Renaissance Ross Bridge Presents a Night of Dining Coupled with Magnificent Wine

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New Chef at Ross Bridge Introduces Five Course Dinner for Two, Paired with Bottle of Opus One Wine

After five years of study with Frank Stitt at Bottega, Josh Towey has joined the team at Brock's at Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, as the restaurant chef.

"We feel that Josh will continue the traditions that Brock's Restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama has built and will add excitement to the dining experience to keep us moving forward," explains Chris Townsley, Director of Food and Beverage. Brock's is celebrating Towey's arrival with a limited time offer of a five course dinner for two, paired with the premier wine of California, Opus One. The meal is prepared in Mediterranean fashion and includes items such as trio of sformato with tomato & goat cheese, sweet pea & ricotta, corn & parmesan and medallions of prime beef tenderloin with roasted mushrooms & Point Reyes blue cheese.

Towey's culinary approach focuses on locally grown products that allow the natural flavors of the each ingredient show through the meal. Towey feels that "straight forward food prepared in simple fashion" is what will set Brock's apart from the rest in the Birmingham market.

"Taking the subtleties of Opus One and pulling through the flavors with this menu has been an exciting challenge" Josh said of this experience. Brock's Restaurant has received two Wine Spectator Awards since its opening in 2005 and looks forward to celebrating with wine focused dinners at the Hoover, AL hotel.

The Birmingham, AL hotel special dinner is offered Tuesday, July 22, 2008 and will be available through Saturday, August 9, 2008. Reservations are recommended. Brock's is closed on Sunday and Monday for dinner service. For dinner reservations, please call 205-949-3051.

Opus One Wine, considered to be "world-class" by wine connoisseurs, got its start in 1970 when Robert Mondavi and Baron Phillipe de Rothschild met in Hawaii and decided on this joint venture. The partnership resulted in one of the finest wineries in the world. Ed McCarthy of Wine Review Online calls Opus One "American Royalty" saying that it is "always well-balanced, not over-ripe or too high in alcohol." Specializing in vintage red wine, the Opus One Winery can be found in Napa Valley, Calif. The winery uses a blend of traditional techniques and contemporary technology to create each bottle of wine. For more information on Opus One wine, please visit

About Renaissance Ross Bridge
After scheduling a dinner for two, why not plan to spend the night? The Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa is designed to provide a unique environment of stylish comfort and sophistication. This four diamond resort has 259 guest rooms and hotel suites in Birmingham, AL, with balconies overlooking the third longest golf course in the world at 8,191 yards from the tips. The resort has two spacious suites, for an extra level of comfort and indulgence, and offers luxurious pampering in a 12,000 square foot European spa. The Alabama resort consistently remains among the top Renaissance hotels in the world for guest satisfaction and overall style. For reservations, please call 205-916-7677. For more information on the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, please visit


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