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DANA POINT, Calif. -- January 7, 2016 – The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel presents the most flavorful Friday in February at the Latin Food & Wine Experience, Friday, February 12, 2016. Guests are invited to soak in stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from the Monarch Bay Sunset Terrace while enjoying savory cuisine and fine Latin wines. Presented from 6 to 8 p.m., this special event and exclusive tasting is $85 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Featured wine stations include Alximia, Bodega Santo Tomas, Delgadillo Cellars, Cava Maciel, La Carrodilla, Lechuza, Robledo Family Winery, Vena Cava, and Monte Xanic. 


Executive Chef Brian Sundeen drew inspiration for the evening’s food and wine stations from Raya’s Pan-Latin cuisine. Chef Sundeen will showcase a selection of tapas-style bites including Piloncillo Prawns and Sea Bass Ceviche, as well as a few more adventurous Latin dishes such as Braised Goat Tacos.

Throughout the evening, representatives from each of the wineries will share their stories and experiences and discuss tasting notes for their wine selection. Representatives include Alvaro Alvarez Parilla with Alximia, Jared Guiterrez with Bodega Santo Tomas, Ignacio Delgadillo, Jr. of Delgadillo Cellars, Jorge Maciel with Cava Maciel, Fernando Pérez Castro of La Carrodilla,  Kristin and Adam Shute of Lechuza, Ana Maria Ceseña with Monte Xanic, Luis Robledo with Robledo Family Winery, and Phil and Eileen Gregory of Vena Cava. Wineries coordinated by Tom Bracamontes of La Competencia Imports and Michelle Martain of La Mision Wine.

Reservations for the Latin Food & Wine Experience are required and can be made by calling Resort Services at 949-240-2000.       

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About The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel sits perched atop a seaside bluff with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and more than three miles of sandy beach. The resort continues to redefine the guest experience by creating distinctive, unforgettable, and #EpicMemories that are presented against an extraordinary backdrop. For more information or reservations call 800-241-3333, the hotel directly at 949-240-2000, a travel professional or visit