The Westin SFO has something the brag about – a new restaurant, Grill & Vine and an updated hotel. Guests are in for a treat to enjoy a healthy yet satisfying menu alongside a great selection of wine, craft beer, and imaginative cocktails. Relax in the comfortable environment of the restaurant or lounge with a meal or cocktail while unwinding from a hectic day.
Innovation is a key to keeping things fresh. During August Grill & Vine is offering two-for-one dining specials on Saturday during lunch and dinner. They recently introduced the summer menu featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients and there will be opportunities to meet the Chef, Xavier Camacho, formerly of La Toque in Napa.
Wine lovers will appreciate their use of the Enomatic® Wine System which allows them to serve wine by the glass that was previously only available by the bottle, allowing for an expanded wine offering.
The classic bar and grill format has been transformed into a modern bistro that is comfortable and sleek. Food focuses on healthy, locally sourced ingredients with a playful twist. Some favorites include peppers stuffed with Dungeness Crab that was mouth-watering and delicious. Flatbreads are savory and satisfying with traditional treatments including the Margherita or the Di’Parma with carmelized onions, proscuito, arugula and shaved pepato. Salads are sure to please every taste bud, a stand-out was the baby head lettuce with figs, creamy goat cheese, prosciutto and white balsamic vinaigrette.
You can’t go wrong with entrees including Black Angus NY Strip Steak and Salmon Fillet, the San Francisco Cioppino, or the Pork Milanese served with couscous and a green salad.
For dessert enjoy a sweet treat with a dessert wine or after dinner cocktails and then retire to the comfort of your room. We loved the chocolate Pot de Crème garnished with strawberries accompanied by the Ferrari Carano Black Muscat, a decadent combination.
Guest rooms have undergone a makeover making them the haven that travelers expect from a Westin property. Experience a relaxing escape where you can delight in the luxury of a HeavenlyBed® and awaken to a beautiful sunrise over the San Francisco Bay in a water view room.
Feeling the need to exercise but forgot your workout gear? Never fear, WestinWORKOUT® Gear Lending Program allows you to rent workout clothes and shoes during your stay so you can be in peak form for only $5 per day. Or walk along the bay-side trails and watch planes taking flight from the runway. Relax at the indoor pool and Jacuzzi in the bright atrium reminiscent of glamorous pools from days past. Whether traveling for business or pleasure you can experience a restful retreat. And if you are feeling adventurous, visit the ALOFT Hotel, adjacent to the Westin for a some nightlife.
Details: Westin SFO is located at One Old Bayshore Avenue, Millbrae, California. Visit their website for more information and to make reservations. Reservations for Grill and Vine can be made via opentable or calling 650 872-8141.
About the Author: Karla writes about global destinations, food, wine, horse racing and exotic car events. Discover more from over 400 travel articles of places to explore.
©Karla Erovick 2014 article
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