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Carol Baetzel - CBPR



Yappetizers, fireworks and farm to table dinners highlight resort's summer fun menu

Santa Cruz, California, {June 2013} … Chaminade Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resort® , nestled on 300 acres in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains and overlooking sparkling Monterey Bay, has a SUNsational line up of summer fun for guests, locals and four legged friends.

Linwood's Restaurant Unleashes Yappy Hour

Some might say Chaminade Resort & Spa has gone to the dogs, but they're really just pampering local pups! Now, locals and guests who want to enjoy happy hour, can also bring and treat their four legged friends to their own Yappy Hour with its Pooch Patio Menu every Monday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., served exclusively on Linwood's scenic patio.

Faux Paw entrees include ground beef muttballs, sensational salmon, grilled chicken and rice and K-9 sliders, while desserts include a peanut butter bacon pup cake or a honey banana pup-sickle. Yappetizers range from gourmet biscuits from the Lucky Dog Bakery in Santa Cruz, to bacon pieces, hard boiled eggs or low fat cottage cheese! Of course bottled water with mint is available for puppy breath syndrome. Pooches receive a complimentary yappetizer with the purchase of a guest appetizer.

Sizzlin' 4th of July Weekend BBQ & Festivities

Celebrate Independence Day in grand style at Chaminade Resort & Spa! Join us Thursday, July 4th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the Courtyard Terrace for a lip smacking summer fun BBQ! Menu includes traditional favorites including ribs, chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs, cowboy beans, watermelon, coleslaw, potato salad, garlic bread and cookie, brownies and a cool ice cream sundae bar! Price is $20 per adult, $12 for children ages 6 through 12; and children under 6 eat free!

On Friday and Saturday, July 5th and 6th, families are invited to catch a flick on a giant screen under the stars on Chaminade's Sports Lawn! The fire pit will be fired up for s'mores at 8 p.m., and the movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. Other snacks will include popcorn, lemonade and hot chocolate. Cost is $5 per person for snacks.

Sip, Savor and Save the Dates - It's Farm to Table Season!

Chaminade's celebrated Farm to Table Dinners are set to tempt guest's palates as Executive Chef Beverlie Terra and her culinary team kick off the 6th annual series featuring local vintners and farmers from the central coast! The panoramic, outdoor views from the Sunset Terrace, set the stage for a culinary journey and five course menu inspired by rich, seasonal ingredients and local wines from the region. Meet and mingle with Chef Terra, featured vintners, farmers and new friends and fans of this much anticipated series. Price is $80 per person, plus tax and gratuity. This year's 2013 series dates are:

July 12 - Featuring Fiesta Farm and Kathryn Kennedy Winery

August 9 - Featuring Yellow Wall Farm and Martin Ranch Winery

August 30 - Featuring Black Hen Farm, Belle Farm and Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery

September 20th - Featuring Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery

October 11th - Featuring Summit to Sea Wineries

Menus are announced within one month of the actual dinner. A reception with wine and passed hors d'oeuvres begins at 6 p.m. with dinner and endless wine being served at 6:30 p.m. Reserved seating is not available. Guests are seated at large tables on the outdoor patio. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Reservations are required.

For further information or reservations regarding Chaminade Resort & Spa's Yappy Hour, 4th of July weekend festivities or its Farm to Table Dinner Series, please call 831-475-5600 or visit

About Chaminade Resort & Spa

Nestled on 300 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains and overlooking Monterey Bay, the AAA Four Diamond Chaminade Resort & Spa features 156 luxurious accommodations including 44 suites. Managed by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®, the historic Mission-style resort is an IACC approved meeting destination and features 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space, two restaurants, sparkling pool, four tennis courts, executive fitness center, an array of recreational activities and scenic hiking trails surrounding the resort. The Spa at Chaminade is a full-service spa and considered one of the top destination spas in the area. Chaminade Resort & Spa is also pet friendly. For reservations and information call 800-283-6569 or visit To become a fan, visit us on FaceBook at or to follow us on Twitter @ChaminadeResort.

About Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® represents the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations. Many are certified by the International Association of Conference Centers, the leading professional organization governing the multi-billion dollar conference center industry on five continents, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence. Benchmark Resorts & Hotels deliver highly specialized service that anticipates guests’ needs and ensures a hospitality experience unsurpassed and long remembered. To become a fan on Facebook, visit, or follow us on Twitter at


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