonds to Brussels sprouts and red onion.  Toss well with dressing.
  4. To serve:  Mound salad on large platter or swallow bowl, top with shaved cheese.  Season with more fresh ground black pepper if you wish.

Serves:  6,  Calories per serving:  160,  Calorie equivalent:  1 vegetable, 2 fats, 1/2 oz. protein

Carrot Mash

1½ lbs. carrots (about 8 large), cut into ½ inch slices
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1½ tsp. ground cumin
¼ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp. no trans fat margarine
¾ cup nonfat milk
½ tsp. lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. In a roasting pan, toss the carrots with the oil, cumin, salt, and pepper. Roast, stirring occasionally, until tender and browned, about 20 minutes.
  3. In a food processor, puree the roasted carrots with margarine, milk, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serves: 4,  Calories per serving: 125,  Calorie equivalent: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

VOTE: 2017 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards Survey


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VOTE For Your Favorite Hotel and Hotel Brand

Share your travel experiences with the world for a chance to win a dream trip planned by Travel + Leisure, valued at $10,000. When you vote in the Travel + Leisure 2017 World’s Best Awards Survey by March 6, 2017, you will also be entered to win the following prizes!

  • Baume & Mercier his and hers watches
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Wireless headphones for 12 winners
  • L’Occitane en Provence Beauty Favorites Collection
  • Nikon KeyMission 360 camera
  • Victorinox Spectra Expandable hard-sided luggage set

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village has been named one of the top hotels in Los Angeles by Travel + Leisure, and has been featured as one of the most relaxing resorts in the U.S. Our extensive spa and wellness facility is the largest within the Four Seasons family worldwide. With 28 treatment rooms and over 40,000 square feet of relaxation space, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is the perfect Southern California retreat.

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VOTE: Travel+Leisure 2017 World’s Best Awards


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VOTE For Your Favorite Hotel and Hotel Brand

Share your travel experiences with the world for a chance to win a dream trip planned by Travel + Leisure, valued at $10,000. When you vote in the Travel + Leisure 2017 World’s Best Awards by March 6, 2017, you will also be entered to win the following prizes!

  • Baume & Mercier his and hers watches
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Wireless headphones for 12 winners
  • L’Occitane en Provence Beauty Favorites Collection
  • Nikon KeyMission 360 camera
  • Victorinox Spectra Expandable hard-sided luggage set

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village has been named one of the top hotels in Los Angeles by Travel + Leisure, and has been featured as one of the most relaxing resorts in the U.S. Our extensive spa and wellness facility is the largest within the Four Seasons family worldwide. With 28 treatment rooms and over 40,000 square feet of relaxation space, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is the perfect Southern California retreat.

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February Events and Happenings


fpo_was_1481BIG GAME HAPPY HOUR AT THE BAR

In celebration of the Big Game on Sunday, February 5, The Bar will extend Happy Hour, running from 3:00-6:00pm! Enjoy exclusive offerings that are sure to make you cheer, including fresh lobster rolls, baby back ribs, Parmesan garlic fries, sliders and much more!

All other Happy Hour events throughout the month will remain the same, Sunday through Thursday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Plates $5-$10
Draft Beers $5
Wines $8

INTERACTIVE COOKING CLASS

Sunday, February 19 | One Dish Wonders 
11:30 AM | USD 95 PER PERSON
Experienced and novice cooks are welcome to join us for a hands-on cooking class that puts a new spin on daily cooking with health conscious techniques. Recipes use locally grown and fresh ingredients to create exciting meals. Buffet lunch to follow.

Upcoming Class:
Sunday, March 19 | Nice and Spice

WINE AND DINE

Tuesday, February 14 | Laetitia Winery
6:30 PM | USD 65 PER PERSON

Cultivate the art of moderation with gourmet small plates and perfect wine pairings from guest wineries and wine makers. A great social event for date night or special events. Cost includes dinner, recipes, and wine.

Upcoming Class:
Wednesday, March 15 | Vino Al Lago
Guests must be 21 or older to participate.

THE PERFECT DATE

Saturday, February 11
7:30 PM | USD 50 PER PERSON, +1 DRINK MINIMUM AT COMEDY UNCORKED

This prix fixe 3-course dinner includes wine in the Wellness Kitchen followed by Comedy Uncorked in The Tasting Room.

Upcoming Event:
Saturday, March 11

COMEDY UNCORKED

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 & 25 | 9:00pm | USD 20 PER PERSON + 1 DRINK MINIMUM

Join us for an evening full of laughs and libations as Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village presents two very special stand-up comedy events in The Tasting Room.  Sip back and relax as we present a line-up of national touring comedians paired with our versatile menu of award-winning wines and light bites.

