Elegant Annual Evening Set for Saturday, February 14, 2015
This year, surprise your Valentine with a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at a grand house where Hollywood stars and European royalty dined with members of one of America’s richest and most famous families.
You can do that at a spectacular, historic American estate that is also one of the most glamorous and romantic settings on Long Island – the elegant, early twentieth-century mansion of William K. Vanderbilt II, overlooking Northport Bay.
On Saturday, February 14, the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum will hold its annual Valentine’s Day dinner in the mansion, with seatings at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. The event is a benefit for museum education programs.
Lance Reinheimer, the museum’s executive director, said, “The storybook atmosphere of the Vanderbilt Mansion has served as a romantic backdrop for many first dates. Several people have proposed marriage here, and each year many couples come to the Vanderbilt for their wedding ceremonies. This is a perfect place for a romantic dinner.”
Guests begin their evening with hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer in the Memorial Wing of the mansion, amid Mr. Vanderbilt’s exotic collections of ethnographic artifacts from Africa, Asia and South America. After a brief tour through his private living quarters, guests are seated for a leisurely dinner in the Northport Dining Room Porch.
The menu includes Prime Rib, Chicken Sorrentino (with prosciutto, eggplant and mozzarella in a garlic sherry sauce), Grilled Salmon and Vegetable Lasagna. Dessert follows in the Lancaster Room, with a side trip to the Vanderbilt Library and the Moroccan Court.
The evening is a special opportunity to enjoy an intimate dining experience with a spouse, partner or special friend and to celebrate in Gold Coast style. Seating at this exclusive event is very limited and sells out quickly. Tickets are $100 per person, by reservation only. Please call the Vanderbilt at 631-854-5579 to make reservations.