Food & Wine at Wanderlust

Posted by admin on 5/9/12 in Uncategorized

We receive a lot of inquiries about food at Wanderlust, which is understandable -- after a full day of yoga, hiking and dancing, you'll work up quite the appetite! But never fear, we've got your Buddha bellies covered with delectable local & organic foods in the village and upscale dinners up the mountain at night.

FOOD AT WANDERLUST
Though food & drink is not included in your ticket, Wanderlust offers many food options, from affordable to upscale. First off, each village offers at least one grocery store (and wine store!) and most of the on-site features full kitchens, so you chef types can cook with your friends & family. If that sounds like too much trouble, you should visit our organic Food Co-op, which features a number of affordable, handpicked organic and local craft food vendors. Vegetarian and vegan options abound, and you can also find coffee, chai and juice vendors there to keep you hydrated and energetic. Each Village also offers 5-10 on-site restaurants, from casual Mexican to top notch sushi to fancy fine dining. Finally, you should make sure you check out Winederlust and our (nearly) legendary Farm to Table Dinners, which take place on one or two nights at each festival. More info on that is below.

At Whistler, we've decided to mix it up a bit. Whistler already offers a dazzling array of food options, so instead of offering a Food Co-op, we've partnered with a local event, Feast in the Mountains, to showcase British Columbia's culinary bounty in a casual setting. We're transforming Whistler's Rebagliati Park into an outdoor food fair offering locally raised foods & wines. Each vendor booth will offer tasty delights by award-winning chefs, farmers, food artisans, vintners and brewers. Feast in the Mountains runs Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 4 to 8 pm. Tickets are just $50; you can eat and drink to your heart's content. To purchase, click here.

FARM TO TABLE DINNERS
The Wanderlust Farm to Table Dinner offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy the freshest and finest local flavors and ingredients from the surrounding region.

Vermont Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, June 23, 2012 | 7:30pm
Once again, Wanderlust will be hosting our amazing Farm to Table Dinner, a high-end dining experience in the Timber Hall at the luxurious Stratton Mountain Club amidst the spectacular Appalachian Range. Wanderlust and Stratton's Chef Matuscik will curate in fresh, locally grown foods from Vermont's finest farms to create a nourishing feast. Vermont's agricultural producers include Taylor Farms, Cabot Cheese, Misty Knolls Farm, Anjali Farm, Black River Produce, and Baba-a-Louis Bakery. $70 prix fixe includes tax, gratuity, and two glasses of Estancia wine. To purchase tickets, click here.
573 Colorado Farm to Table Dinner Presented by The Naked Grape
Saturday, July 7, 2012 | 7:30pm
This summer, Wanderlust Colorado's Farm to Table dinner will showcase summertime in the Rockies, when the bounty of Colorado shifts from snow to savory. Taste the commitment of local agricultural producers along with the talent of Copper's Chef Taladay, in the beautiful Grand Hall at the base of world-famous slopes and the US Ski Team's Speed Center. Colorado's agricultural producers include Jumpin Goat Cheese, Honey Smoked Salmon, Red Bird Chicken, Colorado Natural Beef, and Haystack Goat Cheese, along with fresh, seasonal produce. $70 prix fixe includes tax, gratuity and two glasses of The Naked Grape wine. To purchase tickets, click here

California Farm to Table Dinner Presented by The Naked Grape
Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, 2012 | 7:30 pm
Wanderlust California will host a high-end dining experience at 8,200 feet in the High Camp rotunda overlooking the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. Wanderlust is working with local farmers and Squaw Valley's Chef Patrick to create shakti-infused treats, offering an exciting food journey comprised of the freshest and finest flavors and ingredients from Carson Valley and Grass Valley. The carefully crafted meal will leave your chakras perfectly aligned with your taste buds! $70 prix fixe includes tax, gratuity and two glasses of The Naked Grape wine. To purchase tickets, click here

Whistler Farm to Table Dinner
Friday, August 25, 2012 | 7:00pm
Wanderlust Whistler will host a dining experience among the breathtaking mountain views of Whistler Blackcomb. Set at the Roundhouse Lodge over 6,000' above sea level, Wanderlust is working with British Columbia's finest farmers and agricultural producers along with Whister Blackcomb's head chef to create a nourishing feast to revitalize your body after a full day on the mat. The $108 USD prix fixe includes tax, gratuity, gondola transport and two glasses of red or white wine. To purchase tickets, click here
571 WINEDERLUST WINE TASTING
As the sun goes down, Winederlust offers a unique opportunity to kick back and enjoy wine and beer samplings from local, organic, and biodynamic vineyards and breweries. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample from local and environmentally conscious wineries while being serenaded by gypsy jazz performed by Stephane Wrembel, who you may know as the artist behind the incredible soundtrack to Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. Bottles will also be available for purchase, so you can enjoy your favorites again at home. This is the perfect way to unwind after a fun-filled day at the festival. Cheers!

Winederlust VT | Fri, June 22 and Sat, June 23 | 4:30p-7:30p
Winederlust CO | Thurs, July 5, Fri, July 6 & Sat, July 7 | 4:30p-7:30p
Winederlust CA | Thurs, July 26, Fri, July 27 and Sat, July 28 | 4:30p-7:30p
572 Ticket price is $20 per day. Click above to purchase.

CHEERS FROM THE NAKED GRAPE
Wanderlust is proud to receive support for the Farm to Table Dinner series from The Naked Grape. The Naked Grape believes that wine should taste good and do good. Crafted using sustainable winery practices, the winemaker ensures that the best, natural fruit flavors found on the vine shine through in every bottle -- all while preserving the land for future grapes to come. The Naked Grape offers five, fresh and ripe varietals that you can experience at Wanderlust Colorado and Wanderlust California.

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Sometimes we feel like it's hard to explain what Wanderlust really is to people who haven't experienced it. Yoga, music, nature, talks, inspiration, sweat, friendship...it's all of those things and more. We're hoping you can help. Email us at thoughts@wanderlustfestival.com and tell us what Wanderlust meant to you, how it inspired you, or how it changed you (or didn't!) in a few sentences. If you're kind enough to let us use your words to explain what the festival is to others, we'll reach out to say thanks & send you a little gift. Namaste!
570 PRACTICE WANDERLUST AND WIN WITH MANDUKA
Wanderlust is right around the corner and our partner Manduka has been kind enough to offer two lucky winners each a chance to attend! Each winner will receive the following goodies:

  • A set of free Sage tickets & excursion passes to a Wanderlust of your choice
  • $500 in Manduka gear
  • A signed MC Yogi CD

Click here and tell Manduka how you practice wanderlust in your own life -- you may just win!
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