Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley Celebrates Women’s History Month by Shining the Light on Female Run Winery, Female Pastry Chefs and Spa Offers

The luxury hotel offers, wine dinners, cocktail classes, afternoon tea and spa services all month long as a tribute to Women’s History Month

March 1, 2024,
Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, U.S.A.

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley celebrates Women's History Month throughout March 2-24, showcasing a series of desserts, handcrafted by five women pastry chefs from different Four Seasons hotels at its afternoon tea at [esc] lobby lounge. The Hotel invites guests to honour and celebrate the achievements of women.

Women's Month Afternoon Tea at [esc], available every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, priced at USD 70 per person, will be available for guests to indulge in a selection of savoury and sweet treats, including a lobster roll with turmeric oil and celery leaf, a mini quiche with spinach and caramelized onion, and a hazelnut sponge with milk chocolate cremieux and cinnamon mousse. The team is also excited to introduce a new jams display, including quince lemon, fig jam, and lemon curd.

"We are thrilled to celebrate Women's History Month at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley," says Adora Manalo, General Manager of the Hotel. "This month is a wonderful opportunity to honour the contributions and achievements of women, and we are proud to showcase the talent and creativity of our female chefs with our special afternoon tea menu, special spa offerings, women-owned winery dinner and women-themed cocktail classes."

Each week, the Hotel’s lobby lounge [esc] will shine a spotlight on a talented female pastry chef from a Four Seasons sister hotel. A delightful pastry item will be featured from her menu, allowing guests to savour her unique creations and celebrate the artistry of women in the culinary world. East dessert is a tribute to the creativity and skill of women in the culinary world.

Guests can enhance the experience with a glass of Champagne or prosecco to make it a celebratory affair.

Through the entire month of March, guests may additionally visit [esc] from Monday to Sunday to enjoy Chef's Specials treats in regular sizes. Each week, the team will showcase a dessert to focus on one pastry chef’s specialty at a time:

  • Week 1: Maruschka Sotto, Pastry Sous Chef from Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, presents the Tropical Tart, featuring Coconut Custard, Calamansi Gel, and Coconut Meringue. Inspired by the Buko (Young Coconut) Pie from Laguna, Philippines, Maruschka adds calamansi to enhance the flavour, creating a truly unique dessert.
  • Week 2: Anne Sophie Dubé, Pastry Sous Chef from Four Seasons Hotel Montreal, offers Hazelnut, Yuzu, and Vanilla Chou, a delightful combination of flavours that promises a memorable culinary experience.
  • Week 3: Emily Zaleski, Pastry Chef de Partie from Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, showcases her inspiring creations from Vernick Coffee Bar and Vernick Fish, reflecting her passion and talent in pastry arts.
  • Week 4: Rhonda Ashton, Executive Pastry Chef from Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole, presents her Mini Black Forest Cake, inspired by her apprenticeship days in Australia. She adds chocolate mousse to the classic recipe, making it her preferred way to enjoy this beloved dessert.
  • All Month: Courtney Persichitte, Pastry Sous Chef from Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, offers a Dark Chocolate Bar with a Mocha Hazelnut Ganache, combining her love for mocha and working with chocolate in a delectable treat.

Menu Highlights


  • Lobster Roll – Brioche Bun | Turmeric Oil | Celery Leaf 
  • Profiterole – Smoked Salmon Mousse | Crème Fraiche | Chives 
  • Mini Quiche – Spinach | Tarragon | Caramelized Onion 
  • Hass Avocado – Iberico Ham | Cucumber | Pickled Onion 

Sweet - all month  

  • Blood Orange Pate de Fruit
  • Buttermilk Lemon Scone, yuzu jam, clotted cream 
  • Cinnamon Hazelnut Cake, hazelnut sponge, milk chocolate cremieux, cinnamon mousse 
  • Mocha Hazelnut Bonbon, hazelnut praline, mocha ganache 

Female Owned Winery Spotlight: Grgich Hills Estate Wine Dinner on March 28, 2024

In keeping with the Hotel’s commitment to host a new wine dinner each month, Quattro restaurant announces a collaboration with a female-owned winery. The Hotel will host a wine dinner featuring a selection of wines from Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley. The dinner will be a celebration of women's empowerment and will highlight the passion and talent of Violet Grgich, President of Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley. Violet's dedication to the wine business began at an early age, working alongside her father in the vineyards and cellar. She continues to play a key role in the daily management of the winery, as well as sales and marketing, and is a strong advocate for the role of women in the wine industry.

  • Date: March 28, 2024
  • Time: 5:00-9:30 pm
  • Reserve a table on Eventbrite

Celebrating Women with a Special Cocktail Class at Quattro Bar

In celebration of Women's History Month, Quattro Bar is hosting a special cocktail class highlighting iconic cocktails such as Cosmopolitans and Martinis, with a mocktail version included.

  • Date: March 15, 2024
  • Time: 5:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Price: USD 75 per person
  • Tickets are available via Eventbrite

Spa Offerings During Women’s History Month

Throughout the month of March, the Hotel will also offer special spa promotions in honour of Women's Month:

  • Celebration of International Women's Day weekend (March 8-10, 2024): Gift with Services - book a 60-minute massage and a 60-minute facial to receive a complimentary gift from Knesko and a special dessert from Four Seasons Silicon Valley female pastry chef Courtney Persichitte.
  • Gift with Purchase (March 1-31, 2024): Any purchase of women-owned retail items in the spa of USD 300 or more will include a complimentary gift from Knesko, supporting women-owned businesses.
  • Gift with Body Treatment (March 1-31, 2024): Book a 90-minute body treatment featuring Omorovicza and receive a complimentary Delicate Romance Body Souffle Travel Size, embracing self-care and empowerment.

About The Spa

Situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley is a haven of indulgence and rejuvenation. A curated menu of world-class treatments, thoughtfully designed to elevate the mind, body, and spirit, ensures a transformative escape for every guest. The Spa offers a range of massages, each crafted to provide a unique and personalized experience. From the invigorating Deep Tissue Massage to the soothing Aromatherapy Massage, skilled therapists tailor each session to meet individual preferences and needs. The Spa also offers a collection of advanced facial treatments, combining innovative techniques with luxurious skincare products. HydraFacial or the Anti-Ageing Collagen Facial are some of the popular facials.

To book appointments, visit The Spa website or call +1 650 470 2865.

About [esc]

[esc] the lobby lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley offers fresh coffee and pastries, making it the perfect spot for a casual catch-up with friends or colleagues. Additionally, it serves as a great location for bridal showers and baby showers, while afternoon tea enlivens the weekends.

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