"Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness." - Auguste Escoffier
Whilst the sun is out and travelling is thriving, no trip away is complete without indulging in some mouthwatering local cuisine. There's so much more to food than just its flavour or how it's been presented; one bite of some good food on a bad day can instantly change your mood. There's nothing better than the aromas and tastes of different cuisines which bring back great memories! From Michelin-starred restaurants in the northern Venetian Lagoon of Mazzorbo, to tantalising Mediterranean cuisine in the heart of Nicosia, each of these incredible HIP Hotels restaurants are sure to delight every type of palate.
What was once a boarding school has been transformed into the charming art-filled boutique it is today. Combining 19th-century glamour with mid-century modernism, Hotel Vilòn puts on a display of highly creative and playful spaces all centred in the heart of Rome. Perhaps the star of the show is its Adelaide Restaurant that glimmers with a certain grace of Italian hospitality. Satisfying your appetites with a wondrous menu of Mediterranean cuisine, here you can enjoy the best of Roman tradition with the delightfulness of fresh modern twists. Book your stay in the Eternal City and dine at Adelaide for the ultimate Roman experience. With views overlooking Palazzo Borghese, retreat to the plant-lined alfresco patio and cosy up with a sumptuous cocktail or two as you unwind for the evening. Executive Chef Gabriele Muro will be sure to spoil you with his incredible culinary creations in the form of a three-course dinner, together with a full continental and American breakfast the day after. Hotel Vilòn really is the crème de la crème of luxury!
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and retreat to this alpine-spirited hideaway, tucked within the Val Sarentino valley in northern Italy. With a strong focus on a family-run atmosphere, Hotel & Restaurant Bad Schörgau invites you to enjoy some fine, award-winning cuisine that incorporates some of the world’s famous delicacies with a characteristic and distinctive twist. With sustainability becoming ever more important within the hospitality industry, thinking up new methods and strategies to live in an environmentally-friendly way is a topic on many hoteliers’ minds. For director Gregor Wenter, of Hotel & Restaurant Bad Schörgau, the topic of “sustainability in the kitchen” has certainly been at the forefront of his efforts in recent years. From the Michelin-starred Restaurant Alpes that has a delicious menu decorated by Chef Mattia Baroni, to a journey through the wonderful world of natural food and drink at La Fuga. Wine lover’s commence as guests are invited to indulge in over 400 bottles of fine South Tyrolean wines.
Make your way to one of Switzerland’s best kept secrets and discover the charming town of Ascona. Perched on the shores of Lake Maggiore, this unique corner of the country is a place of pure beauty. And there’s no better way than to indulge in some hearty Swiss food whilst looking over the beautiful mountain and lake backdrop right here! Art Hotel Riposo’s favourable location makes for an even more romantic setting for a tantalising dinner. Boasting individually-styled rooms that create a fresh and innovative scene and experience for every guest, soak up the ambience of traditional Swiss charm meets Mediterranean vibe as you slow down to the pace of the lake and enjoy the indulgent fresh flavours of Ticino specialities and Mediterranean classics. The hotel’s charming restaurant with an utterly romantic courtyard surrounded by lush greenery, Corte dei Beati Trattoria, hosts weekly jazz concerts and unites gastronomy with the renowned zest for life of the Ticinese. This is a place for friends and loved ones to enjoy “la bella vita”. Throughout the summer months, guests are also invited to dine on La Terrazza that offers the most unique views over the rooftops of Ascona and Lake Maggiore. Taste some local vineyard wines paried with some mouthwatering Swiss cheese, enjoy a tasty selection of Italian and Mediterranean dishes and watch the sun set behind the lake. Dining at Art Hotel Riposo is pure magic!
