15 May 2019
DAVIDE MAZZARELLA IS THE NEW CHEF OF THE HOTEL DE ROME
Berlin – The Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome has a new chef: Davide Mazzarella, 31, is responsible for the culinary concept of the five-star superior hotel at Bebelplatz and the in-house restaurant LA BLANCA.
“I’m proud of having Davide Mazzarella in the Hotel de Rome team – a young, talented chef, who’s been living our kitchen philosophy from childhood on and who prepares his dishes with an authentic Italian flair,” says Gordon Debus, General Manager of the Hotel de Rome.
Davide Mazzarella was born in Italy and discovered his love for cooking while working for his family business in his hometown of Anacapri, in the Gulf of Naples. Also there, he studied at the “Axel Munthe School for Gastronomy and Hospitality”. The Restaurant “La Fontelina” on Capri offered him his first position in the culinary field, where he started as a Commis de Cuisine.
2006 was the year Mazzarella came to Germany. He worked as chef in Italian restaurants, amongst others in the “Moreno Carusi” in Berlin. Afterwards, he moved to Kitzbühel, Austria, and then went to Japan to work for the Catering Company CAPRI.
A quick stop as Chef de Partie in the five-star hotel JK Palace Capri – a Small Luxury Hotel of the World (SLH) –he came back to Berlin in 2010. After a short six month-period as Sous Chef in the Restaurant Malatesta at the Gendarmenmarkt, he was promoted to Chef.
Mazzarella’s career in the Hotel de Rome started at the end of 2013 in the position of Chef de Partie, and ascended to being Executive Sous Chef in 2015.
Creative Director of Food for Rocco Forte Hotels, Fulvio Pierangelini, collaborates closely with Davide Mazzarella to create the culinary offerings. Pierangelini is a star chef in Italy and, among other things, known thanks to his two-star restaurant “Il Gambero Rosso” in Tuscany.
Be it a new interpretation of “Spaghetti al pomodoro”, “Linguine con Astice” with lobster and a tomato-basil-bisque or “Saddle of lamb roast on hot Himalayan salt stone” – the sophisticated dishes captivate the guest with their simplicity and natural, regional ingredients.
Mazzarella and his team prefer natural products which come directly from the producer. The particularly creamy buffalo mozzarella, the eggplants, artichokes and tomatoes are brought from Italy, local vegetables come from a vegetable garden in the Uckermark, and the lamb comes from the Müritz region.
Hotel de Rome
Hotel de Rome is located on Bebelplatz, right in the heart of Berlin. An outstanding location, the Opera House lies to one side and the former Royal Library to the other, both visible from the hotel Roof Terrace. Designed by Tommaso Ziffer, the 145-bedroom property was once the headquarters of a major bank. The spaces have been converted to include a light-filled Ballroom that was the former cashier’s hall, and the De Rome Spa with a state-of-the-art gym, sauna, steam room and magnificent 20 metre swimming pool located in the bank’s old jewel vault.
Rocco Forte Hotels
Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a collection of 11 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; Assila Hotel, Jeddah. 2019 sees the openings of Hotel de la Ville, Rome; Masseria Torre Maizza, Puglia; The Westbund Hotel, Shanghai and in 2020 Grand Hotel Villa Igiea, Palermo.
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Hotel de Rome
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