VOTE: USA Today’s 10 BEST Health and Wellness Resort!


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Who says vacationing has to be unhealthy? The growing popularity of health and wellness retreats in the U.S. is testament to our growing interest in fitness and longevity, even while traveling. USA TODAY 10Best is searching for the best health and wellness resorts in the nation.

Last year, California Health & Longevity Institute at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village was placed among the best Health & Wellness Resorts in the country! If you experienced our amazing health and wellness offerings and amenities then we would love for you to help us achieve this honor for 2016!

To vote please visit: http://bit.ly/CHLI10Best

Prologue, A Monthly Chef’s Table Dinner


Jesse and PatrickSavor Executive Chef Jesse Hansen’s signature cuisine during an all-new Prologue chef’s table dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Prologue is a lively California Brasserie taking place monthly and featuring innovative seasonal dishes and highlighting locally sourced ingredients.

The exclusive dinner seats only 22 guests and will take place on Friday, August 19. The evening begins with a reception in our beautifully designed open-concept kitchen where guests can watch our chefs cook and ask them questions while enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres and a specialty cocktail made with our house made bitters.

Following the reception, guests will be seated in our intimate dining room where they will enjoy a four-course artisanal dinner. See menu below.

RECEPTION
Chilled Sweet Corn Soup, Duck Prosciutto and Chive Oil
House Cured Smoked Salmon Gougère
Basil Compressed Honeydew Melon and Drakes Farms Feta

DINNER
Sourdough Bâtard and Housemade Sea Salt Butter
Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, Quail Egg Yolk, Pickled Radish and Purple Mustard Greens
Pan Seared Red Mullet, Buttered Favas and Peas, Elephant Garlic Chips and Fresh Herb Salsa Verde
Rib Eye Cap, Summer Squash Tart, Broad Bean Plum Salad and Pickled Mustard Seed Jus

DESSERT
Sugar Peach Sorbet, Rose Cabernet Semifreddo, Almond Budino and Pistachio Croquante

Cost for dinner is USD 85 per person. Guests can add hand selected wine pairings to their meal for an enhanced dining experience for USD 39.

Reservations are required as space is limited. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (818) 575-3000 or visit our website for more information.

Malibu Wine Tasting Weekend Getaway


Posting 7.7.16 1 Get to know the best wines from the Malibu Coast region while enjoying luxurious accommodations at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California.

Perfect for oenophiles, the Malibu Coast Wine Tasting Package invites guests to celebrate our dedicated wine room and experience the best wines from the Malibu Coast. Explore this up-and-coming Southern California wine region to your heart’s content with two complimentary wine tasting flights at either Malibu Wines or The Tasting Room. Relax in deluxe overnight accommodations and enjoy a wine welcome amenity upon check-in.

Included in this package:

  • Bottle of wine from Malibu Family Wines, producers of award-winning Semler and Saddlerock wines
  • Daily $30 credit for food and beverages at Stir
  • Two complimentary wine tasting tokens for The Tasting Room or for Malibu Wines upon arrival
  • Complimentary overnight self-parking
  • Luxurious overnight accommodations

The Tasting Room at Four Seasons is open Friday and Saturday, from 12:00 to 10:00 pm, and on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm.

Malibu Wines Tasting Room is open Monday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, and offers live music on the weekends from 12:00 to 2:00 pm and 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

For more information and reservations, please visit our website or call 818-575-3000.

Summertime Culinary Cooking Classes and Events


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Join us for our new Happy Hour at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village! Every Sunday through Thursday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm The Bar will host a special summer happy hour! Enjoy an exclusively designed menu featuring shared plates, draft beers and a selection of our most popular wines.

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

Hot Summer Nights Cooking Class

Add some sizzle to your summer with our Wellness Kitchen cooking classes! This month join us as we feature tantalizing Thai cuisine with dishes like Chicken Curry, Pad Thai Noodles, and for dessert, Mango Sticky Rice. It’s a hands-on experience that is sure to make your Saturday evening one you won’t soon forget!

Menu (subject to change)
Spicy Prawn Soup
Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups
Spicy Beef Salad
Chicken Curry
Pad Thai Noodles
Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce
Mango Sticky Rice

The Hot Summer Nights Cooking Class will take place on Saturday, August 20 at 6:30 pm and costs USD 125 per person.

Wine Wednesday

Join us for a cooking demonstration and dinner featuring Justin Winery. See how fun and flavorful healthy eating can be with fabulous recipes, nutritious ingredients and the perfect wine pairings.

Menu (subject to change)
Heirloom tomato salad with savory granola and fresh ricotta
Salmon with roasted shiitakes and mushroom sauce
Grilled corn and vine ripe tomatoes
Grilled peaches with Amaretto and lite cinnamon ice cream

Cost is USD 60 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuities) and is open to guests age 21 and older.

