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12 July 2017

Press Release

THE CHARLES HOTEL BRINGS SOPHIA’S RESTAURANT TO THE FIRST ‘TASTE OF MÜNCHEN’

Thirteen top chefs are celebrating the taste of an entire region in the English Garden

Munich, June 2017 – The most exquisite culinary event in the world is making its debut in Germany with the Taste of München festival. From 3rd to 6th August, Michael Hüsken, chef de cuisine of Sophia’s Restaurant in The Charles Hotel, will be joined by twelve other master chefs, as the English Garden is transformed into the focal point of gourmet Germany for the first time. The Taste Festival expects to attract 18,000 guests with an unprecedented display of luxury. With numerous restaurants, bars and master classes in addition to the AEG Taste Theatre and Taste Academy, the diverse programme is sure to have something for everyone.

The concept of Taste of München is as simple as it is genius. In the unique ambience of the English Garden – where the old Hirschanger deer park meets the rushing water of the Eisbach brook – guests can indulge in the work of the best, most cutting-edge chefs of the region. Under open skies, in an arena of pagodas, visitors will have the chance to explore all the tastes Munich has to offer. Sophia’s Restaurant will be serving delicious dishes combining regional, seasonal produce with exotic flavours and ingredients. The menu will include colourful tomatoes with avocado cream, olive, belper bulp and basil; Gutshof Polting Lamb with Oriental spices, carrot hummus and salt lemon; and Chef Hueksen’s signature dish US Flanksteak, Pimientos de Padrón with corn, sweet potato and Chimichurri.

“Taste of München is a very special feather in Munich’s cap, showing what the leading chefs and producers of Munich have to offer against the backdrop of the English Garden,” says Mayor Josef Schmid, the festival’s patron. Every restaurant will be offering four dishes for guests to sample, which cost between 5 and 8 euros each, giving guests the unique chance to try numerous styles of cuisine as well as meet the chefs who mastermind them.

Chef Michael Hüsken says, “I am thrilled to be taking part in Taste of München, and look forward to bringing the exciting flavours of our kitchen at Sophia’s to the gastronomes of Germany and the World.”

The Charles Hotel has put together a delightful Taste Package for its guests – limousine service included:

2 nights with breakfast (arrival on 3rd, 4th or 5th August 2017)

including a Premium Ticket to attend the Taste of München festival for one evening

  • Entrance to the festival
  • Welcome drink
  • Small welcome gift
  • €20 ticket for food and drink on the house (handed out at the entrance)

Can be booked starting at €1,184 for 2 guests, depending on availability.

Reservations and further information on 089 (0) 89 544 555 1430 or reservations.charles@roccofortehotels.com

The Charles Hotel

The Charles Hotel, the Munich branch of Rocco Forte Hotels, is the newest 5-star superior hotel in Munich in a modern design. In an unparalleled location between the old botanical garden and the Karlsplatz and Königsplatz city squares, the hotel is excellently positioned for all business and private travellers. The award-winning hotel was built in 2007 and is home to 160 guest rooms and suites, which, with a minimum size of 40 m², number among the most spacious in Munich. Olga Polizzi, sister of Sir Rocco, was responsible for interior design. More information at roccofortehotels.com

Press contact The Charles Hotel:

Nicole Hüsken

Public Relations Manager
The Charles Hotel
Sophienstr. 28
80333 Munich
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 544 555 1440
E-mail: nhuesken@roccofortehotels.com

Rocco Forte Hotels

Founded in 1996 by Sir Rocco Forte and his sister, Olga Polizzi, Rocco Forte hotels comprises a family of 10 distinct hotels and resorts. All hotels have established themselves as landmarks and are situated in remarkable locations. Family run for four generations, what unites these hotels is the maxim of offering guests the best service in the city and the whole district. Rocco Forte Hotels include: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Hotel Astoria, St. Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Verdura Resort, Sicily; Assila Hotel, Jeddah.

Opening soon: Rome 2018, Shanghai 2018.

Media Enquiries:

Rosie O’Brien, Group Communications Director
Rocco Forte Hotels
E-mail: robrien@roccofortehotels.com