BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, Celebrates Cupid With a Sweet Selection of Decadent Desserts for Valentine’s Day
Top Chefs Create Glorious, Amorous Sweets for Sweethearts
The Woodlands (Houston) -- Desserts are the divas of the culinary world – dramatic, intense, and irresistible. Infused with lush liqueurs, topped with peaks of cream, nuts and berries and drizzled with fine chocolate, they are top performers at any time of year, ending a memorable meal in singular style. On Valentine's Day, desserts do double duty, setting a seductive scene with decadent dishes that are, indeed, the food of love.
Does love, in fact, need a little sweetener? "It can't hurt," says renowned chef, Stephan Pyles who, as a major partner with Benchmark, is revolutionizing culinary operations and advising on menu development, restaurant design, training and research.
"For thousands of years, certain foods were thought to have aphrodisiac properties – oysters, asparagus, chocolate, coffee, almonds, pistachios, figs, pomegranates, strawberries and bananas," Chef Pyles notes. "These ideas were often dismissed as old wives' tales, but modern science has shown that many of these foods have elements that drive energy and libido."
Many of these amorous ingredients appear in Benchmark's Valentine's Day desserts. They are often infused with Champagne, Kahlua, Irish Cream, Grand Mariner, Sambuca, and Espresso - all designed to sweeten and spark romance.
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About BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company
BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing andowner-advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. In addition to the company’s established, iconic Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio, the newly-branded Gemstone Collection is a distinctive luxury portfolio of independent hotels & resorts in highly select and preferred destinations.
Benchmark has a combined portfolio of over 70 extraordinary properties domestically and internationally,including 8,000 guestrooms, and 10,000 staff members that are passionately committed to delivering the industry’s most vibrant, unrivaled and memory-making experiences. Many properties have been recognized with the Benchmark Conference Centers® mark of meeting excellence.
BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company, is based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, and has regionaloffices in Park City, Utah; Miami, Florida; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Seattle Washington; and Tokyo, Japan. www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.com