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Tarrytown House Offers Valentine's Day Getaway and Aphrodisiac Dinner Package

Menu Selections Include Oysters and Chocolate Fondue

Tarrytown, NY  (January 2009)  Taking a cue from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, The Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is offering a romantic Valentine’s Day mini-getaway, as well as a dinner package featuring a sensuous menu of aphrodisiacs.

The Valentine’s Romance Package is available through the month of February and includes a deluxe room for two, a bottle of Wolffer Estate Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blanc, chocolate truffles, VIP turndown service, and a full American breakfast in the Winter Palace Dining Room.  Rates start at just $195 per night.

Guests staying on February 13 and Valentine’s Day, February 14, may also enjoy a delectable Aphrodisiac Dinner Package in Cellar 49 for just $130 per couple.  The four-course meal, created by Executive Chef Brian Wieler, includes wine with each course.

The meal begins with tantalizing appetizers like crispy oyster with cucumber, Japanese horseradish, chili and a short of Paws Up lemonade or the Hudson Valley goat cheese tart with roasted peppers and truffle vinaigrette.  The second course includes a virgin bok choy salad with tanned pignoli nuts, hearts of palm, cherry tomatoes and ginger-passion fruit dressing.

Main course entrees feature:  trussed poussin with vanilla honey glaze, slow roasted asparagus, and sweet potatoes; tamarind salmon with glass noodles and long beans; or filet mignon with Dauphinoise potatoes, shaved fennel, and red wine sauce.

For dessert, indulge in a velvety chocolate fondue for two with strawberries, pineapple, marshmallows and pound cake.  Dinner seatings for each night are set for 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Chef Wieler, who boasts experience in some of New York City's finest restaurants, is a 20-year veteran of the restaurant industry.  He has served as executive chef with the W Hotel's Icon Restaurant, and with Layla, a Mediterranean restaurant in Tribeca featured on an episode of "Sex in the City.”  He also served as chef de cuisine as part of Michel Nischan's opening team at the W Hotel's Heartbeat restaurant.  Most recently, Chef Wieler was the executive chef with Ardsley Country Club, an exclusive country club in Westchester County, NY.

Located just 25 miles from midtown Manhattan, The Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center is set on 26 acres overlooking the beautiful Hudson River Valley.  Blending historical charm with modern convenience, The Tarrytown house features impressive 19th Century mansions, as well as a contemporary atrium-style building the houses conference facilities and guest rooms.  Perfect for business or pleasure, The Tarrytown House offers extensive leisure and recreational facilities such as a fitness club, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and tennis courts.

The Tarrytown House and Conference Center is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. To protect and preserve the unique communities in which the company operates, Destination launched Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program in 2008. New for 2009 is the 582-room Terranea Resort situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in southern California. The 102-acre ocean front resort will feature a 25,000-square-foot destination spa, three swimming pools, three restaurants and a Todd Eckenrode-designed par three golf course. In addition to Terranea in the greater Los Angeles area, Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.  For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.

Mary T. Prenon
Thompson & Bender
Phone: (914) 762-1900, ext. 25

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