Cold weather and falling snow make us want to cozy up after a day on the slopes with a hearty dinner. Here at The Chateaux, we're heading to Cena Ristorante & Lounge for our cold weather meals. The new 2020 winter menu has arrived and is full of delicious, savory Italian dishes. A favorite winter meal, a Sweet Potato Gnocchi paired with the classic holiday Amaretto & Ginger cocktail, is sure to warm up any winter day. Try your hand at making it yourself with the recipe below, or let our expert staff treat you to this delightful meal and cocktail in our restaurant.
Amaretto & Ginger cocktail:
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Cock & Bull Ginger Beer
Top with Amaretto Disaronno
Garnish with a slice of lime
Restaurant Manager Jeremy Ray explains why this cocktail pairs so well with one of our favorite dishes, the Sweet Potato Gnocchi.
"The earthy flavors in the gnocchi will be accentuated by the almond in the Amaretto and the ginger in the drink. With whiskey as its main liquor, the drink dances along with the dish taking and giving flavors as they complement each other. The sage brown butter adds a richness to this dish that highlights the hazelnut's flavor and the almond is a natural complement to the hazelnut. You will find this drink is hearty enough to stand up to what the butter brings to the dish. Both the dish and the drink have an inquisitive amount of depth and complexity which you will find add new dimensions to each other with every bite and sip."
Chef Wellman at Cena Ristorante provided us with the recipe for the delicious Sweet Potato Gnocchi to warm up your evening should you choose to stay in.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
1 each Roasted Sweet Potato
1-2 cup All-purpose flour
1 each Whole egg
2 tsp Salt
1. Wash sweet potatoes
2. Place sweet potatoes in oven at 350 degrees until tender, about 20-30 minutes.
3. Peel potatoes as soon as possible after removing from the water (without burning yourself). Be mindful that you want to work quickly so you can prepare the potatoes when they are hot. You can either push the potatoes through a ricer, or one at a time on the cutting board using the tines of a fork. Run the fork down the sides of the peeled potato creating a nice, fluffy potato base to work with. Don’t over-mash – you are simply after an even consistency with no noticeable lumps.
4. Let the potatoes cool spread out across the cutting board – ten or fifteen minutes. Long enough that the egg won’t cook when it is incorporated into the potatoes.
5. Pull the potatoes into a soft mound. Drizzle with the beaten egg and sprinkle 3/4 cup of the flour across the top. A metal spatula or large pastry scraper are both great utensils to use to incorporate the flour and eggs into the potatoes. Scrape underneath and fold, scrape and fold until the mixture is a light crumble. Very gently, knead the dough. This is also the point you can add more flour (a sprinkle at a time) if the dough is too tacky. The dough should be moist but not sticky. It should feel almost billowy.
6. Cut it into 8 pieces. Now gently roll each 1/8th of dough into a snake-shaped log, roughly the thickness of your thumb. Use a knife to cut pieces every 3/4-inch. Dust with a bit more flour.
7. To shape the gnocchi hold a fork in one hand and place gnocchi against the tines of the fork (or gnocchi board). Use your thumb and press in and down the length of the fork. The gnocchi should curl into a slight “C” shape. Set each gnocchi aside, dust with a bit more flour if needed, until you are ready to boil them.
8. Either reheat your potato water or start with a fresh pot (salted) and bring to a boil. Cook the gnocchi in batches by dropping them into the boiling water. They will let you know when they are cooked because they will pop back up to the top. Fish them out of the water with a slotted spoon ten seconds or so after they’ve surfaced. Have a large platter ready with a generous amount of arugula pesto. Toss gnocchi in melted butter with sage.
9. Top with a generous amount of fresh grated parmesan cheese and toasted, crumbled hazelnuts!
Jeremy, Chef Wellman, and the entire team at Cena Ristorante & Lounge are extremely knowledgeable and love sharing their foodie wisdom. When you dine with us at Cena, never hesitate to ask for pairing suggestions. Call (435) 940-2200 and make a dinner reservation today to savor our new winter menu and holiday dishes to warm up after your day on the slopes.
As the 2019 year draws to a close and the Thanksgiving holiday arrives, we at The Chateaux Deer Valley are reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the start of the winter season. From you, our guests, to our hardworking staff, we have so much to be thankful for.
