SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

October 17, 2013 15:56 ET

Visitors Explore Culinary Craftsmanship at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

The Art of the Craft Series at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge Lets Guests in on the Kitchen's Best-Kept Secrets

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Oct 17, 2013) - If there's one thing people love more than a secret -- it's a culinary secret. This fact explains the rise of celebrity chefs, the wealth of cooking shows and the immense popularity of The Art of the Craft series at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia.

Guests have long turned to this Philadelphia city-center hotel to experience Philadelphia's restaurant scene. Its trendy 10 Arts Bistro has earned a reputation for serving contemporary regional cuisine that's as attractive and satisfying as the sleek décor. So when the restaurant and lounge launched its artisan-inspired series during the summer, the response was overwhelmingly positive.

Highlighting the handcrafted specialties of the house, the complimentary culinary series gathers guests around the restaurant's communal table every Thursday at 6 p.m. to learn the tricks of a particular trade. At the Jack of Lantern event on October 24, 2013, for example, guests will learn about the season's best pumpkins and how to carve and decorate them. Then Halloween ends the series on a seasonal note with a Trick-or-Treat Cocktail Tasting. Holidays, in fact, inspire many of the events, with items like gingerbread houses, cranberry sauce, Black Friday cocktails, mulled wine, holiday cookies and eggnog all vying for space on the next series' calendar.

As guests absorb the evening's tutelage at this downtown Philadelphia hotel, they are free to also enjoy 10 Arts' drink specials, which feature $5 wines and light fare like ceviche and sliders. After tasting the dish of the evening or receiving a recipe or sample to go, guests can match their lofty cultural experience with an equally airy view of Philadelphia from the hotel's magnificent rooms and suites. Not only do the suites incorporate every amenity for a luxurious stay, but they also capture breathtaking views of City Hall and the Avenue of the Arts, all of which makes for a sweet ending to one savory experience.

For more information about The Art of the Craft series, please call (215) 523-8000 or visit

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About The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Combining historical grandeur with a contemporary aesthetic, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia provides guests with the best of both worlds. Perfectly situated in Philadelphia's Center City, the luxury hotel is just steps from the city's best retail, dining and cultural offerings. The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia offers stylish guest rooms and luxurious hotel suites -including the city's only penthouse suite with stunning views of City Hall. Features like the oculus, which stretches upward for 142 feet, and the 9,000 tons of original Georgian marble still on property imbue the hotel with an inimitable elegance that speaks to the building's history as much as to today's appreciation for such artisanal craftsmanship. Honoring this legacy are the hotel's more practical virtues, such as its 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge, where guests will taste local ingredients prepared in regional dishes. The hotel's full-service Richel D'Ambra Spa & Salon, meanwhile, provides the perfect antidote to a day spent sightseeing.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 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 which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR).

Contact Information

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    The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
    Ten Avenue of the Arts
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
    (215) 523-8000