Monday, July 29, 2013

Host Your Meeting at the Embassy Suites - Minneapolis Airport

We're in the last few days of offering our fabulous July meeting specials at Woolley's. In case you're still on the fence about where to host your next meeting, we've compiled a Top Ten List of why you should host your next corporate meeting or event with Woolley's at the beautiful Embassy Suites - Minneapolis Airport Hotel.

Top 10 Reasons to 
Host Your Meeting with Woolley's

10. Multi-Million Dollar Renovation completed in July 2006 - From guest suites to meeting rooms, our spaces are welcoming and up-to-date for your attendees. 

9. Complimentary shuttle service to/from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, the Mall of America, and the Light Rail Transit station - No matter where they're coming from or where they're headed afterward, we'll ensure your attendees journey is a smooth one.

8 . Indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room, an Expanded Fitness Room by Precor, and a 24-hour Business Center - Amenities, amenities, amenities! 

7. 310 Guest Suites, including 27 Corner Executive Suites - Room for all of your attendees to stay and enjoy your meeting to the fullest. 

8. 14 Meeting Rooms with over 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space (with the largest single room capacity at 300 people). Private Banquet Space also located in Restaurant - From the main session to any breakout space you may need, we've got you covered. 

7. Free Parking in our Attached Lot - Don't bother with the hassle of downtown parking and fees for all of your driving attendees. 

6. Complimentary Wireless Internet in Main Floor Meeting Rooms - That's right, no added up-charge for wireless internet for all our main-floor meeting spaces!

5. State-of-the-Art Audio Visual Equipment - We understand that you don't have time to waste on equipment that is out dated, slow, and barely functioning.

4. Five Executive Boardrooms, featuring Floor-to-Ceiling Windows and Deluxe Conference Chairs - Whether you need additional breakout space or a hospitality room for your VIP Guests, take advantage of these private spaces with their breathtaking views. 

3. Complimentary Cooked-to-Order Breakfast and Evening Manager’s Reception - No need to budget for a large breakfast or drink reception for attendees that are staying overnight. All hotel guests take advantage of our famous cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly manager's reception with free drinks and snacks.

2. Hilton Honors Points - Ask your catering manager about earning Hilton Honors Points just for planning your meeting here. 

1. The Award-Winning Woolley’s Restaurant is the Exclusive Caterer for All Meetings at the Embassy Suites - Minneapolis Airport - This means that the same commitment to quality and service that you receive during your intimate dinner at Woolley's carries over into the weddings, meetings, and events that we host.

From three to 300, host your next meeting with Woolley's at the beautiful Embassy Suites - Minneapolis Airport and experience the difference. 

For more information or to book your event, contact one of our experienced Catering Managers today: 

Sandra Knutson

Nancy Hanson

Friday, July 26, 2013

Steak & Date Night

We can't believe that it's almost time for back to school with all of the shopping, organizing, schedules, getting the kids to bed earlier (wishful thinking, right?), and everything else it brings. This year, why not take advantage of the last few days of summer and plan a Steak & Date Night (that includes a trip to the MOA and an overnight) with your special someone.

Since Woolley's is located within the Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Airport, it's the perfect way to shop, dine, and stay. With our close proximity to the Mall of America (and not to mention FREE shuttle for hotel guests), you can spend the afternoon browsing (or indulging your inner child and going on rides at Nickelodeon Universe). Then, swing back to the hotel to drop off your purchases and relax poolside until dinner.

Bartender pouring beer at Embassy Suites Manager's Reception

Before dinner, enjoy snacks and complimentary beverages during our nightly Managers' Reception in the atrium, available to all hotel guests. Then, sit down for the perfect ending to a great day, a relaxing meal at Woolley's. Peruse our award winning wine list and see why Chef Peter is a celebrity in his own right.

After dinner, don't worry about making the trek home, retire to your suite and get a good night's rest. Breakfast in the morning is on the house and cooked to order to boot! You'll love watching our chefs prepare your omelet to your exacting specifications. After a great day and a great stay, you'll be ready to greet the new day (and the new school year).

