Seasonal Cocktails and Light Fare At The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester

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From a press release, the hotel’s lounge now has seasonal cocktails and bites such as Heirloom Tomatoes with Yellow and Pink Watermelon, Almond Crusted Chevre and Mission Fig Granite. More, after the jump.


White Plains, NY (July 2009) The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, the county’s premier hotel, is introducing seasonal specials in The Lounge. Starting on July 15 and running through August, guests can savor Summer’s flavors with seasonal cocktails, as well as aromatic and sweet dishes that evoke warm weather and the carefree spirit of Summer.

The Lounge table will be adorned with lemons, lemon leaf and lavender to set the Summer mood, while guests enjoy featured cocktails like a Peach Bellini, Summer Ale, or Lemonade  — both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions.  The signature small plate will offer Heirloom Tomatoes with Yellow and Pink Watermelon, Almond Crusted Chevre and Mission Fig Granite.  Look for a “Drunken” Peach Linzer Tart as the signature sweet of the season.

The Lounge’s seasonal foods will complement the daily and nightly offerings, which include small presentations such as a shrimp trio, charcuterie plate, cheese selection, tuna tempura, and avocado hand rolls; complete meals like a grilled chicken cobb salad, black angus burger, turkey club or roasted red pepper Panini; and desserts including chocolate fondue, a brownie sundae, coco crème brulee and cookies and milk.

Each season the hotel’s culinary team will introduce a presentation of seasonal specials for guests to enjoy in the comfort of The Lounge, which is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.  For more information, please call (914) 946-5500.

ABOUT THE RITZ-CARLTON WESTCHESTER:

The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester features 146 luxury rooms and sets a new standard for hotels in the market. In addition to BLT Steak, the hotel includes a 10,000-square-foot luxury spa and fitness center; 10,000 square feet of meeting special event space; and a 500-person ballroom.

ABOUT THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL COMPANY L.L.C.:

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., operates 70 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, The Middle East, and Africa. Over 30 projects are under development around the globe with future openings including Sanya, Dublin and Beijing. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge, National Quality Award, which recognized outstanding customer service.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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