First Recipe Change in 23 years; New Citrus Boosts Drinkability and Refreshment
BOSTON, April 23, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- The brewers at Samuel Adams today announce the release of a new recipe for Summer Ale – the first recipe change in twenty-three years. The new Summer Ale has all the flavor drinkers know and love with a boosted citrus profile and scaled back earthy, spice note for a lighter and brighter taste.
The Sam Adams brewers knew they were taking a risk experimenting with an iconic recipe that for two decades has become the classic summer seasonal brew. Inspired by the warmer months of the season, they set out to experiment and capture lighter and brighter flavors and aromas, and even more summer refreshment.
The brewers added a handful of new citrus elements including orange, lime and lemon to enhance the citrus profile with the right balance of flavor and aromas. Amped up additions of pureed oranges, limes and lemons give more roundness to the profile of the new brew. The lemon puree pulls double duty by giving a taste like fresh lemon juice with an almost candied note that the brewers thought makes the beer even more drinkable.
Fans of this American wheat ale brewed in the Hefeweizen tradition will still enjoy the balanced notes of citrusy Hallertau Mittelfrüh Noble hops, hint of peppery spice from the Grains of Paradise and a crisp mouthfeel.
Jim Koch, Sam Adams Founder & Brewer, on New Summer Ale:
"When we introduced Summer Ale 23 years ago it was inspired by the weather and ingredients of the season and had a dynamic flavor profile. As we started experimenting with the Summer Ale recipe, we decided to only update the classic recipe if we were blown away by the flavor and drinkability. With this new recipe, we found a way to give drinkers even more of what they know and love about Summer Ale."
Summer Ale Availability:
Summer Ale will be available beginning in April 1, 2019. The beer will be available in six-pack and twelve-pack bottles, twelve-pack cans,16 oz. cans, draft and Summer Variety Packs. Prices vary by market. To find where Summer Ale is available near you, visit Samueladams.com/find-a-sam.
This isn't the only change rolling out this Summer. Summer Ale and Boston Lager are the first Sam Adams styles on US shelves that feature new, redesigned packaging. Twelve- and six-packs will feature the iconic Samuel Adams blue. Other new details include images of the Sam Pint showcasing the color and corresponding haze of each beer, a youthful illustration of Samuel Adams the rebel rouser himself, and scripted text drawn in his original handwriting.
New Breakfast Wraps, Coffee Overhaul and Enhanced Digital Access Part of Renewed Strategy to Meet Marketplace Gap
ST. LOUIS, April 15, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; yet mornings can be hectic, and the quickest option isn't always the best quality option. To usher in a new era of breakfast on the go, Panera is refreshing its offerings, focusing on new menu items and an elevated coffee platform to meet the untapped consumer demand for a convenient, yet high-quality, delicious breakfast.
Many of today's fast breakfast options include frozen, microwaved food items that lack flavor or nutritional value; and made-to-order foods can often come with a wait time that impacts the morning commute. Panera's 100% clean breakfast options—including three new breakfast wraps—are seamlessly integrated with Panera's digital ordering platforms and Rapid Pick-Up® and Delivery services, providing both well-crafted, craveable breakfast foods and unparalleled convenience for the morning commute.
"Our focus on breakfast isn't just about a single item or category—it's about looking at the market and bridging a gap for guests. People are compromising between convenience and quality in the morning, and we know that's a problem Panera can help solve," said Blaine Hurst, Panera CEO. "Craveable, clean, high-quality menu options made easily accessible by digital and channel access is what has propelled our lunch business forward. Now we are taking that powerful combination to breakfast, giving our guest even more of what they want, when and where they want it."
On-the-Go Breakfast Menu Items & Elevated Coffee Experience
Panera has launched three new breakfast wraps, representing an entirely new category for Panera, designed to provide consumers with wholesome options ideal for on-the-go occasions. Packed with beloved breakfast flavors in a whole grain lavash wrap, the new breakfast category includes classic Maple Glazed Bacon with Scrambled Egg & Gouda Cheese; Chipotle Chicken with Scrambled Egg, Avocado and Peppadew peppers; and the vegetarian Mediterranean with Scrambled Egg White, roasted tomatoes, spinach and Feta cheese. All breakfast food and new coffee offerings are 100% clean, with no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, or colors from artificial sources as defined by our No No List.
