about Valentine’s Day choices that will make your partner’s eyes
sparkle? The Grand Del Mar in San Diego has created
several options for a memorable day on Feb. 14.
that special someone in an intimate home setting, Executive Chef Jason McLeod
and Wine Director Jesse Rodriguez will once again host a pre-Valentine’s
event on Friday, Feb. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
They’ll welcome men
only at an hors d’oeuvre and wine reception,
followed by a cooking class and demonstration. Men will leave with a packaged
prepared meal for two to finish on Feb. 14. Limited
to 15 participants, the cost is $125 per person; an additional $90
for two paired half bottles of wine. For reservations, please call
Every Thursday through Saturday in February, chocolaty-yummy cocktails and special
wines paired with chocolate accompaniments will be served in The Grand Del
Mar’s Lobby Lounge from 7 to 10 p.m.
Try these special libations: Banfi, Brachetto d’Acqui, “Rosso Regale,”
served with Valrhona Chocolate or Chambers,
served with Ganache. Flight of three
chocolate and wine pairing is $28.
Pumpkin Pie Martini concocted from Modern Spirits Pumpkin Pie Vodka,
Godiva Dark Chocolate Liquor with Nutmeg and Cinammon; Espresso Mojito with Anejo Rum,
Espresso, Orange Mint Syrup and Club Soda; or Chocolate Brle
created with Vanilla Rum, Verona Chocolate, Espresso and Steamed Milk. Prices
range from $12 to $15.
The Grand Del Mar opened its doors in October 2007, after two years of construction and planning.
elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites.
It features San Diego’s only Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course; two outdoor tennis
courts; a 21,000-square-foot Renaissance-inspired spa; four swimming pools;
regional dining, including Addison, the signature restaurant and Amaya, an all day Mediterranean-style venue.
For more information, call
858-314-2000 or visit the Web site at www.TheGrandDelMar.com.