From the second you step foot inside this aging colonial property, you’ll feel the history all around you. The sophisticated, old-world charm of Xanadú Mansion instantly takes you back in time to an elegant era, making for a pretty memorable dining experience. After all, how often do you get to enjoy dinner in the former home of an American millionaire?
Following such a grand introduction, your expectations towards the meal ahead will no doubt be sky-high. Rest assured - an impressive experience awaits you. There’s an inspired international a la carte menu, with an emphasis on French-influenced cuisine.
The range of dishes on offer will certainly leave you plenty to ponder over, with tender steaks, succulent duck, freshly caught crab and fish all potential options. But if you’re struggling to make a final decision, the excellent grilled lobster and Chateaubriand with Bearnaise sauce both come highly recommended.
To complement your meal, you might want to pick out a bottle of something from the restaurant’s well-stocked wine cellar. There’s a generous selection to choose from with wines sourced from 18 different countries from around the world.
There are also several separate dining areas scattered throughout the mansion, including the main dining room area and a relaxing outdoor veranda that always proves popular, allowing you to make the most of the cool sea breeze.
Once your meal has ended, make sure you head to the restaurant’s rooftop bar - Bar Mirador Casa Blanca. From this vantage point, you’ll be able to catch stunning views across the ocean – an experience that’s particularly breath-taking at sunset. It’s also worth choosing one of the bar’s fabulous cocktails while you’re up here. To add to the whole experience, there’s often live music playing on the rooftop, making it a truly inviting spot to retire to as the evening draws to a close.
Dining out in the distinguished surroundings of this luxury mansion is a unique culinary experience. The unique ambiance, the fascinating history, the fabulous cuisine – they all add up to something very special. In short, a meal at Xanadú Mansion will almost certainly leave you with a memory to take home and treasure.
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