This Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013, show her how much you care with a gift that’s as one-of-a-kind as she is. A gift card to Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is the sweetest way to say thank you to the most special woman in your life.
Perfect for moms, moms-to-be and grandmothers, Four Seasons gift cards can be used for any number of experiences at the Hotel. She can treat herself to a luxurious treatment at The Spa, recently recognized as the best in Los Angeles by Condé Nast Traveler, and enjoy a relaxing day unwinding by our Serenity Pool. She could indulge in one of our signature dining experiences, including the all-new Pacific Market and Raw Bar on Friday nights in the Lobby Lounge or treat herself to Chef Masa’s modern Asian cuisine in ONYX restaurant. Of course, every mom could use a good night’s rest, so a weekend getaway or “staycation” is the ideal escape from reality.
For the woman who has everything, give her the greatest gift of all—time for herself to enjoy as she pleases. Presented in an elegant package, gift cards are available in any denomination. The best part? Four Seasons gift cards never expire, so she may redeem it at her leisure.
To purchase a Four Seasons gift card, please visit The Boutique, located adjacent to The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. For more information, please call (818) 575-3000 or visit www.fourseasons.com/giftcard.
May days in Southern California bring plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures, making it the perfect time of year to enjoy the open air. Plan a weekend getaway at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village and embrace the spring season with a variety of outdoor activities available from wine tasting to poolside pampering and more!
Guests staying with us can enjoy a perfect romantic outing for two, with a variety of scenic locales from which to choose. Our in-room dining staff will package a sumptuous lunch for you to take and enjoy in the garden setting of our Pagoda garden, or take it on the go to enjoy at one of the local wineries, such as Malibu Family Wines, with plenty of outdoor picnic tables, tasting rooms and live music to keep you entertained. Of course, guests are also invited to use our “Beach Jeep” and cruise down the scenic canyon roads for a beach picnic. Wine aficionados can also see our Concierge for information about visiting multiple tasting rooms for a day at the local wineries, all in close proximity to the Hotel, including SIP Malibu, which offers complimentary valet parking for weekend visitors and Malibu & Vine, where you can “wine down” after a leisurely game of golf at Malibu Golf Club.
For the ultimate day of luxury, head down to The Spa, which was recently voted the #1 Hotel Spa in Los Angeles by Conde Nast Traveler. Guests can enjoy complimentary use of The Spa’s deluxe amenities throughout their stay, including access to the sauna, steamroom and indoor and outdoor whirlpools. Our adults-only, outdoor Serenity Pool is the perfect place to relax and unwind, with a refreshing lunch menu, cocktails and smoothies available poolside.
For savings and specials, a variety of rooms packages are available for weeknights and weekends, based on availability. Our Stay Longer (third night free) package is the perfect way to extend your stay over a long weekend while our Experience More package includes a hotel credit to enjoy in The Spa or dining outlets.
Begin planning your staycation with us by calling (818) 575-3000 or visiting our website.
Seasonal Favorites at the Pacific Market
Step into the Pacific Market, our newest signature dining experience available every Friday night in the Lobby Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. This interactive buffet showcases fresh seafood selections, featuring Executive Chef Alexander La Motte’s locally inspired dishes from land and sea, including seasonal ceviches and our “Highway 101″ chowder.
A variety of mouthwatering dishes are represented on a seasonally rotating menu, many of which feature locally sourced ingredients. The County Line Harvest Kale offers a twist on the traditional Caesar salad, and the Braised Veal Short Rib features pickled turnips picked from our on-site gardens along with cilantro, Swiss chard and basil.
Additional selections include Sausalito Watercress with Radicchio and Asparagus; Local Pacific Halibut with Weiser Farms Potato, Spring Peas and Meyer Lemon; Roasted Pork Loin with Cauliflower, Shallots and Peppercorn Jus; and Vegetable “Gardner’s Pie” with Braised Chard and Yukon Potato.
For those craving for seaworthy selections, our decadent Raw Bar platters featured freshly shucked oysters, king crab and more. Raw Bar platters are available a la carte, and may be enjoyed al fresco on The Lookout lounge, located outside overlooking the waterfall.
For more information and dining reservations, please call (818) 575-3000 or visit our website.
Meet our New Executive Chef
Executive Chef Alexander La Motte with his daughter, Lola.
Please join us in welcoming our new Executive Chef Alexander La Motte, on this exciting new position. Chef La Motte joined Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California in 2012 as executive sous chef, and quickly made a mark for himself worthy of this new promotion.
For nearly a decade, Alexander La Motte has been working under some of the most acclaimed chefs in the world. As Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California, he is creating his own acclaim in the kitchen using local, seasonal ingredients available from the bounty of Southern California’s farms, fields and ocean, notable at the new Pacific Market on Fridays.
