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August 16, 2013 15:49 ET

Hotel in Westchester Hosts Evening of Art and Music

Locals, Guests Head to Hive Living Room + Bar at Renaissance Westchester Hotel August 20th

WESTCHESTER, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 16, 2013) - Arts, entertainment, creative cocktails and good food come together at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel on August 20th. The hotel's Hive restaurant near White Plains, NY invites both locals and guests to spend the evening experiencing Renaissance hotel's RLife LIVE series.

From 5:30 to 8pm, Hive Living Room + Bar at this White Plains hotel will host admired illustrator Jason Graves as he completes his 200-square-foot custom blackboard-chalk art wall installation. Graves enjoys experimenting with a variety of mediums and his past works include a 3-D painting of Fenway Park, vintage gas station signs, magazine illustrations, custom logos and custom hand-painted business signs.

Joining Graves will be musician Timmy Cappello, a singer, guitarist and saxophonist who's played and sung with a number of big-name performers including Tina Turner, Peter Gabriel, Carly Simon and Billy Crystal. Capello was also a two-time member of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band.

An evening of live music and art is already a great deal, but the event at this hotel near Rye, NY also includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and a special cocktail of the day. After the event, guests can stick around Hive Living Room + Bar, where chef Jean-Claude Lanchais brings more than 30 years of experience to create a seasonal menu of American cuisine including salads, sandwiches, steaks and seafood, all made with locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant resembles an urban barn, with warm woods, diffused lighting and various table settings and nooks, and also offers a chef's table. With this special dining experience, guests can watch Lanchais and his sous chefs as they prepare a delicious seven-course meal that features items not on the regular menu including porcini-dusted scallops in creamy morel sauce and sautéed lamb loin with white-bean casserole.

Even without a reservation at the chef's table, diners can enjoy Lanchais' culinary skills with offerings on the regular menu. Start with homemade potato chips, served with crème fraîche, chive and crispy pork belly bits; a seared duckling wrap with hoisin sauce and chopped scallion; or the roasted tomato soup with crab-meat salsa. For the main meal, try the "R" angus burger topped with fried egg, onion, bacon, tomato and lettuce, served on a toasted brioche bun, or the crunchy baked Gaia's Breath Farm veal chop with roasted cauliflower and broccoli, and fresh lime. End the meal with a decadent dessert, including the homemade bread pudding served with caramel gelato.

Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover(SM) at more than 155 hotels in 35 countries around the world including this Westchester luxury hotel. Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities. Signature RLife LIVE entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, RLife LIVE networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working, you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit

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