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Chef Ben’s Famous Sourdough

If you’ve stayed with us in Austin, you’re probably familiar with the deliciousness that is a warm basket of Chef Ben Baker’s sourdough bread. What you may not know is how that bread has a legacy of its very own. There is a lot of work and dedication that goes into sourdough bread, and the…

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A Local Guide to Hana Dining

Lo·ca·vore noun – a person whose diet consists of only or principally of locally grown or produced food It is a proud announcement that with our first ever Eat Month, we share our newest culinary element at Travaasa Hana, Maui—your ticket to the local dining experience. What is this? The locavore pass is your golden, er,…

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Introducing: Chef Bella

Please join us in welcoming Chef Bella Toland to the Travaasa ohana! We’re excited to have her take the helm in The Preserve Kitchen + Bar, and even more excited to taste the creations inspired by her world travels, heritage, and love for all things Hawaii. To help you get to know our new executive chef…

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Island Fresh

Many travelers may not know that Maui is home to over 800 farms. The island’s many climate zones help to create growing conditions for everything from goat cheese to lavender to coffee and pineapple. In honor of Harvest Month, we’ve decided to showcase our favorite farms that call Hana home. ONO Means Delicious   The…

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Plant-Based Cooking with Chef Marko

While the Chef Ben is busy creating new dishes with Kim’s harvest, Chef Marko Ellinger has a new class making its debut this month. In his Plant-Based Cooking demonstration, guests will learn about the many nutritional benefits of the fall bounty and how to incorporate these fresh ingredients for a dining experience that channels The…

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Season’s Bounty

Each fall, the leaves begin to change colors, the summer days start to cool and the farm team at Travaasa Austin prepare to harvest a season full of fresh ingredients that make their way to The Preserve Kitchen + Bar. Kim, our resident Farm Manager, along with her hardworking crew of Katie, Dylan & Michele,…

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Drum Up a New Workout

Ready to drum up some energy and get your heart pounding? We’re beyond stoked to announce a brand new experience at Travaasa Austin that is equal parts fun and fitness! Beginning in September, guests will have the opportunity to experience the newest cardio sensation, POUND®! “POUND®  is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the…

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Herd Dynamics: Team Building with Help from Horses

At the time of this writing, Jodie James, Travaasaʻs resident cowboy and lead wrangler, is on his way to Colorado to qualify for the Senior National Finals Rodeo world championship in Las Vegas. Jodie is a multi-generational master horseman, having spent many years drawing from Native American methods of communicating and working with horses to…

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