Chris Southwick, chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, is cooking up a new banquet menu that expresses his creativity and individuality. Not only does his menu incorporate delicious pasta dishes, family-style meals and his special house-made mozzarella, but he also his innovative dessert options too. Southwick and The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas are optimizing its group dining through their new Meetings of the Senses program.
Take advantage of new amenities and restored accommodations at these resorts and hotels around the state. From historic buildings to newer spaces, you'll find updated menus, increased guest room inventories and more activities for your guests to enjoy.
THE ST. ANTHONY, San Antonio
Looking for some outdoor fun in Texas? You’re not alone, as evidenced by a recent Google search for “outdoor patio events Texas.” Results say it all: “18 Essential Austin Patios for Outdoor Drinking and Dining,” “The 14 Best Dallas Patios for Drinking” and “The Best Patios to Enjoy in Houston on a Sunny Day.” In the fall, there is no better place for an outdoor meet and eat than in Texas, with ample patio space and distinct features such as sprawling lawns, sweeping city rooftop views and cozy fireplaces.
SĒR Steak + Spirits is nestled high atop the Hilton Anatole in Dallas and offers some of the best views in the city. The 27th-floor steakhouse features steaks, chops, market-fresh seafood and other dishes crafted by Executive Chef Kevin Spencer. For beverage pairings, guests can choose from a variety of handcrafted cocktails, an extensive wine selection or enlist the help of SĒR’s sommelier, Kristin Howell. The steakhouse offers private dining rooms for groups, all with the same floor-toceiling windows found throughout the restaurant.
Colorado Meetings + Events regularly receives information about the latest products on the market. Here are a few that might work for your next gathering as a gift, treats or practical pieces.
Based in Loveland, Uprooted Artistry harvests trees that have died from pine beetle kill and transforms them into beautiful serving boards and other home decor products. The serving boards can be personalized as gifts or used by caterers, restaurants and hotels for unique food displays.
Pinstack, an entertainment and dining venue helmed by Entertainment Properties Group, Inc., recently announced plans to open a new location in Las Colinas, Texas, during the summer of 2017.
Co-founders Michael Heyne and Dominik Stein launched VERTS Mediterranean Grill in 2011 to bring fastcasual Mediterranean food to locations such as Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. Now the restaurants will provide off-site catering at special events throughout Texas. Offerings include a full Mediterranean buffet for up to 200 people, as well as a boxed lunch for smaller working groups.
For a meeting snack that will fuel the brain, as well as the body, try VERTS pita chip spread.
Sarah Holtze Treadway and Eric Holtze have been appointed to co-chief executive officers at Stout Street Hospitality; Treadway will also serve as the company’s president.
The siblings are set to lead the company their father founded in 1993.
Your group is full of a variety of personalities and individuals with different strengths. How do you plan a training session to make sure that each person chooses to engage with the training, and leaves having learned something new?
Wine bars are plentiful in the state of Texas. From El Paso, all the way to Dallas, down to Austin, then to San Antonio, and over to Houston—the Lone Star State offers wine connoisseurs much from which to choose. Wine bars are also the perfect spot for private events. Here are five that are unique in their own ways
Mystic Grape Wine Bar and Suds, El Paso