CLEO Dine and Discover
CLEO Dine and Discover is NOW Available
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Join your colleagues in the CLEO Dine and Discover dine-around. Dine and Discover provides a great opportunity to savor the local restaurants’ cuisine while networking and making new contacts. Don’t miss your opportunity to connect with like-minded fellow conference attendees for the CLEO Dine and Discover on Monday, 10 June, 2013.
Groups and individuals are encouraged to pre-purchase on-line as spaces are limited. Unsold seats will be made available onsite during the conference on Sunday, 9 June and Monday, 10 June, in the main lobby of the convention center for anyone still wishing to secure a spot at a favorite restaurant.
The top 8 topics of interest for dining conversation:
Nano-optics & Plasmonics
Ultrafast Technology and Phenomena
Nonlinear Optical Science and Technology
Fiber Lasers & Fiber Optics Technology
Semiconductor Lasers and Integrated Optics
Optical Sensing Technology and Applications
Quantum Optical Science and Technology
Biophotonics and Biomedical Applications
You’ll enjoy an evening of networking and incredible food.
Pre-payment is required and may be completed online during the registration process or in person at check in. Special menus will be available and may be viewed in advance on the registration web site. Please note that space at each restaurant is limited so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.
Monday, June 10, 2013 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
$40 charge includes meal, select beverages, tax and gratuity
Topic: Optical Sensing Technology and Applications
Restaurant: 19Market - Modern Vietnamese Bistro & Bar
Info: A standout in the downtown dining scene, 19Market provides a unique and welcoming atmosphere with its elegant setting and warm hospitality. Their stylish dining room – decked out in earth tones and dark wood accents – sets the stage for a contemporary twist on Classic Vietnamese dishes. Using only the freshest ingredients carefully selected on a daily basis, award-winning Chef Hannah Pham infuses Asian and California flavors to satisfy the most discerning tastes.
Topic: Biophotonics and Biomedical Applications
Restaurant: Billy Berk’s
Info: This is where sharing is in good taste. Billy Berk's has flavors for all palettes. Set in a historic, downtown San Jose brick and timber building, Billy Berk's features a large island bar with 4 50 inch TV's and an open-air patio, perfect for after work, pre-game festivities, and dates; let us know other good excuses.
Topic: Nonlinear optical science and technology
Restaurant: Gordon Biersch Restaurant & Brewery
Info: A wonderfully renovated restaurant in downtown San Jose, the hub of Silicon Valley, Gordon Biersch boasts one of the area's premier outdoor dining courtyards. A cross between New Orleans funk, German beer gardens and a World War II Era farm house, this truly is a unique destination. Not only are Gordon Biersch’s own beers featured, but a full bar and extensive menu make for a top notch dining experience.
Topic: Ultrafast Technology and Phenomena
Restaurant: Il Fornaio
Info: Il Fornaio features classic Italian cuisine and features its own bakery providing amazing breads and baked goods. Set it the historic Sainte Claire Hotel the restaurant provides impeccable dining in an unforgettable setting.
Topic: Nano-Optics & Plasmonics
Restaurant: The Loft Bar & Bistro
Info: The Loft Bar & Bistro is a San Jose favorite serving Classic American dishes with a twist. Guests will appreciate the exotic flavors for a unique dining experience in the two-level restaurant which includes a romantic roof top patio in the heart of downtown San Jose.
Topic: Fiber Lasers & Fiber Optics Technology
Restaurant: Mezcal: Mexican Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine: Mexican (Oaxacan)
Info: Located in Downtown San Jose, Mezcal boasts one of the most distinctive dining rooms in San Jose. The brick exterior, metal work and indigenous Mexican motifs, sets the restaurant apart from its neighbors. Although the design is urban upscale, there is nothing watered down about the menu. Mezcal proudly serves authentic Oaxacan regional cuisine utilizing family recipes passed on from previous generations.
Topic: Semiconductor lasers and integrated optics
Restaurant: Nemea Greek Taverna
Info: Nemea works with food and beverage suppliers that meet our uncompromising standards of quality and excellence. When ingredients are of such outstanding quality, you do not need to hide them behind sauces and powerful spices. Nemea prides itself on the purity of our dishes that brings out each ingredient's distinct flavor and nutritional value. Paired with our restaurant’s warm and inviting ambiance and our staff’s undivided, courteous attention, we make sure your dining experience will be memorable and satisfying.
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