Use your Marriott points to score an intimate master class with a famous chef

Sep 17, 2019

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If you’ve ever wanted to take a masterclass from a chef at a famous Michelin-starred restaurant, Marriott Bonvoy Moments is offering a golden opportunity. Actually, eight golden opportunities.

On Tuesday, Marriott announced a series of eight new culinary Marriott Bonvoy Moments that give members a chance to bid for these unique experiences located throughout Europe. Bidding is open now for the first six events, with bids currently as low at 85,000 Marriott points.

RELATED: Learn all about Marriott Bonvoy Moments

Packages include a minimum two-night stay for two people in a nearby Marriott hotel plus a “unique multi-course dinner at the Michelin starred restaurant and a chef masterclass or meet and greet.” On top of that, some Bonvoy Moments include additional “unique local experiences” such as a chocolate workshop, a private market tour, exclusive Vineyard or wine cellar tours.

All available culinary Marriott Bonvoy Moments can be found on this page, while the new series of Michelin-rated Masterclass Moments are found here.

Let’s take a closer look at the first six events available to bid on now.

 

Es Fum with Chef Miguel Navarro

  • Location: St Regis Mardavall in Mallorca, Spain
  • Event date: October 12-14
  • Bidding ends: October 1
  • Current lowest bid: 85,000 points
  • Packages available: 3

Tour and shop for ingredients at the Mercado de Santa Catalina, and receive a private tour of an olive oil cellar. Your journey also includes a full tasting dinner experience at the Michelin-starred restaurant Es Fum, and a two-night stay in a Junior Suite at the St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort.

M.B & Kabuki with Chef Martín Berasategui

  • Location: The Ritz‐Carlton, Abama in Tenerife, Spain
  • Event date: October 27-30
  • Bidding ends: October 7
  • Current lowest bid: 150,000 points
  • Packages available: 4

Attend a cooking Masterclass with Chef Martín Berasategui and a cocktail workshop. Your journey also includes tasting menu experiences and wine pairings at the Michelin-starred restaurants, M.B and Kabuki. With your three-night stay in a Deluxe Room at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, you’ll also receive daily breakfast, a traditional couples’ massage and a private buggy during your stay.

Marqués de Riscal with Chef Francis Paniego

Attend a cooking Masterclass and a Tapas tour, and visit wine cellars and wineries. Your journey also includes a full dinner experience at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Marqués de Riscal, and a meet and greet with Chef Francis Paniego. Stay at both Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastián and Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego.

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La Barra de Carles Abellan with Chef Carles Abellán & Enoteca Paco Pérez with Chef Paco Pérez

  • Location: W Barcelona & Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain
  • Event date: November 15-17
  • Bidding ends: October 7
  • Current lowest bid: 150,000 points
  • Packages available: 4

Attend a meet and greet with Chef Paco Pérez and Chef Carles Abellán and learn what inspires both award-winning chefs. Your journey also includes a private tour of the vineyard from a personal guide, a tapas dinner at La Barra and a multi-course Catalan dinner at the Two-Michelin-starred restaurant Enoteca Paco Pérez. And stay in a Deluxe Room at the iconic Hotel Arts Barcelona.

Bayview with Chef Michel Roth

  • Location: Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Event date: November 22-24
  • Bidding ends: October 7
  • Current lowest bid: 150,000 points
  • Packages available: 4

Attend a cooking Masterclass with Chef Michel Roth and a chocolate workshop and tasting. Visit a wine cellar for an exclusive tasting. Your journey also includes tasting menu dinners at both Arabesque and Bayview restaurants and a two-night stay in a Junior Suite at the President Wilson, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Geneva.

AQUA with Chef Sven Elverfeld

  • Location: The Ritz‐Carlton in Wolfsburg, Germany
  • Event date: December 3-5
  • Bidding ends: October 7
  • Current lowest bid: 150,000 points
  • Packages available: 4

Start your journey with a VIP Tour of the Volkswagen factory grounds, followed by a four-course Imperial Caviar Dinner with Dom Pérignon pairing at the Volkswagen Autostadt. Attend a cooking workshop with Chef Sven Elverfeld. Your journey also includes a nine-course tasting dinner at the Michelin-starred AQUA Restaurant and a two-night Suite stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg.

Restore your Marriott Bonvoy balance

If using your Marriott points on these incredible experiences depletes your Marriott Bonvoy balance, you can build it back up for your next vacation — or Marriott Bonvoy Moment event — by applying for the following cards:

  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card: Earn 125,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first three months. Plus, earn up to $200 in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants within the first six months of card membership. Offer ends 5/12/2021. Terms Apply
  • Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card: Earn 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 5/12/21. Terms apply.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card: Earn 100,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card: Earn 50,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

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