Strater Culinary Safari

At the Historic Strater Hotel

John Ash Sonoma Cutrer Wine Dinner, September 9, $100 per Person

Culinary Birds Dinner with John Ash, September 12, $55 per Person with Optional $25 Wine Flight Pairing per Person

Greek Dining with Guest Chef Dawn Brown, October TBD, More Information Coming Soon

Contact Emily Spencer at or 970.375.7124 to reserve your space now.


Welcome to Worldwide
Fine Dining and Memories

Once in a while an opportunity comes along to experience something that’s too good to pass up. The Strater Culinary Safari is just that; a memorable and delicious adventure into worldwide adventure dining. Be inspired, explore, and learn about foods typically not found in the Four Corners Region, all while enjoying the camaraderie of friends, old and new. You're invited to be a part of the adventure as Chef Safari hosts Culinary Safari each month with a unique dining experience from a different region in the world or culinary style. Professional guest chefs will periodically be a part of the journey, as well as local talented cooks.

Strater Culinary Safari seating is limited to 60, on a first-come, first-serve basis for $55 (all-inclusive) per person. Live entertainment is planned and a cash bar will feature a specialty cocktail or wine, perfect for pairing with the meal. Invite your friends and family to join you on a global adventure, all without ever leaving the comfort of our beautiful Durango, Colorado.

Our Next Two Dinners Feature
World-Famous Guest Chef John Ash
Click on the LEFT image below to learn more about
both dinners and Guest Chef John Ash.



African Vacation Results in Fortuitous Meeting

When Laurie and Rod Barker were invited to join a small group traveling to Africa on a photographic safari, they had no idea it would end up being the start of a new chapter for the historic Strater Hotel. The consummate hotelier, Mr. Barker is always interested in dining and lodging, and made it a point to meet each of the friendly and well-trained staff at the Breezes Resort in Zanzibar—their home base for several days. On the last day, after meeting everyone except the executive chef, out from the kitchen came Chef Arnold Safari. His beaming smile and warm personality were impossible to ignore, though his talent as a chef was what really impressed the Barkers. Now, just several years later, Durango and the Strater Hotel are Chef Safari’s homebase.

Reserve Your Space

We invite you to contact Emily Spencer, Strater Catering and Events Coorinator for more information about Strater Culinary Safari at:  |  970.375.7124
Reserve your space today and be on your way to an international adventure.

*The historic Strater Hotel, and all its outlets, are nonsmoking facilities-no smoking of any kind is allowed.
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