Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz

Anyone interested in a Wine long weekend in St. Martin FWI in May or June

Posted by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jan 2, 2009.

While down here in Sunny St. Martin I have been exploring the idea of hosting a Snooth Weekend adventure on the French side of St. Martin. There are many great restaurants here interested in hosting wine dinners and the local distributor could be prodded by the producers they represent to supply some samples. We could stay at the fantastic Grand Case Beach Club, right on the beach.
Just floating a trial balloon to see if there is any interest.


Reply by Philip James, Jan 2, 2009.

Don't rub it in - its rather cold and snowy here in NYC!

However, sounds like it could be a lot of fun...

Reply by John Andrews, Jan 2, 2009.

Could be interested if the price is right.

Reply by RachelNYC, Jan 3, 2009.

Sounds like it could be lots of fun. I would be interested in braving that tropical summer sunlight for some good wine as long as there is a shade umbrella and SPF 600 with my name on it.

Reply by oceank8, Jan 4, 2009.

I would love to but not sure if I will be able to afford it (or find a babysitter). Definitely worth considering if you get more info!

Reply by fibo86, Jan 4, 2009.

Oh oh, When, how much and how long?

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jan 5, 2009.

Just for an idea of pricing;

Jetblue from NYC to SXM

$460 round trip 6/4/09 - 6/8/09

Accommodations at Grand Case Beach Club

For a simple hotel room = $650
for a 1 bedroom unit = $850
for a 2-bedroom unit = $1400

Meals and such for say 3 great dinners = $450 per person

Other meals and fun stuff = $300

Total per person approx $1500-$1900 depending on accommodations. I think I would be able to get the rate down somewhat on the accommodations depending on the number of attendees.

Reply by oceank8, Jan 5, 2009.

I am pretty sure I could do this, keep us informed! Thanks Greg!

Reply by Mark Angelillo, Jan 5, 2009.

I'd be interested! Sounds like a great way to spend a few days around my birthday...

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jan 5, 2009.

Well that's a good start! I'm gonna give the Hotel a call and see what discount I can wrangle based on this preliminary response and the few emails I received!

Staycation? Not for us. It's Snoothcation 2009!

Reply by oceank8, Jan 5, 2009.

Just looked at the pics of the hotel, I'm getting excited, hope this can come together!

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jan 6, 2009.

Hey Ocean,

We can just do it.

Consider it a plan!

I'm working on getting better rates for us.

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jan 6, 2009.

Just in case the rest of you haven't taken a peek!

Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jan 6, 2009.

Oh, this sounds fantastic.
Can we do it a week later? I need to be in NYC on the 8th and 9th of June.

Reply by fibo86, Jan 7, 2009.

Oh now your just making it hard... Not too sure as Aussie dollar not too crash hot atm but keep me posted I'll have to see what I can wrangle

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jan 8, 2009.

Ok, So I've got the rates

a 4-day stay, taxes included, would run

Studio 1 or 2 guests - $517.50
1 Bedroom, 1 0r 2 guests 603.75, 3 guests 707.25
2 bed, 2 bath up to 4 guests 966

studio 1 or 2 guests 586.50
Studio loft 1 or 2 guests 638.25, 3 guests 759
1 bedroom 1 or 2 guests 690, 3 guests 810.75
2 bed 2 bath up to 4 guests 1017.75

Prices are looking good!

I would need to book a block of rooms fairly soon, say within 45 days or so.

Rodolphe hopes we can move it to the following week.

Any preference among those interested?

Reply by Mark Angelillo, Jan 9, 2009.

No preference here -- it's so far in advance either week works for me.

Reply by fibo86, Jan 11, 2009.

I'm not too sure I'll be able to make the holliday, but will keep you posted.

Reply by oceank8, Jan 12, 2009.

I am good for the 4th-8th but can't do it the next weekend. I won't be too upset if you need to do it that weekend because I should probably save money anyhow, just let me know when you have a definite date.

Reply by waterdog, Jan 15, 2009.

Hi from a newbie. If you don't know the area, St. Martin is beautiful, and Grand Case is absolutely the perfect place for a weekend of good food and wine. I can't make this, mostly because I have already planned a sailing trip in the islands at the end of June. We'll be staying in Grand Case for a couple days after we get off the boat. If you go, you MUST have at least one meal at La California. My favorite place of all time. The owner is Zuzu, she'll do it up right for you. If you push this all the way out until July 4th, I'll see you there!!

Enough of my rant. You may now return to your regular thread.

Reply by h2omlns, Jan 20, 2009.

Can't make it that weekend. Will be in St. Martin 03/15-03/22 and again last week of June. Let me know when the exact date is set. If I can make it that would be great. You picked a great location. Another suggestion for dinner, and it's a MUST. Go to Ti Bouchon. The owner Momo is delightful. Some of the best french cuisine you will ever taste. It's located on the road to the Pinel ferry in Cul De Sac.

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