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Conversations with Hilary: Extreme Athlete, Speaker & Author Grant Korgan

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Over the last four years I have had the privilege of having friends, old and new, participate in my Conversations With Hilary. I enjoy learning more about these friends and appreciate when they share tidbits of their lives, as well as their honest, funny, and personal stories from their past. It has been a thrill and honor to share these conversations with all of you; however, the following Conversations with Grant Korgan is different.

On March 5, 2010, just months after he married his wife Shawna, the girl of his dreams, Grant suffered a life altering spinal cord injury while snowmobiling in the Sierra Nevada back country. Grant Korgan was told he would never walk again. Yet despite his prognosis, he and Shawna focused on the goal of 120% recovery and on January 17, 2012, along with two seasoned explorers, Grant attempted the insurmountable, and became the first spinal cord injured athlete to literally PUSH himself ~nearly 100 miles (the final degree of latitude) to the most inhospitable place on the planet – the bottom of the glove, the geographic South Pole.

With all that is going on in the world today, Grant’s story of overcoming the impossible is uplifting, positive, and hopeful. His journey is now being made into a feature-length documentary film titled THE PUSH and it couldn’t be told at a more perfect time. The film is produced by my husband, Geoff Callan, and his partner Jeff Allard.They are currently in post production and they need our support – Please donate to the Kickstarter campaign which ends September 17th.

Grant_About_1What do you believe to be your greatest accomplishment? Meeting my wife, Shawna. I am proud of many things, but none more than being conscious, aware and appreciative of my ever-growing connection to Shawna through all of life’s challenging chapters. With this angelic beacon of positivity, it would seem that when the going gets tough, the tough chooses love, connection and togetherness… All that said, I do not see my wife as an accomplishment; However, all the greatest things in my life stem from the heart and mind of the graceful, inspiring and overwhelmingly giving truth in which she stands, each and every day.

What qualities do you think others love about you?
If I had to guess what qualities others love about me, my response would probably come from the fact that I yearn to see people smile. More specifically, I get head-to-toe goosebumps when I see others standing in their greatness and rising up to give the world the highest versions of who they truly are. I am loyal (sometimes to a fault), I like a rad group dynamic, and I love cultivating and curating positive energy at all points.

If you could do anything other than what you currently do, what would it be?
I would be a helicopter pilot. Since I was a young man, being an EMS Care Flight pilot has been my occupational dream. In early 2010, after being the President of Nanoscience firm, publishing research in dream publications such as Nature and establishing a strong IP portfolio of international patents, I was transitioning out of active operations with my company and into flight training to fulfill my life-long dream of helping others. Days later, I was the patient laying on the floor of an EMS helicopter looking up at the pilot, as I was being rescued from the worst day of my life. To this day, my eyes mist up when I see a medical helicopter up in the sky, helping others survive the unthinkable, giving lives the chance to go from shattered back to miraculous.

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What do you like most about what you do for a living/career?

The breakthroughs…As a professional speaker, my life revolves around helping individuals unlock the power of positivity in their lives, via turning attitude into action. I live to see others break the old bonds controlling them, to step into their authentic truth and live a truly unbreakable life.

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Stretch. Well…drink coffee, then stretch. After recovering from a spinal cord injury, I am living in a body that does not want to move. Being committed to my physical forward movement routine begins with a pre-workout stretch regimen. Truth be told, I wake up somewhere in my 90s. After stretching I’m in my 60s. Coffee (or a Hi-ball organic energy drink) gets me into my 40s, and after a workout and shower, I am back to my natural state (the age my mind thinks I am) in my early 30s.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?
Depends on the season…In the summer, my favorite Friday night would be an evening wake surfing session on Lake Tahoe, followed by dinner at Sunnyside via boat (for three decades, I’ve been sustaining a mild addiction to their zucchini sticks). In the winter, the ideal Friday night lands me at PlumpJack Cafe in Squaw Valley after an all-time day skiing on the mountain with a large group of friends. Lastly, in the spring and fall, the best Fridays consist of being on the road – speaking, traveling, working, exploring, and progressing.

