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09 February 2018

Press Release

ITALIAN CULINARY SECRETS BY FULVIO PIERANGELINI

The ultimate eno-gastronomic experience launched by the three Italian Rocco Forte Hotels:

Verdura Resort in Sicily, Hotel Savoy in Florence and Hotel de Russie in Rome

Foodies are invited to indulge in a memorable culinary journey designed by Verdura Resort in Sicily, Hotel Savoy in Florence and Hotel de Russie in Rome, guided by Fulvio Pierangelini himself, the world-class Celebrity Chef known for his Michelin starred cuisine as well as his charm and charisma.

With three distinct autumn experiences available at the hotels, guests can discover the history of Italy through its gastronomic heritage whilst experiencing the richness of the regional traditions of Sicily, Tuscany and Lazio, home to the three Rocco Forte Hotels.

Fulvio Pierangelini is known as a great ‘Maestro’ of Italy, renowned for his former twice Michelin starred Tuscan restaurant, Gambero Rosso and has since bought his unique cooking style focusing on only the seasonal and local of ingredients, to Rocco Forte Hotels.

Olive Oil Harvesting at Verdura Resort, Sicily

From 26th October to 30th October 2018

Experience the real Sicily by exploring the production of pure olive oil, an essential ingredient of Italian cuisine. With 230 hectares of natural landscape and olive groves, Verdura Resort is the most picturesque spot to learn the art of traditional olive harvesting. The autumnal ritual will be led by Fulvio Pierangelini who is passionate about the natural oil. Following the harvesting, the Chef will escort guests to a nearby oil mill, where they will learn the art of olive oil extraction and savour freshly pressed samples and other local products. Finally, guests can relax in the serenity of the Resort and attend a special cooking class with Fulvio during which the secrets of historical Sicilian recipes will be revealed.

The package includes:

  • 4 - night stay in a Superior Deluxe Room or Grand Suite
  • Daily full buffet breakfast
  • Exclusive culinary experiences with celebrity Chef Fulvio Pierangelini
  • The offer is valid for 2 adults, from 26th October to 30th October 2018, and is subject to availability

Package length of stay: 4 nights

  • Rates start from 823 per room per night including VAT, in a Superior Deluxe Room and € 1148 per room per night including VAT, in a Grand Suite.

Truffle Hunting and Market Delving with Hotel Savoy, Florence

From 8th November to 11th November 2018

The full immersion in the food & wine culture of Florence and Tuscany begins with an exciting truffle hunting and tasting experience in the Tuscan countryside, where foodies will learn how to harvest the legendary white truffle of San Miniato. The San Miniato truffles are one of the richest truffle areas in Europe with an unmistakable flavor. Guests will be escorted by a professional truffle hunter to find the rare ‘treasure of the woods’. The half-day excursion will continue with a gourmet lunch paired with superb Tuscan wines. In Florence, Chef Pierangelini will guide guests through the world-famous San Lorenzo Market, teaching guests the best way to identify and treat the freshest local ingredients. These ingredients will then be used to execute his legendary recipes during a private cooking lesson at Hotel Savoy, located in the heart of the Renaissance city.

The package includes:

  • 3 - night stay in a panoramic Piazza View Room or Junior Suite
  • Daily full buffet breakfast
  • Exclusive culinary experiences with celebrity Chef Fulvio Pierangelini
  • The offer is valid for 2 adults, from 8th November to 11th November 2018, and is subject to availability
  • Package length of stay: 3 nights

Rates start from € 926 per room per night including VAT, in a Piazza View Room and € 1366 per room per night including VAT, in a Junior Suite.

Street food and a Maestro Masterclass at Hotel de Russie, Rome

From 11th November to 14th November 2018

Spend three days with Chef Fulvio Pierangelini to discover the gastronomic secrets of Rome, enjoying a unique street-food tour led by the chef, aimed to showcase Italian food specialties and share the behind-the-scenes of Rome’s culinary traditions. From the vibrant Campo de’ Fiori square where one of the most famous markets is held, guests can wander through the typical food shops, visit one of the most renowned farms and wineries along the ancient Appian Way, as well as enjoying a cooking class hosted by ‘Maestro’ Fulvio Pierangelini himself. Finally, guests will be treated to a dinner at Le Jardin de Russie restaurant, surrounded by the elegant yet friendly atmosphere of Hotel de Russie in the heart of Rome.

The package includes:

  • 3 - night stay in one of our elegant Deluxe Double Rooms or one of our Junior Suites
  • Daily full buffet breakfast
  • Exclusive culinary experiences with celebrity Chef Fulvio Pierangelini

The offer is valid for 2 adults, from 11th November to 14th November 2018, and is subject to availability

  • Package length of stay: 3 nights
  • Rates start from € 1192 per room per night including VAT, in a Deluxe Double Room and € 1610 per room per night including VAT, in a Junior Suite.

Press contacts:
Flavia Campailla
Marketing & Communications Manager, Italy
Hotel de Russie, Rome | Hotel Savoy, Florence | Verdura Resort, Sicily
Tel +39 06 32 88 88 43
Email: fcampailla@roccofortehotels.com

Media enquiries:
Rosie O’Brien, Group Communications Director
Rocco Forte Hotels
Email: robrien@roccofortehotels.com

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 each city and its surrounding areas. Rocco Forte Hotels includes: 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 and St Petersburg. Upcoming opening: Rome in 2018, Shanghai in 2018

www.roccofortehotels.com