As the official pie of the state of Florida, it’s only appropriate Key lime gets a special celebration for National Key Lime Pie Day. A resort in Key West is kicking off a new Key lime turndown service to celebrate this favorite fruit.
The Marker Key West Harbor will have an array of Key lime amenities arranged on guests’ bedsides. This will launch on September 26, National Key Lime Pie Day.
“Celebrating National Key Lime Pie Day honors the history and the wide influence the dessert has had in Florida,” said General Manager Yunior Rodriguez. “The Key lime turndown service is such a unique way for our vacationers to celebrate with us this Key West foodie staple.”
The Not Too Sweet, Not Too Tart Treats
The new turn-down service at The Marker Key West Harbor will include a slice of not too sweet, not too tart, Key lime pie with the perfect crust-to-filling ratio, a distinct characteristic of the perfect pie. A bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, which offers notes of grapes paired with a citrus aroma of Florida Key limes and a dash of coconut.
There will also be Key lime flavored bath and shower amenities made by Key West Aloe, which recently celebrated 50 years.
Of course, Key lime-flavored mints for the pillows.
Official Pie Of Florida
On July 1, 2006, both the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate passed legislation selecting the “Key lime pie” as the official pie of the state of Florida.
As the story goes, the first Key lime pie was likely created by “Aunt Sally,” the cook of a ship salvager and Key West’s first millionaire. Many of the men aboard his ships would have had access to the basic and non-perishable ingredients required for the early recipe: canned milk, limes, and eggs.
Today, Key lime pie is one of the most beloved dishes in The Sunshine State.
About The Marker
The Marker Key West Harbor is just blocks away from Duval Street on the Historic Key West Seaport. It’s walking distance from Old Town’s famous restaurants and bars, Mallory Square, and the nightly Sunset Celebration.
Named after Mile Marker 0, The Marker is a 96-room luxury hotel with two acres of tropical gardens, three pristine pools, and elevated drinking and dining on resort grounds.
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