Fresh ingredients found their way from local farms to the lavish plates of guests at the Athenaeum Hotel parlor for the annual Farm-to-Table benefit dinner on July 23.
Since its debut in the 1880s, the Athenaeum Hotel has traditionally greeted guests with high-caliber decorum and first-rate etiquette. A lavish chandelier, plush carpeting, high ceilings and a baby grand piano all add to the extravagant effect.
As one enters the Athenaeum’s main dining room, he or she may first notice that the old wallpaper is gone. The tables look less crowded. Drapes have been upgraded, and works by local artists adorn the walls. An updated menu ensures that a venue long steeped in tradition feels new. Heirloom Restaurant is making its debut.