What were you passionate about in your younger years growing up?
The movies Rad, Spaceballs, and Swiss Family Robinson; ski racing; nature; moving water; stand-up jet skiing; jeeping; camping, and BMX biking. Regarding the movie watching, this is not to say I was indoors glued to the screen all the time, but the magic contained within these three films shaped my youth as an adventurer growing up on Lake Tahoe’s north shore. As a kid, I was outside from sun up til way past dark. I had no curfew, I lived in Incline Village, Nevada, and the zest of life was daily around every corner. This freedom allowed me to ride my bike, ski, explore, socialize and live a life that was full to the rim with zest and appreciation.

Grant Surf Todos SantosWhat are you passionate about now?
I am passionate about my wife’s happiness, my dog’s health, speaking to crowds, plus adding value to lives via new mindsets, tactics, beliefs and achieving perspective-driven breakthroughs. I love sunsets, big-weather events, aviation, film making, skiing powder, Centurion wake boats, spending time on the water, spending time in the snow, Yosemite, nature, surfing ocean waves which are just a shade beyond my comfort zone, travel, reading with hot coffee in my hand, Hiball energy, island life, creating media, capturing memories, adventure vans, regaining feeling, stoking sponsors, and of course doing the work to achieve a full recovery from my 2010 spinal cord injury.

What’s your favorite season and why?

As a whitewater kayaker, my favorite season used to be Spring, due to my endless pursuit of the perfect waterfall – which the Sierra Mountains produce with each passing snow melt run-off cycle. Today, I am a summer lover! From surfing behind the boat on Lake Tahoe, to experiencing magical mini road trips which are close to home in our Sportsmobile camper van, the warm months in Tahoe are spectacular.

If you were a cocktail or a drink what would it be?
A Hiball organic energy drink with Titos vodka, garnished with multiple fresh lime wedges, served in a chilled a pint glass with a positive message of personal forward movement etched into it (think Pinterest). If we are talking about a non-alchoholic drink, I am probably an Arbonne protein shake with all the nutritious supplements and enzyme-rich, plant-based proteins my wife packs into our Vitamix.

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
Ever since my injury in March of 2010, I have been feeling those island dubbin’ reggae vibes from artists like Stick Figure (set your Pandora to that channel and let the corners of your mouth rise), Rebelution, and others in that genre. When a high number of calories need to be burned in physical therapy, I drop into the empowering beats of The Glitch Mob. That said, I always have a soft spot in my heart for the melodies within my teenage years, which shaped my love and understanding of music – artists like Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, and The Doors to name a few.

If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Listing to some of the legends that are no longer with us: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Tom Crean, Shane McConkey, Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, Steve Jobs, Jim Morrison, and Amelia Earhart.
If your life was made into a movie what would it be called?
The Push, a South Pole Adventure!! This film premiers this coming winter, 2018!! Check it out at thepushison.com

Do you have any regrets?
I have one regret in life. The moment I met my wife Shawna, I should have said, “Hi, I’m Grant, I love you, let’s spend our lives together.” Instead, I approached, took in a deep breath, and let out an awkward, “hiiiiiieeeeeeeyyyy.” And…all is well that ends well. She smiled, went in for the hug, and we were married a few short years later!

Define Freedom.
All lives devoid of paralysis – spiritually, emotionally, environmentally, geopolitically, humanitarianly and physically.

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Kindness, truthfulness, goodness, living with passion for progress, being conscious, considerate, contributing in every moment, harnessing personal volition, staying hungry, pushing for personal achievement, lifting others up, giving heartfelt energy, being present, dreaming, and living my authentic truth. In a nut shell, choosing Possibility Through Positivity each and every day!

What three things would you bring with you on a deserted Island? My wife, my surfboard, and a journey-capable helicopter to fly home when we run out of Champagne!

The Kickstarter campaign to help raise $30k for The Push is available HERE

 

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Après with PlumpJack in Vail & Squaw Valley

The season for après ski is upon us and there is nothing better than kicking off those ski boots, getting comfortable and enjoying delicious eats and libations after a long day on the slopes. With the opening of our new restaurants in Vail Village, Pendulum and White Bison, we’re excited to share that there are now more opportunities to après with PlumpJack.

