How cool would it be to hang out with Hugh Acheson and Gail Simmons this summer at a spa? You might spot them taking a nap in a hammock or going to and from the spa in their robe. Regardless – you’ll see them showing off their culinary skills at Lake Austin Spa Resort’s monthly Culinary Experience program which features cooking classes Executive (French) Chef Stephane Beaucamp and a lineup of star-worthy proportions.
The 40-room destination spa is known for providing a stellar experience on the shores of beautiful Lake Austin in the scenic Texas Hill Country featuring stylish interiors, an on-site organic garden which provide ingredients for deliciously healthy spa cuisine, as well as local and global inspired spa services in the LakeHouse Spa, up to 20 fitness classes and activities daily and a welcoming environment that prompts rejuvenation and relaxation. Rates are all inclusive and include all meals, fitness classes, activities, cooking classes and more and accommodations along the beautiful lake in the Texas Hill Country. You can read about my visit to Lake Austin in November by clicking here.
Where: Lake Austin Spa Resort
Lake Austin Spa Resort
When: July 17 and 18, 2015.
What: Hugh Acheson will showcase his culinary skills in a cooking class for overnight guests of the award-winning destination spa. Following his philosophy of Local First, Sustainable Second and Organic Third, he’ll prepare items such as honey dew agua fresca, seared scallops with corn, spinach and bacon and perfect pan-roasted chicken breasts with creamed corn, lemongrass, and crisp shallots and raspberry drop-biscuit cobbler. Acheson is the chef/owner of four restaurants in Georgia and and is a five time James Beart nominee and 2012 winner for Best Chef Southeast and also Best Cookbook in the “American Cooking” category. Currently in Season 12, Acheson has established his role as a recurring judge and personality on BRAVO’s “Top Chef.” He will be cooking from his newly released (May 2015) book, The Broad Fork.
Gail Simmons will be Lake Austin’s guest chef on August 15 and 16, 2015.
How: Call 512-372-7360 for reservations and more information. Open only to overnight guests of the resort.
Lake Austin Spa Resort is located at 1705 S. Quinlan Park Road, Austin, Texas 78732.
Rates start at $1720 per person for a three night stay (double occupancy)
Adapted from a news release from Lake Austin Spa Resort.