Welcome!

News Feed Item

Shaved Iced Cocktails at Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Make Outdoor Dining a Treat

The Bench, a Gaithersburg, MD Restaurant, Offers Lakeside Patio Treats for People and Dogs

GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/14 -- When it comes to sweet summer treats, children shouldn't have all the fun. The Bench kitchen, bar and lakeside patio has transformed traditional shaved ice into cool cocktail creations for adults.

Mixologists at the Gaithersburg, Maryland, restaurant elevate refreshing frozen treats to an art, combining shaved ice, freshly squeezed juices and hand-blended recipes for a sunny taste with mature appeal that's perfect for sipping on the lakeside patio. People can bring their dogs along to chill out on the pet-friendly patio with complimentary plain shaved ice.

"Almost any cocktail can be suited to shaved ice. It's an easy way to turn up the wow factor and add a touch of nostalgia to outdoor get-togethers," says Nicole Watkins, senior food and beverage operations manager, The Bench.

Flavors such as Sangria, Tequila Sunrise and Mojito hit the spot during the summer season. To celebrate Independence Day, The Bench will offer a Red, White and Blue made with Deep Eddy Vodka, Pama Liqueur and Blue Curacao for $5 all day on July 4, 2014. Happy Hour food and drink specials are available from 5 to 7 p.m. daily. Yappy Hour is celebrated at the same time on the pet-friendly patio, where dogs enjoy complimentary chef-prepared biscuits.

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, one of the centrally located hotels near RIO Center, introduced its signature restaurant in 2013. Thirteen high-definition televisions indoors and outdoors make it the perfect place to kick back and relax with a shaved ice cocktail. The spacious patio features stylish seating overlooking the walking trail, lake and swan boats at the RIO Washingtonian Center shopping and entertainment complex. Dine on The Bench's patio and listen to RIO's free live concerts from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer.

The Bench kitchen, bar and lakeside patio at Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center hotel is located at 9751 Washingtonian Boulevard near Rte 355 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Quick breakfasts, business lunches, cocktails with friends, and romantic sunset dinners on the lakeside patio are all at home in the comfortable sophistication of The Bench.

For information and reservations for The Bench, call 301-590-0044, or visit www.TheBenchMaryland.com and www.opentable.com. For more information about Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, visit the Shady Grove hotel at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/waswg-gaithersburg-marriott-washingtonian-center/ or follow us online on Facebook and Twitter.

About Marriott Hotels
With more than 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming the brand for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com. To join the ongoing Marriott conversation, like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/Marriott) and follow us on Twitter (Twitter.com/Marriott, @Marriott).

Recipes

Red, White and Blue Shaved Ice
Makes 1 serving
1 1/2 oz. Deep Eddy Vodka
1 oz. PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
1 oz. Blue Curacao
Mix and pour over shaved ice.

Tequila Mojito Shaved Ice
Makes 4 servings
5-8 mint leaves
1 1/2 limes quartered
1 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. Patron Tequila
soda water
mint sprigs for garnish
Mix and pour over shaved ice.

Tequila Sunrise Shaved Ice
Makes 4 servings
2 oz. Patron Tequila
4 oz. fresh orange juice
1 oz. Grenadine syrup
Mix and pour over shaved ice.

Sangria Shaved Ice
Makes 8 servings
1/2 bottle St. Frances Merlot
1 oz. Cointreau
1/8 cup sugar
5 strawberries, halved
1/2 orange thinly sliced
1 lemon thinly sliced
1 lime thinly sliced
Mix and allow to marinate several hours or overnight. Pour over shaved ice.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2619442

Contact:
Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
Lisa Clark
iThink Communications
(724) 448-5625
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, wil...
Enterprises have forever faced challenges surrounding the sharing of their intellectual property. Emerging cloud adoption has made it more compelling for enterprises to digitize their content, making them available over a wide variety of devices across the Internet. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Santosh Ahuja, Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies, will introduce various mechanisms provided by cloud service providers today to manage and share digital content in a secure manner....
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.
There is growing need for data-driven applications and the need for digital platforms to build these apps. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Muddu Sudhakar, VP and GM of Security & IoT at Splunk, will cover different PaaS solutions and Big Data platforms that are available to build applications. In addition, AI and machine learning are creating new requirements that developers need in the building of next-gen apps. The next-generation digital platforms have some of the past platform needs a...