Monday, April 18, 2016

Craft Beer Week Special at the Priory Hotel!

It's Craft Beer Week in Pittsburgh, and the region has an ever-growing collection of craft breweries, some small and some not-so-small.  Our Priory Hotel is featuring an overnight special to let guests sample the offerings of Craft Beer Week from our central location.  The CBW planners have a wide variety of events planned throughout the week, all of which look to be a great deal of fun!  

Our special package includes a $50 certificate for dinner at the famed Church Brew Works, as well as a chilled bucket of four bottled microbrewed beers available to our guests at check in. Guests may also use the Priory Hotel's shuttle to take you to and from the Church, as well as to other center city locations holding Craft Brew Week events!  
Package price:  King room - $199 per double occupancy, plus tax; Queen room - $179 per double occupancy, plus tax.  Additional nights are available at a rate of $139 for a King room and $119 for a Queen (exclusive of tax).  

For more information, visit our website here, or call 866 3PRIORY to speak with one of our Front Desk Associates.   

For information about CBW Events, click here.  

For a Post-Gazette story on CBW, click here.

Friday, April 8, 2016

April Al Fresco Wine Party is April 21!

            Sometimes we feel a little crazy here at the Priory Hotel and Grand Hall, and April showers and April Fools only makes it worse!  So we’re breaking the mold on our traditional wine tasting format for our April event -- it's not a wine tasting, it's a WINE PARTY!  Instead of riffing on a theme with a single host, we’re busting open our vaults to produce a potpourri of different wines from around the world that you can taste and sample at your leisure.  If you like one wine, stick to that one.  If you want to sample a variety, do that.  You’re in control!

And instead of pairing wines with a particular plate, we’re trying out something different – an old fashioned southern Seafood Boil!  This traditional recipe, served family style, includes a savory broth thick with shrimp, mussels, clams, sausage, whole corn, potatoes and a variety of veggies.    We’ll also be serving fresh garlic toast, fresh fruit and cheese, and cheesecake pops for dessert. 

Among the wines that we’ll be offering: 

·         Drusian Dru Cru Sparkling (Valdobbiandena, Italy)
·         Villa Sarndi Prosecco (Treviso, Italy)
·         Villa Sandi Rose Brut (Crocelledel Montello, Italy)
·         Bogle Essential Red (California 2013):  Blend of old vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet and Petit Syrah
·         Cosentino “The Dark” Red Blend (Lodi 2013)
·         Paso Del Sol Camenere (Central Valley 2010)   
·         Briar Valley Lemberger (Bedford, PA 2011)
·         Cosentino “The Franc” (Lodi 2013):  Cabernet Franc
·         Dante Marramiero Dry Rose (Cerasuolo D’Abruzzo 2014)
·         Vignal Chardonnay (Venezie 2012)
·         Lima White (Vinho Verde, Portugal 2013):  100% Laureiro

And we’ll be offering other special guest wines as well (no 1982 Chateau Margaux, though, so don’t get your hopes up).   

                Music will be by Ray Lanich and his axe, a fan favorite at the Priory.  We’ll be outside, good Lord willing!  

                Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the party begins at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $60 per person.  Please contact Gene Lucente at with questions or to make reservations.