Exuding a glamorous sensibility and chic plush interiors, Flemings Mayfair is the kind of boutique stay that makes the perfect London hideaway. And with a gastronomically excellent restaurant, guests are catered for in more ways than one. Ormer Mayfair continues to offer exceptional seasonal British produce, from fresh lobster and crab, to Jersey royals and foraged shoreline herbs, creating a masterful display on the plate. That brilliance certainly shines through, as the team have received a number of impressive accolades in the recent years. Headed up by newly appointed Executive Chef, Sofian Msetfi, who hails from some of the most well-respected Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK and Ireland, experience one of the many delectable tasting menus for an elevated dining encounter like no other! Here you can expect only the best of modern British cuisine with Sofian’s exciting tasting menus; including everything from expertly executed British dishes that use only seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, to tantalising fine wines, beers, cocktails and champagnes that are paired with each course. It’s no wonder that Ormer Mayfair has been voted one of the top five restaurants in London!
Famed for its exemplary Italian cuisine, Hotel de Russie is a fine hotel that bursts with character, romance and passion; the ideal Roman escape that places you in the heart of the Italian capital. Modern design blends with original architectural elements, but the cherry on top at one of Rocco Forte’s luxury five-star hotels, is its sublime Le Jardin de Russie. From the elegant dining room to its beautiful outdoor terrace, to the refreshing pine and citrus plants flower all year round that create an undeniably enchanting atmosphere, Le Jardin de Russie truly has everything you’ve been dreaming of and more! Also featuring a sparkling stream of water that flows through caves, pools and fountains, surrounded by tree-lined paths and architectural flourishes that creates an idyllic space for lunches, dinners and evening drinks. You can enjoy some classic Italian cuisine created by celebrity Chef Fulvio Pierangelini and satisfy your ‘dining out’ cravings this summer whilst you enjoy a range of colourful and fragrant meals, inspired by the Mediterranean ingredients of the region. What are you waiting for?
Situated in the heart of Nicosia, MAP Hotel invites you to immerse yourself in the rich culture of the capital. With the city’s main attractions, finest and bustling street life just minutes away, you are sure to feed your curiosity. MAP Hotel’s vibrant, minimalistic and modern interiors will await you upon your return where you will be able to kick back, relax and enjoy the finest of Cypriot hospitality. To top off your stay, enjoy an exquisite Mediterranean fusion fine-dining experience at the hotel’s very own SCALE restaurant. It is designed around the concept of balance and the atmosphere it creates will contribute to your eclectic culinary journey. The menu has a perfect range of tantalising delicacies and haute-cuisine practices, with a playful twist of Cyprus’ delicious flavours steeped in the rich culture of the surrounding region. Especially curated by Chef Anthinagoras Kostakos, there’s no better place to enjoy this city’s mouthwatering foods than here!
“Venissa’s cucina ambientale describes a strong coherence between the dishes we serve and the surrounding environment. It also describes a close attention to environmental practices such as waste reduction, self-sufficiency, local sourcing, seasonality and recycling.”
Are you ready to experience the ultimate wine retreat here in the lesser-known island of Mazzorbo? Breathe in that fresh Venetian lagoon air, tantalise your tastebuds with a delicious fusion of over 22 types of aromatic homemade wines and discover the true flavours of Venice here at Venissa Wine Resort. This Michelin-starred retreat not only preserves the history of the vineyard estate, but focuses on local fish from the lagoon and produce from their gardens, where guests can enjoy these delicious meals in the vineyards. Allow Chef Chiara Pavan and Chef Francesco Brutto to take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure whilst you enjoy a consistently superb array of creative dishes. For a more tranquil and informal atmosphere, Osteria Contemporanea is where you'll find a selection of seasonal seafood dishes and classic pastas, paired with the unique wines of Venissa.
