FEBRUARY BRINGS MANY SPLENDED ROMANTIC EXPERIENCES

The Grand Del Mar with its Mediterranean-inspired elegance is romantic by nature, but the lovers’ ante is always upped in the month of February. This year, the resort has created four lovely packages to celebrate Cupid and love, as well as romantic culinary events in the Lobby Lounge, Club M, Amaya and Addison. Also, guests will want to visit some or all of the five most romantic spots at the five-year old resort.

WHERE TO CELEBRATE: THE FIVE MOST ROMANTIC PLACES 

According to The Grand Del Mar’s staff and visitors who have enjoyed the resort over its past five years, the Five Most Romantic Places:

  • Table #14 at signature restaurant Addison
  • The Couple’s Suite at The Spa
  • Grandview Canyon Trail with its panoramic views of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve
  • The Relaxation Fountain behind the Relaxation Pool
  • Firepit overlooking the 3rd fairway of The Grand Golf Club

Please contact the Concierge at 858.314.1996 to make arrangements to visit these romantic spots.

DELIGHTFUL FEBRUARY CULINARY HAPPENINGS & VALENTINE’S DAY DINING

Rosé Tasting in Le Salon at Addison

In February, Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Le Salon at Addison is a stunning, luxurious place to enjoy beverages and small tastes. For romantics, flights of three beautiful rosés will offer tastes of Simonnet Febvre, Brut, Crémant Rosé, Burgundy, France NV; Graham Beck, Brut, Cap Classique Rosé, Coastal Region, South Africa NV; and Schramsberg, Brut, Rosé, “Mirabelle,” North Coast, CA NV. The flight of three rosés is $20 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Sea of Love Grand Seafood Platter for Two in the Lobby Lounge

Available throughout February from 2 to 11 p.m.

This delectable seafood sharing platter includes: four Kumiai oysters, Dungeness crab salad, four raw clams, four champagne-poached shrimp, one ounce of paddle fish caviar with chive blini, chilled whole Maine lobster tail and claw and mignonette, cocktail and Mary Rose sauces. $75 per couple, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Lovers Tasting Menu at Amaya

Throughout February from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

A dreamy four-course tasting menu for two pleases couples with: amuse bouche of Lobster Bisque; first course of Blue Crab and Cauliflower Risotto or Marinated Asparagus Salad with tangerine, goat cheese and pine nuts; entrée is Crispy Sea Trout with celeriac panna cotta and champagne-poached golden raisins or Châteaubriand with butter-poached Maine Lobster-Red Bliss potato gratin and red wine jus. Dessert: Chocolate Passion Délice with milk chocolate mousse, passion fruit cream, raspberry sauce. $110 per couple, exclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 858.314.2727.

Be My Valentine Cocktails at Club M During February

Throughout February from 4 p.m., daily

For a casual, lively escape to enjoy a favorite cocktail or a special Valentine Cocktail, Club M is the place to be. The two special beautiful and luscious Valentine’s drinks offered are Strawberry-Lavender Bellini created with white peach, lemon juice, lavender syrup, Moët Rosé Champagne and fresh strawberries and Raspberry Kiss composed of White Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Chambord, Herradura Reposado and fresh raspberries. Each cocktail is $15, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Love on the Rocks Mixology Demo and Tasting

Thursday, February 7, starts at 7 p.m.

Valentine’s Day gets a shake-up when mixology expert Adrian Biggs demonstrates cocktail tips and tricks. Sweethearts and friends will not be able to resist Valentine’s Punch made with vodka, raspberry liqueur, champagne, muddled berries and other ingredients; Cherry Chocolate Chili featuring Cherry Noir, chocolate liqueur, jalapeno and berries; and Between Decks starring gin, fruit juices and simple syrup. Includes recipes, sipping and hors d’oeuvre from Amaya. $45 per person. Reservations: 858.314.1996.

Seductive Six-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner at Award-Winning Addison

Thursday, February 14 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Truly fabulous dining is to be offered at Addison for this special day. Chef William Bradley will be preparing such delicacies as: Sea Scallop “en coquille” with sea lettuce, cucumbers and caviar; Langoustine feuille de brick with Caesar salad and sweet garlic purée; Loup de Mer with lemon grass, shellfish and shallots; Lamb “croute de persillade” with apricots, onions, fennel and olives. For the perfect indulgence: Torte au Chocolat with passion fruit gastrique and vanilla gelato.Six-Course Dinner is $185 per person; $285 with wine pairings; exclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations, 858.314.1900.

Amaya’s Special Four-Course Valentine’s Day Menu

Thursday, February 14 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Amaya’s Valentine’s aphrodisiac-rich meal includes an amuse bouche and four courses. Begin with a Chilled Kumiai Oyster with spicy ginger-grapefruit granite; then choose either Cauliflower Velouté or Smoked Abalone Mushroom Carpaccio with pickled asparagus, tangerine and toasted pine nut. Second course selections are Almond-Dusted Blue Crab Cake or Rosemary-Grilled Quail. For entrees, opt for Crispy Sea Trout, Truffle-filled Colorado Lamb Rack or Châteaubriand and Maine Lobster. For very sweet endings, guests will love Valentine Trio of white chocolate and passion mousse, dark chocolate sorbet and strawberry trifle. $130 per person; with wine pairings, $175; exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations: 858.314.2727.

The Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130, 858-314-1996 www.TheGrandDelMar.com

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