Pendulum Restaurant & Bar | Après Menu

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Table Shares
Ancho Spiced Marcona Almonds | burnt orange, fennel, pickled herbs  12
Seasonal Pickles | chili oil, garlic chips  12
Blistered Pardon Peppers & https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/viagra-pour-homme/ Cipollini Onions | lemon & roasted garlic  12
Charcuterie Selection | mostarda, seasonal pickles, purple mustard  20
East or West Coast Oysters | candied lime & fennel mignonette  21

Flatbreads
Pendulum Chorizo | house chorizo, romesco sauce, manchego cheese, mushrooms, arugula  16
Heirloom Potato Bianca | ricotta, roasted garlic, olive oil, basil, calabrian chili, parmesan  14

View the full après menu here.

White Bison Restaurant & Bar | Après Menu

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BISON SHORTRIB POUTINE | Garlic Fries, Caramelized Onion Gravy, White Cheddar Curds 15
CRISPY WALL-EYE TACOS | Wall-Eye, Cilantro Lime Slaw, Avocado, Chipotle Crema 16
HUDSON VALLEY DUCK WINGS | House Sauce, Duck Drumettes, Herb Buttermilk Ranch 14
FARM RICOTTA BOARD | Warm Apple Chutney, Candied Walnuts, Sage, Olive Oil, Toast 14
CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE BOARD | Seasonal Accompaniments 15

View full après menu here.

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Warm Marinated Olives | shaved garlic, fresh herbs, citrus  4
Selection of Artisan Cheese | traditional garnish, lavosh cracker  16
Bowl of Savory Popcorn | parmesan, truffle salt, rosemary  4
Jalapeño Lime Natural Chicken Wings | avocado ranch  14
Pepita Hummus Dip | roasted hemp seeds, spiced tortilla chips  12

View full après menu here.

PlumpJack Group’s expansion to Vail, Colorado has been a whirlwind and we’re very grateful for the press coverage that the new restaurants have garnered. Most recently, Pendulum has been featured in Zagat Denver, 5280 Magazine, FSR and Eater Denver.

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People of PlumpJack: 20 Questions with Jason Schulz

From the daily management of the wine list to wine trainings and seminars, the responsibilities of PlumpJack Cafe’s Wine Director, Jason Schulz, are endless. With ski season just around the corner, we sat down with Schulz, at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, and played 20 questions.
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What was your dream job growing up?
I wanted to be an Architect/Mechanical Engineer. I always loved designing multiple types of houses, something I still enjoy today.

Do you have a personal philosophy?
“Do as you will, but harm none.” It’s an ancient motto that we could all live by today.

Where is the best place you’ve traveled?
Ollantaytambo, Peru!

 

Favorite hotel/restaurant there?
Pescados Capitales in Lima, Peru has THE best grilled octopus I’ve ever had.
ticr_890_370First thing you do when you get up in the morning?
Brew a fresh pot of coffee. It’s an impressive habit that makes me human again.

When not working, what do you love to do?
Ski, Hike, Golf, Kayak, Camp

What’s your current favorite song?
Pets by Deadmou5 right now. Disco Science by Mirwais, as well.

How did you get involved with PlumpJack?
I wanted to work at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn since I first visited Tahoe in 1997. When I moved up to Tahoe from San Francisco in 2011, I pursued it immediately. When the position became available, I interviewed… and here I am!

PlumpJack_Squaw Valley InnTell us about your journey as PlumpJack Cafe’s Wine Director.
I attained a wealth of knowledge through some of the best Wine Directors and Master Sommeliers (and aspiring M.S.s) in San Francisco, in addition to working for a wine distributor for a few years. Wine has always been a passion of mine. As the need for a Wine Director at the Cafe became apparent, it was a logical choice to have someone with a multitude of experiences from both the buying and the selling sides of the wine business to lead us and to continue the legacy of world class offerings that PlumpJack has become synonymous with.

How did you become interested in wine?
I’ve literally grown up in the restaurant industry where wine was always around. Since I was 13, working in an Italian restaurant that a family-friend owned, wine and food have always gone together for me. Plus, it’s just SO delicious.

What do you think is the most versatile wine?
German Riesling for whites and reds from Piedmont, Italy. Although, I could throw Northern Rhone reds in there, too.

What is the bestselling wine at PlumpJack Cafe?
Chardonnays and Pinot Noir’s still reign supreme, but it is my goal to match wines and foods together as best I can.

