• Grill & Vine Opens at The Westin San Francisco Airport

    The new Grill & Vine highlights an updated reinterpretation of the classic bar and grill designed in a signature tavern style
     
    POSTED January 18, 2013
     

Grill & Vine, The Westin Hotels & Resorts’ newest restaurant concept is now open at The Westin San Francisco Airport. The new Grill & Vine highlights an updated reinterpretation of the classic bar and grill designed in a signature tavern style.

"We are incredibly honored to open the first Grill & Vine here at The Westin San Francisco Airport," said Ryan Laskey, General Manager, The Westin San Francisco Airport. "The restaurant will be a lively and inviting presence in our hotel and a welcome addition for guests and locals alike."

Grill & Vine’s menu reflects the restaurant’s style and offers traditional favorites with a modern twist. Items on the menu will stay true to the hotel’s core values while incorporating new trends such as eating light, fresh fare and focusing on locally sourced ingredients. The menu, developed in collaboration with the Starwood Culinary Corporate team with contribution from Executive Chef Werner Fankhauser, will feature SuperFoodsRX dishes for breakfast in line with a program implemented by Starwood Hotels as a way to provide healthy food alternatives.

Grill & Vine’s menu also offers a selection of cocktails, craft beers and a large selection of wine, not excluding organic wines. The wine program features the restaurant’s Enomatic® Wine System, which preserves the wine by displacing the air in open bottles of wine to preserve it for up to 30 days. This serving system allows Grill & Vine to serve a dozen wines at the appropriate temperature by the glass that would otherwise need to be sold by the bottle. It also serves as a unique focal point. The restaurant hopes to bring the taste of wine country to The Westin San Francisco Airport.

Persimmons are one of the stars of farmers markets in Southern California this time of year. So it’s fitting that Santa Monica, which has four celebrated weekly farmers markets, is commemorating the fruit during its annual Restaurant Week, which takes place January 7-13.

Chefs at the nearly three-dozen participating restaurants will be crafting special dishes built around the persimmon, from appetizers to main courses to desserts.

 

Colorado-based McWHINNEY recently purchased the Hyatt House Irvine/John Wayne Airport in Irvine, California. The hospitality-focused real estate developer and investor also owns The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block in downtown Denver, The Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins, AC Hotel Portland in Oregon and the Hyatt House Denver Airport Hotel.

 

As of early November, Anaheim Marriott is the first hotel in California to win four Stella Awards. Andy Lakefish, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing, announced that Anaheim Marriott was recognized in the following categories: