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Indulge and Learn at the Meet the Makers Event at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Highlighting Pre-Eminent Luxury Cigar Brand Cohiba

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, announces another spectacular opportunity to indulge in the finer things in life while enjoying the beauty of the premier resort on the Gaviota Coast. The Meet the Makers event will be hosted at the new Cohiba Experience at Bacara, the first permanent Cohiba lounge in the US, on October 21st from 7-10 p.m. Guests will learn about the exceptional range of Cohiba cigars, gain insights into the intricacies of tobacco blends and have the opportunity to learn cigar cutting, lighting and pairing techniques.

The evening in the lounge’s stunning al fresco setting with panoramic views offers a one-of-a-kind experience, and will begin with an opening toast of Telmont Champagne from our friends with Louis XIII paired with a handcrafted Cohiba Connecticut cigar. Guests can relish in learning from those who have mastered their crafts: the best of the best in cigars, cocktails, truffles, and handmade luxury leather.

“It’s always a warm invitation to be immersed in laid-back luxury when you step into the Cohiba Experience at The Bacara,” says Mr. Steven Janicek, GM of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara. “Whether sipping a cocktail by the fire pit or exploring the walk-in cedar-lined humidor, it will be a special night for those who delight in an elevated experience.”

Special Meet the Maker Guests:
Meet Sean Williams, Brand Ambassador of Cohiba Cigars – Learn how to cut, light, smoke and savor a cigar like a true aficionado.
Meet Mike, founder of Twenty-Four Blackbirds Chocolate – Mike will curate a specialty truffle inspired by the heirloom tobacco plants he is growing locally, which will pair nicely with Cohiba cigars and the resort’s cocktail offerings.

Meet Adam Sandroni, Head bartender, Director, and Co-Cocktail Creator at Good Lion Hospitality, featuring Rémy Martin spirits – Watch Adam lead the group through a mixology experience and create a specialty cocktail offered only at the Cohiba Experience at Bacara. The evening ends with the toast of the exquisite luxury cognac Louis XIII by Rémy Martin paired with a Cohiba Spectre 2022 cigar.

Meet Steven, founder of Makesmith Leather – Have the opportunity to purchase unique, handmade in SB, quality leather goods, with the chance to have your items embossed complimentary**.

Each guest will receive a gift bag that will include a handmade Cohiba cigar, along with a cocktail menu card from Good Lion Hospitality, unique chocolate truffles from Twenty-Four Blackbird and a leather key chain from Makesmith.

Event entry is complimentary for hotel guests, Bacara Club members, and the public; Advanced reservations to attend the event are required. For more information about The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, and the Meet the Maker Festivities or to make a reservation, please visit or contact The Ritz Carlton-Bacara, Santa Barbara at (805) 968-0100.


October 21
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm