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Marriott International

July 24, 2012 09:59 ET

Princeton Restaurants Relish in Organic, Home Grown Ingredients

Princeton Marriott at Forrestal Hotel Uses Fresh Herbs From Its Kitchen Garden Which Are Picked Moments Before a Dish Is Prepared

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - Jul 24, 2012) - For the sixth summer season in a row, the Princeton restaurants at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal are using fresh herbs and peppers grown in the hotel's own kitchen garden, it was announced by Executive Chef Dennis Egan.

Currently, diners at the Fireside Grill can watch the Chef and his culinary team picking the herbs which they will use to prepare the items on the summer menu -- and most often these herbs are harvested just five minutes before a dish is being served. Pictured are Savitri Achaibar (cook) and Devon Benjamin (kitchen supervisor).

Chef Egan and his team planted the garden on the spacious grounds of the hotel near Princeton University in May and they are currently harvesting several types of Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, and Lavender. The garden is also growing Jalapenos, Habaneras, and Banana Peppers.

These herbs are being used in many of the restaurant's popular dishes. The Penne Pasta features the fresh basil, the oregano is used in the Greek salad, and the thyme is used as a base for all of the sauces.

The Princeton Marriott features the Homestate Cafe with regional American cooking and healthy local recipes for breakfast; Barley's Pub for lunch and dinner with burgers, salads, and sandwiches, and Fireside Grill for stylish twists on familiar dishes using the finest local ingredients. Dining in Princeton, NJ has never tasted fresher.

About the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal Hotel

Located just moments from historic downtown Princeton, the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal sits on 25 scenic, wooded acres. With one of the top day spas in Princeton, the hotel offers all of the amenities of a typical resort including a health club, swimming pool, jogging trail, indoor tennis, and recreational facilities. The property also offers 300 well-appointed guest rooms featuring Marriott's signature bedding and easy access to the best shopping, sights, and attractions in Central New Jersey. Central to many among popular attractions, the hotel near Sesame Place is an ideal spot for business or leisure travel.

For additional information, menus, or to learn more about the hotel, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ttndf-princeton-marriott-at-forrestal/ or call 609-452-7800.

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