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Marriott International

December 27, 2013 15:04 ET

Restaurant in Richmond, British Columbia Revitalizes Local Dining Scene With Its New Menu

The Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel's American Grille Whets Appetites With Innovative Lunches, Boutique Wine Pairings and More

RICHMOND, BC--(Marketwired - Dec 27, 2013) - When travellers arrive someplace new, there's only one thing that's as important as seeing the sights, and that is trying the food. From representing a nation's traditional cuisine, to pushing boundaries of contemporary dining, a new city's restaurants often top a visitor's to-try list. And in the case of Vancouver, the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel's American Grille is the latest must-taste venue for visitors and locals alike.

Dining in Richmond, British Columbia became a much more exciting prospect when American Grille re-launched its menu December 2. The seasonal menus, which change once for fall and winter and again for spring and summer, now feature ingredients sourced from local farms. These enhancements not only give visitors a literal taste of the area, they also inspire the culinary team as they create every sauce, soup and side from scratch.

Guests can sample these dishes in several new ways, too. The restaurant recently introduced an Express Business Lunch option, which caters to diners who don't want to sacrifice lunch to a tight schedule. Designed to take no more than 15 minutes, these meals include a choice of salad, soup, a half-sandwich and fries.

For those with more time on their hands, the Sunday brunch menu is a mouthwatering way to try a little bit of everything. Fancy the restaurant's signature series of Eggs Benedict (affectionately dubbed "Eggs Benny" on the menu). Then there are no fewer than five choices, including a West Coast option with smoked salmon and capers. French toast varietals share space with dishes like the steak-and-blue-cheese salad and the shrimp-and-pancetta sandwich.

Further distinguishing this restaurant from others in Richmond, British Columbia hotels is its unique selection of boutique wines from the Okanagan Valley. Each vintage was handpicked to pair nicely with the lunch and dinner menus.

While the menus at American Grille have changed, a few key components have not. The open kitchen, unique among YVR airport hotels, remains reassuringly intact, allowing diners to glean a trade secret or two while the chefs cook. And, even more importantly, the service is as friendly and attentive as ever. One major reason why the restaurant is ranked No. 1 on is the vested interest its staff has in its customers. From sharing stories, to knowing patrons by name, the people are what make American Grille stand out as the best. The new menus are just the icing on the proverbial cake.

About the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel
Combining location, style and environmental sensitivity, the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel offers its guests the best of sophisticated travel. Guests don't have to travel far to reach the property -- it's just five kilometers away from the airport -- and they enjoy equally easy access to the city's business districts and, for waterfront walks and whale-watching tours, Steveston Village. But with two restaurants and a fitness centre, tennis court and pool all on site, the hotel makes it hard to want to leave. Premier among Vancouver luxury airport hotels, the property features 5,199 square feet of meeting space, replete with a barrier-free ballroom, and guest rooms that include high-speed Internet, flat-screen televisions and luxury bedding. A variety of suite configurations are available at this pet-friendly hotel, as is a concierge level with upgraded amenities to make every stay memorable.

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