"Bound to seize nostalgists." -Publishers Weekly The Hotel del Coronado ranks among world-class resorts such as the Breakers, the Greenbriar, and the Four Seasons. Over three hundred thousand registered guests come to relax and dine at "the Del" each year, and nearly a quarter of a million others come just to sample the epicurean treats in any of the various restaurants on its grounds. A national landmark on the shoreline of southern California, this luxury hotel plays host to foreign leaders, esteemed writers, actors, and travelers from around the world, and of course, it serves the most fabulous menus of any North American resort. With The Hotel del Coronado Cookbook, visitors, passersby, and even would-be Rockefellers can now take home more than just memories. This catalog of classic cuisine lists complete meals as served in the ballrooms and dining rooms of the Del. Included among the menus are their presidential banquets, their world-famous Sunday brunch, wedding-reception menus, holiday specials, choice dishes of celebrities, and the centennial menu from the hotel's million-dollar birthday bash. Each entree, appetizer, and dessert recipe is spelled out in easy-to-follow instructions, allowing less-experienced cooks to successfully reproduce the flavors of the Hotel del Coronado. Included in this cookbook is a tour of the kitchens and an array of stories and legends that have developed over more than a century of serving guests. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Beverly Bass was the food-and-beverage director for the resort for twelve years. Intrigued by the history of the Grand Old Lady by the Sea, she wrote The Hotel del Coronado Cookbook with the goal of preserving both the dining delights from the hotel's kitchens and the unique characters and celebrations that have graced the dining rooms, beaches, and ballrooms of the Hotel del Coronado.