Snow and the Upcoming Winter Season
While we love all of the seasons, there is something special about winter in Park City. The trees are topped with white pillows and lights while the mountains are blanketed in fresh snow inviting us to dream of crisp corduroy and deep powder. Snow provides a picturesque scene and allows us to participate in some of our favorite winter activities: Skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and horse drawn sleigh rides. At Deer Valley Resort, the snow making machines have been hard at work when the temperatures are low enough to ensure the runs are ready for opening day on December 7th.
Condé Nast Traveler Award
This year, we are honored and thankful to announce that The Chateaux was ranked #7 on Condé Nast’s Top 30 Resorts in The West: Readers’ Choice Awards 2019. When we receive an award like this from readers and guests, we are humbled that we have met and exceeded expectations. Awards like this inspire us to work ever harder to make The Chateaux a place where guests want to return time after time.
Our Dedicated Staff
It is our hardworking and dedicated staff who help us earn and maintain our Forbes Four-Star rating. They are always looking out for the best interest of each guest, providing highly anticipatory yet authentic service. We are thankful for the knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced team at The Chateaux. They truly make our hotel a great place to work and visit.
Our Fabulous Guests
Most of all, we are thankful for our guests. We thank each of you for allowing us to serve you, for coming back year after year, and for making The Chateaux such a special place. Each guest enhances our hotel and motivates us to reach new heights in customer service and satisfaction. Thank you! And we look forward to continuing to serve you throughout the upcoming winter season.
The winter ski season is right around the corner with Deer Valley Resort opening for the 2019/2020 season on December 7th. As this date is rapidly approaching, we had a chat with Steve Graff, the Director of Mountain Operations at Deer Valley Resort to get an idea of what to expect this upcoming winter season.
For the 19/20 ski season, Deer Valley has invested almost $8 million dollars to enhance the guest experience. Most of these funds went to Steve Graff’s mountain operations team. We asked him what these funds went to and what we can expect when hitting the slopes next month. In short, the largest part of the funds went to new RFID technology gates. Additional funds were used to purchase around 25 more energy efficient snow guns and 4 new snowcats to provide the best possible experience for guests on the mountain.
Deer Valley installed 18 RFID gates this year, and according to Steve, it’s the largest single resort installment Access has ever done. “That is wrapping up right now and we’re in the testing mode and they appear to be working well. We were able to test them in the summer. We put them on our summer lifts and they ran without any problems.” The addition of the new RFID gates enables skiers to go straight to the lifts to start their day of skiing. No more waiting in line to pick up a lift ticket if you purchased a season pass or multi-day pass.
Additionally, the mountain ops team invested in new snowmaking technology and snowmaking enhancements. The mountain ops team has been hard at work throughout the summer replacing thousands of snowmaking pipe. Plus, Steve informed us that, “We purchased right around 25 more energy efficient snow guns which enables us to make snow over a broader range of temperatures and more efficiently while consuming less power and energy, so that’s great.” It is great, and in fact, just a few weeks ago when Park City experienced multiple days of low temperatures, the snow makers were able to complete somewhere around 9 runs in a week. It’s still too early to tell how much of the resort will be open on opening day, but if Mother Nature gifts us with low temperatures again, Steve and his team will be able to get even more runs ready to go.
Deer Valley acquired 4 new snowcats this year to help maintain the freshest corduroy all across the mountain. As Steve puts it, “All of that just goes to making a more efficient quality product.” Deer Valley Resort is often ranked as one of the best resorts in the world, and these new mountain operations investments help ensure that they maintain this prestigious status.
Bonus: Glade Skiing
For those skiers who prefer off-piste runs through the trees, there’s good news here too. Toward the end of our conversation, Steve mentioned that throughout the summer, a team of 7 sawyers maintained Deer Valley’s forests. They did this for the health of the forest, but as a result, the tree areas of the resort got a whole summer’s worth of attention. This attention opened up some new shots and cleared up existing lines for some new and enhanced off-piste skiing.
As an added benefit to guests and to help keep things moving smoothly across the entire resort, at every base area and ticket locations, there will be digital, real-time signage providing information on weather, grooming conditions, and lift status to keep guests informed before they hit the slopes. This way, guests know what to expect before booting up and can decide if they want to wait a bit in the lodge or go straight up to their favorite runs.
