Smoked, Saucy and Sizzling: The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation Introduces The BBQ Butler

GREENSBORO, Ga., April 21 /PRNewswire/ — Joining a long line of specialty concierges, including the romantic bath butler and the gadget-savvy technology butler, the BBQ Butler is the newest addition to The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, located 75 minutes east of Atlanta and ranked No. 7 on the list of “Top Hotels and Resorts in America” by Travel + Leisure. The only Ritz-Carlton property to offer the BBQ Butler, The Lodge continues to represent the South by offering the quintessential southern cuisine — barbecue — in a home away from home at quaint cottages and the Presidential House.

From roasting sauce-smothered ribs in the bold flavors of mesquite wood to smoking chicken in the pungent aromas of hickory, the BBQ Butler assists guests in the selection of meat cut, complimentary woods, specialty sauces and sides and then prepares the ultimate made-to-order cookout.

Armed with apron, spatula and arsenal of secret seasonings and sauces, the grilling guru dishes out guests’ choice of the finest quality meats in the privacy of cottages. The two- and three-bedroom accommodations offer a private veranda that overlooks the Oconee Course and Lake Oconee, while the 5,400 square-foot Presidential House boasts four master bedroom suites, game room, private pool and patio for the ultimate grill-out.

Char-grill connoisseurs and novices alike learn the fine art of grilling from the BBQ Butler, helping to baste ribs, marinate pork loins and broil briskets. At evening turndown, guests receive a take-home roasting kit complete with recipe card and instructions to recreate the afternoon meal, heavy-duty apron and complete cookbook of southern dishes.

On holiday weekends including Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, the BBQ Butler is master of ceremonies over a sauce contest, where guests compete to whip up the tastiest batch of barbecue sauce.

The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation provides guests legendary Ritz-Carlton service highlighted by gracious southern hospitality. The 251- room Lodge offers 81 holes of golf designed by the greatest architects of the game, award-winning Spa with southern-inspired treatments and exclusive Lodge adventures from fishing for large mouth bass to waterskiing or canoeing.

For information about the BBQ Butler or room reservations, please call toll free (800) 241-3333, the resort directly at (706) 467-0600, a travel professional or visit the Web site at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/ .

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