Martha and I are excited to share the next phase for us and the team at Posana. We are growing, and we can’t wait to entertain all of you in our new spaces.
We have launched a hospitality group, Mandara Hospitality Group with the purpose of crafting spaces that practice intentional hospitality. From the inception of Posana to our forthcoming restaurants in the new Hotel Arras, every restaurant and every project is committed to feeding your well-being.
First up this fall, we consulted on the launch of Capella on 9 at the new AC Marriott in Asheville. Chef de Cuisine Jordan Arace and I are quite proud of the menu we helped develop. Working alongside the team at McKibbon Hospitality, we merged the signature tapas-style menu of the AC Marriott restaurants with locally-sourced ingredients from the mountain region of North Carolina. Plus, we focused heavily on making it an inviting lounge space to compliment the incredible view. For us, that translated into creating a menu of hand-crafted cocktails which has always been a highlight of the bar at Posana.
And we aren’t stopping there. We’re currently working as the consulting chefs on two new McKibbon Hospitality projects. We will be lending our expertise toward developing the food and beverage program for both the AC Lounge at the soon to open AC Marriott Charlotte City Center as well as the rooftop bar located atop the dual-branded hotel tower above Charlotte’s uptown entertainment complex, the EpiCentre. Those two projects are slated to open in early 2018. Shortly thereafter, we are opening two new independent restaurants of our own in Asheville in the Hotel Arras.
Stay tuned here for all the details of the projects to come. Until then, we look forward to seeing you at Posana.