SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

March 25, 2014 15:27 ET

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Celebrates Springtime in the City With Special Easter Menus, Signature Cake and Afternoon Tea

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 25, 2014) - The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, a AAA Five Diamond hotel in the heart of downtown, is offering a variety of ways to celebrate springtime in the City, including special Easter menus, a weekend vacation package, the return of year-round Afternoon Tea in The Lounge, and the launch of the signature Ritz-Carlton cake.

Easter Lunch at Parallel 37
Easter Sunday, April 20 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Easter Sunday, guests are invited to enjoy Chef Michael Rotondo's special four-course menu featuring globally-inspired dishes made with the finest spring ingredients including a Spring Pea Soup with Prawn Dumplings and Curry Oil, Ahi Tuna with Radish, Artichoke and Tarragon Dressing and Rack of Lamb with Burrata, Stinging Nettles and Green Tomato. Pastry Chef Andrea Correa, who was recently included in 7x7 magazine's 2013 "Hot 20," is creating two dessert choices to perfectly round out the experience, a Lemon Raspberry Mousse with Basil Cake and Balsamic Caramel and a Pistachio Cream with Candied Rhubarb and Grapefruit. Ideal for large groups of friends and family, Parallel 37's Chef's Table can accommodate up to ten restaurant guests, with up to 20 guests in the private dining room. Special Easter treats will also be provided to all children who attend.

The four-course menu is $115 per adult and a children's menu will also be available. Lunch is exclusive of tax and gratuity, with additional courses and beverage pairings available for purchase. To reserve a table or the private dining room, guests may call (415) 773-6168.

Easter Dinner at Parallel 37
Easter Sunday, April 20 - 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

On Easter evening, guests are invited to enjoy Chef Michael Rotondo's five-course tasting menu in addition to the regular a la carte dinner menu featuring seasonal specials such as Sunchoke Soup with Nicasio Reserve and Whipped Honeycomb, Seared Octopus with Skyhawk Olive Oil, Green Shiso and Crispy Garlic and Grilled Flank Steak with Young Coconut, Green Curry and Cilantro. Dessert by Pastry Chef Andrea Correa might include a Passionfruit Caramel with Coconut and a Guanaja Chocolate Cream. Perfect for large groups of friends and family, there is a Chef's Table available that can accommodate up to ten people as well as a private dining room that can accommodate up to 20.

The five-course tasting menu is $125 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, with additional courses and beverage pairings available for purchase. Optional beverage pairing is $55 per guest. A children's menu will also be available. To reserve a table or the private dining room, guests may call (415) 773-6168.

Easter Tea in the Lounge
Easter Sunday, April 20
Reservations available between 2 and 3 p.m.

For Easter Sunday, guests are invited to enjoy the Easter Holiday with family and friends over the treasured ritual of Afternoon Tea in The Lounge. The Afternoon Tea experience includes fine pots of tea, sandwiches crafted with seasonal, local ingredients and heartwarming sweets set to the soothing sounds of a live band. A Vegetarian Afternoon Tea Menu is available as are gluten- and dairy-free options. Easter treats will be provided for children.

Easter Tea in the Lounge is $65 per person, exclusive of tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages. To place a reservation, please call (415) 773-6168.

Easter Weekend Package
Valid April 17 through 20, 2014
Rates starting at $499 USD per night

Guests are invited to indulge in a weekend vacation at the top of Nob Hill with The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco's Easter Weekend Package. Along with luxurious overnight accommodations in a Superior Room, guests will receive:

  • A $100 hotel credit to be used in The Lounge, for In-Room Dining or at the on-site restaurant Parallel 37 (reservations recommended for Easter Brunch and Easter Dinner at Parallel 37)
  • Complimentary Easter Basket filled with luxurious San Francisco treats
  • Ritz Kids Easter amenity

Rate is per room/per night, based on single or double occupancy, exclusive of taxes, gratuities, fees and other charges; does not apply to groups; cannot be combined with any other offer and is not applicable for Rewards redemption.

Advance reservations are required. No refund or credit for unused portion. Void where prohibited. Offer is subject to availability. Credit is applied per night, has no cash value, and is not valid on room rate, alcohol or third party services.

Afternoon Tea
First Saturday of every month starting April 5th
Reservations available between 2 and 3 p.m.

The perfect way to unwind after a long day of shopping at the Embarcadero Center or Union Square, the modern tradition of Afternoon Tea in The Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is now a year-round affair. Afternoon Tea features an impressive spread including a perfectly-blended pot of tea, savory finger sandwiches and pastries such as scones and macaroons set to the soothing sounds of a live jazz-to-classics musician.

The Afternoon Tea is $65 per person, exclusive of tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages. To place a reservation, please call (415) 773-6168.

The Ritz-Carlton Cake
In Ritz-Carlton pastry kitchens around the globe, there is now a dessert available that unites them all -- a signature Ritz-Carlton chocolate cake. Just in time for Easter, this cake was the mission of Corporate Chef Rainer Zinngrebe, who wished to create a beautiful and classic dessert that would make a great gift and carry the history of The Ritz-Carlton. In honor of the hotel's heritage, this cake has a rich, dark chocolate flavor with bursts of orange throughout, and is a perfect balance between sweet and savory with sharp citrus notes. The cake, which serves six to seven people, is now available at every Ritz-Carlton hotel throughout the world, and may be purchased for $45 in the Gift Shop of The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, as well in The Lounge and through In-Room Dining as of today.

Due to a limited number of cakes made daily, it is recommended that guests call 72 hours in advance to order a cake. Please call (415) 773-6168.

About The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Located downtown on beautifully scenic Nob Hill with convenient access to the best of San Francisco, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is the city's only AAA Five-Diamond hotel and is regarded as one of America's Best Hotels by Travel + Leisure. Offering globally-inspired cuisine paired with handcrafted cocktails in Parallel 37, city skyline views and a casual menu in The Lounge, state-of-the-art fitness facilities plus well-appointed meeting and special event venues, the 336-room Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco provides the ultimate in personalized service, comfort and luxury. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call 415-296-7465 or toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the hotel website at www.ritzcarlton.com/sanfrancisco.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 85 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

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