Paint + Wine
Even the most novice artists can create masterpieces! Join us every Sunday for our Paint & Wine nights at 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.

Comedy Uncorked
Join us for an evening full of laughs and libations as Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village presents two very special stand-up comedy events during August 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.

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James Frey
Headliner
TONY BAKER from Last Comic Standing
Feature
TAYLOR TOMLINSON from Last Comic Standing

Saturday, August 27
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Headliner
DEBRA DI GIOVANNI from Comedy Central and SirusXM Comedy
Feature
OMID SINGH from Laugh Factory and Improv

Doors open at 9:00 pm, show begins at 9:30 pm and costs USD 20 (cover) plus one-drink minimum.

Reservations are required for most events as space is limited. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (818) 575-3000.

Taste of Wellness Robb Report Giveaway


banner for robb reportFour Seasons Hotel Westlake Village has partnered with Robb Report to offer an exclusive wellness retreat giveaway for two!

The wellness retreat includes a Taste of Wellness package of your choice, a 2-night stay at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, dinner for two at our highly rated Japanese restaurant, ONYX or the Lobby Lounge and a USD 600 airfare voucher!

The Taste of Wellness Package allows you to experience wellness your way, with customizable retreats personalized to suit your own preferences and goals. This giveaway is valued at over USD 2,200! Visit Robb Report now to enter to win this incredible weekend of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation!

Packages include:
Lunch at the Lobby Lounge (includes choice of one Sustained Living menu item and one non-alcoholic beverage)
Complimentary access to daily 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)

Book your Taste of Wellness retreat for USD 299! For more information please call (818) 575-3000 or visit Four Seasons Wellness.

Floral Waterfall Wedding


Featured Summer Wedding – Erica + Nick

Erica and Nick’s wedding is a floral paradise. From their ornate ceremony altar to their wedding reception, we are swooning over all of the meticulous details that made their day perfect! Embrace Life Photography captured every detail that would inspire any future bride-to-be!

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Photography: Embrace Life Photography // Planner: Porras Wedding Consultants // Venue: Four Seasons Westlake Village // Florist: Brad Austin Imaginative Florals // Stationery: The Paper Door // Rentals: Luna Party Rentals // Video: BGS Productions // Lighting: Swank, Mark Martinez, Luna Rentals // Band: West Coast Music // Hair and Makeup: Adeena ñ // Make Up: Jenny Hager

Independence Day 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.

Stay for the holiday weekend, with select Fireworks Suites offering the very best views of the annual Westlake Village Fireworks Show at the Westlake Village Golf Course. Celebrations and viewing areas will also be available at Calvary Church and the Westlake Village Golf Course Driving Range.

Hotel guests are invited to join us for a fun-filled schedule of activities and events perfect for all ages.

Saturday, July 2
3:00 pm – Ice Cream Man in the Hotel Lobby
5:00-7:00 pm – Wine o’clock Specials at The Tasting Room
5:30-9:30 pm – Coastal Market Buffet at the Lobby Lounge*
7:30-8:30 pm – Make-Your-Own S’mores at the Indoor Pool
8:30 pm – Dive In Movie – Zootopia at the Indoor Pool
8:30-11:30 pm – Live music at The Bar

Sunday, July 3
6:30-11:00 am – Farmer’s Market Breakfast at the Lobby Lounge
4:00-6:00 pm – Paint & Wine at The Tasting Room*
5:30-9:30 pm – Barbecue Buffet at the Lobby Lounge*

Monday, July 4
6:30-11:00 am – Farmer’s Market Breakfast at the Lobby Lounge
9:00-9:45 pm – Offsite - Westlake Village Fireworks Show – Viewing Locations within Walking Distance

*Reservations strongly recommended

For reservations, please call 818-575-3000 or visit us online.

Prologue Chef’s Table Dinner: Seasonal Grilling


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Savor Executive Chef Jesse Hansen’s signature American cuisine during the fourth installment of ‘Prologue,’ our monthly Chef’s Table dinner series at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California. This month’s menu features grilled favorites and summertime barbecue specialties.

The event will take place on Friday, July 22, 2016 with a 7:00 pm reception followed by a 7:30 pm dinner.

The evening begins with a decadent reception, with hors d’ouevres including Grilled Halloumi Cheese, Housemade Lamb Sausage and Sea Scallop & Sweet Pepper Skewers.Prolog copy

The four-course menu that follows features Honey Chili Glazed Pork Belly, Marinated Octopus and Bartel Farms Grass Fed New York Steak with Bone Marrow Croquette Fries. For dessert, Executive Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy prepares a Sweet Corn Financier with Grilled Peaches, served with Smoked Buttermilk Brown Sugar Ice Cream.

