Now through October 2017, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village (Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village, California 91362) offers an Ojai Olive Oil experience as part of the new Four Seasons Taste of Place Global Initiative.
The Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts’s Taste of Place Global Initiative features a curated collection of culinary experiences, available only through Four Seasons, that invites guests and local gourmands to step “behind the scenes,” and take a look at the diverse local culinary practices, traditions and experiments. Participating properties worldwide have created comprehensive itineraries that will explore uncharted aspects of the local food culture, building on the personal relationships and intimate connections between Four Seasons and local food vendors, farmers, butchers, distillers and mixologists. The exclusive experiences range from private tours of regional breweries and vineyards to deep sea fishing excursions and farm-to-table mixology classes. In addition, several curated itineraries will immerse guests in progressive dining experiences that unfold in unique settings with remarkable views of the natural landscape.
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village has partnered with award winning boutique olive oil orchard Ojai Olive Oil Company to bring guests an insider look at California’s world renowned olive oils. The Ojai Olive Oil Company produces three award-winning extra-virgin olive oils, five extra-virgin olive oils infused with fruits and herbs, and ten balsamic vinegars imported from Modena, Italy.
Set in the charming and picturesque town of Ojai Valley sits one of Southern California’s largest and most pristine olive oil orchards, owned and operated by Ojai Olive Oil Company. Hundreds of the olive oil trees that surround the ranch were planted from 1860 to 1880 and produce some of the world’s purest olive oils. Today, seven varieties and more than 3,000 olive trees stand on acres upon arcres of cultivated land. The trees are organic and sustainably pruned yearly according to European practices. The fruit is harvested by hand and the oils produced on site in an olive mill manufactured in Tuscany.
Ninety-five percent of the nation’s olive oil is produced within California, and the state is proud to create some of the best olive oils in the world. The history of olive oil has deep roots in California, with the first olive oils produced in the 1700s. Ojai Olive Oil Company is located just an hour from the Hotel, and hosts an organic olive orchard, olive oil pressing facility, and tasting room on-site. Each olive is hand picked and sorted to produce specific flavors and qualities in the olive oil.
Guests of the Taste of Place package will receive a private tour of Ojai Olive Oil Company‘s orchard and ranch with the proprietor of the brand, an olive oil tasting, and will learn first hand about the production and health benefits of olive oil. The apex of the experience is a dinner prepared by Executive Chef Jesse Hansen on the ranch, highlighting Ojai Olive Oil in each dish and paired with local Malibu Coast wines. The Taste of Place package includes:
- Transportation to and from Ojai Olive Oil Company
- Private tour of Ojai Olive Oil Company orchard and production facility
- Four-course olive oil dinner by Executive Chef Jesse Hansen prepared at Ojai Olive Oil ranch including wine pairings from local Malibu Coast vineyards
- Ojai Olive Oil gift basket
- Overnight accommodations
The package starts at USD 2,200 per night for two people, and is available for booking by calling the Hotel at 818 575 3000.