Made in America Weekend… Cooking Classes and Comfort Foods at the Four Seasons Hualalai

Four Seasons Resort Hualālai at Historic Ka‘ūpūlehu, the first and only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star resort on Hawai‘i Island, will play host to a weekend of culinary experiences in celebrating food author Lucy Lean’s new book Made in America; Our Best Chefs Reinvent Comfort Food.

Lucy Lean holds up her book

Lucy Lean holds up her book

Ludo and Krissy Lefebvre (LudoBites, Sundance Channel’s LudoBites America, Top Chef Masters), Evan Kleiman (Angeli Caffe, KCRW’s Good Food) and Peter Merriman (Merriman’s Restaurants) join hosts James Babian executive chef, Four Seasons Resort Hualālai) and Linda Rodriguez (pastry chef, Four Seasons Resort Hualālai.)  Each of the participating chefs is featured in Made in America, which recreates America’s classic comfort food dishes, reinvented by 100 of today’s top chefs.

“We’re excited to be a part of Lucy Lean’s book release celebrations, and to have these esteemed chefs join us here at the Resort,” says Robert Whitfield, regional vice president and general manager of Four Seasons Resort Hualālai.  “We’ve got a great weekend ahead of dining and spectacular culinary experiences with our special guests.”

The Made in America weekend will include:

  • Cooking class with Ludo Lefebvre and Lucy Lean (Mussel Veloute, Hawaiian-style)
  • Cooking class with Evan Kleiman and Lucy Lean (Pie-Making 101)
  • Cooking class with Evan Kleiman and Nick Mastrascusa (Potato Gnocchi)
  • “Meet the Chefs” Cocktail Reception
  • Dinner by Peter Merriman, James Babian and Linda Rodriguez
  • Fishing Trip with Ludo Lefebvre
  • Farm Trip and lunch with James Babian
  • Five-course Made in America dinner, featuring the chefs, with wines from Joe Bastianich
  • Farmer’s Brunch with live action stations

Made in America events can be purchased individually and room rates start at $625 nightly.

For more information and reservations, please call (888) 340-5662 or visit

About Lucy Lean

Lucy Lean’s life is an exciting journey from farm to plate: as a farmer’s daughter growing up in England to a French chef’s daughter-in-law in New York at La Cote Basque to a food magazine editor of edible Los Angeles and contributor to LA Weekly, Zester Daily, and Meatpaper, to traveling around America as a Food Judge for the Gordon Ramsay Fox hit TV show MasterChef, she’s savored a lot along the way. She lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles where she blogs about their culinary feats on her award-winning website, Ladles and Jellyspoons.

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