The Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts are inviting all SLKers from Northern California, SoCal., Oregon, SLK NW, Nevada, Arizona, for an event spanning 3 days (Thurs. 8/13, Friday 8/14 & Sat. 8/15) along the California coast, with scenic ocean drives, great SLK friends, great food and a wow factor!
NOTE: PLEASE MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW if you’re considering attending this SLK event! The Rio Sands Hotel (where Don & John are staying) is already over 90% booked for this period (you can always cancel reservations later if necessary). Aptos - Santa Cruz - Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos - United States
West Coast SLK MEET & LUNCH:
August 13th Thursday,
Meet: 12:45 – 2:00pm , GHERKIN’S Sandwich Shop, 171 8TH Street, Montara, CA 94037 (near Half Moon Bay)
650-728-2211 Gherkin's Sandwich Shop
Depart: 2:15pm.After lunch on Thursday, we will drive down the coast to the Aptos area on a scenic ocean drive along CA Hwy1. We’ll then check into our hotels and get settled in before dinner. A number of us will be staying at the Rio Sands Hotel in Aptos, which will be our home base (116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003, 800-826-2077), Aptos - Santa Cruz - Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos - United States
((Don & John are making this hotel their home base - they have stayed here many times before).
We will have dinner at the beautiful and romantic Shadowbrook Restaurant, provided a preselected menu is below.
MEAL SELECTIONS FOR THE THURSDAY 8-13-15 DINNER AT THE SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT IN CAPITOLA
We need to confirm dinner meal selections for our Thursday, August 13th dinner at the romantic Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola. Our reservations there require pre-selections from the following meal choices for each person (SEE BELOW). Our deadline for getting these meal selections to the restaurant is coming soon. If you are planning to attend this dinner event please respond by email August 1st.
Please provide the full name of each person in your party who is attending the dinner with their meal selections for First Course, Entrée and Dessert.
The cost estimate at this time for each meal is (before beverages) will be approximately $80.00 (we will provide you with the final cost once we get a final head count on the meals). We have made a deposit of $1250 for the room and the meals. You will need to reimburse me in cash for your party’s dinner cost that evening. Beverages are not included in the meal cost and can be ordered using your personal credit card from the server for each couple.
We will meet in the cocktail lounge at 6:00pm. We will have our own room, the beautiful Wine Cellar Room. The dinner will begin at 6:30pm. We will have the room for 3 hours.
Price is approximately $80.00 per person, which includes 8.75 % Capitola Tax, 19% service/gratuity charge and a private room fee of $250. The room can accommodate a minimum of 26 people and a maximum of 46.
First Course (Pre Select One)
- CAESAR Petite Romaine hearts, shaved Parmesan, sourdough crouton
- SHADOWBROOK’S FAMOUS HOUSE SALAD
spinach, mango-chutney vinaigrette, red grape tomatoes and candied pecans
- B.L.T. SALAD
iceberg lettuce, vine ripe tomato, house bacon, butter crouton, Danish bleu cheese dressing
Entrée Selections (Pre Select One)
- PACIFIC RIM KING SALMON Sea greens, ginger-wasabi sauce, ponzu sauce, Miso vinaigrette-julienne vegetables and sesame seeds.
- GARLIC HERB ROAST CHICKEN served with roasted root vegetable, whole grain mustard chicken jus
- SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB 8oz Cut Garlic-whipped potato, creamed spinach, horseradish cream and Cabernet jus
Vegetarian (Pre Select One)
- FORAGED MUSHROOM CREPES (VEGAN) Buckwheat crepes stuffed with sautéed mushroom and herbs, Porcini cream sauce
Desserts (Pre Select One)
- SHADOWBROOK CHOCOLATE MELTDOWN A rich, dark chocolate cake with a molten truffle core
Served with fresh whipped cream
- VANILLA PANNA COTTA Served with fruit sauce GIZDICH FRUIT PIES Served with fresh berry coulis
Shadowbrook Restaurant,1750 Wharf Rd., Capitola, CA 95010 Shadowbrook Restaurant
Friday morning (8/14) we will drive to Monterey to the famous LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN event and have lunch there. Nicklaus Club, 100 Pasadera Drive, Monterey, CA 93940 Legends of the Autobahn
35 miles, 45 min., Hwy 1
Friday evening (8/14) DINNER - Rio Cafe Rio Del Mar We have reserved already 24 people only. Currently we have already filled the 24 people reservations. Sorry.
