InterContinental Launches Exclusive "Kitchen Passport" Culinary Experience for Influential Bloggers
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta First of Four InterContinental Hotels to Participate in Program
The InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta is the first of the four InterContinental Hotels to host this experience. The property recently invited Anne Dolce, cook editor of The Daily Meal to venture into the kitchen of its restaurant Southern Art to develop new dishes with acclaimed chef and restaurateur Art Smith. The culinary trio worked together to create an appetizer, entrée and dessert. These new dishes reflect the Southern-inspired cuisine of the restaurant's menu, which is a blend of Smith's Southern cooking heritage, true love for Southern comfort food and strong commitment to serving traditional classics prepared with his light, modern approach. Dolce also worked with resident mixologist Arianne Fielder at the InterContinental Buckhead's Bourbon Bar to craft two specialty bourbon cocktails to complement the dishes. The savory dishes and bourbon cocktails will be unveiled this evening at an intimate tasting event and served as part of a special menu in celebration of the one year anniversary of Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. The full recipes will be available for all to download and enjoy on the InterContinental Kitchen Cookbook iPad app mid-October.
In November, the InterContinental San Francisco will invite an influential blogger to explore the culinary creations of its Michelin star recognized restaurant Luce and libations at Bar 888, a grappa bar featuring a collection of more than 140 bottles. While in San Francisco, this blogger will also work with one of the esteemed mixologists at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco's Top of the Mark Lounge to learn about the art of the martini by handcrafting a specialty cocktail for the occasion. The Kitchen Passport program will culminate in December at the InterContinental Miami's Toro Toro, the latest edition to the InterContinental Hotels' repertoire of innovative restaurant concepts. Set to open in late October, it is award-winning chef Richard Sandoval's newest restaurant and will offer a menu of creative small plates informed by Hispanic cultures spanning the globe and an array of meats cooked rodizio-style. It will also feature a buzz-worthy bar that specializes in craft cocktails made with ultra-premium Latin spirits, as well as a special bar menu.
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