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February 5, 2013 > Valentine Wine Dinner

Valentine Wine Dinner

The Marriott Fremont Silicon Valley is offering a five-course gourmet seafood and steak Valentine's Day dinner, paired with a flight of wines from San Benito County's award-winning Leal Vineyards.

"Taking our inspiration from Greco-Roman mythology, we're calling it 'Dinner with the Gods'," says Marriott Fremont Silicon Valley Chef Paul Rohadfox. Gods and goddesses commemorated are: Dionysus, god of wine; Voluptas, goddess of pleasure and daughter of Cupid; Aphrodite and Demeter, goddesses of love; Hephaestus, god of fire; Hedylogos, god of flattery; and Eros, goddess of love. Seafood selections evoke Poseidon, god of the sea.

Leal Vineyards' Winemaker Frank Leal has selected wines to pair with each course from the winery's collection. A representative of the winery will be at the dinner to present and discuss the wines. Leal Vineyards is known for its high-end viogniers, chardonnays, pinot noirs, syrahs, merlots, and cabernet sauvignons.

Served in an intimate setting in the hotel, the February 14 wine dinner will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $80 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The Dinner with the Gods menu features: First course: Passion Fruit Bellini, Second course: Seared Scallops on a White Corn PurŽe, Third course: Striped Bass with Manila Clams, Fourth course: Filet Mignon and Lobster, and Fifth course: Chocolate Variations (wine pairings with each course).

"We're very proud of our culinary offerings," says Wahid Mohammadi, Food and Beverage Director at the Marriott Fremont Silicon Valley. "We want to showcase what our culinary team is capable of producing on this very romantic night. And, for those who want a little getaway from home on this occasion, we are also offering a package with dinner, overnight stay and breakfast the next morning." The cost for the Valentine's Getaway Package is $259 per couple and includes the wine dinner, overnight accommodations, and a full breakfast the next morning.

For Valentine's dinner and room reservations, contact (510) 413-3777.

Valentine's Wine Dinner
Thursday, Feb 14
6:30 p.m.
Marriott Fremont Silicon Valley
46100 Landing Pkwy., Fremont
(510) 413-3777
Cost: $80 per person

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