Customers Are Demanding Authentic Flavors and Healthy Options
By Majed Dawood-Farah Food & Beverage Director, Hyatt Regency Atlanta | August 04, 2013
Here in Atlanta, Southern food is in our heart and soul. And we like to eat.
Not only are we the hometown of the country's favorite soft drink (Coca-Cola), Atlanta today has a vibrant food scene full of James Beard Award winners and Food Network stars, not to mention neighborhood "Mom and Pop" favorites and home cooks who serve some of the best dishes in the U.S.
The South as a region has delicious and proud food traditions, from fried chicken and BBQ to homemade pies to pimento cheese. It's a uniquely American cuisine, and recently chefs, connoisseurs and foodies have rediscovered and embraced these original Southern recipes.
Around the country, some of the most celebrated young chefs and the best-rated new restaurants are serving dishes that one used to find at Southern cookouts and family dinners.
As Atlanta's first major contemporary hotel (on famed Peachtree Street), and designed by famous architect John Portman, Hyatt Regency Atlanta is part of that Southern food tradition. We've been serving Southern delicacies since our first dinners and banquets in 1967.
Guests have come to expect a taste of the South while they're with us, whether for a meeting, for business or for a casual weekend. And to borrow a Southern phrase, we've obliged.