Events at the Post Ranch Inn

We are proud to present two exclusive events put on in conjunction with the Foragers Festival by our Partner the Post Ranch Inn Big Sur.
Don’t miss out on this prestigious event on their amazing property at one of a kind location, the Sierra Mar Restaurant.

5:30pm Friday evening

Cocktail reception and fungus presentation by *Louie Schwartzberg followed by 5 course tasting menu prepared by Chef John Cox with wine pairings selected by Sierra Mar wine director Dominique DaCruz. $500 per person. limited to 22 tickets. Reservations to be made thru Post Ranch Reservations at 800 527 2200.

11am Sunday morning

Property forage hike and lunch with **Chef John Cox. Guest will enjoy an exclusive property wide tour of Post Ranch Led by Executive Chef John Cox followed by a 3 course lunch with wine pairing featuring items foraged on property and local wines.
Limited to 16 people at $200 per person. Reservations made at 800 527 2200. The hike is Weather permitting.

*About Louie Schwartzberg

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning producer, director, and cinematographer who has been shooting time-lapse 24/7 continuously for nearly four decades, Schwartzberg is a visual artist breaking barriers and telling stories that celebrate nature and life.

Schwartzberg is a coveted speaker worldwide. Two of his recent TEDx talks, namely one on Gratitude, are regularly cited among the top-watched of all time.  A 15-episode web series based on this viral video, Gratitude Revealed, premiered on in September 2015. He has also been featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday and directed an environmental short film, What’s Possible, narrated by Morgan Freeman, which opened the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit. His Moving Art series, which explores the beauty and majesty of nature, is currently on Netflix. Schwartzberg’s most recent feature films include “Wings of Life”, narrated by Meryl Streep, and “Mysteries of the Unseen World”, an IMAX film narrated by Forrest Whitaker.

Over his long trailblazing career, Schwartzberg has earned myriad awards and honors and was recognized as one of the “Top 70 Cinematographers” for the On Film Kodak Salute Series. For Schwartzberg, the greatest satisfaction is creating works that can have a positive effect on the future of the planet.  “I hope my films inspire and open people’s hearts.  Beauty is nature’s tool for survival – you protect what you love.  If I can move enough people on an emotional level, I hope we can achieve the shift in consciousness we need to sustain and celebrate life.”

**About John Cox

Chef John Cox is the Executive Chef at Sierra Mar. Chef Cox’s start in July 2012 marked a return to Sierra Mar, where he began his professional career in 2001. He joined us from his position as executive chef at La Bicyclette and Casanova restaurants in nearby Carmel, where he initiated dynamic, daily changing menus focused around locally sourced ingredients. The successful concepts and menus soon earned recognition as some of the finest in Carmel by publications ranging from the San Francisco Chronicle to Food & Wine magazine.

Prior to his time in Carmel, Chef Cox spent time immersing himself in Hawaii’s island cuisine and the bold, spicy flavors of the southwest in New Mexico. He trained at the New England Culinary Institute, where he is still a board member.