It doesn't take a plane ticket or a waterproof bus to discover Spain—or at least not to discover its food. That task is accomplished easily enough with a trip to Solun, where guests tour a Mediterranean menu anchored by cold, fried, and hot Spanish tapas, such as Coca de Sotomillo, a delectable construction of filet mignon and artisan bread. Of course, the restaurateurs don’t focus exclusively on tapas; they use market vegetables to cook omelets for brunch, churn homemade ice cream, and pour more than four dozen wines.
Dedicated to bringing the culinary traditions of Peru to Hartford’s diners, Piolin Restaurant II has been serving the signature sizzling meats and sautéed veggies of the region since 1998. Within the bustling kitchen, chefs architect dishes such as Peruvian yellow potatoes, sweet plantains, and fried yucca in addition to hearty meats ranging from grilled chicken to fried red snapper. Along with the re-creation of time-honored recipes, the brightly hued walls and cheery decor of Piolin’s dining room grant guests the feeling that they’ve escaped to Peru without the hassles of answering a TSA officer’s riddles.
Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa is in the heart of Stamford, walking distance from Stamford Town Center and Rich Forum. This spa hotel is within close proximity of Palace Theatre and Stamford Public Library - Ferguson Library.
Make yourself at home in one of the 506 air-conditioned rooms featuring high-definition televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an indoor pool, a fitness facility, and a seasonal outdoor pool. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge) and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
OceanView Bistro’s BYOB policy doesn’t apply to its chefs, who use wine as an ingredient in several dishes, including a chicken stew marinated in red wine and mussels sautéed in white wine. The bistro's dinner menu boasts an all-French lineup of escargot hors d’oeuvres, stews, seafood, and dessert crepes drizzled in lemon or orange sauce and served with scoops of ice cream. During breakfast and lunch hours, the chefs shift gears from French to American and serve up deli sandwiches, burgers, and pancakes.
With its extensive menu of Italian cuisine and welcoming atmosphere, Sinapi's Pizzeria is "the perfect place to relax in at the end of a long week," according to Metromix. Cooks pile meats and cheeses onto heroes, bake specialty pizzas, and sauté family-style portions of capellini, gnocchi, and other pastas with classic additions such as broccoli rabe and white clam sauce.
From within Off Center Salon & Spa’s cheerful, lime-green-accented space, aesthetician Barbara hones in on skin concerns with Dermalogica products. She leads clients into a treatment room, where she assesses complexions to determine the best course of action. Based on her findings, she may unclog pores with a deep-cleansing facial, or evict dead skin cells with an exfoliating derma-peel.