Hidden away on a narrow, historical street in the heart of Old Town Salzburg, Hotel Goldgasse is a charming boutique hotel, ready and waiting to give you the ultimate Salzburg experience. Formed of 16 rooms and suites that are dedicated to the famous Salzburg Festival, complete with huge prints of past performances decorating the hotel, this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of this magnificent city. Whilst this eclectic hotel offers guests a truly unique stay, you’ll be spoiled with culinary delights at their in-house restaurant Gasthof Goldgasse. Situated on the ground floor, this cosy hotel restaurant awaits you with its handmade wooden furniture, beautiful frescos, sophisticated atmosphere and excellent hospitality. Tantalise your tastebuds with some delicious traditional Austrian dishes made from seasonal and local ingredients; from the well-known fried-chicken in a copper pot, to the legendary Salzburger Nockerln, no trip here is complete without trying their deliciously famous Goldgasse crêpes, which are prepared in front of you on the copper flambé trolley. Delicious, mouthwatering and totally unique, Hotel Goldgasse serves Salzburg cuisine at its finest!
Situated on the edge of Lake Garda atop a hill surrounded by 40 hectares of land, this 19th-century hunting lodge exudes sophisticated country charm, brimming with classic furnishings that hark back to its storied past. Benefitting from staggering views, the undeniably luxurious Boutique Hotel Villa Sostaga is ready to welcome you into their elegant restaurant featuring a panoramic veranda; a space where beauty meets luxury and no desire is too big or small. Offering the essence of la dolce vita, here you can delight your palate with a variety of unique and indulgent flavours. Allow the chef to take your senses on a culinary adventure whilst you enjoy some traditional Garda cuisine and taste some delicious local wines, all whilst being surrounded by the most spectacular lakeside views. Dining here in the summer months becomes even more majestic, as a milky gleam of sunlight flourishes around Lake Garda and onto the hotel’s garden.
A place of alluring beauty, wonderfully energetic people, gorgeous nature and sumptuous Mediterranean cuisine, there’s something about Spanish cuisine that just makes our mouths water! Whilst tapas, paella and Jamón Serrano tends to tease our taste buds, the dining scene in the Canary Islands is transforming and bringing travellers a new wave of traditional Canarian recipes. Whilst there is a plethora of local restaurants to enjoy this flavoursome delicacy in, El Sitio is incomparable to its competitors. The in-house restaurant of Hacienda de Abajo; an esteemed adults-only hotel situated on the sunnier west coast of the island of San Miguel de La Palma in Tazacorte, offers a heavy focus on the fine art of cuisine. From innovative flavours and heady aromas, to fresh produce from the island and subtle nuances that flow through each dish, there’s no better place to explore the wonderful world of Canarian cuisine than here.
“The mystery of the Florentine rooftop is this: together with the Cupola, it is virtually a sacrament which mirrors and diffuses beauty, purity and heavily peace!” - Giorgio La Pira
If there’s one place to indulge in Florence and all of its beauty, it’s here at Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1. A restored twelfth-century tower offering unparalleled views of Florence, Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 stuns each and every guest who steps foot inside. This luxury home-away-from-home blends the best of boutique style, history and Renaissance art for a stay that is utterly refreshing and humbling at the same time. Whist the Florentine signature style with a historical twist adorns the walls within this medieval tower, experience the true meaning of luxury at the "Restaurant The Tower”, located atop of the hotel's Duomo terrace. Imagine satisfying your senses with some of the most exclusive locally-sourced produce whilst you indulge in the one-of-a-kind views of the historical centre… Sounds magical, right? This hotel’s restaurant menu not only tells a story about Florence’s soul through its most traditional recipes, but its unforgettable hospitality and spellbinding views that blend together create for the perfect evening within this Renaissance city.
Located on a quiet side street in Milan’s famous Brera area, just steps away from the world’s most famous shopping district Monetenpoleone, escape to this skillfully renovated eighteenth-century Milanese palazzo and discover a charming atmosphere of timeless elegance and harmony. Bulgari Hotel Milan holds a 130-year legacy of exquisite beauty and Italian excellence, and makes for the ideal backdrop for summer gatherings. Be taken on a tantalising Mediterranean journey conducted by the three Michelin starred Chef Niko Romito, who has created his own concept around Italian cuisine. Following openings in Beijing, Dubai and Shanghai, Niko has built a canon of modern Italian cooking in which flavour is foremost and the essence of “Made in Italy'' comes through in every element. His extraordinary talent and artistry has brought Bulgari Hotel Milan a little extra dose of magic. The Michelin starred chef was the visionary around Bulgari’s Il Ristorante, and provides guests with only the best of Italian cuisine. From dishes including steamed sea bass, beef tenderloin with rosemary, homemade tagliolini with mussels and grapefruit, and so much more, dining at Il Ristorante is utterly glamorous. Not to mention in the summer months, the private garden is the perfect place for a classic Italian ‘aperitivo’.
