Orchids At Palm Court Partners With Blank Slate Brewing Company To Create A New, Collaborative Beer Series
CINCINNATI, Ohio - The creative minds behind Orchids at Palm Court and Blank Slate Brewing Company have teamed up to create a series of collaborative beers to be served at the acclaimed Orchids at Palm Court and The Bar at Palm Court, located in Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The series will consist of four beers created to accompany the season in which they are served and to incorporate culinary influences pertinent to that time of year. Additionally, the naming of the beers will be themed to the life cycle of the orchid flower itself, following the progression of the plant from its spring birth through its winter hibernation.
The first beer, Orchids Bloom, is a French Saison brewed with coriander and hibiscus. "The beer has a fruit forward nose and contains a flowery component derived from the use of dried hibiscus flowers, which also give the beer a nice springtime pink hue," Scott LaFollette, Blank Slate Brewing Company.
"We are really excited to be working with Blank Slate. Orchids Bloom is a great representation of our seasonally-inspired food and their elevated style of beer," Todd Kelly, executive chef and director of food and beverage, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.
Orchids Bloom will be a draft-only offering available in The Bar at Palm Court and Orchids at Palm Court in the hotel beginning Thursday, April 16. It will also be available for a very limited time at Blank Slate Brewing Company PourHouse. Orchids Bloom will be available while supplies last or until the next seasonal collaboration is created in early summer.
About Blank Slate Brewing Company
Blank Slate Brewing Company is the culmination of over 10 years of effort put together by owner, janitor and yeast farmer Scott LaFollette. After working as a plastics engineer and polymer chemist for over a decade while simultaneously researching, learning and planning to open a brewery in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, Scott finally took the leap in 2012. Blank Slate specializes in seasonal, non-traditional and culinary influenced styles of beer brewed by hand in a converted airplane parts warehouse near Cincinnati's Lunken Airfield.
About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world. Orchids at Palm Court has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the U.S. Accolades and awards include:
- AAA Five-Diamond, 2015, the only one in Ohio and one of just 63 in North America
- OpenTable has named Orchids at Palm Court "One of the Top 100 Best Restaurants" for five consecutive years including 2014's ranking as No. 7 Best in the U.S.
- Executive Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's U.S.A. Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the 20,000 chef national organization
- Hilton Hotels & Resorts No. 1 Food and Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for five of the last six years
- Hilton Hotels & Resorts "Award of Excellence" winner - given to the top five performing hotels, 2015
- Forbes Four-Stars rated Orchids at Palm Court or 2013, 2014 and 2015
- Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotels and Resorts Signature Chef, one of just six in the U.S.
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.
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