Put simply, guests at Deer Valley Resort this season can expect an enhanced experience thanks to a solid snow base, smooth groomed trails, and real-time information to stay informed throughout the resort. Discover this enhanced guest experience yourself and stay with us at The Chateaux this winter season. Book your stay with our Winter Activities package and enjoy a winter retreat mere steps from Deer Valley Resort.
Come and celebrate Halloween in Park City this season! Cooler days and longer nights bring a pleasant chill to the air – as a variety of themed events bring a thrill to your spirit. Kids have classic trick-or-treating opportunities while ghost tours, haunted attractions, and more add excitement to your visit. Park City comes out in all its glory to celebrate this spooky season in style – there’s even a costumed pet parade to enjoy!
Halloween on Main Street 2019
Pets and kids take center stage on Main Street. The street fills with excited trick-or-treaters going door to door to participating vendors to fill their bags with candy. Be sure to stick around until 5:00 p.m. when the famed Dog Parade begins on Lower Main Street. An incredible array of leashed, costumed dogs and their happy owners – often dressed to match – march their way all the way to Heber Avenue. It’s a great way to celebrate the season, whether you want to dress up yourself, have a little one to take with you.
Park City Ghost Tours
Hearing… and seeing… is believing! Take a chilling ghost tour of Park City led by retired history teachers Rob and Lela Newey. With some assistance from filmmaker Erik Hutchins – expert in metaphysics, paranormal activity, and extrasensory perception – they have thoroughly researched the many area ghost stories to determine which 15 tales are the most terrifying and thrilling.
Park City Nursery
Celebrate the fall season with a local family tradition. Pick out a pumpkin fresh from the pumpkin patch, enjoy the bright leaves and beautiful fall flowers, or visit the Haunted Forest for a seasonally spooky and scary experience. Join members of the local community for a variety of entertainment, sights, and blooms at the nursery – it’s the perfect way to enjoy the cooler weather.
Halloween Movie Night
Halloween Movie Night at Park City’s DeJoria Center features a special showing of Hocus Pocus on October 26 at 3:30 p.m. Introduce your young ones to this beloved Halloween classic. All ages are welcome at this free event! The movie is followed by a fun and friendly round of trunk-or-treat in the parking lot from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Halloween Wagon Rides
Take a trip to the world of Sleepy Hollow. Enjoy an authentic horse-drawn wagon ride through the picturesque hills of Soldier Hollow, home of the 2002 Winter Olympics – and now the Headless Horseman himself! Beware: as your wagon rolls its way through spooky sites and scenery, you’ll hear the classic story of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow amid shadowy canyons and forests purported to be haunted. This utterly eerie experience is suitable for all ages.
The Chateaux Deer Valley is the ideal haven for enjoying the many Halloween activities and events in and around Park City. There are always plenty of options for enjoying the fabulous fall weather and the spooky season. Book your stay with our Book 2, Get 3rd Free package and extend your stay on us!
As the first snow of the season threatens to stick and each day begins with a colder and colder chill, winter threatens to stay for good. But until that snow starts to pile up, there is still time to make memories and spend quality time outside with your family. At The Chateaux Deer Valley, we’re still soaking up the last of fall in our Courtyard. With games, snacks, and our outdoor pool and hot tubs, we’ll be out enjoying ourselves until we can hit the slopes of Deer Valley for the winter. Join us this fall for some end of season outdoor activities before the ski resorts open.
Every Sunday and Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, we’ll be serving up creative and delicious cotton candy creations for our guests. With a variety of flavors and colors, there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.
Pull up a chair at one of our outdoor fire pits and roast some marshmallows. We provide a variety of candy types, graham crackers, and of course, the mallows. So get creative and compile your own delicious s’mores treat with your loved ones.
When you’re not indulging in sweet treats, form a group of four to play a game of cornhole. We provide the boards and the bean bags, you and your family or friends do the rest. Simply set the boards up 12 to 15 paces apart, split into two teams of two, and toss the bean bags. Each bag that lands on the board is one point and each bag that manages to slide into the hole is worth three. The first team to make it to 21 points wins!
