four seasons silicon valley
East Palo Alto
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! The Après winter lounge pop-up is back at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley. The outdoor terrace of the hotel’s signature restaurant Quattro is transformed into a winter wonderland with rustic wooden chalets, sleek fire tables and lighted alpine
trees. Executive chef Martin Morelli’s new Après menu includes decadent gruyere cheese and champagne fondue and family-style s’mores. Come prepared for a light dusting of snow every hour between 4PM and 9:30PM. On weekend evenings, Après screens fireside movies under the stars. Call 650.566.1200 to reserve a spot. For holiday dining at Quattro, Chef Morelli is offering a festive three- or four-course Christmas Eve Dinner and a three-course Christmas Day Feast. 2050 University Ave, Après is open through January 5, 2020.
rosewood sand hill
Join jolly old Saint Nicholas for a festive high tea featuring warming beverages and a selection of specially-made tea sandwiches, cookies
and sweets. Rosewood Sand Hill’s Tea with Santa takes place in the hotel’s grand library, where you can relax and enjoy the festivities surrounded by cheerful holiday décor. During the event, Santa will invite the children to join him around the Christmas tree for a holiday story, followed by photo opportunities. Space is limited; call 650.561.1540 to make reservations. Fully decorated for the holidays, Rosewood’s Michelin Star restaurant Madera also offers an elegant three-course prix-fixe Christmas Eve menu along with a family-style Christmas Day Feast. 2825 Sand Hill Road, Tea with Santa held December 7 and 14, 1:30PM-3:30PM.
Half Moon Bay
At The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, the festive season kicks off in the resort’s lobby with hand- made gingerbread lighthouse displays by pastry chef Aurelien Revil-Signorat, inspired by the “12 Days of Christmas.” Enjoy breathtaking views and Holiday Afternoon Tea at The Conservatory featuring homemade pastries, savory tea sandwiches and bubbly champagne. At the hotel’s ocean cuisine signature restaurant Navio overlooking the Pacific, executive chef Jakob Esko will be presenting special seven-course tasting menus on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Expect dishes such as Scallop Crudo with blood orange and sunchoke chips and Striped Bass with sauce meurette, hazelnut and Brussels sprouts. Call 650.712.7000 to make reservations. One Miramontes Point Road, Holiday Afternoon Tea served Monday through Thursday, 3PM-5PM, December 1-January 9, 2020.