Opened now through Feb. 28, 2019, Après is a limited-time pop-up experience curated by Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, in Palo Alto, California. The outdoor terrace of the hotel’s signature restaurant Quattro – a preferred location for diners during the summer months – is transformed into an intimate winter wonderland. Rustic wooden cabins take center stage accented by sleek fire tables and lighted alpine trees. Warm shearling cushions and pashmina blankets create the ultimate opportunity to snuggle up with loved ones this holiday season.
The menu at Après is designed for sharing and celebrates the best après-ski cuisine inspired by world-famous ski destinations and Four Seasons sister properties. Highlights from the menu include: Whistler poutine with sweet potato fries and buffalo milk cheese curds smothered with warm oxtail gravy; gruyere and Champagne fondue inspired by the French ski resort of Megève served with traditional accompaniments; and Jackson Hole bison sliders topped with torched raclette, spicy maple-glazed bacon, old-style mustard and shaved pickles.
Make sure to save room for dessert and try signature s’mores with house-made graham crackers and vanilla bean marshmallows or the warm apple fritters with salted caramel dipping sauce. The cocktail menu created for Après features Veuve Clicquot, the world’s most famous champagne, customizable spiked hot cocoa and more warming libations.
To set the mood, they have a nightly snowfall by way of two secretly placed snow machines sending a light dusting of flurries through the air every hour. A truly magical experience, the nightly snowfall at Après is a sight not to be missed and is reason enough to plan a visit. Friday and Saturday evenings at Après feature fireside movies under the stars. – GM
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