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Après Village Returns to Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley

Nov 05, 2021 10:41AM ● By Fran Miller

Simulating a cozy mountainside retreat with mini-chalets, Après Village at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley returns Friday, November 26 and it’s bigger and better than ever.

Located on the terrace of the hotel’s signature restaurant Quattro, and expanded to other outdoor locations throughout the luxe property, the winter pop-up features a festive scene suitable for the whole family and is unlike anything you’ll find in the Bay Area. 

Enjoy an alpine-inspired menu from Executive Chef Martin Morelli, fireside movies, house made signature s’mores, hot beverages, and a new Sweet Shoppe featuring Pastry Chef Guillermo Soto’s decadent treats. A holiday sleigh and life-sized snow globe (complete with snowfall for picture-perfect opportunities) round out the offerings.  



The new menu at Après celebrates the best après-ski cuisine and is designed for sharing. Chef Martin Morelli takes his inspiration from world famous ski destinations. Highlights include decadent gruyere cheese and champagne fondue, poutine, warming cocktails, and signature family-style s’mores with house-made graham crackers and vanilla bean marshmallows.


A perfect option for families and groups of four, Après features four luxurious, private chalets featuring blankets, pillows, televisions, and fire pit. (Each chalet is available by reservation only and requires a minimum food-and-beverage spend of $150.) Reserve through OpenTable or email Rosario Perez [email protected]



Just like iconic European Christmas Market stalls, the Sweet Shoppe at Après Village is filled with holiday sweet treats from Pastry Chef Soto, including festive truffles, hot chocolate bombs, holiday-flavored macarons, signature chocolate bars, and more.


A sight not to be missed, step inside the life-sized snow globe or winter sleigh where ‘snowfall’ makes for whimsical holiday photos. 


On Sunday evenings, Après features fireside movies under the stars. Showings on the large screen above the central water fountain begin at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The movies can also be viewed on the flatscreen TVs inside each of the four mini chalets.



Après is available for private events Monday to Thursday. Call +1 (650) 566-1200 to reserve your winter party with complete access to the holiday pop-up space.

Make your Après visit a complete getaway by booking a room. Nestled within Palo Alto’s University Circle complex off of University Avenue, the hotel has long been a business traveler mainstay, welcoming exacting Silicon Valley high rollers during the week and celebratory gatherings and R&R visitors on weekends. No matter the occasion or night of the week, impeccable Four Seasons hospitality makes every visit a sumptuous escape. Enjoy the hotel’s fitness center; book an afternoon massage at the serene spa; or simply relax in your luxuriously appointed room. Lobby lounge [esc] offers morning coffee and pastry, and Quattro features modern northern Italian cuisine and wines from around the globe, with a focus on California and Italian labels.  

Après Village at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley is open to the public and runs through Sunday, February 27, 2022, 4pm – 9pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The Sweet Shoppe is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 3pm – 9pm. 

Photos courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley


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