San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 22, 2012
Valencia Group hotels are ready for summer and are introducing new menu items in the cities where you will find a Valencia Group hotel of Houston, Texas, San Jose, CA, and San Antonio, TX.
With a commitment to using locally grown and seasonal produce, wild fish and naturally-raised meats, the Executive Chefs of Valencia Group are adding a variety of innovative plates that are perfect for summer.
From Chef Roland at Bistro Alex located inside Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, Texas – enjoy his snapper ceviche with gulf shrimp and octopus, green tomato and Citrus Pico de Gallo. For the meat lovers, you can also find on his dinner menu the angus filet of beef and the pan-roasted lamb chop. Don’t forget to visit Monnalisa this summer too to indulge in ‘adult popsicles’ like a Frozen Tangerine Screwdriver or Lime Rickey.
From Chef Balfour at Citrus located inside Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX – try his cool appetizer which is avocado ice cream, yellowtail snapper, and agua chile. Ice cream with a touch of sweetness will balance out the spiciness of the chile water and the yellowtail snapper gives it a clean flavor. His dish has hints of shellfish, espelate pepper, and cilantro. Distinguished Chef Balfour has been recognized by San Antonio Magazine, editor’s Pick as “Best Chef’ and the San Antonio Express News awarded Citrus the silver award for best hotel restaurant, reader’s choice.
From Chef Robert Sapirman at Citrus located inside Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA – try his local heirloom tomatoes with stretched mozzarella cheese, rioja balsamic, and romaine espuma. Chef uses local produce during peak season and prepares it as it would be served internationally. With this dish, he stretches the cheese to almost lace texture to enhance the tomatoes and not overpower them. He also makes an espuma out of romaine lettuce.
About Valencia Group
Valencia Group, a Houston-based company, provides management, development, branding, and repositioning services for full-service, boutique, independent hotels owned by Valencia as well as third parties. As with Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, California, Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, most Valencia-sponsored hotels are set in the cultural heart of each city. Valencia Group’s newest hotel concept is a 21st century re-interpretation of the nostalgic motor court. The flagship will be Lone Star Court, an authentic Americana roadside hotel, that will open in Austin’s Domain in early 2013. Valencia Group hotels fuse globally-inspired modern design with Mediterranean influences, becoming popular destinations for guests and visitors alike. Valencia Group continues to forge its position as a mixed-use anchor with projects where the right balance of residential, restaurant, retail and office coalesce to create full-spectrum accretive value in great urban settings. Known for exceptional service and style, Valencia Group properties have received international recognition by magazines such as Condé Nast and Travel + Leisure, and by discerning travelers seeking a memorable experience. For more information, please visit http://www.valenciagroup.com.