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Executive Chef Umit Kaygusuz Premiers a Prix Fixe Menu Highlighting Local and Seasonal Ingredients at the Los Angeles Luxury Hotel

MARINA DEL REY, CA – January 15, 2016 – Since its grand opening two years ago, Cast & Plow has become one of the most sought-after waterfront dining venues in Los Angeles that offer a panoramic view of the marina. With a menu focused on farm-to-table cuisine presented as small, shareable plates, Executive Chef Umit Kaygusuz has carefully chosen a savory selection of main courses available Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th.

The four-course prix fixe menu, priced at $95 per person (with a bottomless Champagne

option for an additional $18), includes: smoked salmon tartare with caviar, croutons and lime crème, butternut-ginger soup with guanaja chocolate and chive oil, roasted red pepper salad, striped bass, mushroom risotto and the duo of beef that consists of roasted tenderloin, slow braised short rib, cauliflower purée, carrot purée, swiss chard and raisins jus.

For dessert, Pastry Chef Vanessa Johnson is offering a decadent chocolate mousse made with 43-percent givari chocolate, white chocolate snow and hazelnut chocolate strings. 

Spa del Rey , located adjacent to the Marina del Rey hotel’s outdoor pool, is offering two

treatment specials for both hotel guests and non-hotel guests to enjoy:

Love Me Tender Couples Massage

A customized blend of massage techniques designed for your specific needs performed in the spa couple’s suite side by side and includes two glasses of Champagne. Choose from Swedish, Deep Tissue, or a little of both. $300 for 60 minutes, $400 for 90 minutes.

Zents ORE Pedicure

Dry skin is sloughed away during a hydrating exfoliation, followed by a shea butter cuticle and skin treatment. Feet feel smoother and nails are impeccably groomed and polished. $55 for 45 minutes.

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About The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

Minutes from LAX, Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey offers a peaceful retreat that draws on the soothing elements of the surrounding ocean. Guests can admire the exceptional scenery from each of the 304 guest rooms and suites, featuring private balconies; the farm-to-table restaurant, highlighting locally sourced ingredients; LA’s only waterfront pool or the luxury spa. The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey offers a desirable venue for weddings and events, with more than 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space. Whether visitors are seeking a few days of self-reflection, a relaxing beach weekend, an unforgettable wedding venue or a quintessential California dining experience, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey offers the perfect destination.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 91 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, and for the latest company updates, visit The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Com