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Carlsbad Blooms with Creativity in ‘Petal To Plate by Visit Carlsbad’

A Floral Culinary and Wellness Celebration to be Held April 5-15, 2018

The second annual edition offers a full bouquet of new floral experiences, including activities at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, restaurants, breweries, and spas

Carlsbad CA— Timed with the opening of The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, Carlsbad blooms in floral creativity with a new annual edition of “Petal to Plate by Visit Carlsbad.” The 10-day celebration of fine flowers, food, and drink in the sun-drenched coastal Southern California city will take place from April 5 to April 15, 2018 and includes four events and floral-inspired specials at venues around the city.

Hamachi Crudo
Twenty/20 Grill at Sheraton
Carlsbad Resort & Spa

Inspired by the nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California, chefs, brewers, mixologists, and wellness specialists across Carlsbad have incorporated floral ingredients from violets, lavender, hibiscus, tangerine flower, passion flower, pansies, chamomile, rose, elderflower, and even pollen to delight the senses in this year’s edition. Offerings include a floral-inspired lunch special at Argyle Steakhouse at Park Hyatt Aviara, aromatherapy treatments and craft floral cocktails at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, variations on the reputable repertoire of seafood, pastas and succulent steak at Vigilucci’s Steak & Seafood, sea-side Fleur de Fizz cocktails at Chandler’s Restaurant at Cape Rey, Passion Flower Sugar Scrubs at Ocean Crest Spa, floral-inspired libation, The Trophy Pole, from mixologist Leigh Lacap at Campfire Restaurant & Bar, Hibiscus Coconut Shrimp Ceviche and other delightfully spring-fresh creations from the team at Twenty/20 Grill at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, and floral-inspired brews at Arcana Brewing Company including a Lavender Saison and a Calendula Ale.

“The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch draw thousands of travelers each year to the destination to admire the beauty of the springtime blooms,” says Executive Director of Visit Carlsbad, Sam Ross. “Following last years’ successful celebration, we are thrilled to invite travelers to continue to enjoy the power of flowers in new culinary and wellness offerings and five events at The Flower Fields.”

Petal to Plate Calendar of Events – April 5-15, 2018

  • Thursday, April 5 – Sunday, April 15: Petal to Plate by Visit Carlsbad (various venues throughout Carlsbad). After visiting The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, guests are invited to enjoy offerings from seven participating restaurants, bars, and wellness establishments. A full overview of each offering is available here.
  • Friday, April 6 and Friday, April 13: Sunset Wine Tasting & Food (The Flower Fields). An intimate culinary experience unfolds with wine and bites paired with the songs of live musical artists. Enjoy the sun as it sets on the fields with this after-hours event. Tickets can be purchased here.
  • Thursday, April 12: Fashion, Flowers and Fido (The Flower Fields). Join the Flower Fields Foundation, Simon Youth Foundation, and Rancho Coastal Humane Society for an evening fashion show with designs from Carlsbad Premium Outlet retailers accompanied by Rancho Coastal Humane Society adoptable dogs modeling dog fashion. Food and drink provided by local breweries, restaurants, bakeries and more. Tickets $25 in advance and $30 at the door. More info here.
  • Sunday, April 15: Canon Photography Workshop (The Flower Fields). On the final day of Petal to Plate 2018, guests are invited to celebrate and savor the beauty of The Flower Fields with expert Stacey Lynne Foster at photography workshops running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., including Intro to Macro Photography, Fun With Flash, Print Like A Pro, Photo Walks and Family Portraits. Fun activities will be offered along with loaner cameras all day and guests can enjoy free printing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More info here.

Guests visiting Carlsbad for Petal to Plate can browse the destination’s comprehensive listing of all hotels in the city on VisitCarlsbad.com, including luxury resorts, vacation rentals, budget-friendly hotels and more.


About Carlsbad

Located just 25-minutes north of San Diego, Carlsbad is a quaint beach town that showcases an approachable elegance unique to the Southern California shoreline. Known as “The Village by the Sea,” Carlsbad offers the charm of a European town with the conveniences of a large city. The town’s dramatic beauty is complemented by a distinct variety of year-round signature events, as well as boundless ocean experiences along seven miles of golden coast, beautiful flower gardens, a range of accommodations, world-class shopping experiences, local breweries, golf, and unique destinations, such as LEGOLAND® California and SEA LIFE Aquarium. With a perfectly mild climate year-round, this Southern California treasure provides guests an ideal environment to explore the outdoors by day and relax each evening at one of the many beautiful resorts and comfortable hotels in Carlsbad. Visit the official website visitcarlsbad.com for complete destination information.