Grand valentines at The Grand Del Mar

Stymied
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.

  For the gentleman who wants to dazzle
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
858-314-2000.

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,” Italy
served with Valrhona Chocolate
or Chambers, Muscat, Rutherglen
Australia
served with Ganache
. Flight of three
chocolate and wine pairing is $28.

 Or try a Chocolate
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.

Located north San
Diego
County
,
The Grand Del Mar opened its doors in October 2007, after two years of construction and planning.
The luxury resort features 249
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.

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