Join us for a celebration of Guanacaste culinary traditions and the many ways our local cuisine
continues to evolve. This two-day event features six international chefs, each with a unique take on Costa Rican cuisine, as they work together to bring the colorful ingredients of Guanacaste to life. Join us to enjoy fantastic food and pairings, live music, beautiful scenery, and the company of friends in a memorable celebration of local flavor that you won’t want to miss!
FROM 4:30 PM TO 8:30 PM
4.30 – 6 pm Live music with passed hors d’oeuvres around the pool with DJ
6 – 8.30 pm 6 course sit down dinner (1 dish per chef), with live music
Cost per ticket
$150 USD tax and service included
$180 USD tax and service included with wine pairing
Advanced reservations required with full and final non-refundable payment at time of booking. Guest can choose to purchase with or without wine pairing
Appetizers by the pool from 4.30pm to 6pm
1 Guanacaste-inspired complimentary cocktail per guest prepared by mixologist, Liz Furlong.
*Additional beverages will be charged by consumption.
Formal 6 course sit down dinner at Sentido Norte Restaurant
Live DJ by the pool at sunset.
Live sax music during dinner.
FROM 6 PM TO 9 PM
Live music and entertainment, buffet stations with assorted traditional Guanacaste dishes and 1 station per guest Chef who will be serving bite size appetizers based on the tastes of their Guanacaste-inspired dishes.
Cost per ticket
$60 USD tax and service included
* Beverages will be charged by consumption.
Live music and entertainment in Plaza Lucia
Buffet stations with Guanacaste-inspired bites (1 station per Chef)
Type of seating
Picnic and cocktail tables.
Born in Upland, California, raised in New Jersey, Smillie has always been inspired by the rustic elements of the outdoors. In 2014, Smillie and Chef Stephen Starr decided to collaborate on Upland where Smillie offers dishes that showcase his Californian roots and seasonal culinary sensibilities. In 2015, Smillie released his first cookbook, Slow Fires: Mastering New Ways to Braise, Roast, and Grill. The second outpost of the beloved NYC eatery opened in Miami in 2016.