February package offer includes chefs tasting menu at Avalon Grille
The Santa Catalina Island Company, which has been serving visitors to Catalina Island for 118 years, is offering a Romance Package featuring the Pavilion Hotel starting at $299 per couple. This Valentine’s Day-inspired offer, available through the month of February, is the ideal opportunity for couples to escape to Catalina Island.
The Pavilion Hotel is the Santa Catalina Island Company’s premier hotel property where guests enjoy complimentary breakfast the sun room, afternoon wine-and-cheese pairings in the lush garden courtyard and—with this package only—complimentary in-room champagne and strawberries plus a special amenity gift for her.
Also included with this package is a three-course chef’s tasting menu at the Avalon Grille, which was recently named one of “America’s Best Outdoor Bars” by Travel + Leisure magazine. Executive Chef Paul Hancock’s limited-time prix fixe menu begins with a baby beet and arugula salad, topped with olive oil-poached tomatoes, cypress-grove truffle goat cheese and drizzled with meyer lemon vinaigrette.
The entrée is a grilled petit filet and scampi duet, served with leek mashed potatoes and jumbo asparagus topped with sauce perigord and a red-pepper coulis. Completing this fine-dining experience is an unexpected dessert of strawberry macaroons served with pistachio Diplomat ice cream topped with orange-scented raspberry coulis.
A recommended compliment to any meal at the Avalon Grille is a bottle of the first-edition Santa Catalina-Rusack Wine, made from grapes grown on the island’s only vineyard (not included with the package).
The Catalina Island Romance Package is available February 1 to 28, 2013 (some restrictions may apply) and more information is available at www.visitcatalinaisland.com or 1-855-220-1458.
The Santa Catalina Island Company is also offering beachside champagne brunch for $35 per person at the Descanso Beach Club served in a private cabana, as well as these seasonal packages: West End Getaway Package in Two Harbors, Ship n’ Zip, Catalina Escape Package and the Pavilion Senior Package. Click here for more information about these limited-time offers.
About Santa Catalina Island Company
Located off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island is a popular outdoor recreation destination also known for its vibrant history as a glamorous retreat for Hollywood celebrities. SCIC offers a wide range of services and amenities such as the newly renovated Descanso Beach Club, Pavilion Hotel, Atwater Hotel and Avalon Grille. SCIC’s expedition operator, Catalina Expeditions has added new adventures to its menu of 25 expeditions and tours with the Zip Line Eco Tour, Eco Hummer Tour, Land and Sea Adventure, Sea Trek and many more, which are designed to introduce visitors to the island’s rich history, wildlife and backcountry. Other activities include hiking, bicycling, buffalo safaris, fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, golfing or relaxing on the beach. SCIC has operated much of the island’s lodging, dining and tour options for over 118 years. www.VisitCatalinaIsland.com.
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