Chef Alexander La Motte
Originally from Rockford, Illinois, Chef Alex’s culinary career began when he enrolled in The Culinary Institute of America, where his natural curiosity and enthusiastic personality helped him excel and graduate with honors in June 2004. He also credits a natural aptitude for math and science for his abilities in the kitchen. “Cooking is like balancing a mathematical equation,” says La Motte. “Adding a little acid or sweetness can completely change the equilibrium of the dish and most of all the sensation you experience.”
His resume reads like a who’s who of critically acclaimed restaurants from coast to coast, working under respected chefs such as Daniel Boulud at Daniel in New York and Daniel Boulud Brasserie in Las Vegas. During his time at Thomas Keller’s famed The French Laundry, he was in awe of the care and expertise that went into every element of every dish, inspiring him to become the chef he is today. His first Four Seasons role was at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco before coming south to Westlake Village.
One might think that La Motte would be glad to take a break from the kitchen when away from the Hotel. This is definitely not the case for the chef, whose hobbies are centered around cooking. He makes his own pickles, jams, marmalades, mustards and more. “I go a little crazy with pretty much anything I can put into a jar and seal,” he said. La Motte can often be found braising something for a family-style meal for his wife and daughter, giving him a great excuse to utilize his collection of Dutch ovens. His daughter, Lola, is often found watching him in the kitchen. She just might be following in her father’s footsteps as La Motte is confident there is no other toddler with such a diverse palate.
Sippin’ in the Springtime
As the weather warms up this spring, Sip on some of our new libations available in The Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California. These hand-crafted cocktails taste even better when enjoyed in the outdoor lounge setting of The Lookout, with breathtaking views of the sunset behind the Santa Monica Mountains.
Blood Orange Martini
Blood Orange Martini
The combination of sweet and tart makes this cocktail a refreshing choice to enjoy on a warm afternoon.
2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Blood Orange Juice
1/4 oz Triple Sec
1/4 oz Lime Juice
Shake all ingredients and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a sliced blood orange.
Herb Garden Martini
With a blend of fresh herbs from our on-site gardens, this cocktail is a truly local concoction!
2 oz Hendricks Gin
4 Cilantro Sprigs
4 Mint Leaves
1 slice Jalapeno
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Shake well without muddling ingredients, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with sliced jalapeno.
Spring fever is catching at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, with the extension of our sizzling hot Friday Night Fever special through the month of April. This exclusive overnight rate of $199 is available every Friday in April, and includes deluxe accommodations, valet parking, internet access and a welcome beverage, plus additional savings throughout the Hotel.
Guests reserving the Friday Night Fever rate are invited to arrive early to unwind in the Spa at Four Seasons, where an extensive selection of massages, facials and body treatments are available at a special rate of $99 for 50 minutes and $150 for 80-minute services (savings applicable towards treatments booked on Friday only).
Poolside dining at the outdoor Serenity Pool is available on Friday afternoons at a 20% discount for guests staying on this rate (applicable towards food only). Before things reach a fever pitch, guests can cool off with a selection of seafood on ice at the all-new Pacific Market and Raw Bar, where a 20% dining discount is also available (applicable towards food only).
Guests staying with us on 4/12 or 4/26 will also receive 20% savings toward our all-new Friday Nite Bites experience in the Wellness Kitchen, a live cooking expo and dining event inspired by television’s most popular cooking shows.
Of course, sometimes a staycation means just enjoying a little R&R, and with the warm Southern California weather and the days getting longer, it’s the perfect time to visit. Start your Saturday morning with a relaxing outdoor yoga class at 10:00 am on our Pagoda Lawn, complimentary to our Hotel guests. Explore our lush outdoor gardens that surround the Hotel, complete with walking paths, hammocks and an herb greenhouse located through The Spa and Pagoda Gardens. For a playful day outdoors, visit our activity lawn to toss horseshoes, play putt-putt golf and practice your swing with chipping.
For reservations and more information, please call (818) 575-3000 or visit www.fourseasons.com/westlakevillage.
Surf meets turf at our all-new Pacific Market signature dining experience on Friday evenings starting April 12, 2013 at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California.
This interactive buffet features signature dishes from the land, such as Braised Veal Short Rib with Pickled Garden Turnip and Mustard Seed Jus as well as dishes from the sea, such as Local Pacific Halibut with Weiser Farm Potato, Spring Peas and Meyer Lemon.
The market experience begins with a bowl of our signature Highway 101 Clam Chowder, then sample one of Executive Chef Alexander La Motte‘s signature, seasonal ceviches such as the Local Corvina Bass with Tangerine and Hibiscus and Steelhead Trout with Garden Cilantro, Green Apple and Hazelnut.