An elaborate wine pairing menu is also available for $39 to enhance the experience.

Cost is $85 per person and reservations are required as space is limited. For reservations and more information, please call (818) 575-3000.

Kids Summer Culinary Adventure Series


june wk classCalifornia Health & Longevity Institute invites budding chefs ages 9 to 14 to step into the Wellness Kitchen for a fun and informative Summertime Culinary Adventure Series at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

Led by a Registered Dietitian-Chef, these fun-filled interactive cooking classes demonstrate practical strategies that can improve health and increase longevity. The Wellness Kitchen provides culinary skills and education on healthy and delicious meals.

In addition to the kids culinary series, the Wellness Kitchen is also offering a parents-only Ready Set Cook! class.  In this experience, parents will start the school year off on the right foot with a cooking demo and lunch created for parents interested in finding the simplest ways to improve their child’s health while pleasing the pickiest of eaters.

Classes are $65 per child; $50 per additional child. Below please find the upcoming dates for the Kids Summertime Culianry Adventure Series and the Ready Set Cook! parents class:

  • July 27, 2016 (11 am-1 pm) – All Aboard the Orient Express: Exotic and healthy Asian fusion dishes
  • August 10, 2016 (1-3 pm) – Just a Spoonful of Sugar: Healthier sweet treats and desserts
  • September 17, 2016 (11:30 am-1:30 pm) – Ready, Set, Cook! (adults only, $95 per person)

For more information and reservations, please call (818) 575-1114 or visit us online.

Happenings and Events


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Wellness Kitchen Cooking Events
Experienced and novice cooks alike will be inspired by the delicious, healthful, whole foods prepared in our elegant, state-of-the-art Wellness Kitchen and organic vegetable garden at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California.

Led by a Registered Dietitian-Chef, a variety of interactive cooking classes, demonstrations and special dining events offer practical strategies for preparing and enjoying simple yet fabulous meals that can improve health and increase longevity.

Wine Wednesday – Meditrina Selections
Local wines pair perfectly with a menu of healthy, flavorful dishes during this fun foodie event in the kitchen.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm | $65 per person includes cooking demo, wine, dinner and recipes.

New Orleans Hands-on Cooking Class & Dinner
We’re turning up the heat with sizzling Southern specials that are both healthy and taste delicious, during this interactive cooking class and dinner.
Saturday, July 23 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm | $125 per person includes cooking class, dinner, wine and recipes

For reservations and more information, please call (818) 575-1114 or visit us online.

Family Bootcamp
Take part in an informative and immersive one-day bootcamp from The Center for Family & Child Wellbeing at California Health & Longevity Institute, located at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake. Family Architects, experts in the field of mental health and education, teach families how to combat every familial tribulation — from disciplining the impossibly unruly adolescent to reaching the totally disengaged teen. Through intensive and interactive courses, guests acquire, and rehearse, the language and behaviors you’ll need to address every family issue imaginable.

July 9 and 10, 2016 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $295 per adult, $195 per child (age 12-17) includes lunch, sessions and all activities

For more information, visit us online. For reservations, please call Athalia Bufano at (805) 372-1880 or email abufano@cognitionbuilders.com.

Wine Events at The Tasting Room
Sip, swirl and savor your way through the spring season with a variety of enticing wine events and happenings in The Tasting Room at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California.

(From top left): Cheers (7/3), Cali Convertible (7/10), Sun Grown Grapes (7/17), Sun-Flower Field (7/24), Beautiful Birch Trees (7/31)

(From top left): Cheers (7/3), Cali Convertible (7/10), Sun Grown Grapes (7/17), Sun-Flower Field (7/24), Beautiful Birch Trees (7/31)

Paint & Wine
Even the most novice artists can create masterpieces with the guidance of our experienced painting teacher Gail Dadoune in a 2-2.5 hour class at The Tasting Room each Sunday.

4:00 pm, Sundays | $40 per person includes the class and glass of wine

Comedy Uncorked
Join us for an evening of sharp wits and smooth wines during a special stand-up comedy event at The Tasting Room. Sip back and laugh as we present a line-up of national touring comedians paired with our versatile menu of award-winning wines and light bites.

July 9 – Line-up:  James Frey (Host), Nick Cobb (The Late Late Show, Live at GOTHAM), Chris Cope (Winner or Big Sky Comedy Competition, Fox)

Doors open at 9:00; show begins at 9:30|  $20 cover plus one-drink minimum. Please call (818) 575-3119 for reservations as space is limited.

Spa Pop-up Events at the Serenity Pool
Our poolside pop-up events continue for the summer, offered complimentary to guests of the Hotel and Spa. Upcoming events:

7/2 – Knesko Skin Care
7/16 – Subatukl Swim Wear

For more information about upcoming events at Four Seasons, please call (818) 575-3000.

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