Saturday, February 11

Headliner: Dwayne Perkins (Comedy Central, Conan O’Brien Show)

Feature: Brian Monarch (The Comedy Store, Improv, Laugh Factory)

Host: James Frey

Saturday, February 25

Headliner: Danny Villalpando (U.S.O Tours for Troops. Comedy Central)

Feature: Sean G Grant (Marc Maron Show)

Host: James Frey

PAINT + WINE
Even the most novice artists can create masterpieces! Join us every Sunday for our Paint & Wine nights in The Tasting Room. With the guidance of our experienced painting instructor, Gail Dadoune, you’ll learn tricks and techniques that will bring out your inner Picasso!

The event begins at 4:00 pm and costs USD 40 per person, which includes the class and a glass of wine.

 

Reservations are required for most events as space is limited. For more information or to make a reservation please call (818) 575-3000. Wellness Kitchens can also be reserved through Opentable.com.

Valentine’s Day


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This Valentine’s Day escape to Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village for a serene and relaxing staycation! 
We’ve created the perfect romantic getaway itinerary that will make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable.

Day 1

12:00pm   Arrive at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

1:00pm     Lunch & Relaxation by the Serenity Pool      

4:00pm     Share a wine flight at The Tasting Room

6:00pm     Dinner at the Lobby Lounge Restaurant

Day 2

10:00am   Couples massage in a spa suite 

12:00pm   Santa Monica Mountains hike and picnic from Stir

6:00pm     Valentine’s Day dinner at ONYX (see below for details)    

9:00pm     Champagne nightcap at The Bar

Day 3

10:00am    Breakfast in bed

12:00pm    Depart Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village                                  

 

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER AT ONYX

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
SEATINGS AT 6:00 PM AND 8:00 PM | USD 95 PER PERSON

Enjoy an exclusive dinner with the one you love most this Valentine’s Day at ONYX. Guests can choose from a wide variety of delectable Japanese dishes including Japanese Sweet Potato and Jidori Chicken Salad, an array of signature sushi rolls, Wagyu Beef Tender Loin, Sweet and Sour Maine Lobster and so much more. For desert indulge in our Chocolate Amore made with 64 percent manjari cremeux, caramel fudge, maldon salt, and extra virgin olive oil or the Cuore Mio delicately crafted with raspberry lychee rose bavaroise, champagne gelee, and candied rose.

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WINE AND DINE

Tuesday, February 14 | Laetitia Winery
6:30 PM | USD 65 PER PERSON

Cultivate the art of moderation with gourmet small plates and perfect wine pairings from guest wineries and wine makers. A great social event for date night or special events. Cost includes dinner, recipes, and wine.

Gift Cards

Give the gift of luxury and relaxation this Valentine’s Day with a Four Seasons gift card. Gift cards may be purchased at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village or on our website.

Malibu Gran Fondo


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A celebration of cycling, fine dining and breathtaking scenery, this unique two-night package includes exclusive offerings for those taking part in the world-class Malibu Gran Fondo cycling event March 3–5, 2017, with luxurious accommodations at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • Luxurious accommodations for two nights at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
  • Bike receipt and storage
  • Special nightly dinner offers at the Hotel restaurants
  • Access to fitness center, spa facilities, swimming pools and amenities
  • 15% savings toward spa treatments
  • Guaranteed late check-out of 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 5, 2017
  • Self Parking

ABOUT MALIBU GRAN FONDO

Held in the beautiful and iconic city of Malibu, California, cyclists from all around the world have the opportunity to participate in a world-class riding experience amidst the breathtaking landscape and ocean views in Southern California’s most scenic beach communities. The format of the weekend allows riders to traverse a balanced mix of rolling terrain, agricultural farmland, fast and scenic coastline and an epic climb to a summit finish in the Santa Monica Mountains Over the course of the weekend, participating cyclists will be treated to luxury amenities and dining experiences at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

To reserve your Malibu Gran Fondo stay please call (818) 575-3000.

50% Off Comprehensive Physicals at CHLI


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California Health & Longevity Institute at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is offering 50% off Comprehensive Physicals when you book Weight Loss Your Way*

Weight Loss Your Way:

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village has partnered with functional health experts at California Health & Longevity Institute to introduce a results driven 4-week weight loss program designed to reset your
metabolism and lifestyle for sustainable change.

