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On the heels of the wildly popular Cowgirl and Couples’ Bootcamps, Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is pleased to announce BBQ Bootcamp! Running from October 27 to 30, 2011, this special guest ranch vacation package features Frank Ostini - Grillmaster and owner of Hitching Post II.

Special guest Chef Frank Ostini

Alisal has been specializing in barbecue for over 60 years and now, the California guest ranch is letting guests in on a few of their trade secrets! During this three-night, four-day program, guests will hone their grilling skills, gain grilling confidence, and learn the ins-and-outs of Santa Maria-style BBQ from Alisal Executive Chef Pascal Godé and Chef Ostini. Each morning will focus on a different aspect of grilling, and afternoons will be free for horseback riding, golf, or a visit to the spa. In the evenings, local winemakers will be on hand to pour some of the rich varietals for which the Santa Ynez wine region is known.

BBQ Bootcamp highlights include:

THURSDAY:• Welcome reception with local beer master• Western-style dinner to meet the class

FRIDAY:• Morning seminar on grilling, from Ancho chiles to tri-tip, and everything else in-between with Chefs Godé and Ostini• Free Afternoon for golf, horseback riding, or spa treatment• Meet-your-Meat Seminar and Wine Tasting prior to dinner• Dinner prepared by Chefs Godé and Ostini featuring Hitching Post II Wines

SATURDAY:• Private Breakfast Ride to the Old Adobe• Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration with the Alisal Wranglers• Afternoon Spice Blending workshop and lunch with Chefs Godé and Ostini• Grill-your-own-dinner with some help from the grill masters• Local celebrity winemakers and farmers on hand to pair wines with dinner

SUNDAY:• Breakfast at your leisure and departure

Package includes:

• Three-night stay in the Deluxe Cottage accommodations (all rooms have wood-burning fireplaces)• Welcome basket with Western-style weekend accessories• All meals, including special dinners with local winemakers, and brew masters• Seminars on grilling methods and equipment, Dutch oven cooking, spice blending and more • Leather-bound BBQ instruction and booklet• Private Sunday morning breakfast ride to the Old Adobe

When: October 27-30, 2011

Where: Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort - View ranch location - View website

Price: Package prices start at $2,500 for four days and three nights, based on double occupancy. Limited availability.

Reservations: Please contact Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort at 888.4.ALISAL, email or visit

Grill at the Alisal

Learn to BBQ your steaks to perfection

Special guest Chef Frank Ostini

Grilling up a storm

Sunday morning ride

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