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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Mr. Tim Anderson
Phone: (520) 572-3100


TUCSON, ARIZ. – October 7, 2015 – Tucson businesses and residents are invited to celebrate the holidays in fabulous new fashion this year, as The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain unveils two glamorous nights of SPARKLE – A Shared Soirée.

Designed to be December’s most sought-after party ticket, SPARKLE will present the ultimate communal evening of dinner and dancing, complete with epicurean dining, live music, and the opportunity for small firms or groups of friends and colleagues to enjoy a dazzling holiday dinner party without having to arrange a stand-alone event.

SPARKLE invites groups and tables of four or more to either of its two evenings, scheduled for December 17 and 18, 2015. The event’s included social dinner will be a foodie’s delight, featuring starters presented family-style, three entrée selections, and a holiday dessert buffet including a Yule log and many added temptations. The evening’s cash bar will offer holiday favorites as well as an array of wines, cocktails and specialty beverages.

SPARKLE – A Shared Soirée is priced at $75 per person, excluding beverage, tax and gratuity, and tickets must be pre-purchased by November 20. The price includes valet parking at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, with special party-night room rates also available for “Sparklers” at $149 per night excluding resort fee and tax. Cocktail attire is encouraged, and early reservations are recommended for what is anticipated to be a dazzling and popular new holiday offering for the region. To purchase tickets and reserve tables for SPARKLE, please call The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain at 520-572-3101, or email the resort at

The Sparkle menu will include:

Hand-Crafted Breads

  • Freshly Baked Artisan Bread Basket 
  • Dove Mountain Orange Butter

Family Style Starters

  • Trio of Roasted Baby Beet and Granny Smith Apple Salad | Candied Walnuts |Sliced Turkey Ham | Pomegranate | Pickles 
  • Domestic Cheese Selection | Quince Mustards | D’Anjou Pear and Pecan Compote

Soup of the Season with Garnishes

  • Butternut Squash Bisque | Espelette Chili Pepper Marshmallows | Cilantro Micro-Greens

Entrées (select one)

  • Slow Braised Short Rib | Truffle Mashed Potatoes | Heirloom Carrots & Creamed Spinach 
  • Pan-Roasted Ling Cod | Israeli Couscous | Chiffonade of Rainbow Chard | Forest Mushrooms 
  • Parsley Gnocchi | Butternut Squash Purée | Toasted Almonds

Holiday Dessert Buffet

  • Holiday Yule Log 
  • Chocolate Peppermint Pot de Crème 
  • Gingerbread Cookies 
  • Eggnog Panna Cotta 
  • Lemon Meringue Tarts

Celebrating the season with friends, family and colleagues makes December the perfect time to dress up and revel in a new take on the shared dinner and traditional holiday party. To visit the web page for SPARKLE – A Shared Soirée, please go to