Known most famously as the birthplace of Renaissance art, Tuscany is one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. The romanticism of Italy is truly heightened throughout this region, and becomes even more spectacular from La Bandita Townhouse. Once a former convent set against a beautiful backdrop in the humble village of Pienza, what better way to take in the magic of Tuscany than by indulging in an intimate dinner inside a charming medieval garden? Eating well in Tuscany, let alone Italy, really is never a problem. With only the freshest of local ingredients, La Bandita’s Townhouse Caffe invites you to enjoy fine dining in a more intimate setting. Chat to the chef whilst they cook you up a traditional Italian meal, treat yourself to a glass of Tuscan wine (or two) and watch the surrounding landscape transform at dusk into an explosion of breathtaking colours this summer.
In the historic and quiet District of Vittoria, on the right bank of the Tiber river, Villa Laetitia provides a perfect location for exploring the very best of the Eternal City. This fascinating historic home, was restored to its original former Belle Époque glory by Anna Fendi Venturini of the famous Italian giant, Fendi, and is a place of pure historial luxury. Tantalise your tastebuds at the hotel Michelin starred restaurant, Enoteca La Torre, and indulge in the array of haute cuisine and fine attention to detail of every dish. With an innovative take on the traditional Roman cuisine in the restaurant, Domenico Stile and his sous-chef Antonio Autiero have introduced an infinite amount of creativity into the cuisine they craft. Notes of Stile’s southern homeland Campania are weaved into the culinary journey that combines tradition with the evolution of new flavours of the local territory, to give you the best of Roman cuisine. To make your experience even more exclusive, Enoteca La Torre is home to one of Italy’s finest collections of wine, made all the more opulent by the array of bottles carefully selected by Anna Fendi Venturini!
"Drinking a bottle of good wine with a delicious meal in good company, or a glass of wine after dinner with a lively discussion. These are good occasions for a good wine. Of course, there is never a time for bad wine" - castle host and vintner Fritz Dellago
There’s nothing more romantic than wining and dining in a castle… Nestled in the captivating South Tyrol region, the Dellago family are inviting you to embark on the ultimate culinary adventure in the heart of the Dolomite mountains here at Schloss Hotel Korb. A place for all the senses, Chef Ignazio and his team are prepared to take your tastebuds on an unforgettable journey through a superb Tyrolean-Mediterranean five-course menu, accompanied by wine straight from the castle’s wine cellar. The chef’s creations resemble joie de vivre (enjoyment of life), and has created a menu full of the finest, natural ingredients seasoned with herbs from their own castle garden. If you’re looking to treat yourself a little extra this summer, make sure you book one of their fantastic wine tasting tours where you’ll be taken through the cellar, a bunker that was once a symbol of World War II, and where you can indulge in the boundless abundance of aromas and choose from over 35,000 bottles of wine!
For those of you who are looking for a place of peace and tranquility, look no further than EALA My Lakeside Dream. Mastering landscape, gourmet cuisine, a 1,500 m2 wellness centre and spellbinding panoramic views, this five-star place is where dreams come true. EALA’s beautiful lakeside restaurant presents a setting of utter amazement, suspended above the glistening waters of Lake Garda. Add this to the delectable Italian-style tasting menu and SENSO fulfils the palates of many guests who sit down to indulge. Using sustainable local products from the territory, fine dining culminates at their in-house SENSO restaurant. The open kitchen envelops the senses, from what you see, to the flavours that please your palate. With dishes developed by Chef Alfio Ghezzi, guests can choose from three delectable menus — a classic selection, a menu linked to the region, and a menu linked to the lake. From its tantalising cuisine to its enchanting views over Lake Garda, here you’ll feel like you’re on cloud nine.