To reserve your room at the Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Airport, click HERE. Then, make your reservations at Woolley's Steakhouse by calling 952.854.1010 or reserve online at Open Table.

See you soon!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Cut Above the Rest - Certified Angus Beef

You may be an experienced steak aficionado or maybe you just stick with what you like when you visit a steakhouse. From Filet Mignon to Ribeye, Tenderloin to New York Strip, no matter the cut you choose, here at Woolley's, each steak we serve is Certified Angus Beef ®.

This means that each cut of beef must pass the following 10 stringent quality specifications to earn the right to be called Certified Angus Beef ®:

Marbling and Maturity

  1. Modest or higher marbling – for the taste that ensures customer satisfaction, 
  2. Medium or fine marbling texture – the white "flecks of flavor" in the beef that ensure consistent flavor and juiciness in every bite, and
  3. Only the youngest classification of product qualifies as "A" maturity – for superior color, texture and tenderness.

The next three specifications ensure a uniform, consistent steak size:

  1. 10- to 16-square-inch ribeye area, 
  2. Less than 1,000-pound hot carcass weight, and
  3. Less than 1-inch fat thickness.

And finally, four specifications further ensure the quality appearance and tenderness of the brand:

  1. Superior muscling (restricts influence of dairy cattle), 
  2. Practically free of capillary ruptures (ensures the most visually appealing steak), 
  3. No dark cutters (ensures the most visually appealing steak), and
  4. No neck hump exceeding 2 inches (safeguards against cattle with more variability in tenderness).

Not only is each cut of beef certified, but it's also seasoned and cooked to perfection by our expert culinary team. This way each and every steak lives up to our mission: "To reach a point with each and every guest in which we are exceeding their expectations in food quality and service every time they visit." Expect your steak cooked exactly as you request and served with the sides that bring out the best bouquet of flavors suitable for both the season and your palate. 

Allow our servers to recommend the appropriate wine from our award-winning list that perfectly complements your meal. 

See for yourself the Woolley's difference this week. Stop in and order your favorite steak and prepare to be amazed. For your reservations, call us at 952-854-1010 or book online at OpenTable.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

July Meeting Specials at Woolley's

Woolley's is proud to provide catering and event services for all of the meeting space within the Embassy Suites - Minneapolis Airport Hotel.

With over 11,000 square feet of flexible, customizable meeting space coupled with FREE Internet, the best food in any hotel, plus the best service, your choice is clear!  

If you're organizing a meeting or any other large event in the Twin Cities area, we have all the tools and facilities to meet your needs. Our largest meeting room offers 3,358 square feet of space for your meeting, event, or conference. What's more, our experienced catering team is here for you. Let us help plan your wedding, banquet, meeting, or any other event at the hotel.

Are you thinking about holding an outdoor wedding ceremony? Our indoor garden atrium offers an outdoor feel without the threat of rain, snow or unbearable heat. This unique tropical space is perfect for ceremonies with up to 300 people. For couples planning a small, intimate wedding we have our Piano Lounge, featuring a Gazebo with a grand piano in the background. This space can accommodate up to 50.

As well as the Atrium, we offer our Grand Ballrooms, the Orchid/Azalea Room and the Gardenia Room. Our Grand Ballrooms hold up to 250 and 300 respectively and have a traditional ballroom feel with elegant chandeliers, rich wall coverings and carpet. The Orchid & Azalea room can accommodate up to 100 people. This room is unique with double glass French doors. The Gardenia room features windows to the outside and a gas fireplace.

Plus, if you're looking to book a special event or meeting this month (July), we are currently offering some great meeting specials. Please contact one of our catering managers to learn more about the great deals and to book your event:

Sandra Knutson

Nancy Hanson

Let Woolley's and the Embassy Suites - Airport Hotel make your next event a success!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Restaurant Week is Back at Woolley's: July 14 - 19

Mpls St Paul Magazine's Restaurant Week is returning to Woolley's for its summer iteration! Join us once again for three-course lunches and dinners at a very special price.

