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.