Monthly Archives : March 2014

A Taste of Italy


House cured bresaola, fennel and spinach salad, orange and hazelnuts

(choice of)

House spaghetti, clams, capers, lemon and prosciutto

Free form lasagna, spring vegetables and house ricotta

Chicken sausage, smoked tomato ragout and polenta



Suggested Wine Pairings
No Corkage Fees

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Christian Vande Velde to attend April Experience Domestique Camp

We are pleased to announce that Christian Vande Velde will be joining George Hincapie as host of the April Experience Domestique cycling camp. Christian is a Tour de France veteran and winner of the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. George and Christian are longtime friends and raced together as teammates during the early parts of their careers. Ride alongside Christian and George on April 20th through 24th and listen to their stories of the Grand Tours as they lead you through the climbs of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains.

To reserve your place alongside the pros, call 864-516-1715. Spaces are limited.

Hotel Domestique Announces New Café 17, Featuring Gourmet Coffee and Pastries

Additional Updates Include New Outdoor Seating at Restaurant 17 and a Bike Shop

Greenville, S.C. — With the arrival of spring’s warmer temperatures and summer not far off, Hotel Domestique, the new luxury boutique inn catering to sophisticated travelers and active lifestyles, is set to unveil a number of updates including a new café, bike shop and outdoor seating at Restaurant 17.

Café 17, anticipated to open in late May or early June, will feature gourmet coffee by Intelligentsia, pastries and baked goods, fresh vegetables based from the hotel’s new gardens, and a selection of other locally sourced grocery items.

“Café 17 is a natural extension of Restaurant 17,” said Executive Chef Adam Cooke. “It’s a way for us to highlight our growing pastry program, and certainly an added amenity for our hotel guests and local visitors. We hope to welcome the local Traveller’s Rest community, which doesn’t currently have a offering quite like this.”

Visitors to Restaurant 17 will also notice a few changes. New this spring, an outdoor patio seating area will offer stunning views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and guests will find a number of new items on the menu. In keeping with the kitchen’s Au Terroir, or “of the earth” philosophy, the spring menu will feature new seasonally appropriate dishes and benefit from the addition of a pizza oven, expected to fire up in June.

“As a chef I’m always looking for new ways to make really good food more approachable,” chef Cooke said. “The new pizza program is one expression of that, we’re also going to be offering a special family-style Italian menu on Tuesdays. It’s something that was done here previously, and we’re excited to put our unique twist on it.”

New Bike Rental Program Rolls Out
Hotel Domestique, which has become a haven for cyclists under the Hincapie family’s ownership, also added a bike shop. With a fleet of carbon BMC road bikes available for rent, the shop will serve guests with bike fitting and maintenance, eventually including retail goods. Staff will also make ride recommendations and provide Garmin computers with convenient, preset routes ranging from eight to 80 miles. Guests can review routes on in-room iPads to pick their adventure before setting off.

Additionally, with spring’s arrival week group rides will also begin, which visitors and locals alike can join to explore the area.

This week at Restaurant 17

Bethel Trails Farm Dinner

Tues 3/25 // 5-9pm // 3 courses for $30 // prix fixe menu // no corkage fees

At Restaurant 17 we make a point of partnering with local growers and famers who share our philosophy on fresh, flavor forward ingredients. Next Tuesday, Chef Adam Cooke will be showcasing the offerings of one of our partners, Bethel Trails Farm, a family run, organic farm in nearby Gray Court, South Carolina.

Small Plate Crawl

Mon 3/24, Tues 3/25, Wed 3/26 // 11:30am-9pm

Come sample our special menu of inventive and delicious small plates during the Greenville Small Plate Crawl. 1/2 off select glasses of wine too.

Wine on Wednesday

Wed 3/26 // 5pm-9pm

1/2 off select bottles of wine

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Exploring the tastes of Northern Italy

Chef Adam Cooke has always had a passion for the cuisine of Northern Italy. The rich pastureland in Upstate SC provides a great resource for producing fresh, farm-grown ingredients reminiscent of the Italian countryside. Chef Adam’s vegetable-forward philosophy and ability to combine traditional cooking methods with the most innovative culinary techniques gives an added flair to these distinctive Italian dishes. A suggested pairing of a fine Northern Italian wine will be offered for each course to enhance the rich variety of flavors typical of this type of cooking.

Come join us Tuesday night for a Taste of Northern Italy…right here in our own backyard.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
*3 courses for $30
Prix Fixe menu
No corkage

(864) 516-1254

*Wine not included

Hotel Domestique honored by OUTSIDE Travel Awards 2014

OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has selected Hotel Domestique as an honoree of their annual Travel Awards, which celebrate the top destinations, companies, products, and travel providers—in the U.S. and around the world—that inspire people to participate in an active lifestyle. Hotel Domestique was honored in the Best Bike Destination category. The entire list of honorees appear in OUTSIDE’s April issue (on newsstands March 18), and online at

This year, OUTSIDE tapped its global network of correspondents, who traveled across America, to Belize, Switzerland, Italy, and beyond, identifying the best new adventures, stunning lakes, gorgeous new lodges and hotels, family vacations, secret getaways, high-tech airports, and foodie hotspots. The result is more than 50 spectacular trips, plus the best travel apps, tour guides, gear, tips for traveling green, and advice for traveling solo.

“I’ve always thought that the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains offered some of the greatest cycling roads and scenery around,” said George Hincapie, co-owner of Hotel Domestique. “The amazing cycling offered by the area is what brought me to upstate South Carolina, the place I now call home. Through Hotel Domestique, my goal is to showcase this treasure to the world.”

“Whether you’re looking to go big for an expedition, splurge on a luxurious paradise, or plan an epic family trip, OUTSIDE has unearthed fifty travel gems that will inspire you to renew that passport,” said OUTSIDE Editor Chris Keyes.

The complete list of Travel Awards winners will be featured in the April issue of OUTSIDE, available March 18, and online at

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