SOURCE: Delaware North Companies

April 12, 2007 15:11 ET

Delaware North Companies Publishes Cookbook

Cookbook Features Dishes and Destinations of Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts

BUFFALO, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2007 --Delaware North Companies recently published the first in a series of cookbooks titled "PATHWAYS TO PLATE." The cookbook focuses on Delaware North's parks and resorts business, and the chefs who man the kitchens. Part travel book, part cookbook, it touches upon the special places where Delaware North operates, spotlighting the culinary accomplishments of its chefs.

Awe-inspiring scenery calls for equally exquisite fare: This is a philosophy that experts at Delaware North Companies take to heart. Located amidst what may well be the most breathtaking scenery in North America, the Delaware North properties are as diverse as they are stunning: from the gracefully carved canyons of Yosemite Valley to the magical hot springs of the Harrison River in British Columbia; from the majestic White Mountains of New Hampshire to the gateway to the final frontier at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Delaware North's destinations represent the crème de la crème for seekers of natural wonder, and each location is linked by a passion for food that parallels its setting.

In addition to executive chefs who contributed favorite recipes, the book was supervised by Delaware North Corporate Chef Roland Henin, one of the country's few certified master chefs. The book is available for online sales at www.delawarenorth.com. All profits from the sale of the cookbook benefit Delaware North Companies Foundation for Humanity.

"PATHWAYS TO PLATE: Destinations and Dishes from Delaware North" (Delaware North Companies, December 2006, $50 Hardcover) offers a culinary tour of these majestic properties, crafted by the chefs who man their venerable kitchens. Part travel book, part cookbook, it is a homage in flavor to the special destinations operated by Delaware North, and a celebration of the culinary acumen of its chefs.

Inside, readers will be find recipes as diverse and inspired as the unique destinations of Delaware North:

--  Conch Fritters from Kennedy Space Center, the only place in the world
    where guests can come face-to-face with a real astronaut every day of the
    year;
--  Portuguese-style Crab Cioppino from Asilomar State Beach and
    Conference Grounds on the tip of the Monterey Peninsula in California;
--  Macadamia Nut Risotto from the rugged yet opulent Tenaya Lodge near
    Yosemite in the Sierra National Forest; and
--  Bailey's White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Sauce from Harrison Hot
    Springs Resort & Spa, bordering the snowcapped Rocky Mountains of
    southwestern British Columbia.
    
Beautifully bound in hardcover and illustrated with four-color photos of the dishes and the magnificent scenery that inspired them, "PATHWAYS TO PLATE" offers readers a respite from the rote of daily living. With just a crack of the spine -- and a trip to the kitchen -- readers can escape to these Delaware North destinations and begin an adventure in flavor they won't soon forget.

About the Authors

In addition to executive chefs who contributed favorite recipes from their locations, Delaware North Corporate Chef Roland Henin, one of the country's few certified master chefs, supervised the creation of this book. All profits from the sale of the cookbook benefit Delaware North Companies Foundation for Humanity.

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company's portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks; Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds; Tenaya Lodge near Yosemite; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; Old Town San Diego; The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel; and The Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake.

About Delaware North Companies

Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park 'n Swap. Delaware North is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues approaching $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.

"PATHWAYS TO PLATE
Destinations and Dishes from Delaware North"
Edited by Roland Henin, Master Chef
Delaware North Companies
December 2006
$50 Hardcover
ISBN:  0-9790917-1-3
Interviews and images are available by request.

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