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Valentines Day Dinner

February 20, 2014

    Me and my wife had a wonderful time at the St.Regis in Dana Point, Ca. Everything you would expect from a Forbes 5 star, AAA 5 diamond resort was easily noticeable and some to spare. We had an ocean view (although it was in the near distance), panoramic rolling coastal hills, an incredibly beautiful golf coarse, spectacular pool and jaucuzzi, spa, good food, and more.  I mean, I’m not claiming to be an elite hotel aficionado, but we had our own butler! I thought it was pretty nifty.  Anyhow, our stay was for only one night, so with all that said I’m guessing we didn’t get a chance to partake in the full St.Regis experience.  The one experience that I do want to share with you, since I’m such a food nerd (I hope you are too), was my dinner at The St.Regis’ fine dining restaurant Motif.  It was Valentines day and they had a tasting menu option aside from their regular a la carte menu, which I tend to gravitate towards anyways, so we ordered two glasses of the house champagne and two tasting menus.  Here’s what we got!

    The meal was fitting for a typical “fine dinning” Valentines day and we both enjoyed ourselves, especially with two glasses of champagne. I really wish I could say that the service was just wonderful, but we did have to wait 30 minutes for our bill (after asking for it 3 times) and it felt like that throughout the entire meal.  With that said, the hotel was wonderful and the complimentary in-room tea & coffee (via our butler) the next morning was a great way to finish off our stay.  Until next time St.Regis..….

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  • laura February 21, 2014 at 2:37 am

    such a special day, i’m very glad you both enjoyed it!
    Ps: Byron you are a pro at describing food, my mouth is watering.

  • laura February 21, 2014 at 2:37 am

    such a special day, i’m very glad you both enjoyed it!
    Ps: Byron you are a pro at describing food, my mouth is watering.

    • Byron Talbott February 21, 2014 at 2:55 am

      Woohoo! Glad you enjoyed the post. 😉

  • Ida February 21, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Great post! 🙂 You’re my cooking guru! 🙂 x

    • Byron Talbott February 22, 2014 at 1:37 am

      Thanks! You’re way too nice. 😉

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      I hate my life but at least this makes it beelbara.

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    Byron! Great post. As I read your descriptions, I could visualize and practically taste the dishes. I grew up in Irvine Ca but never had the food at the St. Regis. Definitely something to look forward to when im back in CA! Thanks 🙂

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