InterContinental Hotels Of San Francisco Offer Exclusive "Kitchen Passport" Culinary Experience for Local Influencer

 InterContinental Hotels Of San Francisco Offer Exclusive "Kitchen Passport"
                   Culinary Experience for Local Influencer

San Francisco Resident and Travel Expert Avital Andrews Teams with Michelin
Star Chef Daniel Corey of Luce to Create New InterContinental Kitchen Cookbook
iPad App Recipes

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The InterContinental Hotels of San
Francisco have teamed up with local travel expert Avital Andrews to work
alongside the brand's top restaurant chefs and mixologists to craft new food
and drink recipes for the InterContinental Kitchen Cookbook iPadapp. The
Kitchen Passport program – which also includes InterContinental properties in
Atlanta, Boston and Miami – is yet another way the luxury hotel brand
continues to elevate its world-class food and beverage program while offering
users of its iPad app access to fresh and inspiring recipes created by
InterContinental Hotels' executive chefs from around the world.

The InterContinental San Francisco and the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San
Francisco are the second series of hotels to host this experience. The
properties recently invited Andrews to go behind the scenes of its Michelin
Star-rated restaurant Luce to develop  three new dishes with chef de cuisine
Daniel Corey. The culinary duo worked together to create an appetizer, entree
and dessert inspired by Northern California, which will be featured on the
InterContinental Kitchen Cookbook iPad app by the end of 2012. The new dishes
reflect the sophisticated yet approachable, modern American cuisine of the
award-winning restaurant, while offering the perfect marriage of local flavors
and global inspiration. This month Luce was awarded its fourth consecutive
Michelin star rating, the second under Chef Daniel's culinary direction. The
prestigious honor recognizes epicurean excellence and sets the benchmark for
fine dining in the city.

Andrews also worked with resident bartender Eric Hammermaster of Bar 888 at
the InterContinental San Francisco – the nation's premiere grappa bar which
features one of the finest selections of grappa and grappa cocktails in the
country – to develop a new cocktail to complement the dishes, and lead
bartender Thom Phan of the Top of The Mark Lounge at the InterContinental Mark
Hopkins San Francisco – known for its stunning wraparound views of San
Francisco and world famous 100 Martinis menu – to handcraft a specialty
martini for the occasion.

The InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta was the first property to host the
Kitchen Passport experience in early October. The property invited Anne Dolce,
cook editor of The Daily Meal to venture into the kitchen of its restaurant
Southern Art to develop new dishes with acclaimed chef and restaurateur Art
Smith. The pair worked together to create a Southern Oysters Rockefeller
starter, a Vegan Cassoulet entree and a Persimmon Pound Cake dessert which
reflect the Southern-inspired comfort food found on the restaurant's menu. The
full recipes are now available for all to download and enjoy on the
InterContinental Kitchen Cookbook iPad app. Dolce also worked with resident
mixologist Arianne Fielder at the InterContinental Buckhead's Bourbon Bar to
craft two specialty bourbon cocktails to complement the dishes.

In November, the InterContinental Boston will invite an influencer to work
with hotel executive chef Didier Montarou to concept three new recipes for the
waterfront property's colorful cornucopia of restaurants and bars. The program
will highlightMiel Brasserie Provencale, Boston's first Provence-inspired
brasserie;Sushi-Teq, a vibrant outlet featuring sushi paired with more than
75 different vintage tequilas; andRumBa,a rum and champagne bar which pays
tribute to the legends and lore of Boston's historic rum trade period.

The Kitchen Passport program will culminate in December at the
InterContinental Miami's Toro Toro, the latest addition to the
InterContinental Hotels repertoire of innovative restaurant concepts. The
newly opened restaurant is the brain child of award-winning chef Richard
Sandoval and will offer a menu of creative small plates informed by Hispanic
cultures spanning the globe and an array of meats cooked rodizio-style. It
will also feature a buzzworthy bar that specializes in craft cocktails made
with ultra-premium Latin spirits, as well as a special bar menu.

The InterContinental Kitchen Cookbook iPad app is filled with delicious
recipes intended to bring the dishes of InterContinental Hotels' executive
chefs from around the world into the homes of travelers. The app offers
consumers the ability to build out shopping lists for each recipe, as well as
access information about the associated InterContinental Hotel and book a
reservation directly within the app.

About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 169 hotels located in more than 60
countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience. At
InterContinental Hotels, we believe that superior, understated service and
outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different is the
genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the
most of their time. We connect our well-traveled guests to what's special
about a destination, by sharing our knowledge so they enjoy authentic
experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. For more
information, visit www.intercontinental.com,
https://twitter.com/InterConHotels or
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people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.

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SOURCE InterContinental Hotels

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Contact: Kristal McKanders, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts,
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