May 01, 2019
This summer, Rosewood Sand Hill, the luxury hotel in Menlo Park, California, is partnering with acclaimed spirits brand The Botanist Gin to create an exclusive greenhouse-inspired pop-up bar featuring creative cocktails that celebrate California’s rich produce with locally-sourced ingredients and garnishes. Complete with lush foliage, hanging terrariums and shareable bites, this seasonal pop-up is situated alongside the hotel’s pool, and is open through October 2019.
“We are thrilled to offer our guests refuge from the summer heat at the greenhouse pop-up in collaboration with The Botanist Gin,” said Philip Meyer, Managing Director of Rosewood Sand Hill. “The brand’s commitment to using locally-sourced botanicals found in Scotland perfectly complements the focus of Madera - the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant - on creating stunning dishes that celebrate ingredients native to the Bay Area.”
Surrounded by greenery and delicate summer blossoms endemic to the region, guests can sip on a selection of the pop-up’s 16 seasonally-inspired cocktails, carefully crafted using local ingredients. Guests are also invited to choose their own garnishes using provincial botanicals and fresh herbs placed on each table as a centerpiece, adding local flavors that elevate each cocktail with unique, California-inspired flair whilst celebrating the singular tastes of The Botanist Gin.
Hand-crafted and distilled on the Scottish island of Islay, The Botanist uses 22 hand-foraged botanicals to create an elegantly smooth and versatile gin that pairs beautifully with local and seasonal flavors. Rosewood Sand Hill’s expert bar and culinary staff have similarly used their extensive knowledge of regional produce to curate bespoke cocktail and small bites menus that showcase the subtle flavors of The Botanist Gin, to be served exclusively in the summer greenhouse. Guests can expect unique drinks such as “Plant Key,” which combines the delicate botanical flavors of The Botanist Gin with lemon verbena hydrosol for a punchy cocktail with floral undertones.
To complement the exclusive cocktail menu, a range of small bites will also be available, specially created for the greenhouse by the expert culinary team at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Madera. Featuring dishes like yellowtail ceviche tostadas with creamy California avocado and freshly-made pizza with decadent toppings like braised pork shoulder and chipotle aioli, the greenhouse’s small plate menu matches the pop-up’s cocktail offerings in celebrating local ingredients and regional cuisine.
A complete menu for the greenhouse pop-up and additional information can be found at the hotel's website.
About Rosewood Sand Hill
Nestled amid 16 acres, Rosewood Sand Hill melds the relaxed style and beauty of California Ranch architecture with fragrant gardens and stunning views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Whether relaxing in the spacious guestrooms, indulging at Sense spa, or enjoying Madera’s delicious offerings inspired by the freshest local ingredients, guests will experience unparalleled attention to detail and impeccable service at this urban oasis. Rosewood Sand Hill’s luxurious accommodations feature 121 elegantly appointed guest rooms, including 31 suites ranging in size from 527 square feet for the deluxe guestroom to 2,372 square feet for the two-bedroom Presidential Villa. All guestrooms and suites offer private balconies or terraces with views of landscaped courtyard gardens, the swimming pool or the Santa Cruz Mountains.
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