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18 May 2018

Press Release

SOPHIAS TERRACE OPENS FOR SUMMER WITH CULINARY EVENTS AT THE CHARLES HOTEL

Munich, May 2018. As the weather gets warmer the anticipation for summer is building in Munich and Sophia’s Restaurant & Bar located in The Charles Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel, has opened its terrace to its guests now. Prepared by award-winning Executive Chef Michael Hüsken, guests can enjoy a collection of summer inspired culinary events such as an Iced Afternoon Tea, BBQ Chef’s Table and Grill & Chill Evenings.

Providing the perfect setting to enjoy a summer’s afternoon with a view of the Old Botanical Garden, revive and refresh with Munich’s first ever Iced Afternoon Tea on Sophia’s Terrace. Guests can choose from a variety of iced teas such as mint, mango, lemon, elderflower, Earl Grey or Moroccan tea made from cardamom, lemon and mandarin. The ideal treat for beating the heat, a selection of homemade ice pops will be served along with delicious tea sandwiches that include raw marinated tuna, avocado and lemon or a refreshing watermelon salad with cucumber, feta and mint.

The popular Grill & Chill Evenings return to Sophia’s terrace this summer every Wednesday and Thursday night. With chilled beats playing, guests can order the finest food cooked on a lava stone grill or in the Big Green Egg, a ceramic grill loved by food aficionados. From grilled merguez sausage, to sea bass on pandan leaves or dry-aged entrecote from Lower Bavarian Fleckvieh cattle, Chef Michael Hüsken has created the perfect summer menu.

Prepared in front of guests under the direction of Chef Michael Hüsken, barbecue fans will enjoy the BBQ Chef’s Table offering a summer inspired menu and tips for the perfect BBQ. The five course menu includes champagne and promises an enjoyable summer evening on Sophia’s terrace.

ALL SUMMER EVENTS AT SOPHIA’S RESTAURANT & BAR

SOPHIA’S RESTAURANT

May – August 2018

Iced Afternoon Tea – Summery high tea with unusual iced teas and refreshing delicacies from the etagère. Served daily from 2:30pm until 4:30pm.

Price: € 42, with champagne € 55.

June – September 2018

Grill & Chill – Every Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm onwards in good weather. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere on Sophia’s terrace with chilled beats and the best cuisine from the grill. Price: € 36 and includes an appetizer buffet

Exclusive BBQ Chef’s Table –Prepared in front of guests by Executive Chef Michael Hüsken or Sous Chef Gideon Huth, learn valuable grilling tips for your next BBQ whilst enjoying the five course menu. Includes drinks and a champagne reception. 
€ 199 per person (from 10-20 people). Bookable up to 4 days in advance.

Example menu:

Grilled watermelon, raw, marinated kingfish, cucumbers & olive flour

Sea bass on pandan leaves, Thai pesto & oxheart tomatoes

Pulled pork, onion mayonnaise & a brioche bun

Dry-aged entrecôte, sweet potato & avocado

Grilled banana bread, cheesecake ice cream & spiced cherries

Creative Summer Menus – Experience summer inspired dishes created by Executive Chef Michael Hüsken Four course menu from € 69; menu accompanied by alcohol-free drinks or wine € 99. Menus change monthly.

Example menu:

Sophia’s salad niçoise with rare-roasted tuna

Scallops, green asparagus, saffron & bottarga

American topside steak, chanterelles, potatoes and summer truffles

Chocolate, szechuan peppers, blueberries & cassis

Friday 6th July:

BBQ Event with Otto Gourmet – From 6:30pm. Wolfgang Otto alongside Michael Husken will personally showcase the best steaks in the world and prepare a culinary experience for guests. The BBQ event will include a variety of drinks.

Price: € 149

Sunday 8th July:

Jazz Brunch from 11:30am until 3pm. Butch Kellem and his jazz trio will play while guests enjoy an extensive breakfast buffet, appetizers and warm dishes. Sip on champagne, red and white wine, coffee, tea & freshly pressed juices. Plus a kids’ club for children will be available.

Price: € 64, children aged 4-12 years € 32, children aged 0-3 years are welcome to attend

Friday 27th July:

Franconian Gourmet Evening with Benedikt Faust and Michael Hüsken from 7:30pm. Award-winning Chef Benedikt Faust from the traditional Hotel Rebstock in Würzburg, will spoil guests with avant-garde gourmet cuisine made from seasonal Franconian ingredients. He has known both of Sophia’s leading chefs for 15 years now and will celebrate Franconian cuisine with them at Sophia’s. The menu is accompanied by wines from the best Franconian winemakers.

Price: € 159 and includes a five course menu and wine accompaniment

SOPHIA’S BAR

Saturday 9th/30th June, 14th/28th July, 18th August, 8th September:

Gin Tasting Event from 5pm Enjoy the most extravagant Gin & Tonic creations at Sophia’s Bar and experience a refreshingly different tasting event. The rendezvous between essences of juniper and cinchona bark is showcased by bar manager Roman Kern and his team who have devoted themselves to mixing this fantastic blend. Sip on five different ice cold Gin & Tonic concoctions and learn about how gin is produced and why tonic water is the perfect mixer. Drinks are accompanied by small delicacies and other culinary highlights from Sophia’s kitchen.

Price: € 85 (duration approx. 2 hours), limited attendance

Friday 13th July

Afterwork by Gin Mare from 6pm – Together with Gin Mare, the Sophia’s bar team is conjuring up delicious drinks using Mediterranean spirits. Cool sounds and a relaxing atmosphere both inside and out quickly dispel any mundane thoughts of work. No entrance fee.

Thursday 19th July

Sparkling Munich Event from 6pm -Sophia’s invites you to a party in the open air. If the weather doesn’t play along, live music in the bar guarantees the perfect atmosphere. Enjoy sparkling cocktails and delicious finger food at the Sparkling Night.

Price: 24 € including Welcome Drink

For reservations and further information, please contact us on +49 89 544 555 1200 or at sophias@roccofortehotels.com

Sophia’s Restaurant & Bar at The Charles Hotel

Sophia’s is a restaurant, a bar and a cosy lounge, next to the Old Botanical Garden in the centre of Munich. The botanical bistronomy concept is all about gastronomic excellence and refined food in a comfortable and relaxed setting, in Munich, for the people of Munich. Sophia’s menu stresses the importance of regional and seasonal products, with some guest appearances from more exotic flavours and ingredients. Though the highest quality meats and freshest fish are also available from Head Chef Michael Hüsken’s specialist butcher and fishermen, vegetables, fruits, spices and herbs take centre stage. www.sophiasmunich.com

The Charles Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel
The Charles Hotel, the „Münchner Kindl“ of the Rocco Forte Hotels, is the latest 5-star superior hotel in Munich with modern design. Located in a unique position between the Old Botanical Garden, the Karlsplatz as well as the Königsplatz, the hotel is the ideal starting point for business and private travellers. Built in 2007, the award-winning Hotel has 160 guestrooms and suites, which are amongst the largest in Munich with a minimum size of 40 square meters. Olga Polizzi, sister of Sir Rocco Forte, is responsible for the interior design. 
www.roccofortehotels.com

Press Contact The Charles Hotel:

Nicole Hüsken

Public Relations Manager
The Charles Hotel
Sophienstr. 
28
80333 München
Tel.: +49 89 544 555 1440
E-Mail: nhuesken@roccofortehotels.com

Rocco Forte Hotels

Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a family 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.

Future opening: Shanghai in 2019, Rome 2019

www.roccofortehotels.com