This year, treat your Valentine to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at Eagle’s Nest, the elegant Vanderbilt Mansion, where Hollywood stars and European royalty dined with one of America’s most famous and powerful families.
The grand 24-room, Spanish Revival mansion overlooking Northport Bay is one of the most glamorous and romantic settings on Long Island. On Saturday, February 10, the Vanderbilt will hold its annual Valentine’s Day dinner in the Mansion, with seatings at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Lance Reinheimer, the museum’s executive director, said, “Many people have used the storybook atmosphere of the Vanderbilt Mansion as a romantic backdrop for first dates. Several people tell us they 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.”
As a guest, your evening will begin 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, you will dine in the Northport Dining Room Porch, where the Vanderbilts enjoyed many leisurely dinners with their friends and relatives.
Menu, from Northport Caterers:
Cocktail hour – Cocktails, Sushi Platter, Cheese Basket, Veggie Basket, Bread Basket, Antipasto, Hot Passed Hors d’oeuvres, Baby Lamb Chops, Brie Puffs, Veggie Swirls, Scallops Wrapped in Bacon, Shrimp Cocktail, Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto, Teriyaki Meatballs, Quesadillas, Sesame Chicken
Dinner: Prime Rib, Chicken Valentine with Roasted Peppers and Gruyere Cheese in Champagne Mushroom Sauce, Vegetarian Heart-Shaped Ravioli with Vodka Sauce, Sweetheart Balsamic-Glazed Salmon. Field Greens Salad, Dinner Rolls.
Viennese Desserts: Death by Chocolate, Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, White Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce, Red Velvet Cake, Tiramisu.
Dessert follows in the Lancaster Room, with a side trip to the Vanderbilt Library and the Moroccan Court.
The evening is a rare 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 $135 per person, $125 for Members, by reservation only. Tickets can be purchased online at www.vanderbiltmuseum.org (click on Events at top of home page) or by phone: 631-854-5579.