Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling novel, "Eat, Pray, Love," takes place in Indonesia, India, and Rome -- the respective settings for romantic, spiritual, and culinary revelations. The Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove and the new Paragon Grove 13 movie theater have teamed to present a weekend getaway coinciding with the film's release the weekend of August 13 to 15. The package starts at $199 per person and includes:
• Eat: On Friday the 13th, guests will watch the film in a private theater while indulging in an Italian "picnic dinner" with champagne or wine.
• Pray: Saturday brings a trip to the Dharma Studio for meditation and general wellness stuff, followed by an Indian dinner (menu below) at Sonesta's Panorama Restaurant.
Keep going for LOVE...
• Love: Participants get to explore "the intimate corners" of Coconut
Grove by bike, foot, or sailing around Biscayne Bay (though bike or
sailing costs extra). Afterward, they'll partake in a freewheeling orgy in
the Sonesta swimming pool. Actually, I'm just making up that last part.
Quite frankly, the love tie-in of this program seems awfully tenuous.
To reserve, head this way and use code EPL08. Or call 1-800-SONESTA.
Panorama's Indian menu:
Potato patties served with a tamarind, date chutney
Pakora or Bhajia
Deep-fried vegetable fritters
Marinated lamb with chilies, spice seasonings, cream
Vegetarian patties with sauce, served with nan bread
Chicken Tikka Masala
Marinated grilled chicken with thick, creamy gravy and Jasmine scented rice
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Steamed dessert dumplings