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Taj Boston Introduces Boston Conservatory Opera Cake

Supporting Aspiring Performing Artists? Piece of Cake…

Taj Boston to Debut ‘Boston Conservatory Opera Cake’ June 6 in The Café to Benefit The Boston Conservatory Scholarship Fund

BOSTON – (May 27, 2011) – Want to support young performing artists? Just reach for a slice of cake… as long as it’s a slice of the delectable new Boston Conservatory Opera Cake that Taj Boston, the landmark hotel at Arlington and Newbury streets, will introduce June 6 in The Café. Sales will benefit The Boston Conservatory Scholarship Fund.

“Taj Boston is proud to continue our association with The Boston Conservatory, Boston’s own prestigious, independent performing arts college that offers degrees in music, dance and musical theater,” said Jeffrey Seward, General Manager, Taj Boston. “What could be better than an Opera Cake to sweeten the opportunity for students to pursue their dreams at America’s oldest performing arts college?”

The cake in question is a contemporary take on the traditional Opera Cake, consisting of a light almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with coffee mousse and milk chocolate ganache, and topped with chocolate glaze. It will be offered for $10 in The Café, available daily for lunch and dinner beginning Monday, June 6. Taj Boston will donate a portion of each sale of Boston Conservatory Opera Cake ($2) to The Boston Conservatory Scholarship Fund.

The Boston Conservatory Scholarship Fund paves the way for the next generation of performing artists and educators to get the best training and education possible.  With approximately 80% of Conservatory students receiving financial aid, the scholarship fund allows the Conservatory to attract and enroll  talented students of the highest caliber --- regardless of their ability to pay. 

“Taj Boston is known for its refinement, rich traditions and exceptional good taste,” says Richard Ortner, President of The Boston Conservatory.  “And ‘good taste’ only begins to describe the spectacular confection they’ve created for us!  We are honored to partner again with the Taj, and enormously grateful for their help in supporting our gifted young performers in this imaginative way.” 

The Café at Taj Boston, with expansive views of fashionable Newbury Street, is a local favorite for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, and showcases culinary creations by Executive Chef Michael Mandato and his team. Weekly new prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner offer a choice of two or three courses for $18 or $23 at lunch and $28 or $33 at dinner. In season, The Café is the ideal location for pre-theater dining before experiencing an engaging performance at the Conservatory.

For dining reservations at The Café, please call (617) 598-5255. To reserve an overnight getaway, please call Taj Boston Reservations toll-free at 1-877-482-5267 or direct at (617) 536-5700; email your reservations request to reservations.boston@tajhotels.com or visit www.tajhotels.com/boston.

About The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Known for its intimate and supportive multidisciplinary environment, the Conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance and theater and presents more than 200 performances each year by students, faculty and guest artists. Since its founding in 1867, The Boston Conservatory has shared its talent and creativity with the city of Boston, the region and the nation, and continues to grow today as a vibrant community of artists and educators. www.bostonconservatory.edu

About Taj Boston

Taj Boston occupies the city's most celebrated location at Arlington and Newbury streets. Overlooking the Public Garden, the property is within walking distance of historic sites, theatre and financial districts as well as fashionable boutiques and galleries, and is just four miles from Boston's Logan International Airport. Opened in 1927, the luxury hotel features 273 guestrooms, including 44 suites, many of which offer wood-burning fireplaces. As a preferred social and business center, Taj Boston is noted for its prix fixe and a la carte dining in The Cafe, weekend afternoon tea in The Lounge, cocktails in The Bar, monthly Wine Dinners and Spirits Dinners and seasonal Champagne Sunday Brunch on The Roof, as well as state-of-the-art business and guest services. Acquired by Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces in January 2007,Taj Boston joins The Pierre in New York and Taj Campton Place in San Francisco as the U.S. members of Taj Hotels' luxury pision. For reservations, call (617) 536-5700 or 877-482-5267 (877-4-TAJ BOS) toll-free or visit www.tajhotels.com/boston.

About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 91 hotels in 50 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Malpes, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury.  The Taj, a symbol of Indian hospitality, has recently completed the centenary of its landmark hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai.  Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.  www.tajhotels.com.

Media Contacts

For The Boston Conservatory
Joyce Linehan
Ashmont Media
(617) 282-2510 x 1
joyce@ashmontmedia.com

For Taj Boston
Sheila Donnelly & Associates                         
Aubrey McGovern
(808) 949-4131
Aubrey@sheiladonnelly.com  

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