The vast, middle of our country, known as “America’s Heartland,” appears as an endless patchwork of farmland and snaking rivers, punctuated by the occasional city that often seems so small and inconsequential—especially from an airplane window.
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There are many beautiful hotels but this iconic boutique hotel exceeded all of our expectations. In the heart of Downtown Indy lays this gem of a place with tons of history behind the building. Let me start by saying I'm still in awe after our incredible stay at the Le Meridien Indianapolis.
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Formerly the historic Canterbury Hotel, the property underwent a $10 million renovation that included guestrooms, public spaces and a newly developed restaurant featuring local cuisine.
Part of a chain of hotels from Starwood, Le Meridien Indianapolis is a renovation of a historic property and features the Spoke & Steele restaurant, paying homage to Indy’s racing heritage and famous artist, T.C. Steele.
The hotel’s updates combined subtle influences from the city’s rich racing history, geography and art culture with Le Méridien’s European touches,
Spoke & Steele
How salt is being used in cocktails right now
The assistant general manager of Spoke & Steele in Indianapolis dilutes sea salt for cocktails like Not Kilgore’s Drano, with Bank Note scotch, Rittenhouse rye, fresh lemon juice, thyme agave syrup and activated charcoal.
It was love at first taste with the pots de crème. I called my chef-friend Nick to get his recipe and acquire him for an afternoon of baking. He’s a perfectionist, and the mouthfeel and flavor of these delights prove it.
Locally grown, from-scratch cooking at Spoke & Steele
Unlike traditional hotels, with entrance doors leading into the lobby, guests at the new Le Méridien will walk past a stylish arrangement of bar, lounge and dining rooms composing the 160-seat Spoke & Steele restaurant.
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Elaborate craft cocktails (think: Any Port in a Storm or bathtub gin) are all the rage at restaurants and bars across the globe. Driven in part by millennials who are choosing wine and spirits over beer, the craft cocktail trend is spreading into hotels that are increasingly targeting Gen Y.
Introducing: Spoke & Steele
Gone are the heavy floral carpet and the curved plush banquettes in the dining room. Don’t look for bowls of mixed nuts or low-slung leather chairs for sipping martinis in the bar.