·Saturday (8/15) will we lunch at ZELDA’S ON THE BEACH, 203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010. Zelda´s on the Beach
If you plan on attending, PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ASAP ([email protected]
) TO LET ME KNOW - SO WE CAN GET A RUNNING COUNT ON POTENTIAL ATTENDANCE.
This will be a great event with lots to do and see (particularly beautiful ocean views and beaches) and lots of fun.
SEE DETAILED ITINERARY BELOW
Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts
SLK WEST COAST MEET 2015 MONTEREY-APTOS
ITINERARY DRAFT AUGUST 13-15, 2015
THURS. AUG. 13, 2015
12:45 – 2:00pm MEET & LUNCH:
GHERKIN’S Sandwich Shop, 171 8TH Street, Montera, CA 94037 (near Half Moon Bay) 650-728-2211 Gherkin's Sandwich Shop
2:00pm – 3:30pm DRIVE: MONTERA TO APTOS, 70 miles, 1hr 20min, Hwy 1
RIO SANDS HOTEL, 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003, 800-826-2077, (Don & John are making this hotel their home base, they have stayed there many times before). Aptos - Santa Cruz - Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos - United States
3:30 – 4:00pm HOTELS CHECK-IN
5:45-6:30pm Cocktaills at theShadowbrook
6:30pm DINNER: THE SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT,
1750 Wharf Rd., Capitola, CA 95010 Shadowbrook Restaurant
(From Rio Sands Hotel in Aptos, only 4.9 miles, 11 min driving, 14 min with traffic)
DEPART BACK TO HOTELS
COCKTAILS (the following are a short walk from the RIO SANDS HOTEL):
CAFÉ RIO Cafe Rio - Aptos, CA.
SEA BREEZE TAVERN The SeaBreeze Tavern - The SeaBreeze Tavern
FRIDAY AUGUST 14TH
BREAKFAST (ON YOUR OWN)
MORNING BEACH WALK - HISTORIC CONCRETE SHIP (The Palo Alto) and pier. Seacliff SB
1.5 miles of paved walking paths along beach near Rio Sands Hotel.
MEET: RIO SANDS HOTEL (Barbecue Area by Pool), 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, 95003
10:30am – 11:15am
DRIVE: APTOS TO MONTEREY
RIO SANDS HOTEL to LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN, Nicklaus Club, 100 Pasadera Drive, Monterey, CA 93940 Legends of the Autobahn
35 miles, 45 min., Hwy 1
11:15 – 1:15
EVENT: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN
LUNCH: at LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN EVENT
FREE AFTERNOON & DRIVE BACK TO HOTELS INDIVIDUALLY
5:00pm: dinner at Cafe Rio
7:30pm: BEACH - SUNSET WATCHING
10:00pm - RETURN TO HOTELS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
BREAKFAST (ON YOUR OWN)
MORNING BEACH WALK
HISTORIC CONCRETE SHIP (The Palo Alto) and pier walk. Seacliff SB
1.5 miles of paved walking paths along beach.
MEET: 10:30am-11:30am Capitola public parking lot
LUNCH: ZELDA’S ON THE BEACH, 203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010
831-475-4900 Zelda´s on the Beach
WALK OUT TO CAPITOLA WHARF RESTAURANT Wharf House Restaurant for Dining on the Wharf in Capitola California
RETURN DRIVE HOME (OR OTHER, IF STAYING SATURDAY EVE)
ASAP IF ATTENDING PLEASE MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS & EMAIL DON OWEN – [email protected]