After weeks of being our own chefs and dishwashers, the prospect of some outsourced-to-a-hotel TLC is sounding pretty good. And while travel is still off the table, these recipes for hotels’ famous signature comfort foods can help you serve yourself a travel-inspired treat.
The rumors are true: Doubletree has taken pity on us in our homebound states and given the world the recipe for its signature chocolate chip cookies. Create your hotel-at-home experience by baking these cookies and then making your quarantine companions pretend to check in (you get to choose if they get upgraded or not) in order to score a cookie. Ingredients are mostly pantry staples, but include a surprising ingredient that must be the explanation for why these beloved cookies taste so good.
Kimpton TV Snacks
There’s a proud tradition of game-day eats, but what do we call the food we prepare to help us keep our strength up through a Netflix series binge? Whatever that word is, apply it to Kimpton’s recipes for upscale game-day eats. Buffalo chicken dip, sausage-stuffed jalapenos, and queso-dip-inspired nachos will get us through.
Fairmont Biscuits and Scones
Fairmonts around the world bring their A-game to culinary offerings. Among the most quarantine-friendly (and pantry-staple-oriented) recipes are those for buttermilk biscuits, courtesy of the Fairmont Austin; and Fairmont Empress’ scones via a recipe printed on a tea towel and published around the internet. Bonus points for making your own clotted cream.
St. Regis Bloody Mary
Bloody marys are comfort food in alcoholic beverage form. Perfect for breakfast, or lunch, or before dinner, they provide just the right balance of healthy indulgence. And, it turns out, they are eminently adaptable: St. Regis hotels around the world have tweaked the classic recipe to come up with more than 40 signature marys. Meaning even if you can’t travel the world in person, you can still drink your way around the globe. Let’s just hope the next shortage isn’t tomato juice.
Pizza from Loews
Looking for at-home pizza inspiration? Loews Hotels can help with its roundup of pizza recipes from hotels around the U.S. Start with the recipe for its pizza dough and then decide your destination by choosing among favorite toppings at hotels in Chicago, Miami, Orlando, and Minneapolis.
Breakfast Foods and More Snacks from B&Bs
You know who really has their comfort-food offerings perfected? Bed and breakfast owners. BBOnline’s collection of recipes from B&Bs around the United States includes but doesn’t limit itself to breakfast. There are also dinner recipes, breads, desserts, appetizers, and more. From award-winning coffee cake to pecan pie cheesecake, these recipes will help you bring home that warm, welcoming feeling that B&Bs are known for.
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