By Laura Medina
Award-winning actor, director and Hilton Garden Inn spokesperson Judy Greer, along with celebrity chef Dan Churchill, host of Genius Kitchen’s “Feast with Friends,” with help from Food Network viewers, revamp Hilton Garden Inn's menu, into “Sophisticated Bites.”
During a very chic portion-controlled dinner buffet launch party, Hilton Garden Inn with Judy and Dan, unveiled the winning entrée, cocktail, and dessert for the new menu.
“The voters made three outstanding menu choices that reflect the culinary trends and options that are important to today’s modern traveler,” said Chef Churchill, who helped launch the campaign in June during Summer Squad Live, a Food Network Facebook Live event that has garnered more than 5.6 million views and 5,000 shares to date. “I know guests will find the new menu items to be delightful additions to the brand’s eclectic menu, which continues to resonate with consumers.”
Award-winning actor, director and Hilton Garden Inn spokesperson Judy Greer, along with celebrity chef Dan Churchill, host of Genius Kitchen’s “Feast with Friends,” revealed the food and beverage winners at a menu tasting event at Hilton Garden Inn Burbank Downtown.
Added Greer: “My taste buds are on high alert every time I enter a Hilton Garden Inn, and these trendy new menu items are a dream for a foodie like me! I travel all the time, and I really appreciate that Hilton Garden Inn gives its guests the simple things it needs to unwind – superb hospitality and deliciously amazing food.”
The first winner up for portion-controlled, sharable entrée is Sticky Finger Ribs – Bib alert! These low and slow baby back ribs, with whiskey-soy barbecue sauce, crispy onion and scallions, are a lip-smacking delight. (Small Plates category)
Hospitality is the name of the game for any hotel. Hilton Garden Inn kindly provides an how to video in how to make the winning Sticky Finger Ribs.
The award-winning Cherry Blossom cocktail is the first drink this thirsty scribe gulped down.
It's their version of the Cosmopolitan. Instead of vodka, they replaced it with tequila.
Cherry Blossom – An homage to the craft cocktail movement, it’s a tempting blend of Hornitos Reposado Tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice and grenadine. (Handcrafted Cocktails category)
Mason Jar Chocolate Fudge Cake – Taking a “cheat” day? Give your spoon-arm a workout by digging into layers of decadent chocolate cake and rich chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce. (Sweet Treats category)
This is the easiest dessert to assemble. Chop up any ole brownie into bite-sized squares. Dump them into any size Mason Jar or glass cup, say a water/wine/champagne flute. Top with whipped cream then drizzle caramel sauce on it. There, your Brownie in a Jar.
There's way more to Hilton Garden Inn's new “Sophisticated Bites.”
Here are the following portion-controlled tastes that can be shared among friends and family and offering the trendiest tastes emerging as the new, uniquely American palate...
Burrata and Avocado Toast.
Shrimp cocktail and vegetable crudité with hummus dip.
Salmon resting on a bed of quinoa.
Tomato Bisque with crackers
From Californian to purely American, Korean Beef BBQ Tacos.
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