Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis Announces “Mara in Season” Presented by RBC Wealth Management: A New Series Designed to Bring People Together

  • A collaboration with Gavin Kaysen, this culinary experience brings Chefs Greg Vernick, Nancy Silverton and Tyler Florence to Minneapolis
  • Ten percent of the proceeds will be directed toward local business leader Houston White and his cultural impact work with a goal of creating more diversity, equity and belonging   
March 21, 2024,
Minneapolis, USA

With the goal of bringing people together, providing memorable experiences and celebrating each season, Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis announces a new series: Mara in Season presented by RBC Wealth Management. Taking place four times per year, each event features a surprise Hotel experience followed by a collaborative, multi-course tasting menu at Mara where Chef Gavin Kaysen and his team cook with a renowned visiting chef from their open kitchen.

In the inaugural series, Chef Kaysen and team will collaborate with Greg Vernick for A Spring’s Table (May 9, 2024), Nancy Silverton for A Summer’s Table (August 10, 2024) and Tyler Florence for An Autumn’s Table (October 24, 2024). These events, made possible in part by United Properties and Steelite International, follow A Winter’s Table, which took place on February 1, 2024.

“I am thrilled to be creating a dinner series at Mara, especially one that is tied to the seasons,” says Chef Kaysen. “One of the most exciting ways to cook is by way of how nature is unfolding, and this offering will showcase that alongside the unique personality of each chef. Greg, Nancy and Tyler are not only friends, but incredible chefs who have created magic in their own kitchens. Now, they bring it to us at Mara and in Minneapolis.”

Adds Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis General Manager Florian Riedel, “Since opening, our Hotel has become a place that brings people together and Mara a destination restaurant for life’s celebrations. With this series, we’re building upon these identities as we gather exceptional culinary talent and fresh, seasonal ingredients unique to Minnesota and its ever-evolving landscape.”

Season passes and tickets for A Spring’s Table are available now on Tock. The season pass, which includes beverage pairings and service charge for the next three events, is available now through April 4, 2024, for USD 1200. In addition, for every pair of season passes purchased, a couple will be gifted one complimentary night at Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis; this overnight stay must occur in 2024 and is subject to availability. Individual events, which include beverage pairings and service charge, are priced at USD 395. Ten percent of the proceeds will be directed toward local business leader Houston White and his cultural impact work to advance diversity, equity and belonging.

Before Mara and Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis opened, the Hotel formed a partnership with White based on shared values and began creating Cultural Collisions: events and experiences that invite people to make new connections, learn from one another and build bridges. This effort kicked off with recruitment-focused open houses in early 2022 and will extend to rooftop events this summer.

About Mara’s Visiting Chefs

  • Five years after opening his debut restaurant, Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia-based Chef Greg Vernick was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. He has since expanded his enterprise to include Vernick Wine and opened Vernick Coffee Bar and Vernick Fish within Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.
  • Winner of the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Chef award, Chef Nancy Silverton has been called one of the Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink. Co-owner of the Mozza Restaurant Group, which includes Michelin-starred Osteria Mozza, she has authored 11 cookbooks and appeared in Netflix’s Chef’s Table and MasterClass’s G.O.A.T. series.
  • Food Network star Chef Tyler Florence is a content creator, restaurateur and the author of 17 cookbooks. Twice a James Beard Award nominee for Best Chef West Coast, he is the visionary behind acclaimed eateries, including Miller & Lux in Chase Center – named the Bay Area's Best Steakhouse – and Miller & Lux Hualalai within Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

About RBC Wealth Management – U.S.

In the United States, RBC Wealth Management operates as a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Founded in 1909, RBC Wealth Management is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and other major securities exchanges. RBC Wealth Management has USD 570 billion in total client assets with more than 2,100 financial advisors operating in 190 locations in 42 states.