MICHELIN-STAR RATED HAKUBAI RESTAURANT TO OFFER EXCLUSIVE SAKE PAIRING FEATURING AKIRA SAKE FROM THE KANAZAWA DAICHI ORGANIC FARM IN JAPAN THROUGH MARCH 12, 2010 FOR JUST $30 PER PERSON

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The critically-acclaimed Hakubai Restaurant at The Kitano New York Hotel will offer an exclusive Sake Pairing in the recently redesigned restaurant through March 12, 2010.  The Sake pairing will feature Akira Sake imported for the occasion from the Kanazawa Daichi organic farm in Japan along with a special tasting menu created by Executive Chef Sato.  Akira Sake was specially selected for the occasion by Sake Sommelier Chizuko Niikawa, known for her extensive knowledge of Sake and pairing expertise. 

The Sake Pairing menu will feature Akira Sake served warm and presented in a traditional Tokkuri Japanese decanter.  The menu will consist of three tasting portions of Ika Syuto Ae (squid marinated in Bonito liver), Alaskan King Crab Kani Miso Ae (Alaskan King Crab Marinated in Crab Brain) and Tako Wakame Kyurisu (Octopus, seaweed and cucumber marinated in Japanese rice vinegar).   Complimenting the menu will be the pairing of Akira Sake traditionally served warm and presented tableside in a Japanese Tokkuri.  The cost is just $30 per person and includes complimentary Sake; exclusive of tax and gratuities. For reservations call Hakubai Restaurant at (212) 885-7111 or e-mail Hakubai@kitano.com.

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CASA COLONIAL BEACH & SPA UNVEILS VALUE-ADDED HIGH SEASON DEALS – RATES AT 25% COST SAVINGS WITH THE 4TH NIGHT FREE. (Book by March 7, 2010 and travel completed by April 30, 2010).

casa=logo –Rates start at just $262.50 per room, per night with 4th night free through April 30, 2010–

The 50 room all-suite luxury boutique resort Casa Colonial Beach & Spa is now offering discounted rates through April 8 and 10, 2010 along with the 4th night free.  Rates will start at just $262.50 per room, per night representing a 25% cost savings.  The rates are exclusive of 16% VAT and 10% service.  The offer must be booked by March 7, 2010 and travel completed by April 30, 2010.casa casa2

Designed by the award-winning architect, Sarah Garcia, the Spanish colonial-inspired Casa Colonial is located within an oasis of tranquil and lush landscaped gardens that envelopes the property and creates a relaxing respite that transports guests to a state of tranquility upon arrival.  Among the property’s architectural features are high ceilings, limestone floors, elegant furnishings in rich woods and sheer cotton draperies.  The resort’s 50 spacious junior, presidential and penthouse suites include private terraces with views of the ocean or the property’s tropical gardens, some with large outdoor soaking tubs.  Each guestroom is exquisitely decorated with mahogany furniture, custom-designed Caribbean furnishings, and original paintings reflecting Dominican architecture, comfortable seating areas, flat screen televisions, Italian marble baths, fine linens and double Presidential Suite Soft mattresses specially created for the resort by Serta.

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