Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

The Art of The Craft Part Deux

Written by Patti on September 6th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Doesn’t Part Deux sound so much swankier than just plain ole’ two? I think so, too!

Yesterday we visited the kitchen and the shoe shining departments at the Ritz-Carltons. How about a trip to the sommelier and housekeeping? If you ever stayed at one of the Ritz-Carlton hotels, you will know how integral housekeeping is. You leave your room for a day of fun, and when you return they have tidied up your things and put lovely little chocolates on your pillow. I am going to start doing this for my houseguests, too.

It’s the little things!

And, you cannot visit the hotels without indulging in their marvelous wine collection. But all those wines can be overwhelming, if you are not an expert. I’m not an expert, either, and the sommelier is there to help guide you to choose the best wine for you. Not the most expensive, but the best. They ask questions about what you like and what you are having for your meal and help tailor your selection to enhance your experience. All without an ounce of snobbery and always with warmth.

Even if you don’t stay at one of the properties, they always welcome your visit to their dining rooms. And you will always be treated like royalty.

I know you must have a Ritz-Carlton in your city. Go, have a drink and enjoy the ambiance. Even if only for an hour or two. You leave refreshed.

xoxo, Patti


1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jennifer says:

    And this is the way things should be! Perfectly lovely Patti!