Romance Sizzles Valentine’s Weekend at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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“Salt’s Surf and Turf Himalayan Platter and a Chocolate and Pomegranate Couples Wrap in the Spa Ignite Valentine Passion.”

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Most couples massages are side by side but this treatment wraps the couple together

This is a menu that uses all five senses. There’s the taste and texture of each course with tantalizing aromas combined with colorful presentations and the sizzle of food cooking on salt platters.

Romance will be in the air at the award-winning restaurant Salt, at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. What is Chef de Cuisine Rick Laughlin’s vision for a Valentine’s menu? “This is a menu that uses all five senses. There’s the taste and texture of each course with tantalizing aromas combined with colorful presentations and the sizzle of food cooking on salt platters.”

The four-course, pre-fixe menu begins with an Alaskan king crab creation which is followed by a mouthwatering Serrano wrapped monkfish with porcini ravioli. The third course is the Chef’s signature entrée consisting of beef tenderloin, poached lobster, black truffle and quail egg cooked on a Himalayan salt platter heated to 350°F. “The lobster is poached in a parmesan cheese sauce and extremely rare black truffle which seems appropriate for a Valentine’s celebration,” adds the Chef.

For dessert, chocolate fondue with passion fruit and house-made marshmallows that melt in your mouth. The fondue is served in a Himalayan salt bowl that retains heat for up to three hours. The salt slab used for the entrée and the dessert salt bowls are mined from deep in the Himalayan Mountains. Himalayan salt is the healthiest salt in the world because it is served in its purest form and retains its minerals and vitamins.

The Valentine’s Menu is offered Saturday, Sunday and Monday, February 12, 13, and 14. The price for the Valentine’s Menu is $120 per person or $160 per person with wine pairing. An ala carte menu is also served. For reservations, call (904) 277-1100.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island Invites Valentine’s Couples to Get Wrapped Up in Each Other

For an intimate Valentine’s Gift, call The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island and reserve The Couples Chocolate and Pomegranate Wrap. This special two and one-half hour experience includes a Honey Vanilla Milk Bath, a Chocolate-Pomegranate Wrap, Warm Scalp Oil Massage and a Body Massage. During the wrap, the couple is cocooned together in a thermal blanket to let the warm, chocolate mask penetrate the skin. The result of the entire experience says Spa Director, Tina Crawford, “is soft, smooth skin with a hint of chocolate aroma, a natural aphrodisiac.”

Afterwards, it is a retreat to a co-ed relaxation lounge to linger fireside. The spa’s facilities are available to the guests for the remainder of the day. Says Crawford, “When the couple departs from their day of unity, they feel as if they have been to another world. It is a world that centers entirely on them.” The two and one-half hour Chocolate and Pomegranate Couples Wrap is priced at $650 per couple. For thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts and gift certificates call the spa at 904-277-1087 or visit the website at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is Northeast Florida’s premiere oceanfront resort. Known for its unique natural beauty and warm Southern charm, this luxury resort is home to the award-winning restaurant, Salt, and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island, named one of the top spas in the world by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. Featured amenities include three pools, on-site golf, fitness center, children’s recreation programs, and 444 guest rooms with private balcony and a view of the Atlantic coastline. For reservations, please call The Ritz-Carlton toll-free at (800) 241-3333 or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland.

For information on The Ritz-Carlton Company visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com.

Contact: Joe Murphy
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Director of Public Relations
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Tel: (904) 321-5017
Fax: (904) 277-1145
Email: joseph.murphy(at)ritzcarlton(dot)com                

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