As the official end of summer has come, LA in the fall months still provides a never-ending supply of sunshine and fabulous things to enjoy. Staying at The Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey and experiencing everything it has to offer will be a thrilling ride.
Overlooking the marina and just a few miles from Santa Monica or neighboring Venice Beach, this newly renovated five-star hotel is waterfront luxury at its best. Just over 300 rooms with private balconies are positioned to enjoy either a city or marina view.
Rooms include beautiful wood furnishings, full marble bathrooms, and a TV with full access to your Netflix and Hulu accounts — one of the first hotels in the city to offer that enhancement. Amenities include a pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, 30,000 square feet of meeting space, and a gorgeous new lobby lounge.
Their restaurant Cast & Plow is a definite highlight of the property and something you have to take in during your stay. A vibrant gathering spot focused on “community made” small plates sourced from a local fisherman, farmers, growers and wineries, ingredients are also handpicked from the chef’s sustainable herb garden. Innovative cocktails, tantalizing appetizers, and delicious signature entrees are on the menu.
One of the best things about dining at Cast & Plow is sitting on the amazing deck with a fire pit in the center of the waterfront communal tables, overlooking the marina and watching the sunset as you partake in the delicious fare that reflects the dynamic culture of Southern California.
And no stay is complete without a visit to Spa del Rey, where each treatment is customized for guests to revitalize, rejuvenate, and relax with an exotic array of massages, body wraps, facials, manicures, and pedicures. The 7,000 square feet of serene space includes a eucalyptus steam room, eight treatment rooms, a tranquility lounge with yummy snacks, and lounge chairs to enjoy poolside.
Sister property The Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles in Downtown LA is also a perfect choice to experience the art scene and nightlife in the city hub. A short distance from The Broad, MOCA, and close to the Staples Center with its amazing live music, sports and entertainment, this downtown hotel is an ideal place to rest your head when you’re in town.
Cast and Plow Launches an Elevated Wine Experience
For you wine lovers, beginning September 22nd, the restaurant’s Sommelier, Mitch Ober, will be presenting limited production wines by the glass such as a Wayfarer Pinot Noir and a Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Diners can choose either a three-ounce pour or six-ounce pour of wine carefully extracted by a Coravin™ that allows the bottles to be unaffected between pours.
“It’s an opportunity to sample a variety of rare estate wines in a beautiful waterfront atmosphere,” Ober explains.
Diners can also experience collections from some of the most sought-after vintners by purchasing a wine flight. Each flight consists of three, two-ounce pours that feature restaurant rarities such as Sea Smoke’s 2013 “Southing” and Figgins 2011 “Estate Red.” Wine flights range in price from $25 to $88.
For more information or to make a Cast & Plow reservation, dial the restaurant directly at 310-574-4333 or visit castandplow.com.
Wine Flight Menu
Sauvignon Blanc – $22
Nautilus, 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand
Duckhorn, 2015, Napa Valley, California
Sancerre, Claude Riffault “Les Boucauds,” 2015, Loire, France
Chardonnay – $65
Domain Serene “Evenstad Reserve,” 2012, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Puligny-Montrachet, Louis Jardot “Les Folatières,” 2012, Burgundy, France
Pahlmeyer, 2013, Napa Valley, California
Pinot Noir – $72
Penner-Ash, Shea Vineyard 2013, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Wayfarer “Fort Ross-Seaview,” 2013, Sonoma, California
Sea Smoke “Southing,” 2013, Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, California
Cabernet Sauvignon – $80
Lancaster Estate, Alexander Valley 2012, Sonoma, California
Figgins “Estate Red,” 2011, Walla Walla Valley, Washington
Merryvale “Profile,” 2013, Napa Valley, California