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Walnut Creek Hotels

November 16, 2010 11:15 ET

Dining and Delighting in Walnut Creek

Wholesome Ingredients Create Delectable Entrees for Exceptional Dining Experience

WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - Dining out near California's Napa Valley area offers exceptional choices including world-class fine dining at the Renaissance ClubSport Hotel in Walnut Creek, CA where the C-Blue Bar and Bistro offers guests exquisite entrées prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Eldon Pico. 

Recently unveiling an exciting new menu, Chef Pico has echoed the theme of the Renaissance ClubSports' healthy style of living in the wide selection of delectable meals offered at the C-Blue which prides itself in offering new world cuisine using fresh wholesome ingredients with an eclectic flair. Entrées that are high in flavor and low in calories (under 485) are now offered using no oils or fats in select dishes which allows the naturally flavorful ingredients to speak for themselves.

Walnut Creek fine dining at the C-Blue includes breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings that range from the ClubSport All American Breakfast Buffet to a Ribeye Steak dinner. Trainer Meals, created by the elite trainers at Renaissance ClubSports' fitness facility are offered on every menu to meet the needs of guests in training. Breakfast also includes omelets, grill temptations such as Belgian Waffles and Cinnamon-Swirl French Toast and ClubSport Specialties such as the Loco Moco and Huevos Rancheros.

For a special luncheon date or mid-day business meeting, guests for lunch at the C-Blue may take advantage of Share Plates of Crispy Fish Tacos, Pulled Pork Sliders or Under 485 dishes such as Seared Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Spicy Ahi Tuna Tartare. Soups, salads and flat breads are also offered along with traditional sandwiches such as an Under 485 Grilled Portobello Sandwich or a tantalizing Half Pound Angus Burger and Fries. Lunch entrées include popular items such as Korean Beef BBQ, Fish & Chips and Chicken Chimichanga.

"I really enjoy creating menu items that don't sacrifice flavor; that is part of the challenge that makes my job enjoyable," said Chef Pico. "Members and guests really appreciate the low calorie option particularly after they've spent hours in the gym, they don't feel like they are sabotaging themselves."

Evening meals at this fitness oriented hotel near Concord, CA include the C-Blue's extended offering of Share Plates including Mongolian Style Lamb Chops and Spicy BBQ Baby Back Ribs. Of course, soups, salads and flats are plentiful and the entrées, in addition to a 12-ounce Ribeye Steak include a Thick Cut Pork Chop, Jamaican Picka Peppa Chicken, Nut Crusted Halibut and Seared Salmon.

Accommodations at the Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel include a world-class sports club featuring the latest in cardio and strength training equipment, five group fitness studios, racquetball, handball and squash courts in addition to the on-site R Spa which offers complete spa services including body wraps, treatments and relaxing therapy baths.

About the Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel

The Renaissance ClubSport is a Walnut Creek boutique hotel providing guests with full-service luxury hotel accommodations in addition to its world-class sports club, aquatic center and spa. Spacious guest rooms and hotel suites feature complimentary high-speed Internet access, cable/satellite TV with premium movie channels, upscale furnishings, complimentary bottled water, and in-room coffee/tea service. 

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