Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center

Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center
6 W Rose St
Walla Walla, WA  99362

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Includes a luxury hotel, modern conference center, four on-site wine tasting rooms, art gallery, and restaurant.

The Marc Restaurant
2015 Restaurant of the Year

 

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Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center is a storied landmark gathering place for the local community and visitors alike. Anchoring historic downtown Walla Walla, the sophisticated Old World property includes a luxury hotel, an expansive modern conference center, four on-site wine tasting rooms, an art gallery, and a nationally recognized award-winning restaurant and casual wine lounge.

Originally built in 1928, the hotel was fully renovated in 2001 and restored to its original grandeur. With 133 beautifully appointed guest rooms and the addition of more than 13,000 square feet of event and conference space, the hotel is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a romantic wine country getaway. Guests can walk to more than 20 wine tasting rooms and experience 100-plus wineries within 20 miles.

The Marc Restaurant was named 2015 Restaurant of the Year by the Washington State Wine Commission and continues to be a top-rated fine dining experience in Walla Walla and the Pacific Northwest. The award-winning chefs create progressive modern American menus that blend traditional Northwest-influenced cuisine, making for a memorable experience that expands palates and engages the senses. From classic selections to adventurous options, the culinary staff works diligently to bring the best of what is fresh and in season right from the farm to the table by building relationships with local and regional growers.

Known as the gathering place of travelers and winemakers, the Vineyard Lounge highlights Walla Walla Valley’s fantastic wine atmosphere. It is a relaxing place to sit back and enjoy over 14 wines by the glass from local vintners large and small or specialty cocktails artfully prepared with freshly squeezed juices and local spirits.

An Interview with Executive Chef Grant Hinderliter

T&T: What is your specialty?

GH: I enjoy cooking with fresh local ingredients that are in season. For example, if we got fresh Columbia River King Salmon in that day and we just got some huckleberries from the Blue Mountains that morning, I would start there and then move onto the plate’s accompaniments like starch and vegetables.

T&T: If you could cook for and dine with any three people, who would they be?

GH: Well for the living it would be Jacques Pepin, Eddie Murphy, and Willie Nelson. For those who have passed, I would say Julia Child for sure and Nikola Tesla and Jerry Garcia.

T&T: What is the best piece of advice you would give a home cooking enthusiast?

GH: Never give up trying to cook your favorite foods because they will improve with practice. Share with everyone because their opinions will help you perfect your recipe.

T&T: If you could choose your last meal on earth, what would it be?

GH: I would want a perfectly grilled ribeye with some Maître d’ butter on top served alongside a couple of thick slices of heirloom tomato, grilled asparagus with a lemony Bearnaise sauce, wood-smoked bacon risotto, and a good diver scallop, too.

T&T: What do you love most about your role as executive chef at The Marc?

GH: I really enjoy training and passing on knowledge. The employees are what really make the restaurant so exceptional. We have a great team and some days it feels like we are family, not coworkers.


Amenities

Pool: No

Tennis: No

Golf: No

Spa Treatments: No

Fitness Center: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes

On Site Parking: No

Kid's Club: No

Room Service: Yes

Bar/Lounge: Yes

Restaurant / Deli: Yes

Weddings: Yes

Events/Corp. Meetings: Yes

Events

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Marcus Whitman Hotel's Caramelized Onion and Cheddar Biscuits With Sweet Onion Molasses Jam

The appetizing aroma of caramelized onion and cheddar biscuits will draw family and guests into the kitchen. The molasses and sweet onion jam is both sweet and savory.

Marcus Whitman Hotel's Pumpkin-Cranberry Brioche

The fragrant brioche is wonderful with coffee and some whipped cream on the side, and is a natural bread to serve during the fall season.

Marcus Whitman Hotel's The Tink Drink

Tink - everyone’s favorite little green fairy! If you can't chase one down in The Vineyard Lounge at Marcus Whitman Hotel, create this magical cocktail right at home.

Marcus Whitman Hotel's Chocolate Cake and Bittersweet Chocolate Ice Cream

This recipe from Marcus Whitman Hotel's Pastry Chef Mandi Konen is the real deal! It takes some special equipment and attention to detail, but the results are well worth the effort. Nothing beats handmade chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream, made from quality ingredients--a bit of heaven!

Marcus Whitman Hotel's Crater Lake Blue Cheese Crusted Buffalo Tenderloin

Buffalo is increasingly popular as a low-fat source of protein. This sophisticated recipe from the elegant Marcus Whitman Hotel pairs it with roasted baby beets, grits and wild mushroom and short rib ragout.

Marcus Whitman Hotel's Cranberry Almond Breakfast Bars

Fortunate visitors to the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center receive a free breakfast buffet which often includes these tasty, protein-rich breakfast bars made with peanut butter, oats, almonds and dried cranberries. Plus, they make a crunchy nibble to pair with your glass of wine!

Marcus Whitman Hotel's Granola

Crunchy, healthy granola is delicious as cereal, but also can be used to top yoghurt, ice cream and stewed fruit.

Marcus Whitman Hotel's Eggnog

Truly tasty and fluffy eggnog is made with whipped cream folded into the mix.

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Homemade Gingersnap Cookie Crust

If you can make these gingersnap cookies without devouring the batch, you can make a wonderful pumpkin cheesecake made with gingersnap crumbs. It's the perfect marriage between a cheesecake and pumpkin pie.

Marcus Whitman Hotel's Whole Wheat Bread

Fragrant and flavorful, naturally sweetened whole wheat bread is nutritious and satisfying.

Marcus Whitman Hotel's Lemon Tarts

Lovely lemon tarts have the bright tart flavor of lemon balanced with just the right amount of sweetness.