Food & Drink

Introducing Adam Byatt
With a passion for British cuisine, the new Chef Director at Brown’s Hotel, Adam Byatt comes with an impressive track record and brings with him innovative plans for the hotel’s culinary future. We met with Adam to find out about his career to date, his role at the hotel’s new restaurant, Charlie’s and sourcing exceptional ingredients.
London
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Discover the secrets of the Dirndl designer Sarah Tack with The Charles Hotel
This is what makes Oktoberfest an unforgettable experience. In exclusive collaboration with the Munich-based traditional costume designer and owner of Dirndl Liebe, Sarah Tack, The Charles Hotel, a Rocco Forte hotel, is offering its guests a very special arrangement.
Munich
Exquisite Europe: discover the riches of the Rheingau
A World Heritage Site, the Rheingau is considered one of the world’s most important wine regions and is renowned for its Riesling. The picturesque landscape has inspired countless works of art and literature, including poetry from both Byron and Goethe. Centuries later the region is still as mesmerising; the beauty of the river Rhine, forested hillsides, rustic villages and terraced vineyards remain unchanged. Discover this unspoilt countryside with its rich literary history, wonderful wines and delicious food as part of an unforgettable cultural break at Villa Kennedy.
Frankfurt
Hotel Astoria’s Birch Spritz
An iconic landmark in St. Petersburg, for over a century the Hotel Astoria has embodied the sophistication and opulence of Imperial Russia and its proud history. 24 hours a day, the softly-lit Lichfield Bar offers a range of delectable drinks featuring typically Russian ingredients, the newest of them our signature cocktail, the Birch Spritz.
St Petersburg
A culinary adventure on the North Sea with Hotel Amigo and Petit Bateau
Bask in the sunshine on the ship’s deck and savour the salty tang of the breeze as you glide across the North Sea, searching for one of Belgium’s most prized delicacies: grey shrimp. A quintessential element of local cuisine like both waffles and frites, for centuries they’ve been a key ingredient on Belgian seafood menus, usually in the form of classic kroketten (croquettes)or tomaat-garnalen (tomatoes stuffed with shrimp). Ideal for foodie families: hop aboard an authentic shrimping boat as part of this gastronomic getaway offered by Hotel Amigo and learn about this proud Belgian tradition.
Brussels
Hotel Savoy’s orange crepes & vanilla ice cream
A Florentine take on a French classic, these golden, citrus-drizzled crepes make a delicious summer dessert when served with ice cream. Head Chef Giovanni Cosmai at Hotel Savoy’s Irene bistro has simplified his favourite orange crepes recipe so children can help out in the kitchen, too – and budding chefs can try their hand at flipping a few.
Florence
Rocco Forte News: August 2019
While the opening of our two new hotels has held much of the limelight recently, there are plenty more exciting developments. From hotly anticipated appointments to prestigious global awards and events, here are the freshest updates to share with your clients.
Edinburgh London
An original Bar A gin cocktail: Flosmine
As the days get longer and the nights warmer in Brussels, Bar A’s light and refreshing cocktails are the perfect way to cool down after a day enjoying the city’s rich cultural past. Created by Bar Manager Filippo di Marino, our three-ingredient cocktail Flosmine combines delicious Belgian gin with subtle floral and citrus accents. Mix it up yourself in moments for a taste of summer in Brussels.
Brussels
FRANCESCO ROCCATO – MY STORY
Meet the General Manager of Hotel de la Ville and find out more about the man leading our vibrant, new Roman destination into its exciting future, what he loves about Rome and more.
Rome
How personalised experiential travel is reshaping the industry
Experiential itineraries are at the leading edge of the travel industry, with clients seeking bespoke, curated experiences over one-size-fits-all, generic tours. Travel is no longer about ticking monuments off a checklist, it is about delving deeply and personally into a destination, developing an intimate sense of place and animated dinner party storytelling.
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Hotel de la Ville: Rome’s Latest Gastronomic Destination
Breaking from the traditional trattoria menus that dominate so much of Rome’s restaurant scene, Hotel de la Ville stands out as something entirely different. We spoke to General Manager Francesco Roccato to hear more about the hotel’s six bars and restaurants, which offer a variety of experiences from contemporary Roman dishes to ambitious international fusion cuisine.
Rome
A chance for families to cycle with a champion: Mario Cipollini at Verdura Resort Cycling Academy
We're delighted to announce that taking a leading role in Verdura Resort's Cycling Academy for 2019 is one of Italy's most celebrated professional road cyclists, Mario Cipollini. Nicknamed the 'Lion King' during his illustrious career, which spanned almost two decades and saw him break several world records, he had 42 stage wins at the Giro d'Italia and 12 stage wins in the Tour de France.
Sicily
Lemon and ricotta tortellini with lime butter
A time-honoured Italian specialty, these pretty pasta parcels with their creamy filling and our signature citrus accents are a firm favourite at Villa Kennedy’s Gusto restaurant. Although commonly machine-made, the artisanal techniques we use to hand-craft our tortellini mean this recipe is simple enough to make together as a family.
Frankfurt
Five family-friendly activities in Puglia
With its beautiful landscapes, pristine beaches and temperate climate, the southern Italian region of Puglia is a wonderful destination for families. From snorkelling with the colourful marine life of the Adriatic to exploring one of Europe’s largest zoos and even go-kart racing in the countryside, there are plenty of al fresco adventures to be had together.
Puglia
Artistic family fun: summer workshops at The Royal Academy
Children see things differently. Naturally creative with everything from mud to macaroni, they’re always finding new and surprising ways to express themselves. Devote time to creativity as a family this summer with the Royal Academy of Arts’ family programme. Entertaining, inspiring and educational, there’s plenty to enjoy, from interactive tours to hands-on artistic activities and a very special Lego competition.
London
Why you should book a babymoon in Edinburgh
A romantic way to celebrate a special time together, a babymoon is the ideal opportunity for couples to relax and create lasting memories. It’s a chance to indulge shared passions, savouring beautiful landscapes, fine food, fascinating culture, and amazing events. And for a babymoon that encompasses all of these elements and more, there’s no better destination than Edinburgh.
Edinburgh
A guilt-free twist on classic caponata
A traditional, healthy Sicilian dish, caponata’s main ingredient is always aubergine, although the complementary vegetables and herbs vary from region to region. Sometimes used as a delicious accompaniment to meat or fish, it also makes an enticing and colourful main dish, suitable for vegetarians.
Sicily
A Scottish suite fit for a sovereign: Introducing the Balmoral’s Glamis Suite
The oft-used expression ‘fit for royalty’ couldn’t be more perfect in describing the Balmoral’s new Glamis Suite. Be amongst the first to call this spacious set of rooms home and experience the reimagined ambiance of Scotland’s most beautiful castle though the eyes of Rocco Forte Hotels Director of Design, Olga Polizzi.
Edinburgh
European events worth travelling for this summer
Whatever your passion, you’ll find it in Europe this summer. From unforgettable art exhibitions to dramatic sporting competitions and family-friendly festivals, there’s an abundance of exceptional experiences to discover across our destinations.
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Exquisite Europe: Skydiving in Brussels
With its storied squares, historic bridges, ambient restaurants and lively bars, Brussels is a world-class destination for a city break. But for those seeking a more outdoorsy experience, it’s hard to beat the incredible natural beauty of Belgium’s vast forests, craggy peaks and meandering rivers. Enjoy the best of both worlds with an exceptional 3-night stay at Hotel Amigo, combining the luxuries of the big city with a life-changing experience in the Ardennes.
Brussels