Poised on a rugged bluff overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean and 50 miles of immaculate coastline, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is recognized as one of the most romantic resorts in the world. From an artfully crafted tasting menu in Navio featuring luxury ingredients to be experienced amongst ocean views, to an enhanced couple’s massage at the spa, to an exclusive Rosé tasting in the Club Lounge and weekend brunch inspired by love, the iconic resort is the ideal destination to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day Dinner in Navio
The resort’s signature restaurant Navio serves artfully presented ocean cuisine and prime cuts with the finest local produce overlooking spectacular ocean views. In honor of Valentine’s Day – Friday, February 14, 2020 – Navio will feature a six-course tasting menu with coveted ingredients including Smoked Ahi Tuna Tartare with curry, avocado, and California Kaluga caviar; Truffle Fagottini with Maine lobster, organic cabbage, and noisette butter; American Wagyu Ribeye with sunchoke, rainbow swiss chard, and Périgord truffle; and for dessert, Raspberry Passion with white chocolate, mascarpone, and raspberry. In addition to this celebratory menu, Navio will provide as a gift for every Valentine’s Day dinner reservation a set of two collectible coasters by local abstract expressionist artist Christie Smith – a first of a series that will be offered every holiday in Navio – as a memento for the occasion. Smith’s original Valentine’s Day 20-layer acrylic art piece titled “Playful Love” will also be on display in Navio alongside her current “Ocean Inspiration” exhibition for guests to enjoy during Valentine’s Day week and will be available for purchase.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Navio on Friday, February 14, 2020 is $205 per guest with a $100 optional wine pairing, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Seatings from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Valentine’s Day at The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Valentine’s Day is celebrated all month long at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Half Moon Bay where couples can enjoy the Coastal Romance Couples Massage during the month of February. Couples will arrive to a tranquil massage room decorated with candles, rose petals, and rose aroma for the occasion. This bespoke massage using light to moderate pressure will include a choice of rose or sandalwood essential oil blend for a relaxing sensory journey that concludes with a glass of rosé wine. The treatment will also include a special gift upon arrival.
50 minutes, $440 exclusive of tax and gratuity. Available February 1-29, 2020.
Rosé Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge
For those seeking to further elevate the romantic experience this Valentine’s Day, the luxurious Club Lounge offers travelers the ultimate luxe Rosé Bar. Under the guidance of a wine expert, visitors can enjoy a curated selection of still and sparkling rosé wines from all over the world.
The Rosé Bar will be available in The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Weekend Brunch
Regularly praised by guests as the best brunch in the San Francisco Bay area, Navio's Weekend Brunch offers an impressive selection of culinary delights, where there is something for every palate. Overlooking breathtaking ocean views, the open format brunch features a raw bar, caviar presentation, variety of local cheese and charcuterie, sushi, dim sum, traditional breakfast favorites, carving stations, and additional specialty dishes. In celebration of Valentine’s Day weekend, Pastry Chef Aurelien Revil-Signorat will elevate the dessert presentation with special sweet creations including Raspberry Rose Heart-Shaped French Macarons; Raspberry Lychee Verrine; Strawberry Passion Fruit Petit Gateaux; Spiced Cranberry Tartlet; and Blueberry Lemon Mousse. His signature chocolate sculptures inspired by love will also be on display.
Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, 2020 with seatings from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
$159 per guest, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
To learn more and to place a reservation, please visit ritzcarlton.com/hmb or call 650-712-7000.