Favorite food and wine combination?
There are so many food and wine pairings that I enjoy! Foie Gras and Sauternes. Spicy Thai and German Auslese Riesling. Mushroom Risotto and Barbera d’Alba. I also just had some phenomenal Charcuterie with a new world Grenache that was outstanding.

Favorite food?
Any variety of noodles – Pho noodles, Thai noodles, Seafood Ramen… I love them all.

What do you believe is the most underrated wine?
Two styles of wine that I feel are grossly underrated are Madeira and Champagne, frankly bubbles in general. People think that Madeiras are strictly for dessert, but they’re laden with wonderful acids that pair with a wide variety of foods, especially meats and game dishes.

Any wines that are misunderstood?
Champagne and bubbly wines are typically held for festive occasions only, but their global diversity is unmatched, and they can pair with everything from cheese and charcuterie to heartier seafood dishes. Plus, who doesn’t love a glass of bubbly any time?

What advice would you give to someone getting started in the wine industry?
My advice would be to work in the environment and to engross themselves in the wine world. Work in a restaurant that has a Sommelier or Wine Director and learn from them. Attend wine seminars and tastings when possible. Visit wineries and meet the winemakers; one can learn an infinite amount from these passionate, talented people.

Who do you admire most in the wine and hospitality industry?
We genuinely care about the experience that our guests receive and want to make sure that, when they are in our restaurant, they have the best care possible. From a wine point of view, it’s the people and http://www.cialispharmaciefr24.com/achat-cialis-en-ligne/ effort that go into making wine. The winemakers are the epitome of devotion to their craft, but no one can do it alone. The workers in the fields that pick and sort the grapes are some of the hardest working people you’ll ever meet, and their passion for what they do is admirable.

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What has been the most significant project or accomplishment of your career?

Starting a beverage consulting business (Mountain Beverage Solutions) with my partner, Jake Spero, has been exceedingly significant and rewarding for me. Maintaining and managing a “Best of” Award of Excellence winning wine list that features some 725 selections at PlumpJack Cafe has been one of my greatest accomplishments. I was also Lead Captain at Saison Restaurant in San Francisco when we received our Michelin Star, which was awesome.

Bucket of wine and champagne If you were not working in the wine industry, what would you be doing?
If I was not in the wine industry, I’d probably be involved with the ski and golf industries on some level. I have been skiing since I was three, and I used to work in that world for a while and enjoyed it immensely. I’ve also been, at one point, a low, single digit handicap golfer and could see myself being a teaching pro.
PlumpJack Cafe is now taking reservations for the Holidays and it’s busy winter season. Don’t wait to book, especially if you have a larger group.

Holiday Dining & Celebrating with PlumpJack

balboa-holiday-shoot-46It’s the most wonderful time of the year to spend with friends and family, whether for group dinners, intimate dining options, holiday Happy Hours with friends, and more. Our restaurants and bars are great locales for libations and dining, see below for details.

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Balboa Cafe San Francisco
3199 Fillmore Street, San Francisco

Open 365 days a year, Balboa Cafe is a popular spot to gather during the holidays, especially for the holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
Thanksgiving & Christmas VIEW MENU
12pm-2pm Limited menu including the Balboa Burger, sandwiches, salads & appetizers
2pm-8pm Reservation-only (415.921.3944) special holiday a la carte menu
Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day Regular business hours (11:30-2am)

Book a large group for dining at Balboa Cafe San Francisco – please call 415.921.3944 or email

160215_hangar_steak_low_res_09_0a9a3001-copyBalboa Cafe Mill Valley (BCMV) 38 MIller Drive, Mill Valley, CA
Located in the charming town of Mill Valley just a quick drive over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, BCMV features creative holiday menus by Chef Howard Ko
Thanksgiving 2pm-8pm Reservations Strongly RecommendedVIEW MENU
Christmas Eve Brunch from 11am-3pm, Dinner 5pm-11pm*
Christmas CLOSED
New Year’s Eve Brunch from 11am-3pm, Dinner 5pm-11pm*
New Year’s Day Brunch from 11am-3pm, Dinner 5pm-10pm*
*No Happy Hour