Panera has also made a significant investment to upgrade its coffee – revamping and expanding its coffee offerings to meet the quality of its food and introducing new standards for brewing. With summer approaching, Panera has just introduced Cold Brew, a smoother, sweeter and bolder alternative to traditional iced coffee. While it can easily be consumed black, two new flavored options are made with vanilla sourced from Madagascar—the gold standard of vanillas: Madagascar Vanilla Cream Cold Brew and Madagascar Vanilla Almond Cold Brew, made with unsweetened almond milk.
Panera has also begun rolling out a new line of hot coffee, introducing new Light Roast and Dark Roast. Light Roast is a blend of Central and South American beans with hints of citrus, roasted nuts and chocolate. Dark Roast is a blend of Costa Rican and Colombian coffee beans that give this slightly sweet coffee a rich, mellow finish. The two new coffee blends are freshly ground from whole beans on premise and will be available in Panera bakery-cafes nationwide by late summer in a completely revamped coffee station, accompanied by the current Hazelnut and Decaf offerings.
For those who prefer sweet over savory for breakfast, Panera has also revamped its bakery line, offering 10 new bakery items, including Cheese and Cherry Brittanys, Almond and Chocolate Croissants, Cinnamon Crunch, Blueberry and Orange Scones, a Cocoa & Creme cookie, Brownie and a Vanilla Cinnamon Roll.
"We've long set the standard for an elevated morning experience from bagels to brioche breakfast sandwiches and craft bakery. But we recognize our guest is looking for new breakfast offerings for their busy lives," said Sara Burnett, Panera Vice President of Wellness and Food Policy. "By offering handcrafted breakfast options made with our real, fresh pantry ingredients and pairing them with coffee that matches the quality of the food in our cafes, our customers can get all their breakfast needs under one roof at their own pace."
Unmatched Digital Offerings Make Breakfast On-The-Go More Convenient
Already an industry-leading e-tailer, Panera continues to focus on technology to add speed and convenience critical to the breakfast timeframe. Its end-to-end digital pathways like Rapid Pick-Up and Catering make it easy to get breakfast on the go, and it is one of the few companies offering breakfast delivery via its own drivers. Now, the company offers a new Reorder function on the Panera app – allowing guests to select their daily breakfast in just a few clicks and have it waiting for them at the bakery-cafe via Rapid Pick-Up, or meet them at the office via delivery in participating bakery-cafes.
This May, Panera is conducting a market test on a new "Panera Tap" technology for hot coffee, where guests can skip the register or kiosk altogether. Guests in the Raleigh-Durham, NC market will only need to open the Panera app and tap an NFC smart poster to purchase a grab-and-go coffee via mobile payment.
To learn more, or to order Panera for breakfast, visit www.PaneraBread.com.
CYPRESS, Calif., April 9, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- XPERIENCE Restaurant Group XRG, the largest operator of full-service Mexican restaurants in the nation, is today announcing that one of its most popular restaurants, Acapulco, will offer a special Champagne Easter Brunch All-You-Can-Eat Brunch on Sunday, April 21, 2019, from 8am – 2pm.
This fantastic 6-hour long feast will feature a Ham and Tri-Tip Carving Station, Omelette Bar, Waffle Station, Taco Bar, Hot Specialty Items, Seafood Station, Traditional Menudo, Salads, Fresh Fruit, Desserts, Aguas Frescas, Bottomless Mimosas and More!
There are 4 Acapulco restaurants in California with the first one opening in Pasadena in 1960. Acapulco is owned by XPERIENCE Restaurant Group XRG. For more information, please visit acapulcorestaurants.com
World's Most Awarded Blended Scotch Taps Rising Star Tuppence Middleton for a Creative Partnership and Short Film Inspired by the Number Four
On the Heels of its Unveil in Global Travel Retail, DEWAR'S DOUBLE DOUBLE Debuts in U.S. and Canada
HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 4, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- DEWAR'S® Scotch Whisky, the world's most awarded blended Scotch whisky, revealed today the launch of DEWAR'S DOUBLE DOUBLE, a small batch premium blended Scotch whisky series crafted using an innovative four-step aging process. Paying homage to the brand's deep history of double-aging its whisky, DEWAR'S DOUBLE DOUBLE captures DEWAR'S position as a whisky pioneer, while representing a new era of innovation for the iconic brand that continues to push boundaries. To celebrate the launch of its newest innovation, DEWAR'S approached rising star Tuppence Middleton to create a short film inspired by the number four, which echoes the same inspiration the brand had for its four-stage aging process.
