SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

November 04, 2013 13:57 ET

Celebrating the South Is a Sweet Affair at the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

Luxury Hotel in North Carolina Savors Southern Traditions During a Limited-Time Event

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2013) - As one of Charlotte's top hot spots for style-makers and influencers, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is both sleek and stylish. And with the arrival of its Bar Cocoa's latest program, Slice of the South, "sweet" can be added to that list as well. As part of the program, beloved Southern recipes for cakes and pies re-appear for a limited time to give guests a literal taste of regional history.

At once honoring tradition and starting a brand-new one, this premier dessert bar is whipping up such historic flavors as coconut, red velvet, caramel and seven-layer chocolate cakes. But those aren't the only nostalgic treats to earn longing looks from patrons; Southern-inspired pies also tempt from the dessert cases. Once guests make their selections, they can enjoy their treats on the go or at Bar Cocoa's outdoor terrace or indoor dining nook.

Like all good things, however, Slice of the South will not go on indefinitely. Guests may order these treats by the slice only on Fridays and Saturdays through March 2014.

While Slice of the South is but a fleeting fixture on the menu, Bar Cocoa offers plenty of additional nibbles and experiences that further distinguish it from other dessert bars. House-made gelato, French-style macarons, Norman Love confections and a wide variety of pastries celebrate the sweet life, as do the dessert bar's spectacular, made-to-order cakes. For true chocolate aficionados, classes at the Cocoa Lab enlighten students on such subjects as chocolate-and-Champagne pairings and how to prepare desserts for entertaining.

Bar Cocoa adds a sweet note to any experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. Whether guests are staying at the luxury hotel or popping in for a brief visit, they can discover an array of features as distinctive as this dessert boutique. A rooftop garden furnishes the restaurants with herbs, greens and honey, for example, while the hotel's bromine-treated swimming pool (used in lieu of chemicals) complements the spa's organic treatments. All this adds up to a version of Southern hospitality that tastes as good as it feels.

For more information about Bar Cocoa, please call (704) 972-4397, or visit

About Bar Cocoa
Presenting an irresistible array of pastries, French macarons, chocolates, confections, cupcakes and house-made gelato, Bar Cocoa dessert boutique also offers Slice of the South best-selling cakes and pies by the slice, and spectacular made-to-order cakes for special occasions, birthdays and weddings. Bar Cocoa selections may be purchased to take home, to be delivered to nearby offices and gatherings, or for enjoyment in the Bar Cocoa dining nook or at its seasonal outdoor terrace. The popular dessert boutique is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte and directly adjoins the hotel Lobby Lounge.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 83 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR).

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
    201 East Trade Street
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
    (704) 547-2244