The 10-day celebration of fine flowers, food, and drink in the sun-drenched coastal Southern California city will take place from April 5 to April 15, and includes four events and floral-inspired specials at venues around Carlsbad.
Inspired by the nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields, chefs, brewers, mixologists, and wellness specialists across Carlsbad have incorporated floral ingredients from violets, lavender, hibiscus, tangerine flower, passion flower, pansies, chamomile, rose, elderflower, and even pollen to delight the senses in this year’s edition.
Offerings include a floral-inspired lunch special at Argyle Steakhouse at Park Hyatt Aviara, aromatherapy treatments and craft floral cocktails at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, variations on the reputable repertoire of seafood, pastas and succulent steak at Vigilucci’s Steak and Seafood, seaside Fleur de Fizz cocktails at Chandler’s Restaurant at Cape Rey, Passion Flower Sugar Scrubs at Ocean Crest Spa, floral-inspired libation, The Trophy Pole, from mixologist Leigh Lacap at Campfire Restaurant & Bar, Hibiscus Coconut Shrimp Ceviche and other delightfully spring-fresh creations from the team at Twenty/20 Grill at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, and floral-inspired brews at Arcana Brewing Company including a Lavender Saison and a Calendula Ale.
“The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch draw thousands of travelers each year to the destination to admire the beauty of the springtime blooms,” says Executive Director of Visit Carlsbad, Sam Ross. “Following last years’ successful celebration, we are thrilled to invite travelers to continue to enjoy the power of flowers in new culinary and wellness offerings and five events at The Flower Fields.”
The Flower Fields events:
Thursday, April 5 – Sunday, April 15: Petal to Plate by Visit Carlsbad (various venues throughout Carlsbad). After visiting The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, guests are invited to enjoy offerings from seven participating restaurants, bars, and wellness establishments.
Friday, April 6 and Friday, April 13: Sunset Wine Tasting and Food (The Flower Fields). An intimate culinary experience unfolds with wine and bites paired with the songs of live musical artists. Enjoy the sun as it sets on the fields with this after-hours event.
Thursday, April 12: Fashion, Flowers and Fido (The Flower Fields). Join the Flower Fields Foundation, Simon Youth Foundation, and Rancho Coastal Humane Society for an evening fashion show with designs from Carlsbad Premium Outlet retailers accompanied by Rancho Coastal Humane Society adoptable dogs modeling dog fashion. Food and drink provided by local breweries, restaurants, bakeries and more. Tickets $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Sunday, April 15: Canon Photography Workshop (The Flower Fields). On the final day of Petal to Plate 2018, guests are invited to celebrate and savor the beauty of The Flower Fields with expert Stacey Lynne Foster at photography workshops running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., including Intro to Macro Photography, Fun With Flash, Print Like A Pro, Photo Walks and Family Portraits. Fun activities will be offered along with loaner cameras all day and guests can enjoy free printing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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