Crowne Plaza Ravinia Announces Three New Food and Beverage Concepts

Newly-renovated hotel will welcome Parkwoods, Lightwell, and Backyard at Parkwoods later this year.

The newly renovated Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia in a press release Thursday announced three brand-new food and beverage concepts slated to open at the hotel in spring 2019.

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Parkwoods, Lightwell, and Backyard at Parkwoods will debut under the direction of Executive Chef Joe Gentempo (most recently executive sous chef at 4 Saints atop the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel.)

Parkwoods, opening March 2019, will offer regional Southern-American cooking with options ranging from Cream of Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Biscuit to Fried Chicken with Braised Collard Greens, Red Eye Gravy, and a Biscuit.

Its bar program will focus on American-made wines in addition to cocktails and regional and craft brews.

Lightwell, a café located in the lobby of the hotel, will open in March as well.

It will serve Italian-inspired food and drink all day, with an expanded menu available after 4:00 p.m., including flatbreads, salads, and even some vegan desserts.

Caffeinated offerings, including espresso and cappuccinos featuring Atlanta’s Batdorf & Bronson coffee, are served throughout the day.

The cocktail program will include negronis on tap as well as a selection of beer, a by-the-glass wine menu, and more than 120 spirits.

Backyard at Parkwoods, slated to open late-spring 2019, will serve as an extension of the hotel’s on-property restaurant, Parkwoods.

The outdoor beer garden will be located literally in the backyard of the flagship eatery at Crowne Plaza Ravinia.

Its menu will showcase a variety of German and local craft brews, spiked sweet teas, wines, and sodas, as well as shareable snacks, such as soft pretzels with beer cheese and mustard, house-made sausages, charcuterie boards, and pulled pork sliders.

Open seasonally, the outdoor gathering space will feature an eclectic mix of large picnic-style tables, lounge furniture, water features, and oversized lawn games.

Since fall 2018, the Crowne Plaza Ravinia has been in the midst of a renovation to transform the property into the brand’s U.S. flagship hotel.

A key part of this transformation is the hotel’s food and beverage program, developed in partnership with IHG sister brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

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