Elegant Annual Event at Vanderbilt Estate: Saturday, February 13
Share a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner where Hollywood stars and European royalty dined with members of one of America’s most famous families. You are invited to dine 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, on 43 acres overlooking Northport Bay.
The Vanderbilt Museum will hold its annual Valentine’s Day dinner in the mansion on Saturday, February 13, 2016, with seatings at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Menu choices include Prime Rib of Beef, Chicken Caprese (spinach, tomato, and mozzarella cheese), Salmon with mango sauce and Vegetable Lasagna.
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. The evening is also a benefit for the Vanderbilt’s education programs.
Seating at this exclusive event is limited and sells out quickly. Tickets are $100 per person, $90 for Museum members. Purchase tickets by calling 631-854-5579, or buy them on-line.
BOTH SEATINGS ARE SOLD OUT
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.”
The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer in the Memorial Wing of the mansion, amid Mr. Vanderbilt’s exotic collections of cultural artifacts from Africa, Asia and the South Pacific. After a brief tour through the Vanderbilts’ private living quarters in the mansion, guests will be seated for a leisurely dinner in the Northport Dining Room Porch, overlooking the water. Dessert follows in the Lancaster Room, with a side trip to the Vanderbilt Library and the Moroccan Court.
William K. Vanderbilt II’s estate and mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are located at 180 Little Neck Road in Centerport, New York.