Cap Juluca, on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, will hold its first annual Baron Phillipe de Rothschild Gastronomique Celebration October 27-29, 2003, featuring three special dinners. In conjunction with this, a Winemaker Getaway program is available for any four nights from October 25-31, with rates ranging from US$3,010-$3,760 per couple depending on type of accommodation.
For the Gastronomique Celebration, a member of the Baron Phillipe de Rothschild family will be present to talk about the estate and the wines served for each special dinner, all of which feature a dégustation menu created by Cap Juluca`s Executive Chef, George Reid.
The first dinner highlights Chilean wines, including Rothschild`s Carmenere Reserve and their Almaviva Vintage 1997. Complementing these will be Chef Reid`s Pan Seared Jerk Foie Gras and Sansho Crusted Lamb Loin. The second dinner will include table wines such as Reserve Mouton Cadet (Graves White), served with Crayfish wrapped in Serrano and Baron Arques Vintage 1998, served with Poussin with Duck Gizzard. The gala dinner features some of their finest wines, including Aile d`Argent, the white wine of Mouton Rothschild, Vintage 1999, which will accompany Half-Cooked Teryaki Glazed Ahi Tuna; Ch‰teau Mouton Rothschild Vintage 1988 with Pan Roasted Kobe Beef Tenderloin; and Chateau Coutet 1997 for a Pear Bavarian with Fresh Strawberry Marmalade.
The Winemaker Getaway-part of the ongoing Vineyard of the Month program-is available any time during that week. Included are four nights` accommodation; four dinners, including the three wine dinners and the fourth in any of Cap Juluca`s three restaurants or from room service; a bottle of wine and hors d`oeuvres on arrival; a half-day snorkeling trip; taxi transfers to and from the Anguilla airport or ferry terminal; and 20% tax and service charges.
Also included and complimentary to all Cap Juluca guests is breakfast daily served on the guests` private terrace; all water sports, including water skiing; day and night tennis with two weekly clinics; golf at the aqua driving range, putting green and bunker (golf balls are an added charge); use of the health club; mini-bar set up; afternoon tea served on the terrace of the Main House; sorbet service on the beach and poolside; a nightly movie; croquet; and horticultural tours.
three restaurants include George`s, for casual dining on the beach; Pimms, elegant and romantic; and Kemia, which offers bite-sized delicacies from around the world in a Moroccan setting. A wide variety of spa rituals are offered, ranging from Holistic Aromatherapy Facials to Jamu Massages and the Lulur Royal Ritual.
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