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PlumpJack Cafe at Squaw Valley Inn
The perfect location to celebrate the winter holidays with festive meals surrounded by family and friends. Celebrate the 10 Days of Christmas with a special holiday-themed menu offered around the holidays. Make reservations online or call 530-583-1578
Thanksgiving CLOSED
Christmas Eve
5pm – 9:30pm
Christmas
5:30 – 9:30pm
New Year’s Eve
5:00pm – 11pm
New Year’s Day
5:30 – 9:30pm

For private dining inquiries for large groups, go to plumpjacksquawvalleyinn.com

Cheers it’s the Holidays!
For fanciful libations to celebrate the spirit of the holidays, pop into one of PlumpJack’s three bars MatrixFillmore, Forgery, Wildhawk.
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Thanksgiving & Day After CLOSED
December 23rd – 26th CLOSED
New Year’s Eve OPEN – Forgery & VERSO Nightclub
to operate as one venue (Entertainment and Offerings to be announced in November – go to VERSOSF.com to stay updated or follow on https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/viagra-pas-cher/ social media @verso_sf)
New Year’s Day CLOSED

Wildhawk Bar Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving CLOSED
December 25th – 27th CLOSED
New Year’s Day CLOSED

PlumpJack Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Throughout the month of October, PlumpJack businesses are joining the cause to help raise awareness and raise funds for Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC). CPIC’s mission is to prevent cancer and viagrasansordonnancefr.com to reduce its burden where it cannot yet be prevented. For the past 18 years, PlumpJack has raised more than $3.5 million on behalf of CPIC, primarily through the annual PlumpJack/LINK Golf Classic.

Approximately one in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. We’re proud to list our businesses that are making a difference and supporting the fight against cancer. See list of businesses below and their offering:

  • Participate in #RoséAllDay at Balboa Cafe San Francisco, BCMV and Wildhawk. A portion of Rosé sales will be donated throughout the month of October.
  • PlumpJack Wine & Spirits Noe Valley and Marina locations will feature Tessa’s Cuvée with 100% of the sale of this wine going to CPIC.
  • PlumpJack Cafe at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn features Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rose for $10 a glass and $40 per bottle. Plus, a featured specialty cocktail for October – La Pantera Rosada, a blood orange margarita with Herradura Silver, blood orange puree, fresh lime juice, and Solerno blood orange liqueur for $12.
  • Odette Estate, PlumpJack Estate and CADE Estate Winery will donate a portion of their pink merchandise sales, including proceeds from pink Swell bottles sold in the tasting rooms. These amazing water bottles are a must have, keeping your water (or wine) cold for hours!
  • The Hideaway in Carmel will donate sales from homemade cookies and pink retail items.
  • Enjoy a Pink Negroni at Forgery – $2 of each Pink Negroni, made from Gin, Luxardo Bitter Blanco, and topped with a Rose Miraval Floater, will be donated to CPIC.
  • Dance the night away at MatrixFillmore, a portion of the door will be donated.

Every cent counts, so get shopping, sipping and dancing.

About CPIC
CPIC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working solely to prevent cancer. Our research and education programs work in tandem to address the causes of cancer and provide resources to support cancer survivors. For more information visit cpic.org

A Taste of Agave in the Sierra Mountains

Tequila TastingA Weekend Celebrating Tequila & Regional Mexican Inspired Cuisine
PlumpJack Cafe in Squaw Valley Inn has put together a weekend fit for Tequila and Mezcal lovers featuring Herradura, Del Maguey, Partida and more. Tequila ambassadors, chefs, barmen/women and guests all come together for three spirited events, kicking off with a Margarita Happy Hour in the PlumpJack Bar on Friday, October 13th-15th. From there the weekend only gets sweeter with a four-course culinary pairing on Saturday and then a Libation Creation with a little dash of history and more, on Sunday (see below for more info). For those who want to stay at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn to really get to experience the activities and scenery, plus the comfort of the Inn, you can book our package with rates starting at $810 (25% off for a three-night stay, plus all the great perks).

