Newport, Rhode Island – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Newport’s Vanderbilt Grace, part of the award-winning luxury boutique hotel group Grace Hotels, debuts its Vintage Vanderbilt menu. The new menu, which is modeled on a Vanderbilt family menu from 1912, is a tribute to the mansion’s long and illustrious history. Select vintage menu items will be a permanent part of the menu in the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Muse by Jonathan Cartwright.
One of the most celebrated New England chefs, Jonathan Cartwright developed the vintage cuisine based on a historic menu from 1912 that was found within the Vanderbilt family records. The new menu includes cream of mushroom and lobster broth, oysters with mignonette sauce and a main course of turkey supreme with roasted potatoes or sea bass with hollandaise and grilled asparagus. Vintage dessert options include chocolate meringues with coffee ice cream or roasted peaches with cinnamon ice cream.
For guests wishing to live like a Vanderbilt, the new Vintage Vanderbilt Experience for two includes a two-night stay, daily champagne breakfast, Vintage Vanderbilt five-course dinner with wine pairings and mansion passports to tour five Newport mansions ($995 per couple).
A Newport landmark, the Vanderbilt Grace comprises 33 luxurious rooms and suites, two restaurants, a cocktail bar and a sumptuous spa and fitness center with indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The building dates from 1909 and has a rich history: it was one of many mansions in the area owned by the Vanderbilt family and today carefully combines original beaux arts features with the elegant simplicity that is a hallmark of Grace Hotels.