Many organizations price bottled wine to meet specific cost percentage objectives. While it might be the easiest way to meet budget objectives, there are a number of problems with this approach. It used to be normal to double or triple the retail price of wine for restaurant menus.
When I attended the Benchmark Resorts & Hotels F&B Conference last year at their Eaglewood Resort & Spa near Chicago (where, coincidentally, I worked as a bar porter in the mid-1980s when the property was called Nordic Hills, but I digress...) innovative meetings and meeting breaks was one of the main topics discussed at that multi-day event. Benchmark's focus on meetings is still strong in 2017, reflected here in their top ten trends: Trend #1: The Outlook is Promising.
Le Méridien Chicago–Oakbrook Center, a Wishermann Partner’s property, is ambitious with its locally-inspired themed break menus. The hotel is nixing the typical bagels and coffee and is introducing unique menus, including Illinois Farm Table, Nuts of Clark and Sweet Home Chicago, all of which "will leave guests engaged, stimulated and curious," an announcement from the hotel states. Here's more about the breaks: Every meeting-goer will leave with a greater appreciation of the city with Sweet Home Chicago. Home to some of the biggest names in candy, like Tootsie Roll, Wrigley and Brach, Chicago is considered America’s Candy Capital. In reference to the
Still tweaking your Valentine F&B package? Don't be afraid to look around for inspiration. Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is offering a prix fixe dinner for two at JWB Prime Steak & Seafood. which was recently named one of the best steakhouses in Miami by Thrillist. The casual-luxe restaurant named after James (Jimmy) William Buffett, has put together a three-course dinner: APPETIZER Pistachio Crusted Foie Gras Torchon Green Apple Pea Tendril, Pomegranate Reduction Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Curry Slaw, Mustard Aioli Tiger Shrimp Orzo Creamy Orzo, Goat Cheese, Cilantro & Parmesan Cheese House Cured Duck Pastrami Salad Endive, Argula & Frisse Tossed