Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Honey up at the Ritz Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton uptown will have its first Summer Honey Festival this year: three months of events having to do with the 100,000 honeybees it hosts on its green roof, with the first honey harvest slated for June 20. Offerings will include the Rooftop Honey Brandy Sour (sold at the Lobby Lounge and the 15th-floor Urban Sip); honey with the usual daily chocolate afternoon tea; and honey bread, complimentary with every weekend brunch at Bar Cocoa. Events will include lobby gelato socials and honey tastings each Friday and Saturday afternoon and Saturday morning rooftop tours for hotel guests. 704-547-2244; 201 E. Trade St.

The video was made in 2011 for Our State magazine, but you get a great look at the essential workings.