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Sun, sea & haute cuisine for epicures at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama in Tenerife

Tenerife – October 22, 2015 – For those seeking a Christmas in the sun with no compromise on the gourmet expectations of the festive season, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama has it wrapped. The exclusive European retreat not only offers the perfect balmy climate for a winter sun getaway, but as a hotbed of culinary talent provides guests with the most decadent foodie escape.

At the hands of seven star Michelin chef Martin Berasategui and his executive chef Erlantz Gorostiza, epicures will enjoy a Christmas Eve menu well worth the air miles. A tailored tasting menu will include a journey of tastes reflecting the chef’s inspired interpretations of gourmet cuisine.

From teasers of Paella crackers and lentil and cumin biscuits washed down with a Passion fruit whisky sour to an aperitif of caramelised millefeuille with smoked eel, foie-gras, spring onion and green apple. Berasategui’s signature dish of truffle gelatin on a bed of smooth foie-gras cream will make an appearance followed by a delicate liquorice ice cream with black olive sand topped with pumpkin and vanilla cream. This festive gastronomic spectacular will be beautifully paired by M.B’s sommelier selecting the finest Spanish wines and French Champagnes.

New Year’s Eve will celebrate Silvester’s night at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama’s M.B restaurant, traditionally known as the feast of Pope Sylvester. A menu crafted for occasion will inject optimum sparkle. Courses within this celebratory tasting menu will include M.B’s signature caviar ‘M.B – Riofrio Excellsius’ served over a corn sour cream, Pickled oyster with cucumber sake slush, pickled shallot and sea mist, Beef fillet "Luismi" on a bed of terrine, creamy potato puree, truffle and Perigueux sauce, and to satiate sweeter taste buds, Mini coconuts filled with pina colada on a passion fruit cream.The resort’s executive chef, and his team, have worked hard to create seasonal menus to celebrate the spirit of the season in gastronomic style across its 12 additional restaurants. Taking guests on an engaging local and global food journey, lavish buffets of meat and fish, bountiful salads, local tapas and chilled seafood, divine seasonal pastries and a touch of tradition with roast turkey and all the trimmings, ensure that every palette is satisfied.

Perfectly accommodating both couples and families, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama delivers a Christmas for every taste. Couples can retreat to their luxury Tagor’ villas and unwind by the resort’s secluded adult-only pool and for families the resort’s Ritz-Club level introduces an exclusive sanctuary providing the comfort, convenience and privacy of a hotel within a hotel. Incorporating 19 deluxe rooms and two suites with a choice of interconnecting rooms for families, the Club’s dedicated team will be on hand to offer extra level service both in-room and in its exclusive Club lounge.

At Ritz-Kids, the resort’s impressive kids club, junior guests can build fantastical ginger bread houses, create their own Christmas cards and enjoy festive story-telling sessions throughout the holidays. What’s more, with a special visit from Papá Noel on Christmas morning, tailor-made children’s buffets, a Pyjama Party to see in the New Year, the traditional Spanish arrival of the three wise men on 6th January, little ones will be blissfully bushed by the end of their stay!

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, offering a three Michelin-star gourmet heaven is the ultimate foodie getaway in the sun this Christmas. Deluxe Rooms start from XXX Euro and the festive tasting menus at M.B from 295 Euro per person.

To book call (+34) 902 105 600 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/abama