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Post Ranch Inn  
Join us for a special dinner event

    Citrus, Chocolate & Spice Dinner
           featuring special guest, Chef Michael Laiskonis

Saturday, February 23
 at 5pm

Post Ranch and Sierra Mar are thrilled to invite you to a wonderful evening with very special guest, Chef Michael Laiskonis, former Executive Pastry Chef at New York’s famed Le Bernardin and currently the Creative Director of New York City’s Institute of Culinary Education. Sierra Mar’s Pastry Chef Yulanda Santos joins Chef Laiskonis, to bring you an exquisite eight-course "Citrus, Chocolate & Spice" dinner and optional wine pairing from Sierra Mar’s award-winning wine cellar.
  5 pm Passed Canapés & Champagne
  6 pm Eight-course "Citrus, Chocolate & Spice" dinner
$140 / person
$75 Optional Wine Pairing
tax and gratuity not included

Reserve your seats by calling us at (831) 667-2200 or email us at Please note that space is very limited.
Chefs Laiskonis and SantosPhotos

Make A Weekend Of It
Spend the weekend with us in Big Sur with our Citrus, Chocolate & Spice hotel package. The package includes:
  • Two night’s accommodations at Post Ranch Inn
  • Eight-course "Citrus, Chocolate & Spice" dinner
    plus wine pairing for two
  • Daily breakfast at Sierra Mar
  • All resort activites and amenities

    reserve online

    Optional Addition
    : Cooking demo from Chef Laiskonis - $50
    (more information below )

Cooking Demo with Chef Laiskonis

Sunday, February 24 at 1pm – MEarth at the Hilton Bialek Habitat
Chef Michael Laiskonis is hosting a cooking demonstration and class on Sunday, February 24 at 1pm in Carmel, 40 minutes north of Post Ranch.  Join Chef Laiskonis as he presents modern pastry techniques and treats attendees to tastings of his dishes. Tickets to this rare event are limited.
For tickets, please visit
Proceeds for this event will go to MEarth, a nonprofit established in 2008 to educate and inspire our community through environmental stewardship. To learn more visit:
About Chef Laiskonis
Michael Laiskonis is the Creative Director of New York City's Institute of Culinary Education. Previously Executive Pastry Chef Le Bernardin for eight years, his pastry philosophy manifested itself in a style of desserts that balanced of art and science, contemporary and classic. Awarded Outstanding Pastry Chef in 2007 by the James Beard Foundation, his work also helped the restaurant maintain three stars from the esteemed Michelin Guide and four stars from the New York Times. In his five year tenure as Pastry Chef at Tribute in Detroit, Pastry Art and Design twice named him one of the "10 Best Pastry Chefs in America". Laiskonis was named Bon Appétit's 2004 Pastry Chef of the Year and declared him a Rising Star in 2006. Currently at work on a book-in-progress detailing his evolution as a pastry chef, Laiskonis is excited to find himself in a position to give something back to the culinary community after nearly twenty years in the kitchen.
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Sierra Mar – Zagat 2011 San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants Guide

2012 Grand Award Winner
Wine Spectator Magazine

Post Ranch Inn | Highway 1 | PO Box 219 | Big Sur, CA 93920 | 800.527.2200
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