Holiday planning at The Ritz-Carlton 12/24-30/10

The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
So, you didn’t get an invitation to George Clooney’s private villa on Lake Como. Don’t pout, but instead spend the holidays in an intimate Italian Villa replete with roaring fireplace, tantalizing culinary presentations and a New Year’s Sicilian Finale at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, the area’s only AAA Five Diamond hotel.
Holiday rates starting from $339 and suites from $609.
www.ritzcarlton.com/coconutgrove

Christmas Eve Dinner
Bizcaya
Friday, December 24, 2010
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Savor a five-course traditional Italian feast with selections of Roasted Lamb Loin with Fig Tapenade, Oregano Organic Turkey and Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Ravioli as the sounds of “Pronzo Delta Vigilia” fill the room.
$67/adults
$34/children 12 and under
*plus tax and 20% gratuity

Christmas Day Brunch
Bizcaya
Saturday, December 25, 2010
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy sumptuous Tuscan-inspired culinary creations, a carving station, children’s fare and traditional Italian favorites, accompanied by a live ensemble playing holiday favorites.
$72/adults
$37/children 12 and under
*plus tax and 20% gratuity

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
Spend the holidays in the newest Ritz-Carlton resort on the east coast and the only AAA Five Diamond hotel in the city. The holiday spirit comes alive from the moment you enter with fun activities to fill your days, gourmet dinners and wine tastings in the oceanfront Via Luna and the sultry Wine Room, Santa Tuck-Ins for our littlest guests Christmas Eve and a private New Year’s Eve dinner on the only VIP Oceanfront Cabana Level in the city.
Rates starting from $349 during Christmas and from $449 New Year’s Eve.
www.ritzcarlton.com/fortlauderdale

Christmas Eve Dinner
Friday, December 24, 2010
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Via Luna
Savor a gourmet holiday meal with culinary options to include Boiled Deep Water Langoustines, Slow Roasted Prime Rib and Warm Date and Spiced Apple Bread pudding in an oceanfront setting, live entertainment and Ritz-Carlton service.
À la carte options also available.

SANTA TUCK-INS
*for hotel guests
December 24, 2010
$25
Surprise and delight the little ones with an unexpected visit from Santa Claus. He’ll greet them with warm cookies and milk and a personalized stocking before tucking them in on Christmas Eve.
For information or reservations please contact the Concierge at (954)302-6410.

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH WITH SANTA
December 25, 2010
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
$85 adults, $35 children 12 and older
$1 per year old for children under 12 for the children’s buffet
Wake up Christmas morning for a spectacular Sunday Brunch, the only oceanfront Italian brunch in the city, seems to go on for miles with its abundance of culinary options and made-to-order stations for fresh-out- the-oven bruschetta, pasta and meatballs, plus traditional breakfast and holiday favorites, omelets a la minute and much more.
Family photos with Santa are available during brunch.
*plus tax and gratuity
For information or reservations please contact the Concierge at (954)302-6410.

Christmas Evening Dinner
Saturday, December 25, 2010
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Via Luna
Enjoy luxury dining with menu items to include Arborio Rice Risotto with fresh shaved Alba White Truffles, Wild Branzino Filet and Bake Alaska Igloo with torrone ice cream topped with cranberry pistachio sauce, in an elegant setting with views of the Atlantic and rising moon as the sounds of live holiday classics fill the room.
À la carte options also available.
For information or reservations please contact the Concierge at (954)302-6410.

White Christmas Wine Tasting
Sunday, December 26, 2010
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
$30 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Wine Room
Sommelier Don Derocher invites novices to oenophiles to swirl, sniff, sip and savor three select whites and discover the nuances of these varietals and their regional influences through an in-depth conversation with our Sommelier in an intimate, personalized setting with a limited number of reservations available each night. Reservations Required
For information or reservations please contact the Concierge at (954)302-6410.

Rudolph Red Wine Tasting
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
$30 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Wine Room
Sommelier Don Derocher invites novices to oenophiles to swirl, sniff, sip and savor three select reds that will make you flush. Discover the nuances of these varietals and their regional influences through an in-depth conversation with our Sommelier in an intimate, personalized setting with a limited number of reservations available each night. Reservations Required
For information or reservations please contact the Concierge at (954)302-6410.

Bubbles From Around the World
December 29 & 30, 2010
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
$30 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Wine Room
Uncork and unwind with Sommelier Don Derocher as he tours the world of sparkling wines and Champagne with a tasting of three of his favorite selections. Discover the nuances of these varietals and their regional influences through an in-depth conversation with our Sommelier in an intimate, personalized setting with a limited number of reservations available each night. Reservations Required
For information or reservations please contact the Concierge at (954)302-6410.

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