"Three things are fundamental to DEWAR's premium range: Age Statements, Double Aging and the Pursuit of Smoothness," said Stephanie Macleod, Master Blender for DEWAR'S. "Drawing inspiration from the archives of our first Master Blender, A.J. Cameron, we devised a unique four-stage aging process that harnesses these three fundamentals, resulting in an exceptionally smooth range of whiskies where each blend has its own unique flavor profile."
A Whisky Unlike Any Other
The first DEWAR'S DOUBLE DOUBLE release features three different age statements, including the brand's oldest marque yet, in both 375ml and 500ml bottles, each with unique sherry cask finishes:
A Double Double Tale Filled with Suspense and Intrigue
To launch the brand's first innovation in five years, DEWAR'S has commissioned a short film. Actress Tuppence Middleton took on the creative project and crafted a short noir film, FOUR, about four lives in four rooms which can also be viewed in four parts. This mirrors the same inspiration Stephanie Macleod took in making DEWAR'S DOUBLE DOUBLE.
Filled with suspense and intrigue, FOUR takes place at a timeless hotel featuring a hotel manager, couple, dowager and hitman. The four different plots are all seemingly separate at first, but come together at the end for one surprising and delightful finale.
Middleton co-wrote the script with actor John Hopkins and enlisted rising star Jennifer Sheridan to direct FOUR, as well as cast a robust line-up of both established and emerging talent, including Iwan Rheon, Jack Farthing, Juliet Stevenson and Nicholas Pinnock.
FOUR will premiere April 4th on DEWAR'S social channels and YouTube, where viewers can watch all four episodes of the film, as well as catch behind-the-scenes content and in-depth character vignettes. The brand will be hosting a launch day Facebook Watch Party at 7 PM EDT, during which fans can not only view the film in its entirety, but get the inside scoop directly from Tuppence Middleton herself on what it was like to create the film from scene to scene.
For more information on DEWAR'S DOUBLE DOUBLE and the rest of DEWAR'S whisky products, please visit www.dewars.com or on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
In addition, the award-winning restaurant will also feature a new Farm Fresh Salad
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 2, 2019 HalcyonTV/ -- The Counter® (www.TheCounter.com) is thrilled to announce two new seasonal menu offerings. The Juicy Lucy Burger and the Farm Fresh Salad will be available for a limited time only.
The Juicy Lucy Burger features hot, melted cheese stuffed in an all-natural beef patty topped with caramelized onions and crisp pickles, smothered with tangy lucy sauce on a toasted brioche bun.
On the lighter side, The Farm Fresh Salad features tricolor quinoa, chargrilled turmeric cauliflower, fresh apple wedges, ripe roasted tomatoes and grilled onion rings served on top of arugula and mixed greens, tossed in a citrus apple vinaigrette.
"These two seasonal menu items are delicious in their own right but can be paired for the perfect balance of flavor," said Rachel Cohn, director of marketing for Kahala Brands™, parent company of The Counter. "Whether you are looking to indulge in your burger craving with the Juicy Lucy or looking for something on the lighter side with the Farm Fresh Salad, at The Counter we cater to all lifestyles."
The Counter offers over a million possible burger combinations, including vegan and gluten-free options, with a choice from eight proteins, 11 distinct cheeses, 33 signature toppings, 20 unique sauces and 11 types of buns or fresh greens.
The Juicy Lucy Burger and Farm Fresh Salad are available now until July 1, 2019.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2019 /HalcyonTV-- Wine Institute has released its new book, WINE COUNTRY TABLE: WITH RECIPES THAT CELEBRATE CALIFORNIA'S SUSTAINABLE HARVEST, published by Rizzoli New York. The book offers compelling stories and 50 recipes that showcase the diversity of the California's wines and regions, its agricultural bounty and the seasonal spirit that continues to define the produce-driven and ethnically influenced essence of California wine country cooking.
Beautifully photographed, the book offers a visual tour of 23 stunning farms and wineries where sustainable practices highlight the future of responsible farming and winegrowing embraced throughout California. Profiled wineries are: Cakebread Cellars, Cambria Estate Vineyard & Winery, Chamisal Vineyards, Concannon Vineyard, Domaine Carneros, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Handley Cellars, Heringer Estates, Palumbo Family Vineyards, Ridge Vineyards, Scheid Vineyards, Six Sigma Winery, Tablas Creek Vineyard, The Lucas Winery and Turley Wine Cellars. Featured farms are: Couture Farms (asparagus), Enzo Olive Oil Company, Hilltop & Canyon Farms (avocados and citrus), Henderson Family Farms (pears), J. Marchini Farms (figs), Lodi Farming (cherries), Resendiz Brothers (cut flowers) and Taylor Brothers Farms (dried plums).
