On Friday, Nov. 16, Landmark Hotel and Restaurant Commemorate Release of Wine From 2012 Harvest
PORTLAND, Ore. (Oct. 19, 2012) – The Heathman Hotel and The Heathman Restaurant and Bar will host Portland’s 11th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Festival on Friday, Nov. 16. The event, presented by the French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance Française of Portland, will begin at 6 p.m. in The Heathman Restaurant and Bar’s Tea Court and the rooms on the mezzanine level of The Heathman Hotel.
Celebrating the release of Beaujolais Nouveau has become a global tradition, with bars and restaurants around the world racing to be the first to serve the new wine that, according to French law, cannot be sold before midnight on the third Thursday of November. “Beaujolais Nouveau is bottled and ready to drink just six to eight weeks after harvest,” said Anthony Garcia, sommelier for the Heathman Restaurant and Bar, “so it’s a fun, fruity, easy-to-drink wine.”
Guests at the Portland festival will enjoy Beaujolais Nouveau brought in from French vineyards like Joseph Drouhin, and select wines from Terroirs Originels, as well as from Oregon and Washington wineries, including WillaKenzie Estate Winery and Pacific Rim Winemakers. The tastings will be complemented by a buffet featuring Sylvie grass-fed beef, seafood, charcuterie, cheese and desserts. The event will also include a wine and art auction. Russ Lewis of KGW News Channel 8 will serve as master of ceremonies for the evening.
General admission tickets are $70 per person. A limited number of $50 tickets are available for young professionals (ages 21-35) who are first-time attendees, and a few VIP tables seating eight are available for $1,250. The event usually sells out well in advance. To reserve tickets, visit the Beaujolais Nouveau website or e-mail email@example.com.
Additionally, guests of Beaujolais Nouveau are invited to complete their experience, staying the night at the luxurious Heathman Hotel, utilizing special rates for two packages with a savings of up to $60 (promotion code: BENOUV at www.heathmanportland.com):
· Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 Package: Guests are invited to stay in either the Deluxe Two Double Beds suite ($179/night + tax) or the Symphony Suite ($209 + tax). For this package, Beaujolais Nouveau tickets must be purchased separately on the Beaujolais Nouveau website.
· Beaujolais Nouveau Package: Package includes overnight accommodations for two adults and two tickets to the Beaujolais Nouveau event. Guests are invited to stay in either the Deluxe Two Double Beds suite ($319/night + tax) or the Symphony Suite ($349 + tax). By purchasing this package, guests will receive early check in at noon on the day of arrival and late checkout at 2 p.m.
For more information on the luxury hotel suites at The Heathman Hotel, please visit http://portland.heathmanhotel.
For photos from last year’s event, visit our Picasa album.
About The Heathman Restaurant and Bar
The Heathman Restaurant exemplifies the best of the Pacific Northwest using seasonal ingredients inspired by the flavors and cuisine of France. Executive Chef Michael Stanton partners with the region’s select growers, producers and vintners to find the highest quality ingredients. Gourmet Magazine recognized the Heathman as one of Portland’s best restaurants in the 2005 Restaurant Guide. The Heathman Restaurant also offers casual dining in the adjacent Marble Bar. Cocktails and live jazz are available in the intimate Tea Court. For more information, please call 503.790.7752 or visit www.heathmanrestaurantandbar.
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About the Heathman Hotel
Built in 1927 and located in the heart of Portland, Ore.’s, cultural district, this 150-room luxury hotel maintains strong partnerships with local arts and culture organizations and is Portland’s premier arts hotel. An independently owned luxury boutique property, the Heathman Hotel is a member of the Preferred Hotel Group and Historic Hotels of America. The Heathman has received the prestigious Four Diamond distinction from AAA for 26 consecutive years. In 2011, the hotel was featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s list of the world’s best hotels in its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. In 2010, the hotel was selected as the top Mid Luxury Hotel for business in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine. Additionally, the Heathman was recognized for overall excellence on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2005 Gold List and was featured in the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009 editions ofTravel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels list. The hotel also received Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Finally, the hotel was recognized by Energy Trust of Oregon in 2007, 2008 and 2009 for its commitment to sustainability and conservation efforts; the property continues to work toward EnergyStar certification and recently received Green Seal Silver certification. The Heathman Hotel and its sister property, Heathman Kirkland, encompass the art of hospitality in the Pacific Northwest. For reservations, visit www.heathmanhotel.com.
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