Package includes:

  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome amenity
  • Two drink tickets for our Happy Hour and Margarita Match Up (October 13th from 4pm to close)
  • Dinner for two for a four-course culinary pairing menu (October 14th, 6pm in the PlumpJack Cafe)
  • Essene of Agave tasting for two  – History & Modern Influence, Libation Creation (October 15th, 2-4pm in the PlumpJack Cafe)

*pricing excludes all taxes and gratuity. Package must be reserved for all three nights, October 13th-15th . Please call 1.800.323.ROOM now to reserve your package

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About Chef Jack Connell, Executive Chef, PlumpJack Cafe

In his role as Executive Chef at PlumpJack Cafe, Jack Connell focuses on a seasonal, New American culinary approach utilizing modern techniques. Jack started his culinary journey in Ocean City, Maryland where he worked in a kitchen the summer before graduating from Xavier University in Ohio. From there, his passion for food brought him to several notable restaurants over a span of seven years including some time in Chicago working under Rick Tramonto and Gale Gand at Tru and Paul Kahan at Blackbird who mentored him and made him realize he wanted to take his culinary skills to the next level. His wanderlust took him to Lake Tahoe where he had his first stint at PlumpJack Cafe as sous chef for three years and then he enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park where he excelled among his peers and graduated with the highest cumulative GPA in his accelerated class. After the CIA, Jack went to Philadelphia where he worked with Certified Master Chef Oliver Andreini at the Merion Cricket Club.

The outdoors and the pull of Lake Tahoe kept calling to him and he decided to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the big cities to pursue his culinary roots back in Tahoe to work as Chef de Cuisine at Bistro 22 in the Village at Squaw and then for the newly opened Ritz-Carlton at North Star, before making his way back to PlumpJack Cafe as sous chef under Executive Chef Wyatt Dufresne. In the Spring of 2015, Jack was promoted to Executive Chef at PlumpJack Cafe where he and Chef de Cuisine Shawn Arney lead a strong team of talented chefs and cooks. Together they turn out some of the best food in all of North Lake Tahoe. Jack takes pride in working closely with several local farms in the Sierra foothills and in nearby Reno to source ingredients and also adheres to the Monterey Bay Aquariums seafood watch program. He is passionate about the outdoors and has several hobbies that fit into the Tahoe lifestyle including skiing, sailing, hiking, biking, and camping. He also enjoys music, lasers, thrift store shopping, antique bicycles, and his expansive cookbook collection.

Five Ways to Father’s Day

0 HeaderFather’s Day is upon us and PlumpJack is ready to provide all sorts of great options for the dad in your life. Whether you’re an outdoors-y type or a pampered type, we have five perfect picks.

  1. Fly Fishing Package at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn – okay, so maybe your guy isn’t a big fly fisherman, but he really enjoys the mountain air. You can always just book a stay and not the package, but the package does include instruction from Matt Heron Fly Fishing outfitter, plus a bottle of Cade Sauvignon Blanc, and a choice between fresh-baked pastries in your room before departure or a cheese platter to end your day with. LEARN MORE
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  2. The Modern Man Facial from the Spa at The Carneros Inn – There is a caveat to this, if you want to book this facial, which is totally amazing, you have to be a guest at The Carneros Inn. So that means the father in your life has to endure a stay at one of Napa’s premier resorts complete with two pools, three restaurants, bocce ball courts, 26 acres of beautiful landscape and more, plus. The facial perfectly caters to the needs of male skin and their daily rituals, the treatment provides vitality and enhanced energy while soothing irritation from shaving and moisturizing the skin for long-lasting results. Sounds like a fab Father’s Day, doesn’t it? THE SPA AT THE CARNEROS
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  3. A Golf Getaway in Carmel and a Stay at The Hideaway in Carmel – Venture to Carmel for some amazing golf and a stay at The Hideaway – book by June 30th and receive 25% off a 2-night stay – rates start at $199.
    Our favorite courses besides Pebble Beach:
    DEL MONTE Opened in 1897, Del Monte Golf Course is the oldest course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi.
    PACIFIC GROVE The most affordable golf experience on or near the Pacific Ocean. The entire back nine offers breathtaking views, and is adjacent to the famous 17 Mile Drive.
    BAYONET & BLACK HORSE Recent renovations have made the ‘must-play’ Monterey Peninsula layouts more scenic and a better overall test of golf.
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  4. The House Martini at Wildhawk Bar – For $25 you get two ice-cold delicious martinis in one lovely serving, because we all know the second Martini is always a little bit more amazing than the first. WILDHAWK
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  5. Dads like Cabs! – PlumpJack is known for their robust and beautiful cabs. We can’t really suggest one in particular so we’ll just say that all of the estate and reserve cabs from each of our wineries are worth a taste – Odette Estate, PlumpJack Winery, CADE Estate Winery

