SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2013) - The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas has captured a coveted new recognition from Saveur Magazine, which has ranked the hotel among the world's best for In-Room Dining. The Saveur Culinary Travel Awards 2013 identify 15 top in-room dining experiences from across the globe, with a winners' list which includes not only The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas but some of the most iconic names in the world of luxury hospitality.
Under the leadership of Executive Chef Chris Southwick, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas recently introduced its breakthrough In-Room Dining menu, addressing travelers' increasing desire for hearty flavors specific to the Lone Star State.
The new menu features popular Texas selections including Texas Grapefruit Brûlée for breakfast, and all-day offerings of Chilaquiles, Smoked Short Rib Hash, Mini-Elk Sausage Corn Dogs with Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce, Slow-Cooked Beef Tacos, Short Ribs Braised with Texas' Own Shiner Bock Beer, and Texas Pecan Pie.
Since the new In-Room Dining menu was launched, Chef Southwick has added further regional delights, including Crunchy Pulled Chicken Flautas with Poached Eggs and Black Bean Purée, Lump Crab Cake with Piquillo Pepper and Avocado, and Slow-Roasted Barbecued Beef Brisket served with Crispy Onions and Apple Slaw.
Further innovations to the hotel's In-Room Dining experience allow guests to design their own burgers, salads, pasta, and breakfast dishes, with a broad selection of choices available for custom-ordering. A Make Your Own Salad selection includes choices of lettuce (tossed or chopped), proteins such as shrimp or beef tenderloin, cheese and fresh, locally-sourced garden vegetables to add at will. Even breakfast guests have a chance to personalize their experience, as Make Your Own Eggs Benedict can now be ordered from the extensive menu.
"We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by the readers of Saveur Magazine," said Roberto van Geenen, General Manager for The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. "It is important to us that we offer our guests in-room choices that are interesting, unique and delicious. The success of our new In-Room Dining menu proves that travelers want and deserve a memorable culinary experience, no matter where in the hotel they may choose to dine."
An added highlight of The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas in-room dining experience is the availability of favorites from Fearing's, the hotel's award-winning restaurant which has been ranked by the Zagat Survey as the #1 hotel restaurant in the United States. Chef Dean Fearing's best-selling Tortilla Soup, Barbecued Shrimp Taco, Apricot Barbecue-Glazed Texas Lockhart Quail, and Maple/Black Peppercorn-Soaked Buffalo Tenderloin are among the restaurant selections which guests may enjoy within the privacy of their room.
"Our In-Room Dining guests are true food-lovers," said Chris Southwick, Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage for The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. "They have shown an increasing interest in menu customization and local relevance, and I am exceptionally proud of the job that our creative culinary team has done to meet the needs of these treasured diners."
A member of the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas is located in vibrant Uptown Dallas, close to the city's most popular arts, shopping, entertainment and business destinations. For information on the hotel, its national award-winning spa and Uptown Dallas dining offerings, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/Dallas. For reservations, visit the hotel website, contact a travel professional or call toll-free (800) 960-7082. To read more about the Saveur Culinary Travel Awards 2013, please visit http://www.saveur.com/culinary-awards/winners/#5 .
About The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas is conveniently located in Uptown Dallas, close to shopping, dining, arts venues, sightseeing, concerts and professional sporting events. Both the hotel and its signature restaurant, Fearing's, have received the #1 ranking by the Zagat U.S. Hotels, Resorts and Spas Survey. The 218-room hotel was the only hotel in the United States to be featured on all three Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Hot Lists for 2008, including hotel, spa and restaurant categories. The hotel is located at 2121 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201, and may be reached directly at 214-922-0200. For further information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/Dallas
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 81 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, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR).