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Dining with Scott Quinn at the Oakland Claremont

Situated on top of Berkeley Hill, the Claremont Hotel Club and Spa offers a breath-taking view of the Golden Gate Bridge—I personally think it’s best at sunset. Complimenting the view is the resort’s restaurant, Meritage, and its introduction of a brand new chef and menu! Dining Columnist Sherry H. joins fellow media to enjoy a feast to remember.

Scott Quinn, the new Chef de Cuisine, joined Meritage in October 2012. Prior to this position, Quinn was Chef de Cuisine at Bagatelle in Los Angeles. With more than 15 years of kitchen experience, Quinn presented an impressive menu that masterfully combined contemporary Californian cuisine with an extensive selection of wines.

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At Claremont Hotel’s press event, Sherry (center) and chef Scott Quinn (right)

NOTE: All of the courses tasted are available on Meritage’s current menu. Estimated spending for a 3-course dinner for two with a bottle of wine is $193. Also available: a prix fixe 4-course wine pairing menu (tasting menu) for $85/person without tax or gratuity

Join me and taste your way through an 8-course dinner (okay, more like 1 canapé, 6 courses, 1 dessert, and lots and lots of wine).

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