These Pop-Ups are the Most Exciting Dining Experiences for Travelers This Year

Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection | Cabo San Lucas, MX

Inviting epicureans back to Mexico in a big way, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences has launched a new guest chef series, introducing Washoku Nights beginning March 15. Wakoshu, a Japanese culinary tradition associated with a deep respect for nature and sustainable practices, is the inspiration for the newly crafted pop-up series. Blending local ingredients found in the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean with Asian flavors and preparations, Chef Alicia will curate three-course omakase menus and sake pairings at La Playita, Chileno Bay’s coveted stretch of coastline with white sands and clear-blue waters.


Mauna Kea Resort | Kohala Coast, HI

The iconic oceanfront resort on the Island of Hawaii hosts regular Icons of Wine tasting series and dinners, paying homage to the resort’s history as the birthplace of Opus One Wine. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has a rich history with Opus Wine—the genesis of the wine dates back to 1970, when Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild first met at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. They dreamed of merging an old and new world wine into one grand opus, resulting in an iconic winery and product out of Napa Valley. This year, they are hosting a series of “Icons of Wine” weekends featuring nearly a dozen wineries, intimate events over each weekend, and a decadent wine dinner on Sunday.


Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection | Riviera Maya, MX 

Last year, the Riviera Maya’s newest luxury beachfront resort, Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection, launched Flavors & Spirits of Etéreo. The rotating chef residencies and bar collaborations unite some of the world’s most beloved guest chefs + mixologists with Etereo’s culinary team to craft inventive cuisine + libations centered around the local abundance of flavors and spirits. Fusing multicultural culinary experiences with the best of Mexico, Etéreo’s new lineup for spring 2023 includes collaborations with Undercote (March 16-19), the highly-acclaimed subterranean cocktail lounge beneath Michelin-Starred and James Beard Award-nominated Korean steakhouse of NYC and Miami, COTE, and DHAMAKA (March 30 – April 1), featuring Chef Chintan Pandya and Roni Mazumdar of Unapologetic Foods, the culinary empire behind NYC’s hotspot Dhamaka and Michelin-Star South Indian gem Semma.


Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection | Austin, TX

Commodore Perry Estate is welcoming Chef James Yeun Leong Parry, founder of the San Francisco-based Chinese pop-up, The Happy Crane, for a beautiful collaboration between Chef  Bradley Nicholson, the resort’s Executive Chef, and Chef James. Chef Bradley and Chef James, who share a passion for their culinary roots – having worked together at the Michelin-starred Benu of San Francisco – bring with them an exciting weekend of friendship, conversation and food. The collaboration will include a 7-course family style dinner at Lutie’s, fusing Texas with Chinese cuisine, and an exciting noodle demonstration with Chef James in the resort’s Chapel.


Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection | Napa Valley, CA

Taste the best of Napa Valley as the most lauded chefs in the region come together for an unparalleled culinary experience at Stanly Ranch this April. The Visiting Chef Series utilizes the property’s unique position as a historic ranch with on-site culinary garden to create inspired menus that honor the sacred connections between land and plate, all while fostering a sense of collaboration and community. Dine on sustainably sourced, farm-fresh ingredients in an intimate, convivial atmosphere that celebrates the pinnacle of wine country dining. Chefs will be announced towards the end of March.

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Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection | Aspen, CO

Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month by highlighting a number of dynamic women from across the globe whose talents have made them leaders in their industries and role models for the next generation. This March, the iconic Aspen property celebrating the fruits of their labor and find inspiration in each of their unique stories.

  • Bar Luminaires Series at Bad Harriet: The resort is bringing the best in the bar business to Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection for one-week residencies throughout the month, adding their flair and creativity to complement the menu. Brujas, a female-led cocktail bar in the heart of Mexico, will kick off the series. Their spellbook of cocktails are inspired by Mexican herbalism and made with an array of interesting ingredients that are meant to honor female Latin American writers and activists. Bad Harriet is also excited to welcome PS, the hidden bar at NYC’s provisions shop Pine & Polk. PS, short for Pacific Standard, is a women-led, dual-concept space located in Manhattan’s Hudson Square. For more details on the series, click here.
  • Michelin-Starred State Bird Provisions at Prospect: Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection is thrilled to welcome celebrated Chefs Gaby Maeda, Kathleen Kwuan and Jessica Curran from San Francisco favorite – and Michelin-starred – State Bird Provisions. On March 30th and 31st, guests can enjoy an immersive culinary experience that explores their passion for combining culture and unique flavors. Their menu of New American small plates with seasonal Californian ingredients will be a refreshing addition to Aspen’s culinary scene. More details can be found here.


White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection | Kennebunkport, Maine 

A beloved local landmark for over 150 years, White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Forbes 5 Star and AAA 5 Diamond fine dining destination, White Barn Inn Restaurant, this year. Since launching as a pioneering fine-dining establishment in 1973, White Barn Inn Restaurant has been one of the most sought-after culinary destinations. Located in the beautiful coastal town of Kennebunkport, White Barn Inn has been a beloved local landmark for over 150 years, synonymous with warm New England hospitality, rustic charm, and uncompromising attention to detail. To mark this milestone, the property is unveiling a unique series of programming and events throughout 2023, including exceptional new menus, intimate cooking classes, and unforgettable epicurean events, all led by a lineup of chefs who previously helmed the Inn’s signature restaurant. Additional details on the 50th Anniversary events can be found in the press release here. Cheers to 50 years!