4 WEEK PROGRAM | USD 450 PER WEEK

  • Pre- and post- health consultations and Body Composition Analysis (BOD POD)
  • Wellness meals provided for lunch and dinner (6 days per week) tailored to your metabolism
  • Metabolism Assessment to determine individual calorie needs
  • Nutrition consultation including chronic disease risk assessment
  • Twice a week check-in with program lead
  • Group workshops highlighting the science of lifestyle change
  • Wellness Kitchen class and cookbook promoting easy and healthy cooking skills
  • Unlimited access to Fitness Center and group classes
  • 7-day nutrition and fitness follow up plan with ongoing coaching available

* Offer available February to April 2017

For more information or to make a reservation please call (818) 575-1114.

Comprehensive Physical:

50% off when you book Weight Loss Your Way, a savings of $1,475+!

Physicians at California Health & Longevity Institute have developed a unique medical protocol for their state-of-the-art physicals, focusing on preventive care.

Inclusions:

  • Full patient history
  • Complete family history with 2nd-degree relative analysis
  • Vaccination analysis
  • Extended one-on-one time with the doctor to discuss medical concerns
  • Age- and gender-specific physical exam

Diagnostic Testing
Personalized testing according to age, gender and family history

  • EKG, Visual Acuity, Color Vision, BOD POD, Spirometry (lung & breathing analysis), Hearing Evaluation, Glaucoma Pressure Screening, Computerized Medication Review and Compatibility Check, Routine Vital Signs (blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, respiration rate, height, weight, body fat, BMI)

Extensive Laboratory Analysis
Provided by LabCorp

  • Diabetes screening, Thyroid screening, Hormone screening, Mercury level, Cancer screening, Cholesterol screening, Cholesterol subcategories, Body chemistries, Advanced cardiac risk analysis, Vitamin D testing

New Year, New You: Wellness Experiences


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Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village and California Health & Longevity Institute invite guests to experience a breadth of health and wellness offerings designed to recharge and rejuvenate you for the New Year!

3-DAY WEIGHT LOSS PACKAGE:

  • Two nights with luxurious accommodations
  • Three days of wellness programming
  • Daily healthy meals (three meals per day, for three days)
  • Wellness Kitchen Cookbook

Sample Itinerary:

Day One:
Body Composition Analysis (BOD POD)
Fitness Consultation
Life Strategies Consultation

Day Two:
Metabolism Assessment (RMR)
Target Heart Rate Assessment (VO2)
Personal Training

Day Three:
Personal Training
Nutrition Workshop
Hypnotherapy / Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Follow-up fitness and nutrition phone consultations.

USD 2300 per person

The packages below are available as an addition to an overnight stay or as a day package. 

TASTE OF WELLNESS PACKAGE:

  • Healthy Lunch (includes choice of one Sustained Living menu item and one non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Recommended Group Fitness Classes
  • Choice of one of the following wellness programs:

DETOX + DISCONNECT
Somadome Meditation (20 minutes)
Detox Body Wrap (50 minutes)
Life Balance Consultation (50 minutes)

RELAX + RECHARGE
Somadome Meditation (20 minutes)
Tranquility Massage (50 minutes)
Life Balance Consultation (50 minutes)

SHAPE UP + SLIM DOWN
BOD POD Body Composition Analysis (20 minutes)
Fitness Consultation or Personal Training Session (50 minutes)
Nutrition Consultation (50 minutes)

USD 299 per person, per day

WELLNESS YOUR WAY PACKAGE:

  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Somadome Meditation
  • Recommended Group Fitness Classes
  • Choice of Wellness Service:
  • Nutrition Consultation – A Registered Dietitian will assess your dietary needs and help you develop a nutrition plan for personal success. (50 minutes)
  • Fitness Consultation – Stay on track with your workout regimen through a blend of goal-setting strategies and aerobic, strength and flexibility training. (50 minutes)
  • Life Strategies Consultation – Develop personalized strategies for redesigning your lifestyle to create balance and optimize wellbeing. (50 minutes)
  • Personal Training Session – Receive private, expert instruction in fitness, yoga or Pilates emphasizing safety and proper techniques in a results-driven format. (50 minutes)
  • Body Composition Analysis – The BOD POD measures the quality of a person’s weight or body fat percentage, followed by a mini-consultation with a fitness expert to review results. (25 minutes)
  • Target Heart Rate Assessment – Considered the gold standard in cardio respiratory fitness testing, VO2 determines the amount of oxygen a person utilizes during exercise. (50 minutes)
  • Calorie-Needs Assesment – This test takes the guesswork out of dieting by determining the amount of calories you burn daily with your body at complete rest. Recommended with a Nutrition Consultation. (50 minutes)
  • Posture and Movement Assessment – Learn how your body moves in both a static and dynamic fashion with a highly personalized, custom exercise program based on your end results. (50 minutes)

USD 299 per person, per day

Please call (818) 575-1114 for more information or to make a reservation for any of the above wellness packages. Some restrictions may apply.

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