Being a family-run hotel, it is no surprise that at Hotel Petrus you will be treated like family and feel right at home. Be greeted by breathtaking views of the Dolomites and let this stunning mountain hideaway take you on a culinary adventure through the South Tyrol region. Like family, food is also where the heart is and at Hotel Petrus, the kitchen is nothing but the heart of their home. Food brings people together and it is an experience best enjoyed with your loved ones. With breakfast, afternoon snacks and a five-course gourmet menu especially curated just for you, indulge in the organic produce straight from their garden and local regional suppliers at Petrus’ cosy Restaurant Kaminstube. It’s very clear that good quality, organic food is an essential part of their menu. Not only that, but a gluten-free menu has also been mastered by the exceptional kitchen team and sous chef Daniela Auer, who have also created a menu catered to other intolerances. Whatever your dietary needs may be, Hotel Petrus has got you covered. So indulge yourself in some regional delicacies and let yourself be enchanted by everything Petrus has to offer!
“Good food brings people together.” - Socrates
A mountaintop haven where alpine lifestyle meets urban spirit, discover the extraordinary atmosphere of Berghotel Biberkopf this summer. This brand new hotel is a sanctuary with many possibilities and no obligations. Nestled within the magnificent Alberg mountain region makes it the perfect all-year-round destination to travel to. If you’re looking to taste the landscape, the hotel’s inhouse restaurant Bibers is the perfect place. With a gourmet team highly passionate about good food, allow the chef’s to surprise your palate with a tantalising selection of modern creations and extraordinary taste sensations. Relax in the cool atmosphere of the restaurant whilst you indulge in a tasty carefully-selected menu, enjoy some refreshing cocktails and marvel at the sprawling alpine forests against the clear blue skies.
Comfort and food go hand-in-hand wouldn’t you say? Exuding Parisian charm, Hotel Kungsträdgården - The King’s Garden is one of the most magnificent stays in Sweden’s capital. Still retaining its lavish atmosphere from its days as a Countess’ quarters in 1764, this beautiful hotel has been characterised by its ownership of one of Europe’s largest crystal chandeliers and enchanting eighteenth-century history. Nestled down a quiet cobbled street in the centre of Stockholm, The King’s Garden feels instantly intimate, despite its size! And whilst the rooms carry an infectious and cosy charm, its one-of-a-kind atmosphere in their Brasserie Makalös makes it even more spectacular. Quintessentially French cuisine finds a home here and offers guests everything from grilled snails to a classic Boeuf Bourguignon, underneath an incredible glass ceiling. Start the evening right with a glass of champagne or wine at the romantic Crystal Bar that overlooks the restaurant, indulge in some tantalising French cuisine and let the refractions of the lighting that bounce off the large chandeliers make your time all the more luxurious.
A place where sustainability prevails, Design Hotel Tyrol was designed with wellness and eco-consciousness in mind. Perfectly nestled within the soaring Tyrolean mountains, amongst apple trees, this is a place that isn’t just a feast for the eyes, but also for our bellies. With their finger on the pulse of creative cuisine, discover the food of local and organic produce, served in the form of sumptuous five-course dinners. Chef Raphael and his team only use ingredients from the local environment, regional farmers and harvesters, which is extremely important here at Design Hotel Tyrol – so you can rest assured that only the finest and wholesome produce graces your plate. The dishes here are as varied as the South Tyrolean way of life, and also includes many herbs and vegetables from their newly-expanded large vegetable garden. There are also a range of creative vegetarian dishes that include sustainable alternatives to meat dishes for guests to enjoy. Natural, regional and sustainable, be sure to also enjoy a variety of small plate options with a Mediterranean vibe on the outdoor terrace, perfect for admiring the wondrous panoramic views of the mountains.
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