The InterContinental Boston has been “abuzz” with activity!

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In late June 2010, InterContinental Boston launched a rooftop beehive, home at first to 10,000 bees which has now grown to a colony of more than 40,000. In September will be the harvest for all the work these busy bees have put in over the past months. It is anticipated that about 40 lbs of honey will be collected. For the past months, the bees have been pollinating an anticipated 4 mile radius of the hotel which includes Boston’s newest 21 acre green space, the Rose Kennedy Greenway upon which the InterContinental Boston sits.

InterContinental Boston has been working with a bee expert to set-up the hive and train our Sous-Chef Cyrille Couet on bee keeping. In Miel “Brasserie Provençale” we have installed a “Bee TV” that showcases a live camera feed from our rooftop hive on a flat screen in Miel’s dining room for our guests to see.

In honor of National Honey Month in September and our anticipated honey harvest, Miel “Brasserie Provençale” will be hosting the “Honey Harvest Dinner” on September 21, 2010 The reception will begin at 6:30 pm with a short tutorial on bee hives and the impact bees have on the ecology of our planet, followed by and dinner at 7 p.m. in which harvested honey from our very own beehive will be along with seasonal ingredients. Below is the menu:

Amuse Bouche
Sage Honey and Sea Salted Pork Belly
Red Wine Vinegar Marinated Cabbage
Pan-Seared Honey Basted Scallops with Prawns
Baby Arugula, Beech Mushroom
Choice of Entrée
Roasted Duck Breast
Yukon Potatoes and Quail Confit, Honey Port Reduction
Grilled “Loup de Mer”
Mediterranean Sea Bass Served with Honey Roasted Root Vegetables and Honey Balsamic Wild Red Watercress
Venison Wellington
Maitaki Mushroom Duxelle and Wild Goose Berry Sauce
Pineapple and Honey Gelée Terrine
Almond Milk Mousse

$75 ++/person

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