Written by award-winning author Janet Fletcher with photographs by Robert Holmes and Sara Remington, the book also spotlights California's key wine regions and winegrape varieties and its most important fruit and vegetable crops, with tips on how to select and use them. The recipes cover all bases, from breakfast (Golden State Granola), lunch (Frittata with Broccoli Rabe and Sheep Cheese), dinner (Lamb Meatballs with Artichokes and Olives) to dessert (Almond, Orange, and Olive Oil Cake), with helpful California wine suggestions. With Master the art of making Vietnamese Chicken Pho, learn the proper way to eat it, and complement it with a glass of California Riesling. For Spring Vegetable Tabbouli with Fava Beans, Radishes, and Spring Herbs, pour a Chardonnay, Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio. Stir-fried Skirt Steak with Chinese Broccoli and Shiitake pairs well with both Cabernet Sauvignon and dry rosé. Taste Mexico's influence on the California kitchen in dishes like Roasted Tomato Soup with Tortilla Crisps, ideal with Zinfandel or Sauvignon Blanc.
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Culinary Craftsmanship at its Finest: Four Seasons Surpasses Previous Record with 25 Michelin Stars at 17 Restaurants Worldwide
With a record-setting eight Michelin stars under a single roof at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, and nine stars in the recent Michelin Guide France, dining with Four Seasons has never been more spectacular
TORONTO, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ HalcyonTV -- Long considered the highest honour for the world's very best chefs and restaurateurs, the prestigious Michelin Guides continue to map a sparkling path of outstanding dining experiences for travellers and gourmands. This year, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts earned a record 25 Michelin stars at 17 celebrated restaurants worldwide providing a gateway to the Four Seasons experience.
"Exceptional culinary experiences are the backdrop to some of life's best moments," says Christian Clerc, President, Worldwide Hotel Operations. "Whether an international traveller or local gourmand, our guests are increasingly looking for exciting and authentic restaurant experiences. We are incredibly proud of the many accolades received by our restaurants and of the talented craftspeople whose unparalleled innovation and creativity bring the Four Seasons experience to life."
Michelin Guide France 2019
Released in January 2019, the latest edition in the country where the Michelin Guide originated affirms Four Seasons hotels as leading culinary destinations:
Lung King Heen was the first Cantonese restaurant in the world to earn three stars, and now Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong continues to set records with the distinction of having the most Michelin stars under one hotel roof:
More Michelin Stars in More Destinations
Elsewhere in China, Chinese Executive Chef Mai Zhi Xiong and the team at Yu Yue Heen* have helped put Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou on the culinary map, while Chef Wayne Wang's Si Ji Xuan at Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai has once again earned a Michelin special recommendation.
Jiang-Nan Chun*, the authentic Cantonese dining experience presented by Chef Tim Lam at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, earned its first star in 2018, while Yu Yuan*and the team led by Chef de Cuisine Koo Kwok Fai at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul retained their ranking with one star. Sushi Waikon* by consulting Master Chef Rei Masuda at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto also ranks with one star.
Back in Europe, Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director Vito Mollica continues to innovate at Il Palagio* at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. Led by Executive Chef Massimiliano Sena, Il Lago*, an Italian dining experience within Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, also retained its Michelin star rating.
In London, French Chef Anne-Sophie Pic's first establishment outside France, La Dame de Pic London* at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, also retained its star in the most recent Michelin Guide.
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DeLallo’s new guide on olives and beer gives you a game plan for your next entertaining occasion—from happy hour bites and movie night snacking to springtime get-togethers and summer barbecues. Olives are a tasty alternative to the ordinary snacking carb, one that brings on the thirst with its salty, savory bliss. Explore more at http://bit.ly/2Tt03Jt
PITTSBURGH, March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/HalcyonTV -- This is one for the beer fanatics and the foodies: an unlikely duo that will satisfy snack cravings and leave you thirsty for a cold one. DeLallo's new guide on olives and beer gives you a game plan for your next entertaining occasion—from happy hour bites and movie night snacking to game day get-togethers and holiday parties.
