Monday, October 11, 2010

Proximity Hotel Greensboro

Hubby was off today so we decided to go out for lunch, I attended the DATs symposium in Winston Salem at the weekend, and Dennis  Quaintance the owner of the Proximity hotel was a speaker, he was an inspiring gentleman and was talking about ways for the Triad to look forward and improve the economy. He mentioned that he owned a Green hotel with national recognition and how his chefs take a London taxi cab to the farmers market that had my attention! he also talked about how he walks to work all in all he was a treat to listen to.
 So today I looked up his hotel and we had lunch at The Print Works Bistro...

In the above picture check out the solar panels on the roof, these provide the hotels hot water needs, the hotel in fact was built to use 
-  40% less energy and 30% less water than a comparable hotel, I also loved the recycled paper coasters and closer parking to the hotel for low emission vehicles :-)

It has a lovely interior and orchids on the walls 

A lounge area

We had some beet chips, these were a little addictive so need to work out more today!

I got a cassoulet with crispy pork very tasty but with these 87 degree weather I think I would have been better with a salad!

hubby got NC trout with a Beurre Blanc sauce (French white butter sauce) I like it but he found it too rich

and he really does have a London taxi cab as a Brit living here this made my day!

then on the way home we stopped at foreign cars Italia and I dreamed of Aston Martins, I have been dreaming since childhood, funny folks on facebook are asking it its our new car. Who knows when my future recipe app sells millions or trillions he he we all need dreams!!

What's your dream car?


  1. Whoah that food looks like perfection!!

  2. Nice! Do you live in Greensboro? Winston-Salem? Headed out there for work soon!

  3. Wow, what an awesome day! My dream car is one that never needs gas, never breaks down and is beautiful and safe!!!!

  4. Beet chips! Now that's a preparation of beets that I might actually be able to get mouth around! It sounds like you really had a nice afternoon with your husband.

    I'm not a big car person, so as long as it's reliable and fits the family comfortably, I'm good to go. Good gas mileage would be a plus as well. (man, do I sound like a suburban housewife!)

  5. How nice to enjoy lunch out with your husband! I need to train mine to do that once and a while!

    I just bought a (new to me) practical car on Saturday, wouldn't call it my "dream car" but the time had arrived for a mini van. It drives nice even if it isn't sexy, lol!

  6. beautiful hotel and food also seems delicious...

  7. Kris smiles
    Belinda will email you
    Design wine and dine he he like it
    Julie smiles it was a great day
    Renee hope he takes you out soon and spoils u
    Sushma smiles
    Janice it was a great day

  8. thanks for the post



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