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August 18, 2016

Le Méridien Charlotte Develops New F&B Options for Meeting Planners




Following its recent renovation, Le Méridien Charlotte is changing up its F&B options for meeting breaks with a new series of themes like An Englishman’s Breakfast and The Charlotte Mint.

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The nine options, which are aimed at encouraging discovery and collaboration, include themes like Healthy Harvest, which looks to cater to health-conscious eaters with steel cut Irish oatmeal, vanilla yogurt, egg white and spinach biscuits and whole wheat pancakes with blueberry chutney. My Southern Morning offers Southern cuisine, with jams and preserves, carrot and pecan muffins, chicken and waffles, sweet potato and ham hash, and fresh cut fruit, to be enjoyed in laid-back rocking chairs. Inspired by Charlotte’s nickname, the Queen City in honor of the Queen of Great Britain in 1761, An Englishman’s Breakfast offers soft scrambled eggs, flaked salmon salad, scallion and potato hash, Applewood smoked thick bacon and turkey sausage with an assortment of cheeses.

Bringing to life the foods indigenous to the Piedmont region, Farmhouse offers local honey and preserves, toasted assorted nuts, dried fruit, fresh berries, and house-made granola with decorative mason jars, crates, and chalkboard to give it a southern country feel. Piedmont’s Row is meant to make guests feel as if they are sitting on a front porch, relaxing the day away with three types of iced tea, lemonade, and house-made tarts. 

Trading Post and The Charlotte Mint celebrate Charlotte’s history. Trading Post represents the past and present of the city and the southern region of the United States with moon pies, lance crackers and Krispy Kreme donuts with cheerwine. As homage to the Mint Museum Uptown, The Charlotte Mint encourages guests to have a creative mind by building one’s own éclair. 

Fast Track Moonshine Bar’s moonshine sangria calls back to the area’s bootlegging days during Prohibition, while Queen’s Crafts highlights craft beers from three Queen City breweries: Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Noda and Triple C. The full moonshine experience includes a video that brings guests into the history of moonshine and a knowledgeable attendant in 1920s Prohibition-era garb to explain the different moonshine flavors. The attendant who assists guests at the Queen’s Crafts station is dressed in modern hipster fashion, with decals from local breweries decorating the scene and a digital frame with additional information about each beer.

As part of a dual-hotel complex, the 300-room Le Méridien Charlotte has over 55,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including five ballrooms and 29 meeting rooms, for business meetings and functions up to 1,800 guests. The hotel is also home to Evoke, its new-age steakhouse, and Longitude Bar, a full fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as indoor and outdoor pools.

Visit www.lemeridiencharlotte.com


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