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Newport Beach Hotels

November 30, 2010 10:59 ET

Spend the 2010 Holidays in Newport Beach and Enjoy Seasonal Menus at Sam and Harry's Restaurant

Experience Special Holiday Menus and More From the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2010) - California's Pacific Coast may not be the first thought for those looking for a holiday season getaway, but Newport Beach is a beautiful, warm alternative to chilly days and frost-filled nights. The classic Southern California lifestyle is a welcome change for those who don't think a snow shovel is "winter fun." And few Newport Beach accommodations do it better than the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa.

To celebrate the holiday season, Sam & Harry's Steakhouse and Lounge at the hotel in Newport Beach is offering special menus featuring holiday favorites with a SoCal twist. One of the most popular Newport Beach steakhouses, Sam & Harry's features USDA prime steaks & fresh seafood flown in daily, outdoor dining terrace with fire pits, an extensive wine list, and private dining rooms.

The four-course Thanksgiving Day menu at this Balboa Island hotel offers a starter of wine and vegetables, choice of fall-themed soup or salad, and the choice of four entrées, including California Farm Roasted Turkey with Old Bay Bread Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Fresh Cranberry Salsa, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Candied Sweet Potatoes, and Chino Farm Vegetables; Roasted Prime Rib with Fresh Horseradish, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Chino Farm Vegetables; Niman Ranch California Baked Ham with Myers's Dark Rum Glaze, Gruyere au Gratin Potatoes, Candied Sweet Potatoes, and Chino Farm Vegetables; or Shetland King Salmon with Pinot Grigio Beurre Blanc, Sundried Tomato Risotto, Haricot Vert and Shallots. This feast also includes the Chef's Surfside Dessert Buffet, coffee, tea, and soft drink.

The Newport beach restaurant's Christmas Day dinner menu also offers four delectable courses of holiday delights. After a starter of sparkling wine and vegetables, guests can enjoy a baby beet salad or traditional lobster bisque, followed by one of the following entrées: California Farm Roasted Turkey with Jalapeno Corn Bread Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Fresh Cranberry Relish, Rosemary Herbed Mashed Potatoes and Candied Sweet Potatoes; Pepper Crusted Prime Rib au Jus with Rosemary Herbed Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Grated Horseradish, Pesto Flavored Vegetables in Season and Pesto Flavored Vegetables in Season; California Baked Ham Maple Glaze, Rosemary Herbed Mashed Potatoes, Candied Sweet Potatoes and Pesto Flavored Vegetables in Season; or King Salmon Pan Seared with Cavier Cream Sauce, Shitake Mushroom Risotto, and Pesto Flavored Vegetables in season. The Christmas dinner is also finished with the Chef's Surfside Dessert Buffet, coffee, tea, and soft drink.

For prices and reservations, call 949-729-6900, or visit www.samandharrys.com/newportbeach.

Sam & Harry's offers an unrivaled dining experience amongst restaurants in Newport Beach, CA. The Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa offers an exciting take on coastal living and Newport Beach vacations with sleek, modern style. Guests can retreat to one of its elegant accommodations and enjoy sweeping Pacific views, vibrant decor and plush furnishings.

About the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
Home to a recent $70 million transformation, the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa offer 532 newly designed rooms and suites on 16 floors, and more than 40,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event space. Guests can also escape to the tranquility of Pure Blu, this Newport Beach hotel's all-new spa, which soothes the soul with innovative therapies, a saltwater lap pool, private cabanas, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Nearby, guests will find championship golf, colorful attractions, and world-class shopping. All so they can indulge in the classic SoCal lifestyle at this one-of-a-kind hotel in Newport Beach.