OJAI CELEBRATES PIXIE MONTH THIS APRIL

Pixie Month offers hotel packages, dining specials, and unique experiences for visitors of all agesimage003

This April, Ojai celebrates Pixie Tangerine Month with a host of happenings dedicated to the sweet and seedless tangerine that is unique to the Ojai Valley. The entire community has embraced the season and many of the restaurants, shops, hotels, and businesses are offering specials featuring this favorite fruit. Below is a sampling of participants.

LODGING:  

·         Lavender Inn:

o   Lavender Pixie muffins provided for guests every morning

o   Pixie Tangerine mimosas available during Sunday brunch

o   Ojai Pixie Squeeze Cooking Class (see activities)

 

·         The Oaks at Ojai:

o   Five-night Pixie Lodging Package will include an exclusive Pixie seasonal scrub as a complimentary spa treatment

o   Pixie Pedicure available throughout April

o   Pixie green cleansing drink will be available at the spa

o   Restaurant will feature Pixie inspired dishes throughout the month

o   Bowl of Pixies provided every day at the front desk

 

CULINARY:

 

·         Bliss Frozen Yogurt:

o   Pixie flavored frozen yogurt available through April

 

·         Feast Bistro:

o   A local favorite, Feast Bistro, will feature a warm feta, Pixie and kalamata olive spread, and a mozzarella flatbread with Ojai Pixies and caramelized onion throughout April

 

·         Ojai Valley Inn & Spa:

o   Three-course Pixie-inspired menu curated by Executive Chef Georg Paulussen available throughout March and April. Highlights include the Trilogy of Pixie desserts: grilled Pixie ice-cream; rice pudding spring rolls with Pixie and mango coulis; and tequila Pixie chocolate truffles

o   The Perfect Pixie Martini available at Maravilla throughout April

o   “Passion for Pixies” Facebook recipe contest will be held throughout April; the winner will receive a weekend of Pixie themed activities and events

 

·         Ojai Ice-Cream:

o   Pixie flavored ice cream available through April

 

·         Suzanne’s Cuisine:

o   Pixie-infused menu will be offered including four salad dishes, four entrees and four desserts. Highlights include the Pork Tenderloin with Pixie red curry sauce, and the Carrot Cake with Pixie cream cheese frosting

o   Suzanne’s Cuisine will feature the Pixie Cosmopolitan throughout the month of April

 

·         Zhena’s Tea:

o   Zhena’s Tea offers exquisite teas producing hand-crafted, premium quality, all natural and organic healthy infusions to please the palate and delight the senses

o   Specialty formulated teas featuring Pixies will be offered through April

 

ACTIVITIES:

·         Celebrate Pixie Season with Cloud Climber Jeep Tours:

o   Enjoy a sightseeing adventure that celebrates Pixies with tours of the famous Ojai citrus groves.

o   Custom, open-air, canopy-covered Jeep (seating 7 passengers)

o   Professional local driver/ guide

o   Informative guide narration

o   Tour available April 2014,  based on availability

 

·         Mob Shop Pixie Tour:

o   The Mob Shop will offer a special biking package including a tour of citrus groves throughout Ojai.

·         Ojai Pixie Squeeze Cooking Class at Lavender Inn:

o   Learn how to incorporate Ojai Pixies into every course in a meal using simple recipes at the Ojai Pixie Squeeze Cooking Class

o   Includes a five-course meal

o   Date: April 6, 2014; 1:00-2:00 p.m.

 

SHOPPING:

·         Pixie Tasting and Art at OVA Arts:

o   This month, for the Third Friday event on April 18th, OVA Arts features orange jewelry, Pixie photography and Pixie tastings

o   OVA Arts will also feature the “Orange Pixie Tag” event throughout the month of April for an additional 10% discount on all orange art

 

 

·         Retail Shops in Ojai Celebrate Pixie Month:

o   Some retail shops will offer a discount on orange colored items throughout April

o   A bowl of fresh Pixies will be available in stores accompanied with a Pixie brochure for guests to enjoy

 

PIXIES:           Native to the Central California Coast, Pixie Tangerines have existed since the 1920’s

and were originally bred out of a tangerine called the Kincy. It wasn’t until the      1960’s that the Ojai Pixie Growers discovered that the temperate, Mediterranean climate of the Ojai Valley was the ideal place to grow these tiny tangerines. Today, there are over 25,000 Pixie trees in Ojai tended by more than 40 tangerine growers.

 

WHERE:         Just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles and only 12 miles inland from Ventura, Ojai is located off the 101 freeway, a few miles up Highway 33.

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