Our locally inspired dishes feature ingredients from McGrath Family Farms, Underwood and other neighboring farms located a short distance from the Hotel. Fresh-picked herbs and other seasonal produce such as strawberries and tomatoes are picked from our on-site gardens located around the property. The a la carte Raw Bar menu of decadent seafood platters with lobster, prawns, oysters and more is available as an enhancement to the Pacific Market.
Save room for a homemade donut as our chef serves them hot and doughy for the perfect end to your meal.
Younger guests will delight in a sea-worthy addition to our kids’ menu– fish sticks! Our house-made Fish Stix were voted the favorite out of five different varieties prepared by our team of chefs. Children of Four Seasons employees, including Chef La Motte’s very own daughter, Lola, participated in an all kids taste-test panel to help choose a favorite fish stick and dipping sauce for the menu.
Join us for the grand opening of the Pacific Market on April 12, and mention “Bubbles” when making your reservation to receive complimentary sparkling wine with your dinner!
The Pacific Market dining experience is $45 per adult and $22.50 per child age 12 and under. Raw Bar available as an a la carte menu.
For dining reservations and more information, please call (818) 575-3000 or visit www.fourseasons.com/westlakevillage.
Spring Events in the Wellness Kitchen
Spring is full of special events in the Wellness Kitchen. Join us for three different cooking expos and dining experiences at California Health & Longevity Institute, located at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.
With special guests like Chef Rock Roll and fun and entertaining themes like a wine-paired dinner, the Wellness Kitchen is the place to be during the month of April.
Friday Nite Bites: “Eat Like a Rock Star!”
Friday, April 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm
UPDATE (4/2/13) :We have SOLD OUT for this event on 4/12, however we’ve added an encore event on Friday, 4/19!
Come kick off your weekend in the Wellness Kitchen with Friday Nite Bites! This fun, social food expo, features a special menu collaboration by Chef Alberto Vazquez of Chef Rock Roll and our own Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE. Be entertained in our theater-style kitchen, relax and unwind in the hottest new Friday night out. View more event information here.
“Cooking with Whole Foods”
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Join Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE, in the Wellness Kitchen with Whole Foods Market, our partner for this very special event. This theater-style cooking experience will dazzle your taste buds and is sure to entertain. Bring a foodie friend and savor the difference of fresh, organic proteins like roasted chicken and pan-seared fish. The best part (beside the food)? You will know exactly what to get on your next shopping trip to Whole Foods Market! So bring your appetite and sense of adventure to our live Expo Kitchen.
Friday Nite Bites: “Wine Down in the Wellness Kitchen”
Friday, April 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Stay tuned for more information about this special event!
Wellness Kitchen events are $85 per person and include cooking expo, dinner, wine, recipes and price is inclusive of tax & gratuity.
For reservations and more information, please call (818) 575-1114 or visit www.chli.com/calendar.
Albacore tuna tacos are 3 for $5 every Tuesday evening in ONYX through the end of June.
Join us for Triple Taco Tuesdays, featuring all-night Sushi on the Rocks happy hour specials, in ONYX restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California.
Now through June 25, 2013, stop by ONYX every Tuesday from 5:30 to 9:30 pm and enjoy Chef Masa’s signature albacore tuna tacos for just 3 for $5. Additionally, our popular Sushi on the Rocks happy hour specials will be available all night, with select sake, beer and sushi such as the Crunchy Shrimp and Jalapeño roll from $5.
Are you on Instagram? Follow us @FSWestlake, then snap and share photos with us using the hashtag #ONYX!
Triple Taco Tuesdays will continue through June 25, 2013.
For more information and reservations, please call (818) 575-3000 or visit www.onyxrestaurant.com.
Plan to be relaxed and look picture perfect on your special day with bridal beauty services at Yamaguchi Salon, located in The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.
Laugh and share memories while the Yamaguchi team of expert stylists and makeup artists get you and your bridal party primped and pampered in time for the big day. Soothe and soften your feet before you hit the dance floor with a signature spa pedicure, which includes a leg scrub and hydrating lotion application.
Choose a polish and up-do to coordinate with the wedding theme, or find out which best suit your energy with a Feng Shui beauty consultation, which applies the ancient principles of feng shui to determine which colors and styles complement your features and reflect your inner beauty.
Of course, The Spa is the perfect place to unwind and relax before you say “I do.” Our luxurious spa suites and deluxe cabanas offer the perfect sanctuary for you and your loved ones to ease pre-wedding jitters. Each spa suite includes a private terrace with plunge pool, day bed, plasma television, whirlpool tub and direct access to the tranquil Pagoda Lawn and serenity gardens. Our deluxe cabanas have a private whirlpool and offer easy access to the Serenity Pool, making them a perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing lunch or smoothies from our poolside menu.
For more salon information or reservations, please call (818) 575-3016.
For information about The Spa, please call (818) 575-3010 or visit www.fourseasons.com/westlakevillage.