26 April 2016
BROWN’S HOTEL COLLABORATES WITH NUTRITIONAL HEALTH COACH & BESTSELLING COOKERY WRITER MADELEINE SHAW TO LAUNCH ROCCO FORTE NOURISH MENU
London, April 2016: Brown’s Hotel in London, a Rocco Forte Hotel, has collaborated with Madeleine Shaw, British chef, nutritional health coach, yoga teacher and bestselling author of ‘Get The Glow’, to create an innovative and delicious Rocco Forte Nourish menu for its guests. Rocco Forte Nourish, one element of Rocco Forte Hotels’ newly launched all-encompassing wellness offering, inspires healthy routines and encourages guests to keep wellbeing front of mind while travelling.
Madeleine Shaw has worked closely with Lydia and Irene Forte and the team of talented chefs and mixologists at Brown’s Hotel to develop and design the Rocco Forte Nourish menus exclusive to the London property. From 5th April 2016, there will be a range of breakfast dishes in HIX Mayfair, as well as a full and diverse healthy menu available in The English Tea Room, the Donovan Bar and for those who order from the In Room Dining menu. There will also be a selection of healthier cocktails in The Donovan Bar.
When speaking of the collaboration and her involvement in Brown’s Hotel’s Rocco Forte Nourish menus, Madeleine said: “I'm so thrilled to be creating a range of healthy meals for Brown's Hotel! Naturally people want to spoil themselves when they visit luxurious hotels but they don't realise that treating yourself doesn't have to mean eating lots of unhealthy food. Hopefully my dishes will feel both spoiling and good for you so you can indulge without the guilt! I'm particularly excited about the in-room dining which I hope will satisfy those jet lag cravings with something nutritious!”
The Madeleine Shaw for Rocco Forte Nourish menu at Brown’s Hotel includes:
Acai Bowl with toasted buckwheat granola, banana and fresh berries
Kale and cumin shashushka
Pure Magic Bowl: Honey roasted chicken and chickpeas, harissa spiced carrots, flaked almonds, pomegranate wild rice, roasted aubergine, and creamy hummus
50 Shades of Green Bowl: Quinoa burger, avocado, tahini dressing and pumpkin seed pesto, courgetti and miso kale salad
Superfood Energy Balls: Goji; Cinnamon & raisin; Dates, cashew & coconut; Almond & raw chocolate
Crudités and Rainbow Dips: Almond & butterbean dip, tamari spiced carrot & cumin dip, pea & cashew dip, with crudités
Chocolate Cherry Fudge and Coconut Ice-Cream: Raw cacao and almond butter fudge served with dairy-free coconut ice cream
Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake: Raw cashew and raspberry cheesecake with a date and pecan crust
Green Machine: Rice Milk, Spinach, Maca, Mango & Avocado
Chocoholic: Almond Milk, Raw Cacao, Banana, Almond Butter, Cinnamon & Chia Seeds
Lydia Forte, who oversees bar and restaurant development across the group is “so excited to be working with Madeleine on our nourishing menu for Brown's Hotel, her first hotel partnership. We are delighted to say that Brown’s Hotel is the only place one can go to have Madeleine Shaw’s fabulous dishes cooked for you in a five star environment. Her detailed knowledge and expertise in healthy living, combined with our team’s hotel experience and skills make this a very exciting collaboration for my sister and I. We all want to treat our bodies well, but we still like to have fun!”
In addition to the food offering, Madeleine Shaw has developed a range of healthier cocktails. To create a cocktail that isn’t loaded with sugar takes time, consideration and innovation. Bringing together Madeleine’s understanding of ingredients and their beneficial properties and The Donovan Bar Manager Giovanni Cassino’s knowledge and creativity, a selection of delicious healthy alternatives to cocktail classics, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, was created.
The cocktail menu features Blueberry & Rosemary Sling, Coconut Punch, Earl Grey Hot Toddy, Elderflower Sour and Bloody Negroni. Key ingredients include blueberries, full of antioxidants; lemon juice to alkalize the stomach; pineapple for its anti-inflammatory and digestive properties; coconut water for vital vitamins and minerals; and egg white to provide a dose of high quality protein. The Naughty Corner in The Donovan Bar will certainly feel less devious with one of Madeleine’s cocktails in hand!
Rocco Forte Hotels recognises the ever-growing demand to find wellbeing in all the environments that surround us. Not only does Rocco Forte Hotels create an unforgettable experience during a stay at one of the ten properties, but it also maintains and creates healthy habits that can be continued at home. Brown’s Hotel’s partnership with Madeleine Shaw, an ambassador for healthy living, is integral to the hotel’s wellness mission.
Madeleine’s new book, ‘Ready Steady Glow’, Fast, Fresh Food Designed for Real Life is published by Orion Books in hardback & eBook, priced £20/£10.99 on 7 April 2016. Brown’s Hotel will be hosting the launch party.
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About Rocco Forte Hotels
Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 10 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas.
Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg.
Future openings: Jeddah in 2016, Shanghai in 2018.