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By webadmin | July 20 2008
The ultimate California wine-lover’s dream package has been introduced by The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, priced for two at $250,000 and representing an opportunity for guests to access a trove of extremely rare wine and culinary experiences.
Available for Tuesday through Saturday arrivals, Ultimate Access features three nights in The Presidential Suite; a private heli-tour of Sonoma’s wine country with one-of-a-kind individual tastings with three exclusive Sonoma winemakers; 18 signed collectible bottles of the three winemakers’ cult wines; an eight-course in-suite Louis Roederer Cristal dinner prepared by The Ritz-Carlton Dining Room’s Ron Siegel, America’s first Iron Chef; a bespoke spa therapy experience for two with exclusive superfood tasting session at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco; and a $25,000 art and design shopping spree at the legendary Gump’s San Francisco.
Ultimate Access at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco includes the following:
Day One – Ultimate Welcome (for two people)
-Airport limousine transfers (San Francisco, Oakland or San Jose airports)
-In-limousine luxury picnic, Ritz-Carlton gift cache and suite check-in
-Begin three-night stay in The Presidential Suite
-Culinary arrival extravaganza
-Choice of bed linens and thread counts for stay
-Monogrammed bathrobes to keep
-1,000-thread-count monogrammed pillowcases to keep
-Louis Roederer Cristal Dinner, featuring an eight-course “Salt and Pepper” menu prepared by Chef Ron Siegel of The Dining Room, one of only 17 Mobil Five-star restaurants in the United States. Champagne pairings for each course prepared by sommelier Stephane Lacroix, with Cristal servings presented throughout the meal.
Day Two – Ultimate Wine
-Breakfast – The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge
-Gourmet bites for the road and sky, as the ultimate wine field trip begins. Services are provided or arranged by Viviani.
-Heli-tour to Chalk Hill Estate Winery
-Private lunch with Chef Didier Ageorges
-Collector’s gift of six signed bottles of rare wine from winemaker Peggy Furth
-Heli-Tour to Emery Estate Ranch, which is closed to the public
-Gift of six bottles of rare Emery Estate Ranch wine signed by the winemaker
-Private wine tasting at Hanzell Vineyards
-Gift of six signed personalized bottles from Hanzell winemaker’s private collection
Wine-Paired Dinner at San Francisco’s Waterbar
Day Three – Ultimate Indulgence
-Light Breakfast – The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge
-Shopping and Cooking with The Ritz-Carlton Chef Team
-Accompany Chef(s) to market to select customized healthy dinner ingredients
-Cooking lesson and collaboration with Chef for guests’ customized dinner in the private dining room
-Alfresco lunch in The Terrace Courtyard of The Ritz-Carlton
-Spa therapy – An afternoon of opulent, bespoke spa treatments for two at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
-A late afternoon $25,000 art and design shopping spree at Gump’s San Francisco, the legendary destination for luxury gifts, jewelry and home decor
-Dinner in the Private Dining Room
-Featuring guest-and-chef-created flavors and menu selections
-Cristal Rosé After-Dinner Farewell Toast- The Ritz-Carlton Bar
DAY FOUR – Ultimate Farewell
-Breakfast Buffet – The Terrace Restaurant
-Luxury Transportation to the airport
-Gourmet flight bites for the trip
-Airport VIP lounge access while awaiting flight
About The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Located on beautifully scenic Nob Hill with convenient access to the best of San Francisco, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is California’s only Mobil Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond hotel and restaurant. Offering world-renowned cuisine in The Dining Room, award-winning fitness and spa facilities, freshly-renovated meeting and event venues and the #1-ranked Club Level in America, the 336-room Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco provides the ultimate in personalized Ritz-Carlton service, comfort and luxury.
Guests of the hotel’s exclusive Ritz-Carlton Club Level enjoy complimentary Internet access and garment pressing, private access to the newly-renovated Club Lounge and its complimentary food and beverage presentations throughout the day, and to a separate new business lounge offering computers, printers and other executive amenities.