After a riveting game of cornhole, change into your bathing suits. Our outdoor heated pool and hot tubs are a great place to play, relax, and enjoy the last few days of fall. The pool is heated year-round so you don’t have to worry about getting too cold. If you do need some extra warmth though, we have two outdoor hot tubs to soak the chill away. The pool and hot tubs are open from 7 am to 9 pm daily.
Come and make memories this fall before the snow starts to stick at The Chateaux Deer Valley. Reserve your room and book our Little Explorers Experience to have a tent set up in your room complete with a stuffed toy, lantern, and guidebook for your kids to enjoy. Or, take advantage of our seasonal packages such as our Book 2, Get 3rd Night free for the best deals during your vacation.
The 7th annual Park City Dine About, a two-week culinary affair that allows you to sample a variety of Park City restaurants, returns Sunday, October 6th through Sunday, October 20th. The Dine About event is a great opportunity to celebrate and explore the local restaurant scene while sampling a variety of award-winning and Park City favorites all at an incredible value. More than two dozen area restaurants are participating and offering savory two-course lunches and decadent three-course dinners.
Eat More, Pay Less
This year, Cena Ristorante at The Chateaux is one of the participants. At just $15* per person for lunch and $40* per person for dinner, you can select any dish off of our current menu. Advance reservations for either meal are strongly recommended as the restaurant does fill up. When you call (435) 940-2200 to make your lunch or dinner reservation, all you have to do to receive this discounted dining offer is to mention that you are participating in the Park City Dine About.
Authentic Italian Cuisine
Start your meal off with a plate of rich Fried Clams or Arborio Crab Cakes followed by one of our delicious pizzas. Savor authentic pasta or indulge in a Lamb T-Bones & Mint Gremolata or a Seared Duck Breast & Cherry Glaze dish. If you’re joining for dinner, finish off your three-course meal with a plate of Gelatos & Sorbetto or a decadent Elderflower Meringata. Enhance your dining experience and pair your savory meal with a glass of wine or a specialty cocktail from our extensive beverage menu. Visit our dining page to see our full, current menu for all of the available options for your meal.
Indulge then Relax
Whether you’re joining us for a two-course lunch or three-course dinner, relax after your meal by checking in to one of our luxurious rooms at The Chateaux Deer Valley. Book with our Dine & Stay package to receive accommodation, breakfast for two, and an additional three-course dinner. Or, opt for a longer stay with our Buy 2, Get 3rd Free package and get your 3rd night on us. That extra night will allow you plenty of time to visit all of the other restaurants participating in the Park City Dine About to enjoy the flavors of the local cuisine.
For a full list of all participating restaurants, visit Park City Area Restaurant Association.
*Alcohol, specialty drinks, and gratuity not included
Crisp mornings, shorter evenings, and chilly breezes signal the change of seasons. As the leaves start to turn from their lively greens to yellows, reds, and oranges, be sure that you don’t miss the spectacular show that Mother Nature displays. Here at mid-mountain Deer Valley, there are plenty of ways you can get out and see all of the vibrant autumn hues. Book two nights at The Chateaux and get the third on us so you can catch peak fall color in the mountains.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Soar above the mountains of Park City and experience the area at new heights. With this bird’s eye view, you’ll be able to see the colorful leaves pop across the mountains. A peaceful hot air balloon ride through the clean fall morning air is the perfect way to start your day and see great color at the same time. Our preferred partners, Park City Balloon Adventures and Morning Star Balloons will get you up in the air to see the vibrant colors with a new perspective.
Over 400 miles of interconnected Deer Valley and Park City trails are just steps from The Chateaux. These trails take you up to scenic mountain vistas and through colorful aspen groves allowing you to enjoy all of falls colorful glory at your leisure. Weather permitting, you can join a guided historical hike at Deer Valley to learn about the area’s mining history. If you’d rather go out and explore on your own or with your group, our helpful staff can provide you with trail maps and recommendations of where to go.
Another option for finding fall colors is on the back of a horse. As both kids and adults can ride, this is a perfect activity for families. You’ll depart just minutes from The Chateaux and enjoy a leisurely ride with sweeping mountain vistas and lush, colorful forest trails at Deer Valley Resort. We work with an excellent local outfitter, Boulder Mountain Ranch, who takes great care of both riders and their horses. Choose between an easy one to two-hour ride or settle in for a four-hour journey.
