The Roosevelt Hotel Participates in National Groundhog “Job Shadow” Month

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The Roosevelt Hotel is excited to be a part of the Hotel Association’s National Ground Hog Job Shadow event this week. Today, the hotel will have several junior and high school students shadowing a variety of our department managers throughout the day. From Housekeeping to Sales to Food & Beverage, our managers will be showing these young minds exactly what it’s like to work in the hospitality business. It is truly a great experience to mentor these young folks by showing then what a day on the job is like.

Groundhog Job Shadow Day is an annual event coordinated by NYC Academies that allows these students to go through a day on the job. It provides young people with an up-close look at how skills learned in school are put to use in the workplace.

To learn more about National Ground Hog Job Shadow, click here

Get involved with our future!

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Kelli Crean
Ecommerce Manager

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FROM THE KITCHEN: Mixed Berry Sabayon Gratin with Blood Orange Sorbet

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MIXED BERRY SABAYON GRATIN WITH BLOOD ORANGE SORBET
(Serves four)

INGREDIENTS:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons of clover honey
12 large strawberries cut in quarters
1/2 cup raspberries, picked over
3 egg yolks
2 drops vanilla extract
1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup Moscato wine or any other dessert wine
4 small scoops of blood orange sorbet
4 sprig of mint

METHOD:
– Preheat broiler.
– In skillet melt butter and add honey over moderate heat.
– Add strawberries and stir until coated, remove from heat and stir in raspberries.
– Divide mixture in to 4 gratin dishes.
– In stainless steel bowl set over a pot of simmering water, whisk egg yolks, sugar, vanilla and wine until mixture is thick and pale.
– Remove from heat and whisk until slightly cool.
– After about one minute spoon sabayon over berry mixture.
– Transfer to baking sheet and broil until golden brown.
– Top with small scoop of blood orange sorbet, garnish with sprig on mint and serve immediately.

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Chef Rupert Leitner
Executive Chef

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Chinese New Year. NYC Style.

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Besides February 14th, 2010 being the love fest that is Valentines Day, it also happens to be the Chinese Lunar New Year. This year we celebrate the Year of the Tiger! Rawr!

The Chinese culture is so apparent in NYC so you can bet that it’s quite the party. Whether you just tale a trip downtown to explore Chinatown or watch the parade and fireworks, there is a ton to in this city to celebrate!

Visit the Museum of Chinese In America
All this month, the MOCA will be celebrating the New Year with festive programs and events for all! They will be offering family-friendly events, classes, art workshops and festivities. Check out their website for a full list of events.

New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony, Parade, & Cultural Festival
Sara Roosevelt Park, Corner of Grand St and Chrystie St., Manhattan
Sunday, February 14th, noon-3:30 pm – FREE

The opening ceremony will be complete with a huge firecracker display, followed by Lion Dancers, Chinese Opera singers and Dragon and Unicorn dance troupes (who will then march through Chinatown). It’s a crowded but fun filled day for the whole family.

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Kelli Crean
Ecommerce Manager

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CHOCOLATES & CHAMPAGNE & ROSES OH MY!

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Here we are again in the month of February, and depending on your current ‘love status’ you either love, or loathe, this month. Some women can’t wait for Valentine’s Day, to be pampered with roses, champagne & chocolates, taken out for a night on the town by their date and maybe presented with a token of appreciation …maybe diamonds? But for the rest of us, it’s an excuse to go out with our girlfriends and celebrate being single, our independence if you will, over a few choice cocktails.

This year, the cocktail that I will be enjoying is a specialty drink from Cherry Heering. Not only is it a deliciously flavored Cherry Brandy, but it has been a fashion accessory since 1818, Adding extravagance and civilization to the mix of some of the most legendary cocktails of all time, including the original Singapore Sling. Heering, with it’s Ruby Red coloring and complex cherry flavor that is not overly sweet, is the perfect ingredient for a Valentine’s Day cocktail.

Here at the Madison Club Lounge , we are proud to feature “The Romantic Cherry Blossom” created by Mixologist Richard Broner. The Romantic Cherry Blossom is a romantic Champagne cocktail with Chandon, Cherry Heering and Rose Leaves served in a coupette instead of a traditional champagne glass to highlight the drink. Festive and delicious, this flirty and feminine libation is enough to leave you and your girlfriends saying, “Cupid Who?”

Stop by the Madison Club Lounge this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a Romantic Cherry Blossom. Every Cherry Blossom is served with a single Rose because, hey, who needs cupid when you have cocktails?!

Fun Valentine’s Day Facts
• The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt.
• According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion valentine cards are sent each year
• Approximately 85 percent of all valentines are purchased by women
• In the United States, 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine’s Day with their sweethearts.
• Only the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Australia and the U.K. celebrate Valentine’s Day
• Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day
• The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Red stands for strong feelings.
• In 1866, candy manufacturer NECCO made the first “Conversation Hearts” — then called “Motto Hearts.” According to NECCO, eight billion of these little candies are sold between January 1 and February 14
• More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day.

Cherryheering.com, ²History.com, Valentine’s Day Fun Facts taken from the previous listed web sites as well as: Corsinet.com, The Romantic.com, Wikipedia.com

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Kate Girotti
Promotions Manager

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