Tucked inside the first floor lobby of Le Méridien Philadelphia, aMuse has a sleek and sexy style (think a handsome bar, fireplace, chandeliers and black leather seating). Executive chef Jennifer Salhoff creates classic French dishes with a contemporary twist. It may be an intimate space but its cocktail list makes a big impression, especially when presented in smokescented glasses and luxe flasks. Signature cocktails look to a number of leading ladies, including Philadelphia’s own princess, Grace Kelly. Channel your own little bit of Grace with this delicious drink. 

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. St-Germain
—0.25 oz. Lime juice
—1 oz. Bluecoat gin
—cucumber slices
—basil

DIRECTIONS
Muddle two slices of cucumber and spring basil with St-Germain in shaker and then add the ice, gin and lime juice, shake hard and double strain. Serve over new ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a cucumber wedge.

Courtesy of aMuse at Le Méridien Philadelphia

PCMA’s flagship event, Convening Leaders, brought industry professionals from 36 countries to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 6-9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. “We built this conference around the theme Disrupt + Deliver because that’s what the industry needs and wants,’’ says PCMA President and CEO Sherriff Karamat. “We leave here with a greater commitment and better understanding of how business events can and must drive economic and social progress.’’

 

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