DeLallo’s new guide on olives and beer gives you a game plan for your next entertaining occasion—from happy hour bites and movie night snacking to springtime get-togethers and summer barbecues. Olives are a tasty alternative to the ordinary snacking carb, one that brings on the thirst with its salty, savory bliss. Explore more at http://bit.ly/2Tt03Jt"The popularity of microbrews and local hometown breweries are everywhere, and so customers have been looking for ways to snack and entertain with these favorite ales and IPAs," says Giuliana Pozzuto, Marketing Director for DeLallo. "Munching on olives with beer is nothing new, but we wanted to bring that partnership to the forefront and explore some of their best flavor combinations."
If you're tired of the same old happy hour snacks—pretzels, chips and crackers—olives just may be the next best thing in your entertaining and snacking arsenal. Olives are a tasty alternative to the ordinary snacking carb, one that brings on the thirst with its salty, savory bliss. DeLallo is the country's expert in olives and antipasti and pros at entertaining. After much fun experimenting, we've come up with our official Olive + Beer Pairing Guide.
Visit DeLallo.com and check out Olive + Beer Pairing Guide, plus more pairing and recipe inspiration.
About The George DeLallo Company
The George DeLallo Company is a family-owned and operated Italian foods manufacturer and distributor based just outside of Pittsburgh, in Jeannette, PA. Along with specialty Italian products that include pasta, pasta sauces, olive oils, vinegars, bruschettas and peppers, the company offers a full line of Olives & Antipasti sourced from all around the world. DeLallo believes that the best dishes are made with fresh, simple ingredients—the heart of Italy's celebrated cuisine. For over 60 years, DeLallo has made it easy to enjoy the best of the Mediterranean, founded on a passion for great food and generations of family tradition.
Emeril's Bistro 1396 to Showcase New Orleans, Creole-Inspired Cuisine
MIAMI, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line today announced that it has partnered with world-renowned chef and restaurateur Emeril Lagasse on his first-ever seagoing restaurant aboard Carnival's newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, setting sail in summer 2020.
Located in the heart of Mardi Gras' French Quarter zone, Emeril's Bistro 1396 will showcase the chef's signature dishes that earned him the reputation as one of New Orleans' most acclaimed and respected chefs.
"Mardi Gras is designed as the ultimate vacation experience, and that extends to the food and beverage offerings," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. "Emeril Lagasse has brought the uniqueness and fun of New Orleans dining to foodies all over the world, and we're thrilled that he'll now bring that same experience to Carnival. There is no one better suited than Emeril to add a level of authenticity to the Mardi Gras experience that will give our guests another way to Choose Fun."
"I've developed restaurants all over the country, but to create my first restaurant at sea – on a ship named Mardi Gras with its own French Quarter, no less – was an opportunity I simply could not pass up," said Lagasse. "I'm excited to be a part of this brand new ship and bring a taste of the flavors of New Orleans cuisine to the guests sailing on Mardi Gras."
Named after Mardi Gras' hull number at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, the bistro will celebrate New Orleans' rich culture with Creole favorites and daily specials.
The menu will include: oyster and cochon de lait po-boys, muffaletta sandwiches, Emeril's signature barbecue shrimp, fresh seafood ceviche, roasted duck & Andouille sausage gumbo, jambalaya, and complements such as Creole potato salad with diced scallions, and red beans and "jazz-man" rice. Breakfast offerings will feature shrimp and grits and a shrimp Creole omelet. The New Orleans classic Bananas Foster and lemon ice box pie will be available for dessert.
Emeril's Bistro 1396 will take center stage in Mardi Gras' French Quarter, one of the ship's six themed zones where guests will find fun, memorable ways to create their own personalized vacations. The French Quarter will capture the festive spirit of Louisiana with food, cocktails and, of course, live jazz.
Currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, Mardi Gras is slated to enter service in Europe Aug. 31, 2020, before repositioning to New York for a series of voyages then shift to Port Canaveral for year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises beginning in Oct. 2020.
To learn more about Carnival Cruise Line, visit Carnival.com. For reservations, contact any travel agent or call 1-800-CARNIVAL. Carnival can also be found on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Journalists also can visit Carnival's media site, carnival-news.com or follow the line's PR department on Twitter at twitter.com/CarnivalPR.
About Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 26 ships operating three- to 24-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Cuba, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. The line currently has three new ships scheduled for delivery – Carnival Panorama™ in 2019, Mardi Gras in 2020 and an as-yet-unnamed ship in 2022.