Tasting & Tour: Small Batch Chocolate
with The St. Regis San Francisco and Dandelion Chocolate
For a truly indulgent experience, The St. Regis San Francisco is pleased to welcome its guests to a guided tour and tasting at Dandelion Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the Mission District. Dandelion sources cocoa beans directly, works to build strong relationships with cacao producers, and crafts small batches of chocolate using only two ingredients: cocoa beans and cane sugar. During this half-day appointment, one of the team members at Dandelion Chocolate will guide guests through an in-depth tasting of the current single origin chocolate bars. After tasting the finished product, guests will be guided through the factory space and witness the production process while tasting the cacao and chocolate at each step. After the tour, a private tasting experience waits—a hot chocolate and pastry from the café served on the mezzanine. Upon returning to the hotel, guests will enjoy a restful night and awaken to breakfast in the morning.
From $780 per night plus taxes and assessments totaling 16.6% includes 2-nights accommodations for 2 guests, daily breakfast, and a tour and tasting at Dandelion’s factory.
Transfers are not included. Must be booked at least 14 days prior, but last minute bookings can be accommodated, subject to availability. Cancellations less than 7 days prior will incur 100% cancellation fee.
Chocolate Making & Tasting
with The St. Regis San Francisco and Dandelion Chocolate
The St. Regis San Francisco looks forward to welcoming its guests to a chocolate making and tasting experience at Dandelion Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the Mission District. Dandelion sources cocoa beans directly, works to build strong relationships with cacao producers, and crafts small batches of chocolate using only two ingredients: cocoa beans and cane sugar. Inside the factory, chocolate makers roast, sort, crack, winnow, grind, and temper small batches of chocolate, then mold and package the bars by hand. At the factory, guests will have the opportunity to make their own batch of chocolate in a private class. The experience starts with tasting a variety of roasted nibs, and moves through techniques for developing flavor. Guests will be able to see the process of turning unroasted beans into roasted, cracked and winnowed nibs firsthand, and eventually formulate their own single origin or blended dark chocolate. Guests will leave with finished but untempered chocolate, which is great for nibbling on or for baking. Halfway through the class, they will also get to enjoy some housemade treats from the Dandelion café.
From $1,230 per night plus taxes and assessments totaling 16.6% includes 2-nights accommodations for 2 guests, daily breakfast, and the chocolate making class and tasting at Dandelion factory.
Transfers are not included. Must be booked at least 14 days prior, but last minute bookings can be accommodated, subject to availability. Cancellations less than 7 days prior will incur 100% cancellation fee. Available times for experience: Monday to Thursday – 6pm to 10pm and Sunday – all day
En Route to Excellence
with The St. Regis San Francisco and Bentley Motors
For the car enthusiast on your gift list, The St. Regis San Francisco is pleased to debut the exclusive En Route to Excellence package in partnership with the luxurious British carmaker, Bentley Motors. Celebrating a passion for speed and sport, En Route to Excellence is a signature St. Regis experience for those looking to travel in refined style. The package includes a one night stay in one of the hotel’s suites, breakfast for two at the elegant Vitrine, an official Bentley special gift, complimentary parking, and unparalleled access to a 2013 Bentley GT, Bentley GTC, or Bentley Mulsanne – the automobile that defines a higher state of luxury with its power and flawless detail, like nothing else on the road. Guests can choose the ultimate chauffeur experience or get behind the wheel themselves and partake in the ultimate British motoring experience amidst the rolling hills and breathtaking landscapes of Northern California. With a distinguished history based in racing, contemporary Bentleys are capable of extraordinary speeds, exquisitely handcrafted and beautifully engineered.
Nestled in the bustling SOMA district, The St. Regis San Francisco is located in exceptional proximity to the Bay Area’s top attractions. From golf at Pebble Beach, eating oysters in Point Reyes, and wine tasting in Napa Valley to viewing the San Francisco Ballet at The War Memorial Opera House, visiting the de Young Museum at Golden Gate Park, and shopping in downtown San Francisco – the En Route to Excellence package allows guests to arrive in style at any destination. The global partnership between Bentley Motors and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts further establishes the heritage and excellence of both brands, allowing The St. Regis San Francisco to delight car enthusiasts with this rare experience. The En Route to Excellence package, offered exclusively at The St. Regis San Francisco, starts at $2,350 per night and is available effective December 1.
To reserve one of these experiences, please contact the St. Regis Aficionado Coordinator at 415-284-4070
St. Regis Aficionado is an exclusive program and rich calendar of events offering privileged access to experiences and knowledge available exclusively through St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. St. Regis Aficionado tailors one-of-a-kind experiences that connect guests with their passions, which include culinary and wine; art and antiques; architecture and design; fashion, fine jewelry, snow and golf. For more information on St. Regis Aficionado, please visit www.stregis.com/aficionado.