Spring Savings of Up to 25% Off PlumpJack Hotels

 

PJNewsletter_collage_March 2016PlumpJack’s New Carmel Hotel, The Hideaway, is Offering a Pre-Opening Special –
25% OFF When You Book by March 31st

Reserve your room prior to March 31st, 2016 and receive 25% off a 2 night, mid-week stay. Enjoy PlumpJack’s newest hotel in the heart of downtown Carmel, just steps away from the ocean. We are excited to unveil our intimate 24-room Inn April 18th. Learn More

Valid for stays 4/18/16-10/31/2016, excludes holidays. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

SVIBeerDinner_CollageBrewmaster Dinner March 31st & 25% Off Your Guestroom
PlumpJack Cafe is celebrating their last dinner series on March 31st with a Brewmaster dinner featuring Brewing Lair. Enjoy a 5-course chef’s tasting menu paired with Brewing Lair beer for $50 ($40 without beer flights). Make a Reservation

When you book your reservation, stay with PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn and get 25% OFF your stay. BOOK NOW
PJNewsletter_Collage_March2016If You’re “Inn” a Napa State of Mind –
Enjoy The Carneros Inn’s Lowest Rates of the Season

The Carneros Inn is making lots of updates to the grounds and the cottages. Book any cottage, suite or home for three or more nights – March 1st through December 31st and receive our lowest rate of the season. BOOK NOW
*Discount is already reflected in rate. Subject to availability; blackout dates will apply. May not be used with any other offer.

PlumpJack Does Easter Brunch Better than the Rest

PlumpJack does Easter Brunch better than the rest. With restaurants spanning from San Francisco and Marin to Napa and all the way up to the Sierra Mountains, you’re guaranteed a spot at the table. Enjoy the classics like the Balboa Huevos Rancheros or some upgrades on some classics, like PlumpJack Cafe’s Cinnamon Challah French Toast. See below for menus, links to make reservations and more.

FARM at The Carneros Inn
View Menu and Make a Reservation 
Boon Fly Café at The Carneros Inn
Will be serving their regular brunch menus from 7am to 3pm
Make a Reservation 
Balboa Cafe San Francisco
View Menu 
Balboa Café Mill Valley
Make a Reservation 
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PlumpJack Cafe
View Menu and Make a Reservation
Join us on the upper pool patio for an Easter egg hunt at 11:00 am
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Father’s Day Gifts that Will Prompt High Fives


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No more boring ties, bbq tools or golf balls, here are five gifts that will put a smile on dad’s face. He’s your go to guy, someone you can always count on to have your back. This Fathers Day PlumpJack can help you show Dad you care, because your dad deserves something awesome.
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1. Whisky, Wine & Beer, OH My!
Choose from so many great PlumpJack Wine & Spirits clubs, like our American Whisky Club, Gin Club, or Beer Club.  It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
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2. Fly Fishing in Tahoe
Spoil dad with something relaxing and outdoorsy. Book the Fly Fishing Package at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn that includes private casting lessons and guided fishing on private, stocked ponds with famed fly fisherman, Matt Heron. Plus welcome snacks and wine in your guest room.
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3. Forego Brunch and Opt for Cocktails
Spend a night sipping manly cocktails, at one of San Francisco’s Hottest New Bars in mid-market.
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4. Gift Kits with a Kick
Choose from a number of great Cocktail Kit choices, including some classics like the Manhattan, Old Fashioned or a Sazerac.
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5. Burger & Wine: A Perfect Pairing
Indulge in two balboa burgers with the suggested toppings of blue cheese, bacon, and sauteed mushrooms, perfectly paired with a bottle of 2012 Adaptation Petite Sirah for $100.00
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6. PlumpJack Gift Baskets
Gift baskets don’t have to be a drag to receive, PlumpJack Wine & Spirits has gift baskets that will be sure to please Dad. From the Build a Better Bar Basket to the Three Cheers for Beer in a Bucket, our hand crafted baskets are loaded up with premium items.
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