Relax and enjoy the fall colors from the comfort of your vehicle on a scenic drive around the Park City area. With mountain passes, canyon drives, and scenic byways to choose from, you’ll be able to enjoy colorful foliage, views, and winding roads all within a short distance from The Chateaux. Head up Guardsman Pass for a shorter drive, meander through Provo Canyon, or experience fantastic mountain landscapes on the Mirror Lake Highway.
After a day of exploring outdoors in cool temperatures, relax in the outdoor heated pool and hot tubs as the sun dips below the mountains. The pool area is open until 9 pm allowing plenty of time for you to partake in one or more of the activities mentioned above before a soak. Fall color is best seen in Park City from late September to late October, so be sure to book your stay with us before the vibrant hues give way to the first snow of the winter season.
Crisp air and colorful leaves signal that winter is on its way. Before the snow starts to pile up, come take advantage of our seasonal packages at The Chateaux and enjoy a fall getaway in Park City. The cooler temperatures keep you comfortable outdoors while the colorful leaves provide a unique backdrop for your dining and relaxing experience. Book with one of our fall packages and come make memories at The Chateaux and save with these exclusive rates.
Book 2 & Get 3rd Free
Book two nights at our legendary property and your third night is on us. This will ensure you have plenty of time to experience all that The Chateaux has to offer. European style alpine lodging, authentic Italian dining, and top-tier service await just steps from Deer Valley Resort. This package also includes a daily breakfast buffet for two at Cena Ristorante to keep you fueled during your vacation.
Dine & Stay
A stay at The Chateaux would feel incomplete without dining at Cena Ristorante & Lounge. Cena serves authentic Italian cuisine from locally sourced ingredients in seasonally inspired menus that showcase our team’s exemplary cooking style and finest recipes. When you make your reservation with our Dine & Stay package, you get to indulge in an intimate, three-course dinner for two at the restaurant as well as daily breakfast buffet for two during your stay. Cena Ristorante is closing for a few weeks starting October 28th, so be sure to take advantage of this offer before the season ends.
Stay & Play Golf
Enjoy the comfortable fall temperatures at one of Utah’s premier golf destinations, Promontory Club’s Dye Canyon course. The private course is ranked on Golf Digest’s The Best Courses in Utah and you can expect a memorable game with never-ending mountain views and expansive blue skies. Our Stay & Play Golf package includes two 18-hole rounds of golf with a cart and use of the driving range for the day. This package is available until October 1st, weather permitting. For a memorable golf experience this fall, book your stay at The Chateaux and get into the swing of things.
This sensational season is the perfect time to book your vacation to Park City. Not only will you be able to take advantage of seasonal offers and save, but you’ll enjoy a laid-back environment, vibrant colors, and breathtaking scenery. Book your stay at The Chateaux and see for yourself what makes Park City so great during the fall.
When planning your stay at The Chateaux, there are many benefits for you to go car-free. This sustainable trend eases common travel inconveniences while also reducing your carbon footprint. You will enjoy less stress and hassle while also knowing you are making the greener, more eco-friendly choice. Here are some of the many reasons to choose a car-free visit on your next trip to Park City.
Convenient Airport Transportation
Why deal with a rental car? Making your way from the airport to The Chateaux is simple, fast, and easy with a shuttle service. When you schedule your pickup and drop-off in advance with our preferred transportation vendor, Snow Country, you avoid having to worry about the wait to pick up a rental car, the stress of dealing with directions, or the headache of driving yourself. Snow Country offers a personal and private meet and greet service and you can rely on them to get you to The Chateaux safely and smoothly. Aside from private or shared shuttle services, you can always find a taxi or use Lyft and Uber driving services as well.
Easy & Free Area Transportation Options
Once you're in town, you won't need a private vehicle. Our complimentary hotel shuttle departs every 30 minutes from 7:00 am until 11:00 pm to and from Historic Main Street. Once you are there, a free zero-emission bus system runs throughout the rest of the Park City area allowing you to easily explore Utah Olympic Park, the Outlets Park City, and more. If you'd rather, you can pay for the always available taxis, Uber, and Lyft options as well.
