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.
Designed and decorated by renowned hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, the airy, intimate "alternative dining venue" Sushi is located just off the Atrium on Deck 8 of Seabourn Encore. It aims to provide change of pace for guests in the mood for something different for lunches and dinners during their voyages. The concept and execution of a sushi restaurant on board is the brainchild of Seabourn Culinary Consultant Chef Anton "Tony" Egger, who is responsible for everything from the recipes, menus, and service style to the choice of uniforms, china, and tableware. "I was an executive chef on Seabourn ships and also
Each year, the National Restaurant Association surveys nearly 1,300 professional chefs, members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), to explore food and beverage trends at restaurants in the coming year. The annual “What’s Hot” list gives a peak into which food, beverages, and culinary themes they predict will be the new items on restaurant menus in 2017. According to the survey, menu trends that will be heating up in 2017 include poke, house-made charcuterie, street food, food halls, and ramen. Trends that are cooling down include quinoa, black rice, and vegetarian and vegan cuisines. TOP 20 FOOD TRENDS 1. New
B&B Ristorante at the Venetian will host what it declares a first for Las Vegas: a multi-course feast centered around the first pressing of extra virgin olive oil from the Medici-era villa, Tenuta di Capezzana (Italian for the "estate of Capezzana"). The dinner will take place on Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m. It's $165 per person plus gratuity and includes dinner and wine pairings. Guiding the guests through this journey incorporating unique flavors and dishes will be Beatrice Contini-Bonacossi, whose family owns Capezzana, the 345-acre farm that has produced olive oil and wine since the times of Charlemagne (742
A handful of F&B editors converged upon Los Angeles last week for the National Pork Board's annual Pork Crawl, this time focusing on regional Mexican cuisines and Southeast Asian flavors. On Tuesday, November 8—election night—the group headed to Korea town for authentic Korean barbecue at Honey Pig. Wednesday morning, the group absorbed a presentation on Mexican flavors and cuisines by chef Jason Alley of Richmond, Virginia's Comfort. We then bussed to massive Mexican retail store Northgate González Market before beginning a taco crawl through various L.A. neighborhoods and venues. This year, the Pork Crawl added a second day, on
You could idly sit back and hope to intercept the pigskin of profit, or you could proactively sprint to the backfield and sack some F&B dollars. Hoteliers looking to boost end-of-year sales and fill seats in restaurants and bars should be planning ahead NOW, and MarkeTeam's turnkey Bowl Season Blitz kits make the game plan very simple. Over the course of 24 days (from December 17 through January 09), ESPN and other networks will broadcast 42 different college football bowl games (featuring 82 teams). Bowl Season Blitz is designed to announce that your hotel F&B venue is THE place to
An upcoming issue of Hotel F&B will feature a profile of F&B innovations at the Toll House Hotel in Los Gatos, California. Stay tuned for that. But in the meantime, I wanted to share an inspiring, refreshing byte from the hotel's F&B Director Tyler John. The hotel is a luxury property with top-level F&B offerings in its VERGE restaurant, and yet they aren't too proud to take inspiration from other successful restaurants and hotels. “People who stay here are luxury travelers who have been all over the world," says John, who notes that guests love sharing with him great F&B
An extensive beer focus is still a winning concept, but where's it headed next? A new craft beer haven just opened at Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas, PUB 365 is stretching the idea in logical directions, including capitalizing on the growing trend of beer cocktails. It boasts an exquisite beer program consisting of a rotating list of 365 craft beers, expansive rare beer menu called the Unicorn List, a lucrative beer loyalty program, and specialty cocktail menu featuring distinctive beertails.Curated by a team of beverage experts with decades of experience in the industry, PUB 365’s expansive beer list
From Goo Goo Clusters to Lynchburg Lemonade, attendees stuck in meetings get a taste of the area. Having hosted heads of state, sports legends, movie stars, and performing artists, the Hermitage Hotel is a Nashville landmark, a member of Historic Hotels of America, and the birthplace of the Country Music Association. The downtown Beaux-Arts property provides the perfect backdrop for its F&B program to convey a regional sense of place while supporting the Land Trust for Tennessee by sourcing from Glen Leven Farm and the hotel’s proprietary Double H Farms. Catering Manager Erin Pangerl estimates the average meeting group at
In the September 2017 issue,it's Hotel F&B's Meetings & Events issue, which features an oral history of Marriott's Innovation Lab as well the award winning wine program at the Walt Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Resort.