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W Hotels Adds Menu from Food Network Chef Dave Lieberman
to its Signature Bars and In-room Dining
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NEW YORK - May 20, 2008 - W Hotels Worldwide heats things up this summer with celebrity chef, author and Food Network star Dave Lieberman with the debut of Cravings by Dave Lieberman, a tantalizing and tasty new menu featuring Dave Lieberman’s deliciously delightful, globally-inspired foods with a tWist. Created exclusively for W Hotels by Lieberman, this new menu will give both guests checking in and those chilling out access to the appetizing and whimsical delights of one of the culinary world’s hottest young stars. 

Inspired by the fresh flavors of W’s upcoming global destinations, W Hotels’ Cravings by Dave Lieberman menu debuts June 1, 2008 at the W brand’s signature bars, Living Rooms and on the W Hotels in-room dining menu at select properties in North America. W Hotels will unveil Lieberman’s menu with three exclusive W Happenings events, beginning at W San Diego on May 20, W Chicago-City Center on May 23 and W New York-The Tuscany on May 28, 2008. 
 

W Hotels "Cravings by Dave Lieberman" Menu: 

Spicy Tuna with Black Forbidden Rice

Warm Balsamic Asparagus, Pea Shoot and Baby Arugula Salad with Shaved Pecorino

Sweet and Creamy Popcorn Shrimp

Chicken Dumpling Soup 

Pork and Scallion Potstickers with Ponzu and Sweet Mustard Sauces 

BBQ Brisket Eggrolls 

Rosemary Garlic Skirt Steak with Baked Egg and Arugula Salad 

Chicken Kebabs with Harissa Ketchup and Cucumber Yogurt Sauce 

Meatball "Hero" with Red Pepper Tomato Sauce and Provolone 

Spring Pasta with Sausage, Asparagus and Grape Tomatoes 

Outside-In Wagu Sirloin Burger with Balsamic Caramelized Onions, Sauteed Mushrooms, Applewood Bacon and Special Sauce 

Truffled Taleggio Grilled Cheese sandwich with Balsamic Caramelized Onions, Fried Rosemary, Spicy Mustard, Cornichons and Radishes 

Smokey Yukon Gold Fries 

“We’re getting raves for our craves with Dave’s new Cravings menu for W,” said Ross Klein, President of Starwood’s Luxury Brands Group. “Whether hanging out poolside, in our lively Living Rooms, or enjoying some in-room downtime, W guests and local loyalists will love Dave’s playful new menu for W.” 

Inspired by his love affair with global cuisine, Lieberman created exclusive offerings reflective of W’s upcoming global destinations, from Atlanta to Austin, Milan to Marrakech, Santiago to Spain and everywhere in between. The result is true global gastronomy of sizzling and satisfying treats featuring dishes such as Truffled Taleggio Grilled Cheese (inspired by the upcoming W Milan) and Chicken Kebabs (inspired by the upcoming W Marrakech). 

“I’m excited to debut the new Cravings menu which was inspired by the W brand’s upcoming global destinations,” said Chef Dave Lieberman. “All of the menu items feature foods that we find ourselves craving mixed with unexpected flavors and ingredients to give them my own personal twist.” 

To launch this satisfying new partnership, W Hotels will host three exclusive W Happenings featuring Dave Lieberman at W San Diego, W Chicago-City Center and W New York-The Court to debut the new menu to hotel guests and local “foodies.” Cravings by Dave Lieberman will be available at select W Hotels in North America from June 2008 through April 2009 with new menu items added by Dave each season. 

About Dave Lieberman 
Dave Lieberman is a chef, author and TV host. He has published two cookbooks -Young and Hungry: More than 100 Recipes for Cooking Fresh and Affordable Food for Everyone and Dave’s Dinners: A Fresh Approach to Home-Cooked Meals. He is the host of Food Network’s Good Deal with Dave Lieberman and Dave Does, the Food Network’s first web-based series. He also hosts In Search of Real Food, a food-related travel series for Yahoo! He has worked as a private chef for individual and corporate clients and appears regularly on the Today Show, Good Morning America and other morning shows around the country. Dave currently divides his time between New York and Los Angeles. 

About W Hotels Worldwide 
W Hotels is a global lifestyle brand with 22 properties in the most vibrant cities around the world. Inspiring and indulging its guests with thoughtful, refreshing and stylish experiences, signature restaurants, bars and destination spas, W has become the fastest growing luxury hotel brand in the world.  www.whotels.com. 

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worlwide 
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 900 properties in more than 100 countries and 155,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. www.starwoodhotels.com. 

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Contact:

Elaine Drebot
212-343-3920 

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc
Website: http://www.starwood.com
 

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Also See: Jean-Georges Vongerichten Restaurant Development Company, Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges, to Open Spice Market Restaurants Inside Three New W Hotel Developments / February 2008
Sheraton Survey Indicates Hotels Have Plenty of Room for Improvement When It Comes to Dining; A Good Burger Beats Foie Gras / Dec 2000
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