Lunch — $20
LUNCH ONLY: Free glass of house wine to start or non-alcoholic beverage

Appetizer (Choose one):
Soup & Salad Bar - Prepared fresh daily, featuring two house-made soups.

Entrée (Choose one):

  • Pasta Vodka - Ground spicy Italian sausage, roasted red peppers and Prosciutto ham, simmered in a creamy vodka tomato sauce, tossed with penne pasta and topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  • Minnesota Walleye - Grilled, Beer Battered or Panko Crusted with wild rice, vegetable du jour.
  • Petite Martini Steak - A flat iron steak grilled and seasoned with all the makings of a martini (shaken not stirred) and garnished with St. Peter’s bleu cheese crumbles and green olives. Served with vegetable du jour and scalloped potatoes.
  • Black and Bleu Pasta - Spicy beef tips sautéed with red onion, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and bacon. Tossed in linguini noodles with a Southwest sauce and topped with bleu cheese crumbles.
  • Almost Famous Chicken Sandwich - Grilled chicken breast, jalapeno aioli, chicken fried bacon, butter lettuce, avocado, tomato slices, 7 grain Ciabatta.
  • Bacon Bleu Burger - Bleu cheese, chicken fried bacon and creamy horseradish mustard served on our special blend of chuck and short ribs. {Our burgers are ground daily in-house, hand pattied and seasoned with Chef Peter’s secret blend.}
  • Shrimp Po' Boy - Deep fried shrimp, shredded lettuce, roma tomatoes, spicy aioli, toasted ciabatta. 
  • Pastrami Sandwich - Hot pastrami on Russian rye bun with horseradish mustard, Swiss cheese, spicy house made pickles and an over easy egg. Served with pasta salad.

Dessert (Choose one):
Bread Pudding
Crème Brulee
New York Style Cheesecake
Chocolate Ganache Cake

Dinner — $30
Bottles of wine from our award winning wine list are available all week at ½ price!

Appetizer (Choose one):
French Onion Soup
House Salad
Caesar Salad
Classic Wedge
Truffle Berry Salad

Entrée (Choose one):

  • Pork Chops - Grilled chops, sweet corn succotash, goat cheese polenta cakes, pepper bacon maple glaze.
  • Short Ribs - Slow braised short ribs, bleu cheese mashed potatoes, carrot puree, horseradish gravy, onion straws.
  • Lemon Chicken - Tender chicken served with a rosemary garlic sauce and mashed potatoes.
  • Panko Crusted Walleye - Minnesota’s state fish hand breaded with parmesan-seasoned Japanese bread crumbs, pan seared and served with lemon aioli sauce and rice pilaf.
  • Grilled Salmon - Seasonal berry salsa, fried basil, goat cheese polenta cakes.
  • Top Sirloin - 8oz top sirloin on a bed of sautéed mushrooms and onions. Served with our famous scalloped potatoes.
  • Pasta Vodka - Italian sausage, prosciutto ham and roasted red peppers simmered in a creamy vodka tomato sauce with parmesan cheese.
  • Black and Bleu Pasta - Spicy beef tips sautéed with red onions, spinach, bacon and sun-dried tomatoes, served with chipotle cream and bleu cheese crumbles.
  • Martini Steak - Flat iron steak grilled and seasoned with all the makings of a martini (shaken not stirred) and garnished with St. Peter’s bleu cheese crumbles and green olives.  Served with our famous scalloped potatoes.

Dessert (Choose one):
Bread Pudding
Crème Brulee
New York Style Cheesecake
Chocolate Ganache Cake

And if you didn't catch it above, bottles of wine from our award winning wine list are available all week at ½ price. Plus, our full lunch and dinner menu will also be available. 

We hope you'll join us beginning Sunday, July 14, through Friday, July 19, 2013 for Restaurant Week. Secure your reservations by calling Woolley's at 952.854.1010 or online at Open Table.