Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Tantalizing Menus Capture California Coastal Favorites Such as Local Bass, Apple Cider Chicken, and Slow Braised Lamb Accompanied With Innovative Appetizers and Memorable Desserts

MARINA DEL REY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- The signature restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, Cast & Plow, will be launching its first collection of holiday menus that will showcase Executive Chef Umit Kaygusuz's favorite winter dishes.

Cast & Plow diners have the opportunity to choose between four seating times for Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch or Christmas Day Dinner. Each menu is crafted to entice every palate with appetizers such as the farro risotto with lump crab, butternut soup with Point Reyes blue cheese, roasted duck breast and a variety of fresh winter salads. The restaurants main courses include selections such as pumpkin ravioli, honey glazed local ham, local bass and beef pot roast. Delicate desserts include an eggnog crème brûlée, vanilla bean cheesecake, a warm gingerbread bread pudding topped with sweet cream ice cream and a mini pie trio of pumpkin, cherry and pecan filling.

Reservations at Cast & Plow are strongly suggested for each menu seating. You may call the restaurant reservation coordinator to make reservations at 310-574-4273.

WHAT: Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Lunch and Christmas Day Dinner at Cast & Plow

WHEN: Wednesday, December 24th; Thursday, December 25th

Christmas Eve Dinner ($80 per person):
6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. for the first seating;
8 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. for the second seating

Christmas Day Lunch ($70 per person):
11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. for the first seating;
1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. for the second seating

Christmas Day Dinner ($80 per person)
6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. for the first seating;
8 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. for the second seating

WHERE: Cast & Plow
The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
4375 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER MENU - Wednesday, December 24th

appetizer
(choose one)
soup | cream of celeriac soup, Point Reyes blue cheese, hazelnuts
farro risotto | jumbo lump crab, caramelized cauliflower, sprouts, truffle butter
salad | roasted acorn squash, kale salad, marcona almonds, garlic vinaigrette

entrée
(choose one)
bass | roasted hen of the wood mushrooms, sunchoke, Riesling crème
chicken | apple-sweet potato succotash, brussels sprouts, apple cider jus
lamb | slow braised lamb shoulder, carrots, hazelnut crumble, lemon jus
ravioli | pumpkin ravioli, crispy sage, walnut, Pecorino Romano, maple butter

dessert
(choose one)
crème brûlée | eggnog crème brûlée, gingersnap
mini pie trio | pumpkin, pecan, cherry

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH MENU - Thursday, December 25th

appetizer
(choose one)
salad | wild rice, pecan, cranberry, asparagus and frisée salad
soup | butternut soup, Point Reyes blue cheese, candied walnuts
waffle | candied bacon, bacon cream cheese, maple syrup
quinoa | winter vegetables, marcona almonds, sherry vinaigrette

main course
(choose one)
ham | honey glazed local ham, sweet potato purée, bacon & brussels hash, pomegranate glaze
poached egg | jumbo lump crab cake, asparagus, roasted potatoes, grilled lemon hollandaise, chili oil
beef pot roast | slow braised short rib, caramelized root vegetables, roast potatoes, swiss chard, mustard jus
ravioli | pumpkin ravioli, crispy sage, walnut, Pecorino Romano, maple butter

dessert
(choose one)
gingerbread bread pudding | sweet cream ice cream
vanilla bean cheesecake | cherry compote, dark chocolate Chantilly

*Bottomless house champagne optional for $25.00

CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER MENU - Thursday, December 25th

appetizer
(choose one)
salad | wild rice, pecan, cranberry, asparagus and frisée salad
soup | butternut soup, Point Reyes blue cheese, candied walnuts
crudo | rare tuna, fennel, herbs de provence, capers, green olive and sundried tomato oil
duck | roasted duck breast, parsnip risotto, sage-garlic brown butter

main course
(choose one)
ham | honey glazed local ham, sweet potato purée, bacon & brussels hash, pomegranate glaze
beef pot roast | slow braised short rib, caramelized root vegetables, roast potatoes, swiss chard, mustard jus
local bass | caramelized cauliflower purée, brussels sprouts, brown hazelnut butter
ravioli | pumpkin ravioli, crispy sage, walnut, Pecorino Romano, maple butter

dessert
(choose one)
gingerbread bread pudding | sweet cream ice cream
vanilla bean cheesecake | cherry compote, dark chocolate Chantilly

About The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
Minutes from LAX, Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey offers a peaceful retreat that draws on the soothing elements of the surrounding ocean. Guests can admire the exceptional scenery from each of the 304 guest rooms and suites, featuring private balconies; the farm-to-table restaurant, highlighting locally sourced ingredients; LA's only waterfront pool or the luxury spa. As one of the city's only AAA Five Diamond hotels to have a waterfront location, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey offers a desirable venue for weddings and events, with more than 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space. Whether visitors are seeking a few days of self-reflection, a relaxing beach weekend, an unforgettable wedding venue or a quintessential California dining experience, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey offers the perfect destination.

Contact:
Lauren Lynch 
Communications Coordinator
4375 Admiralty Way 
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Tel: (310) 574-4271
Email: Email Contact 

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