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Hotel SLO’s 2nd Annual “Autumn Soirée 2023: The SLO Way” Wine & Food Festival to Take Place Saturday, November 11


San Luis Obispo’s Premier Luxury Boutique Property Celebrates Winemakers and Harvest Bounty of the Central Coast

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (October  19, 2023) – Hotel San Luis Obispo, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of San Luis Obispo’s vibrant downtown, will present its 2nd annual “Autumn Soirée 2023: The SLO Way” wine and food festival, to be held in celebration of the region’s winemakers and harvest bounty, on Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 5-8 pm at the property’s Garden Courtyard.

The event features tastings from the Central Coast’s most acclaimed wineries paired with delectable creations courtesy of Executive Chef Ryan Fancher and his team from the property’s two onsite restaurants, the Michelin-recognized modern steakhouse, Ox + Anchor, and Piadina, which offers a California take on Italian cuisine. The elegant affair also includes delicious bites from San Luis Obispo’s top eateries, unique live performances and art installations, a wine wall, and a silent auction.

“We’re thrilled to present this special celebration of the Central Coast’s outstanding local winemakers, chefs and purveyors and raise funds for important local non-profit organizations,” said Circe Sher, co-founder of Piazza Hospitality which developed and manages Hotel San Luis Obispo. “The  Central Coast wine appellations are all in close proximity to Hotel SLO, making it the perfect retreat for wine lovers exploring the region. We are dedicated to providing guests with authentically local wine centric experiences like this event, our  monthly winemaker dinners at Ox + Anchor, and special stay packages.”

“Autumn Soirée 2023: The SLO Way” participating wineries include Adelaida, Austin Hope, Biddle Ranch, CADRE, CASS Winery, Center of Effort, Claiborne & Churchill Winery, Colori Wines, DAOU, Des Par Ada, Field Recordings, Hermon Story, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, LeVigne Winery, Linne Calodo, McPrice Myers, Qupé, Sextant, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Talley Vineyards and Tolosa. Participating restaurants and purveyors include Earth and Oven, Linnaeas, Mello Land & Cattle, Morro Bay Oyster Company, Nosotros Tequila & Mezcal, Ohana Bros Island Style Snack Company, Ox + Anchor, Piadina, Sichuan Kitchen SLO, The S’mores Cart, Tsar Nicoulai Caviara, Wild Fields Brewhouse and Wren.

The event also features art installations from nationally acclaimed artist Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, whose exhibition In Space and Splendor opens at The San Luis Obispo Museum of Modern Art on November 18, and Alice Sutro, who will present a live larger-than-life projection portraiture; fire dancing by artist Lily Grace Quirk; live music by IMUA; a Wine Wall Pull; and a silent auction including items like an Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III Gasoline Guitar, a Sonoma Getaway featuring a two night stay at Hotel Healdsburg and dinner at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, an instant Autumn Soirée wine cellar, and an exclusive private dinner hosted by Chef Ryan Fancher in Ox + Anchor’s beautiful Wine Library.

Following the event, guests are invited to mingle with the chefs and winemakers at an after-party held at Hotel SLO’s S. Low Bar lounge featuring local tastes by Ohana Bros, pizza from Piadina, beer courtesy of Wild Fields Brewhouse, and Nosotros Tequila & Mezcal, plus music from the DJ duo, the Chromatic Cats.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Hotel SLO’s Uncork Potential Scholarship Fund (Cal Poly)SLO Food BankSan Luis Obispo Museum of Art and the Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers.  

Top event sponsors include Mercedes-Benz, Edna Contemporary, Hotel SLO and Region.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.autumnsoiree.com. For more information about Hotel SLO, please visit hotel-slo.com

About Hotel San Luis Obispo

Bringing an unprecedented level of luxury accommodations, dining, and wellness to the city, Hotel San Luis Obispo is the ideal home base for exploring the California Central Coast’s many attractions, from the notable wine regions of Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, and Santa Margarita to scenic hiking trails and beaches. The 78-room hotel provides exceptional amenities for its overnight guests and local patrons, including an expansive rooftop bar and accompanying lounge, and two onsite restaurants, Piadina and Ox + Anchor, led by Executive Chef Ryan Fancher.  Piadina offers a fresh California take on Italian cuisine with a menu showcasing its wood-fired oven, and Ox + Anchor is a modern spin on the classic steakhouse, providing a relaxed fine-dining experience with a menu that draws inspiration from the hills and sea that surround San Luis Obispo. For intimate gatherings to large celebrations, Hotel San Luis Obispo offers nearly 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces, ranging from a fully equipped board room and wine cellar to a grand ballroom and rooftop terrace for groups of up to 180 people for meetings and events.  A 10-minute drive from the coast, Hotel San Luis Obispo’s location in the increasingly bustling downtown encourages guests to discover the city’s numerous dining, shopping, wineries, and entertainment options, as well as providing convenient access to hiking trails and scenic beaches.  Environmentally conscious travelers will appreciate the property’s sustainable elements, including reusable water bottles for every guest, refill stations throughout the hotel, and charging stations for electric vehicles.



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