Tuesday, February 25, 2014

From the Radisson Martinique to Your Table - Fettuccine Alfredo

From the Radisson Martinique to your table - Our chef at Cafe Martinique shares his recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo.

18 ounces fresh fettuccine
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
12 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups grated Parmesan
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground white pepper

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Drain.
Stir 2 cups of the cream and the lemon juice in a heavy large skillet to blend. Add the butter and cook over medium heat just until the butter melts, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Add the pasta and toss. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of cream, and Parmesan to the cream sauce in the skillet. Add the lemon zest, nutmeg, salt, and white pepper. Toss the pasta mixture over low heat until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 minute.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in NYC!

The 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in NYC.

In 1877, New York was well on its way to becoming the world's greatest city. This was the year that a group of sporting gentlemen decided that this would be a good time to hold a dog show in Manhattan. It didn't take long before the Westminster Kennel Club, following the lead of its home town, would be on its way to becoming the world's greatest dog show.

With its spectacular beginnings and extraordinary growth in the years to follow, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was quickly reflecting the growth and success of New York City. As the dog show grew every year, so did the Westminster Kennel Club's position as the symbol of the purebred dog, with its influence being felt in show rings everywhere, and eventually in millions of television homes across the country. Westminster has become America's Dog Show.

It was at one of those meetings that the members decided that they would stage a dog show so that they could compare their dogs in a setting away from the field. The First Annual New York Bench Show of Dogs, given under the auspices of the Westminster Kennel Club, was staged in 1877 at Gilmore's Garden (the forerunner of Madison Square Garden) in New York City, drawing an entry of 1,201 dogs.

The most-coveted award in the dog show world, Best In Show at Westminster, was given for the first time in 1907. That year, and for the next two years as well, it went to a Smooth Fox Terrier bitch named Ch. Warren Remedy. She remains the only dog every to win three times.

Six other dogs have won Best In Show twice, the most recent being the English Springer Spaniel, Ch. Chinoe's Adamant James in 1971 and 1972.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mega Points Promotion at the Radisson Martinique

Mega Points Promotion at the Radisson Martinique! 10,000 bonus points per Night!- Have you ever wanted your NYC hotel stay to be more rewarding? Book your next stay at the Radisson Hotel Martinique and you’ll be MEGA rewarded!

Book the exclusive Mega Points Promotion and get 10,000 bonus Gold Points® per night during each stay for all Club CarlsonSM members. These points are in addition to awarded Gold Points you already earn with each New York City stay. And with Club Carlson free night redemptions starting at 6,000 points, your next vacation is just around the corner!