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Fall Happenings & Spooky Experiences

Autumn is in full swing! It’s prime time to celebrate this season of abundance - taste the flavors of the harvest, get a little ghoulish and give thanks for everything that we hold so dear. To make your fall fabulous, we have curated our favorite experiences so you can squeeze the most of this season’s splendor.

(Friendly Tip: Space is limited for these happenings, so don’t delay in booking your fall experience!)

FALL DINING EXPERIENCES

Crush Season Long Table Dinners
Celebrate the wine harvest season, aka crush season, with a sommelier-led, multi-course meal. In partnership with Trinitas Cellars, this sumptuous fete pairs family-style Italian delicacies with delicious wines, all enjoyed under Hill Country skies on our open-air patio.

- When: Thursday Oct 21st, 2021, 5 PM
- Where: Visconti Ristorante’s Patio, Hotel Granduca Austin, Texas


Guest Chef Dinner Series

Treat yourself to decadence under the stars with a delicious collaboration by notable culinary talents Chef Duval Warner (Ranch 45) and Chef Vincent Savignano (Estancia). Each innovative course is paired with a curated cocktail and/or wine to accompany the meal. Indulge in the creations as the chefs chat about their inspiration.

- When: October 26th, 6-9 PM
- Where: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa’s Gardens, California

Boozy Garden Tea Time
Dress in your best high-tea outfit and treat yourself to a whimsical tea time in Estancia’s lush Secret Garden. Nibble on dainty finger sandwiches and petite pastries and sip crafted-gin cocktails and gourmet Smith Tea selections. Table-side bottle service and gorgeous garden views add to your delight.

- When: October 17th and November 21st. 12-3 PM
- Where: Secret Garden, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, California

Whiskey & Wine Bash

Dance, dine and drink fine whiskeys and wines under the stars at this annual bash. Feast on the southern-style BBQ and comfort food favorites, and sample whiskeys, personal reserve bourbons and fine wines from Trinitas Cellar with a tasting or two. Raise a glass and relax as the sounds of live music and laughter fill the air of the courtyard.

- When: November 10th, 6-9 PM
- Where: Garden Courtyard, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, California

Napa Family Fall Fest
Round up the family and head to the rolling vineyards of Napa - it’s fall fun for everyone! Kids can get competitive at the carnival games, be creative at the pumpkin carving and candy-apple stations or burn off extra energy in the bounce house - with unlimited access to all of it! Food trucks let everyone indulge in gourmet treats and adults appreciate the wine-tasting rooms. Even Fido can find fun with a costume contest for dogs.

- When: October 30th, 12-6 PM - Pet costume contest at 3 PM
- Where: Vista Collina Resort, California

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

Bridgerton Masquerade Halloween Soirée

Dress as your favorite Featherington or Bridgerton and step into a world of whimsy, with live entertainment, performances and endless food and beverages. Estancia’s first Bridgerton-themed Masquerade Halloween Soirée promises mystery, romance and scandal.

- When: October 31st, 5-10 PM
- Where: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, California

Paséa’s Put a Spell on You

Slip into something spooky and move to DjShai’s grooves at a full-on decorated Treehouse Lounge. Choose your poison from sinister cocktails like the Gravedigger, Unicorn Blood, El Diablo and the Transfusion. Dress to kill - best costume wins a prize.

- When: October 30th and 31st, 7 PM-12 AM
- Where: The Treehouse Lounge, Paséa Hotel & Resort, California

Graveyard Happy Hour & Trick or Treating

Toast to the terrifying with hauntingly delicious cocktails for adults and Vampire’s Bite fruit punch for kids at this haunted Halloween Happy Hour at Visconti Bar. Dress in your most spellbinding ensemble and head up to Granduca’s second floor for trick-or-treating for the whole family - four-legged friends included!

Graveyard Happy Hour:
When: October 21st-31st, 4-6 PM

Where: Visconti Bar, Hotel Granduca Austin, Texas

Trick or Treat
When: October 30, 4-7 PM
Where: Hotel Granduca Austin, Texas

THANKSGIVING

A Napa Thanksgiving Brunch

Gather with us at the Thanksgiving table and take a moment to reflect. Seasonal favorites like truffle turkey breast, crusted prime rib, plus mouth-watering appetizers and delectable desserts are cooked to perfection by Executive Chef Vincent Lesage. Pair this feast with delicious wines from the acres upon acres of sun-soaked vineyards.

- When: November 25, 2021, 10 AM-4 PM
- Where: Meritage Ballroom, The Meritage Resort & Spa, California

Estancia La Jolla Thanksgiving Brunch and Dinner
Come together for decadent dishes prepared by celebrated Executive Chef Vincent Savignano.

Brunch with your loved ones at an expansive buffet. Start off sipping Mimosas and Bellinis from the Moet Bike, a Michelada from the Bloody Mary Cart, or a fresh Kale-Pineapple Smoothie. Then select your favorite stations: cured meats, cheeses, smoked fish, french toast, made-to-order eggs, carving station and desserts.
At dinner, Mustangs & Burros gives the traditional Thanksgiving dinners an updated twist. Indulge in 24-hour brined roast turkey breast, sage-roasted turkey leg roulade with turkey gravy and all of the classic sides from stuffing to mashed potatoes to cranberry chutney and more.

Brunch

When: November 25th, 10 AM-3 PM
Where: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, California

Dinner

When: November 25th, 4-10 PM
Where: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, Califonia

Granduca Austin’s Thanksgiving Day Brunch

Celebrate this day of giving thanks with a delectable feast, sweet live music and the beautiful surroundings of Texas Hill Country. Choose to dine inside the elegant Salon Ducale Ballroom or in the open-air courtyard and savor the delicious foods, perfectly paired beverages and wonderful memories-in-the-making.

- When: November 25, 11 AM-3 PM
- Where: Salon Ducale Ballroom and Courtyard, Hotel Granduca Austin, Texas

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