Loews Hotels & Resorts Introduces Young Foodies to Haute Cuisine

New Precocious Plates Menu Dishes Up Kid-Sized Portions with Adult-Sized Flavor

New York, New York (September 16, 2013) – Adventurous young foodies can now dig into the new Precocious Plates menu offered at signature restaurants across the Loews Hotels & Resorts brand. Designed with adventurous eaters in mind (ages 12 and under), the new program at Maritana Grille (Loews Don CeSar ), Café Adelaide (Loews New Orleans) and Ocean & Vine (Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel) is the perfect solution for young culinarians who want to experience new dishes, but in a kid-friendly portion.

“Loews Hotels is continuously looking for ways to appeal to all of our customers, whether they are 5 or 50 years-old, with cuisine that’s relevant, distinct and approachable,” said Mark Weiss, Senior Vice President of Food Beverage. “Precocious Plates is designed to extract great flavors from simple, delicious dishes and gives children the opportunity to have the same elevated dining experience as their parents.”

The Precocious Plates menus offer half portions of participating restaurants’ most popular dishes, creating food experiences for kids similar to their foodie parents. Favorite dishes include; Kobe Short Rib at Maritana Grille, Shrimp and Grits at Café Adelaide and the Tarragon Tiger Shrimp with Lobster Risotto at Ocean & Vine.

“Typically kids’ menus cater to picky eaters and cover basics like chicken fingers and hamburgers, but kids with a healthy appetite and an adventurous palate shouldn’t have to feel left out,” said Executive Chef Keith Roberts at Ocean & Vine. “This is our solution.”

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Loews Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Resorts owns and/or operates 19 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada including the newly acquired Loews Madison Hotel located in the heart of Washington at the epicenter of legendary D.C. landmarks and the Loews Boston Hotel, one of Boston’s preeminent historic buildings, situated on the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets. Located in major city centers and resort destinations in North America from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. For reservations or more information about Loews Hotels & Resorts, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit: www.loewshotels.com.

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Loews Don CeSar Hotel
Once a playground for distinguished celebrities such as Clarence Darrow and F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Loews Don CeSar Hotel continues to charm and impress guests today with service preserved from the Great Gatsby era of pampering. Renovated guestrooms, refreshed public spaces, sugar-sand beaches, Spa Oceana, poolside activities and award-winning dining await visitors who return season after season. Blending European grandeur, seaside elegance and sweet sunsets with the enchantment of yesteryear, the romantic legend exemplifies the grandness of America’s traditional beach resorts and is the only historic hotel on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Loews New Orleans Hotel
Situated adjacent to New Orleans’ Arts District, the 285-room Loews New Orleans Hotel features sweeping views of the Mississippi River or New Orleans skyline. Personalized service and beautifully appointed guestrooms provide an unpretentious Four-diamond and MORE experience, while Café Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar (operated by the Commander’s Palace Family of Restaurants) offers award-winning local cuisine in a relaxed setting, embodying the essence of the Crescent City.

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Situated on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is one of Los Angeles’ most celebrated beachfront hotels. A recent façade renovation includes new glass balconies on all 342 guestrooms and suites that boast crystal-clear views of the Pacific Ocean and Malibu. An oceanfront pool deck with oversized loungers, an award-winning spa, two restaurants and lounges and immediate proximity to the iconic Santa Monica Pier and other premier attractions encourage visitors to savor their stay, whether visiting on business or pleasure.