New 1741 on the Terrace Summer Menu by Executive Chef Michael Adams Debuts at Hotel Bethlehem

Jun 23rd, 2015Press Release from Historic Hotel Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, PA – June 23, 2015 – A commitment to local foods, simple ingredients, and seasonality are the guiding principles behind the new Summer Menu at 1741 on the Terrace at Historic Hotel Bethlehem.

The restaurant menu is broken down into three categorizes – First Plates, 1741 Classics, and the Summer Menu. First Plates offers a range of appetizers, from mussels and scallops, to spring rolls and a cheese plate. The Classics menu features timeless favorites such as steak, lamb chops, trout, filet mignon, salmon, and chicken. The new Summer Menu highlights the flavors of the season by highlighting fresh local foods. (See complete menu below.)

“My goal when creating a new menu is not to focus on being different from other restaurants so much as it is to do cuisine better than they do it,” said Executive Chef Michael Adams. “I work with my culinary team to explore the changes in the flavors of food, and thereby the combinations we can create from those flavors. We want each dish to be simple, yet interesting. Summer is a particularly inspiring time of year since so many ingredients are grown locally which allows us to get them quickly from our vendors in order to serve them to our guests at the peak of freshness.”

Five of the menu entrees are now offered in full and half-portion sizes to accommodate smaller and larger appetites.

Adams sources as many ingredients locally as possible, continuing to procure produce from the farm at Burnside Plantation for the second year. It also gets artisan cheeses from The Farm at Doe Run in Coatesville, produce from Liberty Gardens in Coopersburg, salad greens and herbs from Gottschell Farm in Limeport, and produce, meats and raw honey from Lancaster Farm Fresh.

The Patio at Hotel Bethlehem is also now offering a small plates menu of lighter, refreshing tapas-style dishes in categories such as Ocean, Field and Farm. The small plates menu allows guests to try more dishes by enjoying petite portions that better lend themselves to sampling, and are also ideal for guests with smaller appetites.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the restaurants of the Historic Hotel Bethlehem at (610) 625-2219, moc.mehelhtebletohnull@snoitavresertnaruatser or visit

The Historic Hotel Bethlehem is located in Bethlehem, Pa. in the heart of Bethlehem’s nationally registered historic district. The Hotel is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America.  Experience world-class service, charming guest accommodations and award-winning cuisine, all on a site that has been warmly welcoming guests since 1741.

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