Explore By Bike
Park City is a bustling bike community and is one of the select few designated IMBA Gold-Level Ride Centers in North America. While vacations often require you to take a break from your regular fitness routine, jumping on a bike allows you to continue being active while on a leisure trip. Whether you're road biking to explore Old Town, grabbing an eBike to ride across town, or mountain biking our nationally recognized trail system, you'll be able to find multiple options for bike rentals and plenty of trails and paths to safely ride all over town. Enjoy the easy connectivity of the many shorter, flatter rides in and around the neighborhoods and between the bases of two world-class ski resorts, or find more challenging and picturesque panoramic views. If mountain biking is your speed, but sure to visit our sister property Stein Eriksen Lodge and rent a mountain bike in advance to explore over 400 miles of trails in the area.
Walking Distance Attractions
Forgoing a car may be the best way to explore the walkable Historic Main Street and Old Town in Park City. You won't have to deal with the hassle of finding convenient parking. Instead, you are free to window shop and step into any of the boutique stores that intrigue you. Park City offers visitors a friendly and welcoming community that is comfortable and easy to explore by bike or on foot.
The Chateaux Deer Valley is the perfect place to plan a car-free vacation. With so many options for getting around and enjoying the many local activities and attractions, you won't need a car and you'll be glad you don't have the hassle of dealing with one. For more information on any of these transportation choices, ask a member of our helpful and friendly staff to point you in the right direction or help you make arrangements.
With crisp mountain air, stunning mountain vistas, and elegant alpine luxury, The Chateaux at Deer Valley is the perfect escape for your next ladies trip. From hiking and biking to shopping and relaxing, there is something for everyone in your group to enjoy. Spend a weekend in luxury with your girlfriends and explore everything Park City and Deer Valley have to offer.
The Chateaux is just minutes from a network of hiking and mountain biking trails where you and the gals can fill your lungs with fresh mountain air. In fact, many Deer Valley trails connect with the Park City trail network granting you access to over 400 miles of trails. When you book your rooms, add the Hike, Bike, and Play package for lower rates. You won't have to worry about gear as bike rentals are available at the Stein Eriksen Sport Shop in Stein Eriksen Lodge.
A free daily shuttle departs from The Chateaux every half hour from 7am to 11pm and takes you and your girlfriends to and from Historic Main Street in Park City. Here, you can peruse upscale boutiques in historical buildings, an impressive range of art galleries, and souvenir shops. After everyone has had their fill of Historic Main Street, hop on a fare-free city bus and head down to the Outlets Park City in Kimball Junction for deals on designer brands.
A ladies trip wouldn't be complete without relaxing at a luxurious spa. Head over to our sister property, Stein Eriksen Lodge, and indulge in Utah's only Forbes 5-Star rated spa. A wide variety of world-renowned massage and specialty treatments are offered so everyone can find their ultimate in relaxation. You and the girls can also get your hair and makeup professionally styled in the salon after enjoying a manicure or pedicure.
Cena Ristorante at The Chateaux serves up a daily breakfast buffet and house made, authentic Italian cuisine at an à la carte lunch or dinner to keep you and your ladies fueled throughout your trip. Be sure to book the summer Dine & Stay package when you reserve your rooms for a better rate that includes a decadent 3-course dinner. The breakfast buffet is included in every leisure stay from early May through late October and has plenty of options. For dinner, savory dishes and a selection of beverages ensure everyone in your group will be able to order something they'll enjoy.
Located in the open, European-style courtyard, the heated outdoor pool and hot tubs offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains while you swim and soak. Open from 7am to 9pm daily so you can indulge in a pre-breakfast dip, mid-day sunbathe, or an after dinner soak. Post up in a lounge chair and read a good book or socialize with your friends while you relax and soak up the sun.
Whatever you and the ladies are up to in Park City, the Chateaux Deer Valley is the perfect home base for your weekend getaway. Consider booking a luxury suite to allow for additional room to spend quality time together. This luxurious room type offers private bedrooms, a separate kitchen and dining area, and a spacious living room area with a balcony. Our concierge team is ready to help you plan activities that will be enjoyed by everyone in your group. Take advantage of the packages offered and make the most of your trip. Call our onsite Concierge today to start planning. (435) 658-9518
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